Alliances

As part of its mission, the IES works collaboratively with other organizations around the world. With some organizations, the IES has Formal Alliances – written agreements in the form of Memoranda of Understanding, Friendship Agreements, and the like. With others, collaboration is on an informal basis called Supportive Partnerships. While no formal written agreement exists, collaborative efforts with these organizations are no less important or meaningful.

FORMAL ALLIANCES

American National Standards Institute
American Lighting Association

American Lighting Association

The American Lighting Association is a trade association representing the residential lighting, lighting showroom and ceiling fan industries in the United States and Canada. The ALA is a joint developer of the new ANSI document RP-11, Recommended Practice for the Design of Interior Spaces”

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE

ASHRAE is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public’s benefit. The ASHRAE – IES co-published Advanced Energy Design Guides and Standards 90.1 and 189.1 are available in the IES store.

American Society of Interior Designers
American Society of Interior Designers

The American Society of Interior Designers

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design.

Department of Energy
Department of Energy

Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Several IES SSL-related documents have been produced and endorsed by the DOE’s Solid State Lighting Office.

High Performance Building Coalition
High Performance Building Coalition

High Performance Building Coalition

The High Performance Building Coalition is a coalition of approximately 200 organizations that provides guidance and support to the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus in the U. S. House of Representatives.

International Association of Lighting Designers
International Association of Lighting Designers

International Association of Lighting Designers

Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers.

International Dark-Sky Association
International Dark-Sky Association

International Dark-Sky Association

IDA works to protect the night skies for present and future generations. The Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) is a joint development of the IES and the IDA.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The IES has an MOU with the IEEE for joint development of a new IEEE document on commercial and industrial power distribution for lighting systems.

The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan
The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan

The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan

The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan (IEIJ) contributes to the advancement of lighting in Japan by promoting research, education, and the spread of illumination technology.

InfoComm
InfoComm

InfoComm International

InfoComm International is a trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. IES Design Guide “Fundamentals of Lighting for Videoconferencing” was a joint development with infoComm.”

Lightfair International
International Association of Lighting Deisgners

Lightfair International

The largest architectural and commercial lighting Trade Show in North America and the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting Conference. IES is a part-owner of the Lightfair International trade show.

NALMCO
NALMCO

NALMCO

NALMCO is a non-profit trade association committed to promoting professional lighting management techniques, the benefits of quality lighting and to fostering the expansion of the lighting management industry in a professional and ethical manner for the benefits of its members and end users. RP-36-15, IES/NALMCO Recommended Practice for Lighting Maintenance, was jointly developed with NALMCO.

NALMCO
NCQLP

National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions

Through a peer-review process, the NCQLP establishes the education, experience and examination requirements for certification in the lighting industry. Passage of the NCQLP Exam entitles one to use the “Lighting Certified (LC)” moniker.

Society for Information Display
Society for Information Display

Society for Information Display

Formed in 1962, The Society for Information Display is comprised of the top scientists, engineers, corporate researchers, and business people of the display industry, valued at over US$100B annually. The IES’ partnership with SID helped originate a “Lighting Day” at SID’s annual “Display Week” conference.

Telecommunications Industry Association
Telecommunications Industry Association

Telecommunications Industry Association

The leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events.

 

SUPPORTIVE PARTNERSHIPS

The IES works informally but closely with these other lighting, building, and energy-related organizations on a variety of issues which may be technical, policy, and/or educational-oriented.

The American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects

The AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

 
American National Standards Institute

American National Standards Institute

A premier, online source for timely, relevant and actionable information on nation, regional and international standards and conformity assessment issues. The IES is a member of ANSI and as such, is an official Standards Development Organization (SDO). Many IES documents are developed under the ANSI guidelines

 
Alliance to Save Energy

Alliance to Save Energy

Mission: The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. The IES is an Associate Member of the Alliance.

 
ASTM

ASTM

Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards, developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts, and innovative services to improve lives.

 
Continental Automated Buildings Association

Continental Automated Buildings Association

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings. Its 335 strong corporate members and 5,000 individual industry contacts are leaders in advancing integrated home systems and building automation worldwide.

 
International Commission on Illumination

International Commission on Illumination

The International Commission on Illumination – also known as the CIE from its French title, the Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage – is devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology.

 
The US National Committee of the CIE

The US National Committee of the CIE

The CIE/USA represents the United States in the CIE international organization.

 
California Lighting Technology Center

California Lighting Technology Center

Part of the University of California, Davis, the CLTC is a not-for-profit research, development and demonstration facility dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies.

 
General Services Administration

General Services Administration

GSA, a federal government agency, provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies.

 
International Code Council

International Code Council

Dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

 
The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand

The IESANZ is the sister organisation to the IESNA in Australia and New Zealand, working to promote the advancement of lighting in the region through education, research and demonstration.

 
National Electrical Manufacturers Association

National Electrical Manufacturers Association

As the voice for the electrical and medical imaging industries, NEMA is a pacesetting
champion for safety, innovation, interoperability, environment, and market enhancement
through advocacy, business information, and standards for products, systems, and
technologies.

 
The National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences

NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States. The IES is a member of NIBS.

 
The National Lighting Bureau

The National Lighting Bureau

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting decision-makers about the benefits of High-Benefit Lighting. The NLB is sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the federal government. The IES is represented on the Board of the NLB.

 
The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education is an endowment fund that gives annual grants in support of college-level programs that inspire students with an understanding of light in architecture.

 
U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Green Building Council

The USGBC is committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.

 

RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

Additional organizations provide an important but indirect role in the lighting industry. Among them are the following: