Outreach News

The IES releases new report on germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) and how it could reduce the spread of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of seemingly conflicting statements and opinions about the disinfection capabilities and safety of GUV, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) has issued a report by their Photobiology Committee explaining germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection and its potential to safely reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The authors of the report have provided answers to frequently asked questions about GUV, drawing from expertise from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvard Medical School, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and from germicidal UV manufacturing and research organizations.

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IDA and IES announce strategic collaboration to advance quality lighting to reduce light pollution

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announce a strategic collaboration to address the global issue of light pollution that negatively affects our environment and the human condition.

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The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Response to COVID-19

As a global nonprofit, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and all available information.

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019 Released

ASHRAE recently announced that the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, includes over 100 changes from the 2016 version. Many of these changes are energy-saving measures.

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Announcement on Recent DOE Actions

The purpose of this communication is to provide IES members with updated and accurate information on the recent DOE rescission, and to inform members of a new public comment period on related issues.

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New Advanced Energy Design Guide Available to Achieve Zero Energy Office Buildings

A new publication is now available from industry-leading organizations to demonstrate to contractors and designers that zero-energy office buildings are attainable.

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CEC Notice of Staff Workshop on Appliance Efficiency Pre-rulemaking for General Service Lamps (Expanded Scope)

August 3, 2018 — California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to seek comments from interested parties regarding staff analysis and the draft appliance efficiency proposal for general service lamps. This topic will be considered as amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Sections 1601 through Section 1609). The public workshop will be held on: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION 1516 Ninth Street First Floor, Imbrecht Hearing Room Sacramento,…

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DOE Publishes a Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the solicitation of nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee.

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DOE Publishes a Comment Period Extension Pertaining to the Request for Information for the Energy Conservation Standards Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice extending the comment period pertaining to the RFI that was published on November 28, 2017, seeking comments from interested parties to assist DOE in evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of additional flexibilities in the U.S Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards program. The comment period has been extended until March 26, 2018.

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DOE Issues a Comment Period Extension Pertaining to the Request for Information on the Process for Developing Energy Conservation Standards

February 2, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice extending the comment period pertaining to the Process Rule RFI published on December 18, 2017. The comment period has been extended until March 2, 2018 to provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit comments. DOE requests and will accept comments, data, and information in response to the Process Rule RFI until March 2, 2018. Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments…

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EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app