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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