Press Releases

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. It is a serious development that weighs heavily upon the Society, members, volunteers, employees, and the lighting industry at-large. Here are some of the ways the IES is providing support during this difficult time. Read More

Society Update Regarding COVID-19

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and all available information. It is a serious development that weighs heavily upon the Society, members, volunteers, and the lighting industry at-large. After considering all relevant facts, we have decided that, effective immediately: Read More

LightFair 2020 Is Postponed

Moving to Late Summer or Early Fall Read More

Announcement of IES Board of Directors Election Slate

At the 2019 IES Annual Conference, the Nominating Committee convened to perform the process of identifying the slate of Board of Director candidates that will appear on the ballot at the next Annual Membership Meeting. Read More

Lightfair to be Staged During New York Design Week in 2021

LightFair® will take place during New York City’s annual celebration of design, NYCxDESIGN, in 2021. Read More

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. Read More

Acuity Brands Initiates Sponsorship to Support IES Education

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), a standards development organization and global leader in lighting education, publications and professional development, is pleased to announce that Acuity Brands has initiated a qualified sponsorship program in support of IES Education. Read More

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. The IES will post more background information on the IES Outreach/Policy Briefs/Documents Section of our website here by close of business September 10, 2019. Read More

New 2019-2020 IES Board of Directors

Jennifer Jaques replaces Lance Bennett as IES President and Antonio Garza becomes VP Read More

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. Read More