Open Committees

“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”

The IES welcomes your interest in developing lighting standards. Using the ANSI approved consensus process ensures that lighting standards that are non-biased, free of commercial influences, up to date, and educational. IES Standards are developed using the highest quality processes and resources—you!

Participation in IES Technical Committees benefit you and your companyHere’s how to Join NOW!

  • Share your knowledge, not only in what you know about specific topics, but in your experience, your thought process, and your perspective on how topics relate to the bigger picture. The broadest coalition of knowledgeable people makes the best consensus documents – and you will learn from others that share their knowledge with you!
  • Share your talents, through writing and/or editing, providing drawings, illustrations or photographs, organizing task forces for specific issues, bringing in additional members from on your professional network, or becoming an ambassador for the Standards through teaching and/or making presentations on the IES website
  • Share your inspiration, not just about the content of a Standard, but on how to move standards forward, how to create interactive online tools or build demonstrations for conferences, looking into the future, and motivating others to think differently

Your contributions through your time and effort are vital to the success of IES Standards. The minimum commitment of time for each committee is 3-4 hours per month to attend monthly teleconference meetings and participate in committee communications, plus some additional time for writing and reviewing content, providing images, assisting in managing committee tasks, or otherwise helping the committee meet its deadlines for completing the work.

For reference, please see our ANSI/IES Committee Policies and Procedures, Technical Committee Guide, and our IES Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Committees Open for Applicants

If you are interested in joining IES Technical Committees, please be sure to review the Interest Category definitions and select the category that best fits your position within the committee to which you are applying.