Nov 17, 2016

The first-ever IES Strategic Research Plan identifies the key IES research needs over the next 5 years that support integrated lighting quality encompassing user needs; energy, environmental, and economic effectiveness; and architectural integrity.

The IES Research Strategic Plan is updated every five years by the Strategic Research Advisory Panel (SRAP) with input from standing committees and from individuals and organizations outside IES but with the same or related interests to IES.

Each strategic goal description is organized into sets of research subtopics and then further refined with a selection of important research questions, which can be found in the full report [PDF 1.5MB].

  • Goal 1: Refine Knowledge about Lighting and Visual Processes
  • Goal 2: Understand the Impact of Light Exposure on Human Health
  • Goal 3: Foster the Integration of Lighting into the Holistic Built Environment
  • Goal 4: Demonstrate the Value of Quality Lighting