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Joint Standard Development Agreement Signed by the IES and IEEE

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Clayton Gordon, 212-248-5000 ext. 110


For Immediate Release

Joint Standard Development Agreement Signed by the IES and IEEE

New York, NY October 20, 2016 –The Joint Development Agreement between the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated (IEEE) is to jointly develop a document, IEEE 3001.9 -201X / IES RP-XX-201X, Recommended Practice for the Design of Power Systems That Supply Lighting Systems in Industrial and Commercial Facilities. The development is expected to be a multi-year effort and will contain significant content and references to current IES Recommended Practice standards and include contributions from IES topical experts. The new standard will be developed under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process.

The purpose of the joint standard is to provide facilities engineers with a reference source detailing the fundamentals of lighting and lighting systems used in industrial and commercial power systems. This recommended practice will cover the lighting of industrial and commercial facilities. It will cover various factors and considerations that relate to lighting, and describe application techniques and controls that save energy and costs.

The process is being sponsored by the Industry Applications Society/Technical Books Coordinating Committee (IAS/TBCC) of the IEEE and the IES. The Power Systems Design IEEE 3001.9 Working Group and members of the IES will be participating on the development.

Mark Lien, Industrial Relations Manager of the IES and co-signer of the agreement, offered these observations: “Our collaboration with IEEE on this document is an exciting example of how the IES is engaging with other industries to create standards that improve the quality of our lighted environment.”

For more information about the Joint Development Agreement or if you are interested in participating in the work on the recommended practice, contact Mark Lien by email at mlien@ies.org.


IES is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting. Since 1906, the IES has sought to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. A broad variety of programs, including publications, conferences and seminars, have been established to accomplish this mission. IES publishes and distributes the finest lighting literature authored by committees with the most experienced minds in industry and academia today. For more information about IES, go to http://www.ies.org/.

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. For more information about IEEE, go to http://www.ieee.org/.

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