Controls Association : Your Lighting Controls Authority
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA),
administered by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is
the association dedicated to educating the professional building design,
construction and management communities about the benefits and operation of
automatic switching and dimming controls. These benefits include energy
savings, flexibility and higher-quality building environments.
BCAP: Building Codes Assistance Program
Provides assistance on building
energy code adoption and implementation. Includes maps illustrating individual
state overviews of energy code compliance status as well as local training
Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's Building
Energy Codes Program is an information resource on national model energy codes.
Users may access energy code compliance tools for building projects. This site
also includes training information as well as other resources.
NFPA: National Fire Protection
The NFPA is an authority on fire,
electrical, and building safety.
NEC: National Electrical Code
The NEC protects public safety by
establishing requirements for electrical wiring and equipment in virtually all
ASHRAE: American Society of Heating
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers
Advancing the arts and science of
heating, ventilation and air conditioning, refrigeration and related human
factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members.
ICC: International Code Council
Providing the highest quality
codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and
performance of the built environment.
NEMA: National Electrical
Mission: To promote the
competitiveness of its member companies by providing quality services that will
impact positively on standards, government regulations and market economics.
NECA: National Electrical Contractors
Vision: "A dynamic national
organization serving the management interests of the entire technical
IESNA: Illuminating Engineering
Society of North America
Mission: The IESNA seeks to improve
the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and
by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.
Savings By Design
Offers services and incentives in
Southern California to help Architects and building owners raise energy
performance to a top priority.
Best Practices Benchmarking for Energy Efficiency Programs
The purpose of this best practices
project is to develop and communicate excellent practices nationwide in order
to enhance the design, implementation, and evaluation of energy efficiency
US Green Buildings Council LEED (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design)
Green Building Rating System is a
voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance,
Association of Lighting Designers
Mission: "To serve its
worldwide members by promoting the practice of excellent lighting design."
Vision: "To set the global standard for lighting design excellence."
NALMCO: International Association of
Lighting Management Companies
"NALMCO is committed to
promoting professional lighting management techniques, the benefits of quality
lighting and the expansion of the lighting management industry in a professional
and ethical manner for the benefit of its members and users"
NLB National Lighting Bureau
Non-profit organization founded in 1976
to educate lighting decision-makers about the bottom-line benefits they can
derive for their organizations-whether industrial, commercial, retail, or
institutional-by specifying High-Benefit Lighting.
The official Publication of the
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
EC&M subscribers include
electrical professionals such as electrical contracting firms, facility
managers and consulting electrical engineers.
ASHRAE Journal Online
The official journal of American
Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Monthly publication for
distributors of electrical supplies
McGraw Hill Construction
Backed by the power of Dodge,
Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News Record, and Regional
Publications McGraw Hill Construction serves professionals within the global
A publication dedicated to the
Design Build project delivery method.
ENR: Engineering News Record
For more than 130 years Engineering
News Record has been reporting news and intelligence on the global construction
Contractor is the news magazine for
air-conditioning, heating, plumbing and mechanical contractors.
MEA Minnesota Electrical Association
MEA provides leadership in
partnering between contractors, government, employees and consumers to promote
quality construction built safely, on time, on budget at a fair price and
profit. MEA also provides a strong commitment to quality in education,
communication, government relations and ethics.
Building Codes Assistance
Project (BCAP) www.bcap-energy.org
BCAP, a not-for-profit
organization, maintains comprehensive information on energy code developments
and adoptions on state and regional levels. Users can access newsletters,
training information, and additional resources on code development.
Department of Energy www.energycodes.gov
The Department of Energy maintains
a website focused on energy codes and compliance information. Users can access
training information as well as compliance tools for commercial and residential
ASHRAE and the IESNA are the
professional associations of HVAC and lighting professionals, respectively. The
organizations develop and maintain the 90.1 standard under a continual
maintenance strategy. Their sites offer a wide range of resources, including
training workshops and design materials, such as the 90.1 standard.
International Code Council www.iccsafe.org
The International Code Council
maintains the IECC standard, which has been the foundation for a number of
state energy codes. This standard is EPAct-compliant, and while similar to
ASHRAE 90.1, goes beyond the latter in some respects.
Electrical Industry Links
National Fire Protection
Description: Reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on
the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically based consensus
codes and standards, research, training and education.
NEC Direct - National Electric
Description: The National Electric Code is the most widely adopted code in
the world and is used in every state in the nation.
ASHRAE - American Society of
Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Engineers
Description: Advancing the arts and
sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the
public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and
ICBO - International Council
of Building Officials
Description: Leading source of information on United States building codes,
building products, and building technology
ICC International Codes
Description: Nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of
comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes.
BOCA - Building Officials Code
Description: Dedicated to preserving the public health, safety and welfare
in the built environment through the effective, efficient use and enforcement
of Model Codes.
Description: Provides a forum for the standardization of electrical
equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and
compatible electrical products.
Description: Promotes higher standards, quality workmanship and training for
a skilled workforce in the electrical contracting industry.
IESNA - Illuminating
Engineering Society of North America
Description: The IESNA is the recognized technical authority on illumination.
Savings By Design
Description: Offers services and incentives to help these decision makers
raise energy performance to a top priority.
American Lighting Association
Description: The American Lighting Association is the only trade association
uniting lighting Manufacturers, Showrooms/Distributors, Manufacturer
Representatives, Component Manufacturers, and industry related companies
dedicated to providing the public with quality residential lighting.
Society of North America
Description:To advance knowledge and to disseminate information for the
improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.
International Association for
Description: global contact network and an information resource for high-quality,
International Association of
Description: Set the global standard for lighting design excellence and to
serve its worldwide members by promoting the practice of excellent lighting
International Association of
Lighting Management Companies
Description: Organization of lighting management and related companies who
are committed to promoting professional lighting management techniques, the benefits
of quality lighting and to fostering the expansion of the lighting management
industry in a professional and ethical manner for the benefit of its members
and end users.
National Lighting Bureau
Description: Non-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting
decision-makers about the bottom-line benefits they can derive for their
organizations-whether industrial, commercial, retail, or institutional-by
specifying High-Benefit Lighting.
Electrical Contractor Magazine
Description: EC is published for electrical
contractors throughout the United States as a service of the more than 4,000
members of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Description: Consulting-Specifying Engineer is
the magazine for professional engineers who design mechanical, electrical,
electronic and related systems for commercial, industrial and institutional new
building and retrofit projects.
Description: EC&M Magazine content includes
such topics as the National Electrical Code, motors, harmonics, lighting, power
distribution, power quality, and electrical maintenance.
Ashrae Journal Online
Description:The official journal of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration
and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Description:Electrical Wholesaling has been covering the electrical products
wholesale distribution channel from month to month for 78 years.
Description:Construction.com uses the Internet platform to deliver industry
intelligence and interactive solutions that help professional decision-makers
to be more successful on the job.
Description: In the next decade, almost half of U.S. construction will be
done through the design-build project delivery method. Design-Build is the only
publication dedicated to this project delivery method.
Engineering News Record
Description:Engineering News-Record provides weekly coverage of major
projects, technological achievements, business conditions, markets, finance,
costs, legislation, government, management, labor, construction methods,
equipment and materials.
Description: Financial Times Energy is the world's most comprehensive
provider of global energy industry news, data, information, and analysis.
Description: Construction Equipment provides information about the acquisition,
use, management and maintenance of equipment, trucks and relate.
Description:Contractor is the news magazine for air-conditioning, heating,
plumbing and mechanical contractors.