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Lighting 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 opportunities.

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 Association

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 buildings.

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 Manufacturers Association

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 Association

Vision: "A dynamic national organization serving the management interests of the entire technical contracting industry."

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 programs.

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, sustainable buildings.

Lighting Industry

IALD: International 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.

Trade Publications

Electrical Contractor Magazine

The official Publication of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

EC&M

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.

Electrical Wholesaling

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 construction community.

Design Build:

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 market.

Contractor Magazine

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.

Miscellanous Links

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 building projects.

ASHRAE www.ashrae.org

IESNA www.iesna.org

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 Association

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.

www.nfpa.org

NEC Direct - National Electric Code

Description: The National Electric Code is the most widely adopted code in the world and is used in every state in the nation.

www.nfpa.org/nec

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 publications.

www.ashrae.org

ICBO - International Council of Building Officials

Description: Leading source of information on United States building codes, building products, and building technology

www.icbo.org

ICC International Codes Council

Description: Nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes.

www.iccsafe.org

BOCA - Building Officials Code Administrators

Description: Dedicated to preserving the public health, safety and welfare in the built environment through the effective, efficient use and enforcement of Model Codes.

www.bocai.org

National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Description: Provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products. 

www.nema.org

National Electrical Contractors Association

Description: Promotes higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce in the electrical contracting industry.

www.necanet.org

IESNA - Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Description: The IESNA is the recognized technical authority on illumination.

www.iesna.org

Savings By Design

Description: Offers services and incentives to help these decision makers raise energy performance to a top priority.

www.savingsbydesign.com 

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.

www.americanlightingassoc.com

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Description:To advance knowledge and to disseminate information for the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.

www.iesna.org

International Association for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Description: global contact network and an information resource for high-quality, energy-efficient lighting.

www.iaeel.org

International Association of Lighting Designers

Description: Set the global standard for lighting design excellence and to serve its worldwide members by promoting the practice of excellent lighting design.

www.iald.org

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.

www.nalmco.org

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.

www.nlb.org

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.

www.ecmag.com

CEE News

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.

www.CEENews.com

ECM Magazine

Description: EC&M Magazine content includes such topics as the National Electrical Code, motors, harmonics, lighting, power distribution, power quality, and electrical maintenance.

www.ecmweb.com

Ashrae Journal Online

Description:The official journal of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

www.ashraejournal.org

Electrical Wholesaling

Description:Electrical Wholesaling has been covering the electrical products wholesale distribution channel from month to month for 78 years.

www.ewweb.com

Construction.com

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.

www.construction.com

Design Build

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.

www.designbuildmag.com

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.

www.enr.com

FTEnergy.com

Description: Financial Times Energy is the world's most comprehensive provider of global energy industry news, data, information, and analysis.

www.ftenergy.com

Construction Equipment

Description: Construction Equipment provides information about the acquisition, use, management and maintenance of equipment, trucks and relate.

www.coneq.com

ContractorMag.com

Description:Contractor is the news magazine for air-conditioning, heating, plumbing and mechanical contractors.

www.contractormag.com

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