Interior Lighting Campaign Organizers
The Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) is designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities from high efficiency interior lighting solutions. Campaign organizers, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) serve on the ILC Organizing Committee.
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. The IES builds upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, the lighting community and the public. Its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of quality lighting practice through a variety of programs, publications, and services. IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and a vehicle for its members' professional development and recognition. Through technical committees, with hundreds of qualified individuals from the lighting and user communities, IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting professionals and lay persons via consensus-based lighting recommendations. IES is almost 8,000 members strong. Its members work with lighting in a variety of capacities - lighting designers, architects, interior designers, government & utility personnel, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, researchers and educators - throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico - and around the world.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting over 22,655 members in 78 countries. The association’s members, represented in 127 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than U.S. $100 billion in products and services. The mission of the organization is to advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities.
IFMA provides best-in-class education and research delivered through traditional channels as well as the latest technology. The association also prepares its members by keeping them up to date on business trends and future developments that will impact the built environment and their managerial decisions.
Facility management professionals have long been concerned with and engaged in the environmental aspects of the facilities they operate, especially from the perspective of energy conservation and high-performance buildings. The association promotes efficient and responsible use of the planet's finite resources in workplace applications and advocates that sustainable initiatives are also good for business. IFMA provides facility professionals with access to educational, informational and networking resources geared toward managing assets sustainably, either independently or with strategic partners.
GSA's mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. GSA delivers value and savings by using the purchasing power of the federal government to drive down prices, deliver better value, and reduce costs to their customer agencies. GSA Values focus on Integrity, Transparency and Teamwork – with 11,495 full-time employees (June 2014), a $24 billion budget (fiscal year 2014). GSA manages $500 billion of federal assets, including 9,600 federally owned or leased buildings, 205,000 federally owned or leased vehicles, and 471 historic properties. GSA is committed to a sustainable government that reduces energy and water use in federal buildings, responsibly disposes of electronic waste, and greens the federal fleet. GSA continues to work with businesses to make sustainable products and services readily available and affordable to its partner agencies. GSA has begun including life-cycle costs into their planning and decision making, and are beginning the widespread implementation of innovative technologies and best practices from sources such as its Green Proving Ground program. GSA contributes through these efforts to the reduction of our government’s environmental and fiscal footprints.
The Better Buildings Alliance is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) effort to promote energy efficiency in U.S. commercial buildings through collaboration with building owners, operators, and managers. Members of the Better Buildings Alliance commit to addressing energy efficiency needs in their buildings by setting energy savings goals, developing innovative energy efficiency resources, and adopting advanced cost-effective technologies and market practices.
The Better Buildings Alliance has grown to include more than 200 members, representing over 10 billion commercial square feet across six key market sectors: retail, food service, commercial real estate, healthcare, and higher education. Members agree to participate in at least one Alliance activity each year and share their successes with their peers, while DOE commits to connect members with technical resources, and provide a platform for peer exchange. Members bring their powerful insights and industry experience in affiliation with DOE technical experts to develop and demonstrate innovative, cost-effective, and energy-saving technologies and market practices. Together, they catalyze innovation--releasing performance specifications and best practice guidelines for members to deploy.
As a cornerstone of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, Better Buildings aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next decade. This means saving billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating thousands of jobs. Through Better Buildings, public and private sector organizations across the country are working together to share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency and catalyze change and investment in energy efficiency. Read more about Better Buildings partner results and the innovative solutions being shared with others in the Better Buildings Solution Center.