Community

Lighting Community

The Illuminating Engineering Society is part of a much larger design community.  Each of these national organizations plays a significant role in how we approach lighting, lighting controls, and our environment.  Please see one of the websites below for additional information.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTING DESIGNERS (IALD)

Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.  IALD's vision is to create a better world through leadership and excellence in lighting design; to cultivate the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life.  Coupled with that vision is IALD's mission to serve the IALD worldwide membership by promoting the visible success of its members in practicing lighting design.  http://www.iald.org/

INTERNATIONAL DARK-SKY ASSOCIATION (IDA)

IDA is the recognized authority on light pollution. Founded in 1988, IDA is the first organization to call attention to the hazards of light pollution, and in 24 years of operation our accomplishments have been tremendous.  We promote one simple idea: light what you need, when you need it. We know some light at night is necessary for safety and recreation. We work with manufacturers, planners, legislators, and citizens to provide energy efficient options that direct the light where you want it to go, not uselessly up into the sky.  http://www.darksky.org/

LIGHTING CONTROLS ASSOCIATION (LCA)

The Lighting Controls Association, administered by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is 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.  LCA members include noted leaders in the manufacture of advanced controls and dimming ballasts.  LCA is headquartered at the NEMA headquarters in Rosslyn, VA and is sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau.  http://lightingcontrolsassociation.org/

Hampton Roads Community

The Illuminating Engineering Society's Tidewater section is proud to be a part of the Hampton Roads design community.  It is our mission to not just further the lighting community, but to also inform our colleagues and peers about how lighting design affects their would as well.  Below are links to some of the Seven Cities' local chapters of additional design disciplines:

ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ENGINEERS (AEE) SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA CHAPTER

It is the mission of the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the AEE to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development. http://www.aee-seva.org/

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) HAMPTON ROADS

This site offers resources to members of the AIA and the public. Here you will find information about the practice of architecture and the role of AIA Architects in working with their communities to create a better future by design. As a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Hampton Roads serves member Architects, Associates and Allied members in Hampton Roads. By advancing our shared values of Community, Knowledge and Advocacy, AIA members strive to make the world a better place for everyone to live, work and play.  http://aiahr.org/

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS (ASHRAE) HAMPTON ROADS CHAPTER

ASHRAE's mission is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and its organization.  http://hamptonroads.ashraechapters.org/

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (ASID) VIRGINIA CHAPTER

ASID is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives.  Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.  Founded in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers.  http://asidva.org/

HAMPTON ROADS GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL (HRGBC)

The Hampton Roads Green Building Council is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council serving the Greater Hampton Roads area.  Our vision is one of a transformed Hampton Roads in which the principles of sustainable planning, design, construction and operations are accepted, normal and achieved for the benefit of the public and the environment.  HRGBC seeks to promote sustainable building practices in our region through educational programming and endorsement of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) green building rating system.  We conduct monthly learning sessions and tours to achieve this goal.  http://www.hrgbc.org/php/

INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS (IEEE) HAMPTON ROADS SECTION

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence 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.  http://ewh.ieee.org/r3/hampton_roads/

INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION (IIDA) VIRGINIA/WEST VIRGINIA CHAPTER

The IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of more than 10,000 members in 8 specialty Forums, 9 Regions, and more than 50 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.  The IIDA Virginia/West Virginia Chapter's mission is to offer programs and activities that advance the profession of Interior Design, to encourage knowledge, excellence and innovation in Interior Design practice and education, to provide leadership and support to Chapter Members, and to be an advocate for the profession within the industry, the government and the community at large.  http://iidavawva.org/

VIRGINIA SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (VSPE)

The Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE) is a state level organization of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).  It serves the needs of over 1,100 Professional Engineers from across Virginia who are in private practice, government, construction, industry, and education. It is the only organization that represents and protects the rights of Professional Engineers before the state licensing board and the Virginia General Assembly.  VSPE is not a technical society such as ASCE or ASME.  Instead we represent members with professional matters much like the American Medical Association (AMA) and the state Bar Associations provide for their physician and attorney members.  http://www.vspe.org/