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DOE partners with IALD to work cooperatively toward improving the efficient use of energy by lighting equipment and systems and improving lighting quality in the built environment.

IALD is an internationally recognized organization comprising independent and esteemed professionals dedicated to the very highest standards in lighting design. DOE provides IALD professionals with specific, actionable technical information they can use with their vendors, which can significantly influence technology development. DOE's collaboration with IALD further strengthens the Department’s commitment to developing innovative, energy-efficient lighting solutions. To learn more about IALD, visit

DOE and IALD collaborate on four key areas:

  • Promoting lighting design principles and technologies that improve lighting quality, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability.
  • Developing and disseminating technical information to assist the lighting design community in the assessment and specification of SSL and other efficient technologies.
  • Jointly facilitating forums in which lighting designers can exchange ideas and information with DOE and provide input to DOE lighting program planning.
  • Encouraging professional lighting designers to participate in DOE lighting projects with particular attention to helping DOE assess lighting quality.

IALD Activities

IALD partners with DOE to provide their professional designers and specifiers with trusted technical information for informed decision making and to drive technology improvements. IALD also provides expert speakers for webinars, workshops, and symposia.