(USA) – The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA) have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU), enabling future collaboration on consensus-based guidelines and publications.
Both parties seek to advance lighting knowledge and to provide a forum for business, training, public engagement, national standards and meaningful engagement within the lighting industry both nationally and internationally.
“With the fast pace of technology transformation in the lighting industry, it is becoming more and more challenging to keep every stakeholder educated and updated in the field of lighting,” said IESSA President Daniel Kasper. “Through our global collaboration with the IES, we aim to positively impact society and the environment while strengthening each other along the way.”
The IES and IESSA have agreed to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the parties that will encourage coordination among each organisation’s documents, where appropriate and, when mutually beneficial, create joint documents, share in educational opportunities, designate committee representatives and advocate for each other’s organisation. Potential research projects and increased participation in committee activities are anticipated.
IES Director of Education Brienne Musselman added: “Formalising relationships with organisations such as the IESSA will support our efforts to educate, advocate and engage with the global lighting community.”