The Energy Policy Act of 2005 included a new tax incentive to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. The "Commercial Building Tax Deduction" establishes a tax deduction for expenses incurred for energy efficient building expenditures made by a building owner. The Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition, convened by NEMA, is working to ensure the provision is implemented smoothly and to promote awareness and information about its benefits, and energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings.
IESNA is the official technical society of the lighting industry. Test procedures, recommended practices and the major reference book for the industry, The Lighting Handbook, are a few of the functions of this group.
NALMCO is an 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.
The International Dark-sky Association goals are to be effective in stopping the adverse environmental impact on dark skies by building awareness of the problem of light pollution and of the solutions, and to educate everyone about the value and effectiveness of quality nighttime lighting. IDA, incorporated in 1988, believes in a united approach that is very supportive of the many local and individual efforts. Much has been accomplished in some locations, but much more needs to be done everywhere. We believe that we can succeed in preserving dark skies and in improving the nighttime environment for everyone. Quality outdoor lighting is the key. IDA can and will be supportive of members' problems concerning these issues by sharing knowledge at the local, national, and international level. We are making a difference!
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.
NAED provides education, business management guidance, and standardization of such vital processes as electronic commerce.
The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) was founded in 1977 by a small group of lighting distributors. Since then it has grown to well over 180 members. Membership in the association is made up of Specialty Lighting Distributors and Vendor/Manufacturers of lighting goods & supplies used in the operation of specialized lighting distributors.
The NCQLP is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well-being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. Through a peer-review process, the NCQLP establishes the education, experience and examination requirements for baseline certification across the lighting professions.
NECA, founded in 1901, is the leading representative of a segment of the construction market comprised of over 70,000 electrical contracting firms. The industry employs over 650,000 electrical workers and produces an annual volume of over $95 billion. NECA includes 120 U.S. chapters in addition to others in countries around the world. NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities. It is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.