Charlotte Offices

1300 South Mint Street, Suite 100

704-358-9229

Greensboro Offices

1516 Cornwallis Drive

336-545-1504

Durham Offices

3310 Croasdaile Drive   Ste.200

919-383-1956

Greenville Offices

2410 South Memorial Drive

252- 756-9932

Industry/Regulatory

LOCAL

Building Energy Codes Program for North Carolina

The North Carolina State Building Code Council is responsible for developing all state codes. By statute, the Commissioner of Insurance has general supervision over the administration and enforcement of the North Carolina state building code.

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Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association (CECA)

The Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. is a full-service trade association with a mission to assist and promote the collective interests of the electrical contractor. To accomplish this, CECA will facilitate and coordinate the activities that enhance the electrical industry. CECA will work with all governmental bodies, agencies, boards, owners, suppliers and other construction associations in representing the interest of the electrical contractor.

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Illuminating Engineer Socieity (IES) – Raleigh Section

We are a nonprofit organization of lighting industry professionals united in a mission "to advance knowledge and to disseminate information for the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society. This section has approximately 120 active members that reside in the area of North Carolina from the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) to the coast.

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Illuminating Engineer Society (IES) – Charlotte Section

The Charlotte Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society is the technical authority on illumination, catering to all lighting professionals. The Charlotte IES section's vision is to build upon a century of outstanding excellence to create a premier lighting community that’s dedicated to promoting the art and science of lighting to its members, allied profession organizations and to the public through inspiring events and through informative programs, presentations and networking events.

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North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors (NCAEC)

North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors (NCAEC) The North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors professionally serves to unify the electrical industry through quality service, training and safety. NCAEC works hard to deliver a strong voice to the needs of electrical contractors – be they a one-man or a one hundred-man electrical company. NCAEC keeps members up-to-date with legislative initiatives that protect the right of electrical contractors. NCAEC offers a variety of educational training programs that help members renew their electrical contractor’s licenses.

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American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

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American Lighting Association (ALA)

The American Lighting Association is a trade association representing the lighting industry. Its membership includes lighting, ceiling fan and dimming control manufacturers, retail showrooms, sales representatives and lighting designers dedicated to provide the public with the proper application of quality residential lighting.

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American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning and design of built and natural environments. ASLA’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.

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ASHRAE

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry.

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Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO)

The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) is an international member-based network dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design.

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Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP)

AOLP’s mission is to promote and advance the landscape and architectural lighting industry for lighting designers and installers, distributors and business-to-business manufacturers.

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Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

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Department of Energy (DOE) For Solid State Lighting

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy usage by 75 percent and contribute significantly to the nation's climate change solutions.

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ENERGY STAR

EPA's ENERGY STAR program stands alone as the most successful voluntary energy conservation movement in history. To save energy and protect the climate, the simple choice is ENERGY STAR.

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Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

The Illuminating Engineering Society, founded in 1906, seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. The IES will build 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 and the public.

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Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)

Founded in 1957, the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors. IEC believes in developing and fostering a stronger economy through the level of quality and services its members provide to the industry.

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Interior Design Society (IDS)

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization comprised of more than 2,000 members. One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth.

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International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers 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.

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International Dark Sky Association (IDA)

IDA’s work includes initiatives to protect the night skies and fragile ecosystems in parks and protected areas worldwide. Today, IDA is the recognized authority for night sky protection and has taken the lead in identifying and publicizing the negative impacts of artificial light at night on human health, wildlife and climate change

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International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

The International Interior Design Association works to advocate for design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

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LIGHTFAIR International

The new language of light and technology is here: LIGHTFAIR International 2017. LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference – where light, technology and design converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries.

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Lighting Control 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.

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Lighting Facts

LED Lighting Facts® is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy that showcases LED products for general illumination from manufacturers committed to testing products and reporting performance results according to industry standards.

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Lighting Research Center (LRC)

The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC has been pioneering research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting and safety, and energy efficiency for nearly 30 years.

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National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED)

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is the voice of the electrical distributor. NAED provides members with the best tools, information and assistance to help them thrive and improve the electrical distribution channel.

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National Council on Qualification for the Lighting Profession (NCQLP)

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.

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National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.

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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

The American Society of Interior Designers is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, ASID strives to advance the interior design profession and in the process, demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.

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The Center for Health Design

The Center for Health Design started in 1993 as a team of forward thinkers with a vision for creating healthcare facilities that promote healthier environments for patients and staff. This vision became a movement. Since then, changes developed in healthcare facilities ranging from daylighting and access to nature to single-bed patient rooms and thoughtful design details that can reduce falls and infections. These changes are not only becoming commonplace - they’re creating positive change.

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The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.

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