Sensor Switch has compiled several web-page links to industry associations in which we actively participate. Links to pages on energy codes and other important resources are also provided on the pages accessed by the categories on the left.
The Association of Energy Engineers is a non-profit organization that furthers education in energy and management.
The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
The Daylighting Collaborative was initiated by the Energy Center of Wisconsin and its sponsoring members as a source of why-do and how-to information for daylighting using windows.
"Green" Hotels Assocation
The "Green" Hotels Association is committed to encouraging, promoting, and supporting ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry.
Lighting Controls Association
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) 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.
The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors membership is made up of Specialty Lighting Distributors and Vendor/Manufacturers of lighting good & supplies used in the operation of specialized lighting distributors.
The international Assocation of Lighting Management Companies is an organization of lighting management and related companies who are committed to promoting professional lighting management techniques.
The National Electrical Contractors Assocation serves the management interests of the entire technical contracting industry.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Assocation is the leading trade assocation in the U.S. representing the interests of electroindustry manufacturers of products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.
State Code Adoption Status (SCAS)
The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is dedicated to assisting states in the adoption and implementation of statewide building energy codes.
The International Code Council (ICC) develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) developed by the International Code Council.
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) develops standards for both its members and others professionally concerned with the design and maintenance of indoor environments. Its 90.1-2001/2004 standard is the current benchmark which most U.S. state energy codes are written around.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency whose major responsibility includes promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards in order to reduce California's energy consumption. The CEC administers Title 24, Part 6, of the California Code of Regulations (California's Energy Efficiency Standards for residential and Nonresidential Buildings) which greatly influences other standards and energy codes around the country.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 created the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction, which allows building owners to deduct the entire cost of a lighting or building upgrade in the year the equipment is placed in service, subject to a cap. This website, developed by the Lighting Systems Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Assocation (NEMA) in cooporation with the Commerical Building Tax Deduction Coalition, provides education about the lighting aspects of the Deduction and resources to help with its implementation.
Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED provides a roadmap for measuring and documenting success for every building type and phase of a building lifecycle.