Urban Solar joins Illuminating Engineering Society

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Urban Solar joins Illuminating Engineering Society

Urban Solar is pleased to join the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). The IES is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For more than 100 years, its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, the lighting community, and consumers, through a variety of programs, publications and services.

“Joining the IES provides us with additional educational tools and references we can use to support our customers,” says Urban Solar President Jeff Peters. “For our customers to develop a bid or RFP that will result in a lighting system they are happy with, it is important that they understand the technical side of specifying lighting systems. IES provides industry standard references that help us educate our clients to ensure they end up with a great installed product.”

About IES

IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and a vehicle for its members’ professional development and recognition. Through technical committees, with hundreds of qualified individuals from the lighting and user communities, IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions.

IES is nearly 8,000 members strong, who come from varied backgrounds; lighting designers, architects, interior designers, government and utility personnel, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, researchers and educators throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and around the world. They share a common interest in lighting, and a common desire to promote the use of the latest, most innovative lighting technologies, with a focus on sensible use of energy in all lighting applications.

From our customers:

“Urban Solar’s technology adapts to our short, overcast winter days and offers a remarkable and reliable product. It enhances passenger’s safety and operator visibility.”

– Jeff Brewster, Intercity Transit

“The new Urban Solar improvements and technology have increased ridership more than 20 percent and decreased costs by about 35 percent.”

– Richard Tree, Porterville Transit

“Initial costs to supply and install these lights are lower compared to conventional systems. We will do more of these installations as pathway lighting needs arise.”

– Gary Darrah, District of Saanich