Illuminating Engineering Society and Facilities Guidelines Institute announce joint memorandum of understanding

April 6, 2021
Through partnership, the IES and FGI seek to advance lighting knowledge with consensus-based guidelines and publications to improve quality of lighting in health care facilities.

New York, NY USA, 06 April 2021 – The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) are pleased to announce a memorandum of understanding (MOU) enabling future collaboration on consensus-based guidelines and publications. Both parties seek to advance lighting knowledge and improve the quality of lighting in health care facilities through this MOU.

The IES and FGI have agreed to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the parties; encourage coordination among each organization’s documents, where appropriate; and, when mutually beneficial, create joint documents, share in educational opportunities, designate committee representatives, and advocate for each other’s organization. Potential research projects and increased participation in committee activities are anticipated.

“Formalizing our long-standing relationship with FGI was a natural progression,” shares IES Executive Director Tim Licitra. “We’re eager to continue building upon the foundation of each of our organizations to improve life through quality of light in health care facilities.”


Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership including engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists in 64 countries all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. The IES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional society.


The Facility Guidelines Institute is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 with the mission of establishing and promoting consensus-based guidelines and publications, advised by research, to advance quality health care. FGI partners with numerous other organizations to develop the Guidelines for Design and Construction documents and other practical, evidence-informed publications.


Mark Lien, IES Industry Relations Manager


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