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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 100 active members that reside in the area of North Carolina from the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) to the coast. Our membership includes a diverse group of professionals including lighting designers, architects, engineers, manufacturers, interior designers, electrical contractors, facility managers and salespersons, just to name a few. Please view our program calendar for upcoming events locally and nationally.

Through our monthly meetings and educational programs, the section provides a value-packed, quality encounter by drawing upon the abundant resources from our community of high-profile lighting professionals and national speaking resources. Our monthly meetings are as diverse as our membership; there is something for everyone. Our various educational programs offer introductory material for the beginners, as well as advanced materials for those with a deeper foundation illuminating engineering. The programs allow you to acquire Continuing Education credits for Professional Engineers in NC, and for the LC and CLEP programs. 

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There are many benefits to being a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

  • Discounts on IES Publications

  • Discounts on IES Conferences, Meetings and Seminars

  • Networking through IES Section Activities

  • Access to Members Only LinkedIn and Facebook Groups

  • Meeting and Networking with others interested in Lighting, Energy and Good Design

  • Subscription to LD+A and LEUKOS publications



January 21, 2020

Join your fellow IES members for a brief lecture followed by a tour of the RTI LEED Silver and EnergyStar certified building.

About this Event

Join your fellow IES members for this behind the scenes tour of RTI. RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. RTI provides research and technical services.

The tour will be lead by the project manager from RTI that oversaw the construction of the new building (called the Horizon Building). If you are not familiar with RTI’s Horizon Building, it is a six-story 190,000 ft2 building that opened in March 2018. It houses a cafeteria, coffee bar, and large conference room on the first floor, multiple collaboration centers on the second floor, and offices and conference rooms on the third to the sixth floor. The building is LEED Silver and EnergyStar certified with an open architecture, lots of natural lighting, and some very interesting lighting designs.

Please enter RTI at the "Horizon" Building lobby for the start of lunch and lecture.



Immediately before the tour, there will be an IES Raleigh Section Town Hall Meeting and Member Meet & Greet. Please join us as we kick off the new year with our new Board of Managers, meet new members and hear what is planned for the new year!



IES will provide a boxed lunch. There is no cost for participates for this lunch.


*Please provide pertinent contact information when registering; INCLUDING COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP to ensure RTI security can accurately create visitor passes.