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The New York City Lighting Council is an information source and champion for issues involving the use of lighting in and about the New York Cityscape. The Council provides web-based resources for the public, and serves as a forum and reference for lighting professionals.

NYCLC is founded and managed by the New York City Section of the IES.


13 April 2012 (updated)


The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has recently updated thier ruling that Lighting Design services are subject to New York State Sales Tax.  More information

November 9, 2009

DOT unveils LED installation in NYC as part of global pilot program to improve energy efficiency. Designed to test and measure LED-technology in real-world, urban settings, the installations include 13 LED fixtures in Central Park from East 67th Street to East 72nd Street and 24 along the FDR Drive's center median between 18th and 24th Streets. More Information

November 2, 2009


LightMapping NYC PLDA, DLFNY, and IESNYC announce a multi-part event intended to provide the New York City lighting design community with a forum to consider the current, past and future conditions of their urban environment at night.   More information


November 2, 2009 (updated)

AIANY Event: Energy Code Changes - What the Design Team Needs to Know - Lighting Design and the Energy Code  The December 2nd program is an all day event occurring in two main parts - a morning portion and an afternoon portion.  The morning portion features three sessions, "Overview of the Greening of the NYC and other Codes," "Lighting Design and the Energy Code" and "Mechanical Systems and the Energy Code." The afternoon portion features two sessions,  "Building Enclosures and the Energy Code" and "Energy Modeling and the Energy Code."


Hayden McKay and Shoshanna Segal will disseminate their knowledge and understanding of the NYS Energy Code and to make clear the Energy Code submittal requirements for all projects in NYC. More information


October 8, 2009

NY School of Interior Design announces Lighting Trade Show and Lecture series. Events are free to the NYSID community and general public.  More information


October 4, 2009

James Turrell: Large Halograms An exhibition of new large-scale holograms by James Turrell will be on view at PaceWildenstein?s 25th Street gallery from September 10 through October 17, 2009  More information


September 02, 2009

NYC Code Compliance Alert: In Spring 2009, the NYC Buildings Department will begin auditing New Building and Alteration applications for ECCCNYS (New York State Energy Code) compliance and, when appropriate, issuing objections and notices of revocation for applications that do not meet these requirements.
More information and How to Comply


August 27, 2009
ASHRAE Addenda Review: Marty Salzberg, IALD, IES, Senior Associate at Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, and voting member on the ASHRAE Lighting Sub-Committee, and Chad Groshart, IALD, IES, Associate at Atlier Ten, and IALD Representative on the 90.1 Committee reviewed to the NYC Lighting Community proposed changes to ASHRAE 90.1

Presenters Presentation:
Click Here (PDF)


Referenced Documents:

Link to ASHRAE 90.1 Addenda
Link to Online instruction for submitting comments
- Download 90.1 LPD Working Model Worksheet (excel)

Deadline for submitting online public comments - 28 September 2009

IALD Announces Seminar: Learn How to Effectively Comment on ASHRAE Addenda - Sept 9, 3pm
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