Industry Associations

Canadian National Committee of the CIE (CNC-CIE)

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)

IESNA Canadian sections

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) – practitioner certification


Research Centres & Universities

Concordia University – Centre for Building Studies – research towards buildings that are energy efficient, comfortable, healthy, safe, and responsive to their inhabitants

National Research Council of Canada – Institute for National Measurement Standards – Photometry and Radiometry – internationally recognized primary standards for optical radiation measurements, calibration services, research and development

National Research Council of Canada – Institute for Research in Construction – Lighting Subprogram – applied research into energy-efficient lighting that meets human needs

Ryerson University – certificate program in lighting design

University of British Columbia – Structured Surface Physics Laboratory] – research into the interaction of optical wavelength light with microstructured materials

University of Calgary – Faculty of Environmental Design – professional education in architecture and industrial design, interdisciplinary graduate program (M.Sc., Ph.D.), research on energy-efficient buildings

University of Prince Edward Island – Health Canada Legibility Lab – research on the effects of illumination on effectiveness of signage and other printed graphic media (Dr. Thomy Nilsson, nilsson at


Government Departments

Natural Resources Canada – Office of Energy Efficiency

Natural Resources Canada – CANMET Buildings Group

Public Works & Government Services Canada – Real Property Branch


Lighting Design and Illuminating Engineering

Free Software

Daylight 1-2-3 – software for daylighting and energy performance of sidelit and/or toplit private offices, open plan offices, and classrooms

Daysim – Advanced software for dynamic daylighting simulation

SkyVision – software for daylighting and thermal analysis of skylight performance


ByHeart Consultants – radiosity rendering for architecture and lighting design

Lighting Sciences Canada – professional services in optics, vision, and illumination

Pasini Lighting Services – commercial, industrial, institutional, outdoor lighting and daylighting design, evaluation and audits (Ivan Pasini, e-mail: ivaldo at


Utilities and Energy

BC Hydro – Power Smart program

OPA – Ontario Power Authority