Brian Liebel Appointed IES Technical Director of Standards

Illuminating Engineering Society

Jan 11 2016

Effective February 16, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) welcomes Brian Liebel as the new Technical Director of Standards. Liebel succeeds Rita Harrold, who retired in June 2015. While Liebel will primarily be responsible for overseeing the development and production of IES standards, he will also play a key role in developing plans and implementing programs to meet educational, consensus, research and advocacy objectives of the 2014-2020 IES Strategic Plan.

Liebel joined the IES as a student while attending the University of Kansas School of Architectural Engineering. Throughout his 30-year career, Brian has been involved with the IES as an educator, committee chair, and for the last two and a half years years, a member of the Board of Directors. His professional career path has always emphasized his belief in melding the art and science of lighting design and illuminating engineering; he has received awards for both innovative design and technical achievement, been a recognized advocate for quality lighting in energy codes, and provided design guidance in lighting research. He received the Presidential Award at this year’s Annual Conference for overseeing the IES Business Review that was conducted in 2015.

“This is an exciting and pivotal time in our industry, with rapid advances in lighting technologies and our understanding of how light affects vision and health,” says Liebel. “It’s particularly important that we reflect and assess our strength of membership knowledge, while we modernize our methods for delivering that same knowledge to a younger and broader audience. It’s also more important than ever to engage with university programs, advocate for improved lighting education through all industry sectors, and to participate with other organizations and government agencies to communicate the importance of quality lighting.”




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