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IX TERMS


CIBSE: (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers). Illumination standards of practice for the United Kingdom.


CONTRACTOR NET: The distributor’s cost to the contractor, prior to contractor markups.


CUL: Underwriter’s Laboratory approved for use in Canada, and the United States.


DIN: “Deutsches Institut fuer Normung” (Germany Institute for Standardization). Guidelines for practice in Germany.


DISTRIBUTOR NET: The manufacturer’s cost to the distributor, prior to distributor markups. IALD: International Association of Lighting Designers. IESNA: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.


IP RATING: International Protection code/rating. A two-digit rating system classifying luminaires according to their protection against the ingress of dust, solid foreign bodies and water.


LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. A voluntary, green building rating system, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings developed by members of the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org).


LIGHTING DESIGNER (LD) OR LIGHTING CONSULTANT: A trained professional with expertise in preparing documentation for lighting and lighting specification.


LIGHTING FIXTURE SCHEDULE (OR TABLE): Typically an abbreviated summary of lighting products and/or lighting equipment specified for a project with product ordering information identified.


LIRC: Lighting Industry Resource Council.


MANUFACTURER: A fabricator of lighting equipment or control systems, their agents and/or representatives. QUANTITY SURVEYOR (QS): Cost Estimator. TENDER: Bid Phase. UL: Underwriter’s Laboratory.


VALUE ENGINEERING: A process of re-evaluating the project design to make cost savings to bring the project into the allocated budget.


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