Industry Partnerships

NAILD has developed and continues to seek strategic partnerships with other trade and professional associations in the electrical manufacturing, distribution, contracting and facility management industries. NAILD’s industry partnerships enhance the relevance of our organization as a leading industry educational resource as well as building NAILD’s membership value and ROI.

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NAILD has collaborated with IMARK Group, the nation’s largest network of independent electrical distributors, to offer our Lighting Specialist training and certification program to IMARK members. IMARK is made up of over 900 independently-owned electrical distributors as well as leading electrical manufacturers. The membership includes over 80 members in the Top 200 largest distributors in the country. Member companies serve their local customers from nearly 3,000 branch locations nationwide.

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC)
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC promotes high quality, energy-efficient lighting products in collaboration with all industry stakeholders by defining quality and establishing specifications, facilitating thought leadership, and providing tools, resources, and technical expertise to members and industry.

National Electrical Manufacturers’ Representatives Association (NEMRA)
NEMRA members benefit from the opportunity to access the NAILD Lighting Specialist training and certification program. NEMRA is a powerful advocate for the independent manufacturers' representative and its leading manufacturer affiliates, providing members with the resources to better manage and grow their businesses. NEMRA’s 500 members are premier sales and marketing agencies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Since 2002, NAILD has partnered with ENERGY STAR program. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Partnership is voluntary and partners include manufacturers, distributors, lighting showrooms, and energy efficiency program implementers such as utilities, states, and other organizations.

NAILD distributor members can participate in the ENERGY STAR program under this partnership as retail partners. ENERGY STAR partners become key players in their community and to their customers by providing information on lighting trends and by stocking, promoting and selling ENERGY STAR certified products. ENERGY STAR partners are listed on the ENERGY STAR web site and on the resource page for builders, government, and utility partners. Specialized lighting distributors also serve as a valuable resource in providing ENERGY STAR certified products for new construction and building upgrades. ENERGY STAR partners are able to use the ENERGY STAR partner mark to promote their company and products, subject to the ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines, which are available on the ENERGY STAR web site.