IES unveils new moniker: IEST

IES unveils new moniker: IEST

By Susan English-Seaton

Mount Prospect, IL — By a vote of 98 percent of its members, effective August 7, the 47-year-old Institute of Environmental Sciences will now be known as the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) to reflect the Institute`s focus on the application of science to industry through technology, the group claims. A complaint of prior ownership was lodged about a year and a half ago by the Illuminating Engineering Society, which had prior rights to the acronym “IES,” prompting the Institute to look at alternative names/letter combinations.

IEST is an international professional society that develops recommended practices and standards for controlled environments. IEST is the Secretariat for ISO/TC209, charged with writing international standards for cleanrooms and as – sociated controlled environments. IEST can be reached at (847) 255-1561, fax (847) 255-1699 e-mail: [email protected], or on the group`s World Wide Web site at or visit IEST representatives at CleanRooms West `97 in Booth No. 512. CR


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