Our Industry Alliances

Our Industry Associations

We’re proud to be in alliance with a range of renowned industry bodies, consortia and green building councils. By working together, we can drive positive change around sustainability practices and building design, encourage knowledge sharing through industry networks and work towards a better, smarter future.

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Electrical and Building Associations


The DALI-Alliance

The DALI Alliance, of which Helvar is a founding member, is the global industry organisation for DALI®, the internationally-standardized protocol for digital communication between lighting-control devices

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The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

CIBSE is the standard setter and authority on building services engineering. It publishes Guidance and Codes which are internationally recognised as authoritative, and sets the criteria for best practice in the profession. The Institution speaks for the profession and so is consulted by government on matters relating to construction, engineering and sustainability. It is represented on major bodies and organisations which govern construction and engineering occupations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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LIA – The Lighting Industry Association

The LIA is the largest trade association in Europe dedicated to serving the UK Lighting Industry and its supply chain.

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Finnish Electrotechnical Trade Association

The STK is the Finnish Association of electrical wholesalers, manufacturers and importers, who promote competitiveness of its members and the total supply chain by providing information services and by contributing actively to the development of the electrical branch in Finland.

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The Electrical Contractors Association of Finland

The main activities of STUL are lobbying the interests of the member companies, developing the branch and producing & providing information.

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Suomen Valoteknillinen Seura ry

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland has worked for over 70 years as an independent organisation with lighting professionals and companies to promote the use of good and appropriate lighting. IES cooperates with similar organisations in other Nordic countries. It also actively collaborates with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and has representatives working with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

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Technology Industries of Finland

Technology Industries of Finland is the lobbying organisation for technology industry companies who promote competitiveness and the operational preconditions for this, the largest and most important export sector in Finland. A constantly developing technology industry creates the basis for the Finnish welfare state.

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The Swedish Lighting Association is the main organization for Sweden’s manufacturers and importers of light sources, lighting fixtures and components. Here you will find current information about lighting for public environments.

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Danish Lighting Center

The DLC is a non-profit association for about 700 lighting professionals and has existed since 1948. Members include lighting manufacturers, researchers, engineering companies and architects. Their mission is promoting the use of good and appropriate lighting, and to disseminate lighting knowledge to the benefit of society.

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Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association

The ZVEI is one of the most important manufacturers’ associations in Germany. It represents the interests of a high-tech branch with a very widely varied and extremely dynamic product portfolio.

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APIL Italian Lighting Association

Organo ufficale dell’Associazione Professionisti dell’Illuminazione

APIL works alongside other associations present at national and European level, collaborating on common programs for the development and promotion of the lighting culture.

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The Professional Association of Lighting Designers – APDI

APDI is a platform that seeks to promote the profession of lighting design, establishing professional criteria and responsibility, to improve the lighting of our environment and our cities and achieve the optimal expression of architectural design, in addition to the adequate use of energy resources and the well-being of users.

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AIDI – Associazione Italiana di Illuminazione

AIDI (Italian Lighting Association), since its foundation in 1959, carries out a constant action of scientific, technical and cultural information for the dissemination of knowledge of issues related to lighting and its main “mission” is to disseminate and promote the “culture of light”, to help promote the development of innovation and new technologies.

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AIBACS – Associazione Italiana Building Automation and Control Systems

AIBACS as the Italian Building Automation and Control Systems Association pursues and promotes initiatives for the benefit of the community and in the common interest of the members for the progress of technologies, innovation and technology transfer, the arts and sciences related to automation and the management of plants applied to buildings.

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Green Building Councils


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen

The DGNB is Europe’s biggest network for sustainable buildings, and acts as the German Sustainable Building Council. The DGNB share a common interest and willingness to actively work towards achieving greater sustainability in the building and property industry.

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The Polish Green Building Council

Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) aims to positively influence the Polish construction industry by promoting and implementing the rule of triple responsibility: environmental, social and economic. PLGBC intend to transform the design, construction and operations of buildings in the entire country for the overall benefit of all residents as well as all participants of the construction process.

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Singapore Green Building Council

The Singapore Green Building Council forges public-private partnerships to foster innovative industry solutions across the entire building and construction value chain. Through its green building product and green building services labelling programmes, SGBC sets high standards and benchmarks for green building solutions both locally and regionally to help build more sustainable cities for better living.

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Smart Building Alliance for Smart Cities

The SBA’s primary mission is to represent the ecosystem and promote the development of Smart Buildings in France. The SBA publishes flagship repositories and promotes the use of interoperable solutions, based on open standards. It also establishes the link between the different building lots, its insertion into the fabric of the Smart City, the services provided to its occupants and the valuation of the assets induced by these innovations.

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UK Green Building Council

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) brings together industry professionals, government representatives, and stakeholders to drive the transformation of the built environment. The UKGBC focuses on areas such as energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and resource management. Through collaboration, research, and advocacy, it strives to create a more sustainable and environmentally responsible construction sector in the UK.

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Sweden Green Building Council

The Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) promotes sustainable building practices in Sweden through collaboration, research, and certification. It focuses on energy efficiency, green materials, and waste reduction to transform the building sector into a greener and more resilient industry.

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