Lighting Controls Association Updates Energy Codes Online Course

EE203: Lighting and Commercial Energy Codes, Part 2: ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 and IECC 2015. Complying with a Department of Energy mandate, a growing number of states are adopting commercial building energy codes at least as stringent as ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 and the

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USGBC Increases LEED Energy Performance Requirements

New projects registering for LEED 2009 must now meet a higher threshold for minimum energy performance. Projects must now earn at least 4 of a possible 19 points in Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance. An energy savings

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‘Big Brother’ Regulations Limit Advancements in LED Lighting by Stan Walerczyk of Lighting Wizards

What can easily be considered Ivory Tower Orwellian Big Brothers, including energy code organizations, may have been helpful in the past. But the well-informed free market of lighting professionals, end users, and others, can now adapt much better regarding fast-evolving

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Section 179D Federal EPAct Tax Benefits Extended for Two Years

Section 179D, the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction was extended for two years, one year retroactive (2015) and one year forward (2016). Section 179D tax incentives of up to $1.80 per square foot are available for qualifying lighting, HVAC, and

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THE NEW GAME CHANGER BY WILLARD L. WARREN PE, FIES, DSA

The 19th century witnessed a game changer from gaslight to incandescent, which prevailed till the end of World War II. After the war, buildings like the UN Headquarters and Lever House used fluorescents. We are now experiencing another game changer

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ASHRAE/IES Publish Updated Standard on Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

A newly revised standard from ASHRAE and IES seeks to provide greater guidance and a more comprehensive approach to retrofit of existing buildings for increased energy efficiency. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 provides comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the processes and procedures

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2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES

New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014 addresses the areas

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News Updates for the Week of August 20

1.      NEMA Publishes Best Practices for Operating Fluorescent Lighting Systems – Summarizes information and recommendations found in more detailed NEMA papers on individual topics, as well as additional information and recommendations. The information benefits customers seeking to ensure proper operation

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News Updates for the Week of March 26

1.      OLED Luminaires to be a $6.3B Market in 2017 – Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the release of its latest report, “OLED Lighting Market Forecast Q2 2012.” In the report NanoMarkets presents its outlook on the OLED lighting

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News Updates for the Week of November 21

1.      ENERGY STAR Lighting Round Table: Review and Discussion of Lamps V1.0 Specification Draft 1– The U.S. EPA invites you to participate in a meeting/webinar about Draft 1 of the ENERGY STAR Lamps V1.0 specification on Wednesday November 30, 2011 from 10:00

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