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Lighting Update: ENERGY STAR, Legislation, Trends, Incentives and Opportunities

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Published in Today’s Lighting Distributor, the official magazine of the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors, May/June 2008, by Jeffrey Schwartz of ICF International. Recent changes and trends in the lighting market provide new opportunities for independent lighting distributors. As market trends and legislation move purchasers away from inefficient technologies and towards energy-efficient products, distributors that have become ENERGY STAR® Partners have an opportunity to increase sales and profits. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, for example, requires that all general purpose lighting in federal buildings be ENERGY STAR® products, or products designated under the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program, by the end of fiscal year 2013. The article also outlines the simplified criterion of the Advanced Lighting Package and the Database for Incentives and Joint Marketing Exchange (DIME) tool on the ENERGY STAR® Web site.

Authored By

  • Senior ManagerICF International

    Jeffrey Schwartz has more than 36 years’ experience in the lighting industry. He provides technical and design support for commercial and residential lighting projects. He is the Project Manager for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) New York Energy $martsSM Commercial Lighting Program.

    He has managed training, outreach, and design projects for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Residential Lighting Program, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership’s (NEEP) DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and NYSERDA.

    Schwartz has served as a technical expert for ENERGY STAR® exit signs and ventilating fans, LED traffic signals, energy-efficient street lighting, New York State fluorescent lighting, and National Resource Canada high-intensity discharge, fluorescent, and incandescent lighting.

Insight Details

Published: May 1, 2008
Source: Today's Lighting Distributor

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