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Lighting Update: ENERGY STAR® Opportunities for Lighting Distributors with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Published in Today’s Lighting Distributor, the official magazine of the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors, July/August 2009, by Jeffrey Schwartz, LC of ICF International. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) created significant opportunities using stimulus funds for building suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors, specifically in many instances, for electrical and lighting distributors. Now is the time to educate clients about ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting. The article outlines the opportunities and the specific steps distributors can take to assist their customers.

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: Jul 1, 2009
Source: Today's Lighting Distributor

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