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Product Information Product Information
   
spacer Lighting Upgrade Manual: Lighting Fundamentals
U.S. EPA document that is similar  to Stage 1:  Green lights.  Mostly extended definitions for illumination, light sources, ballasts, & luminaries.  Includes selected references & glossary.  Fairly technical:  not suitable as an overview piece.

Lighting Upgrade Manual: Lighting Technologies
U.S. EPA  summary of available lighting upgrade technologies, with definitions, applications, & qualifications for each.  Very technical - for people who know the basics about lighting technology.

 

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Lighting Upgrade Manual:  Federal Participants
U. S. EPA publication for federal Energy Star Buildings participants that explains why and how to keep track of energy savings realized through first-phase lighting upgrades.

Lighting Upgrade Manual:  Financial Strategies
U.S. EPA overview of the different ways a facility can pay for lighting upgrades.  Also shows various methods for analyzing the financial performance of a project.  Very useful piece.

Lighting Upgrade Manual:  Lighting Waste Disposal
U.S. EPA  important piece about disposing of various types of ballasts & lamps (leaking vs. non-leaking ballasts, etc.).  Has charts outlining state regulations.  Estimates costs of recycling, incinerating, landfilling, transporting, etc.  Although it is good information, a facility disposing of lighting waste may need even more in-depth information.

Lighting Upgrade Manual:  Lighting Maintenance
U.S. EPA document on establishing a lighting maintenance plan.  Discusses failure rate, group versus spot relamping, fixture cleaning, etc.  Shows how to calculate light levels in different scenarios.  Goes through an example.  Encourages group relamping & fixture cleaning program.

Lighting Upgrade Manual:  Requesting Proposals
U.S. EPA guide to writing requests for proposals on lighting upgrades. Excellent for those who want to contract out the design and/or installation of a facility's lighting upgrade.  Explains the difference between RFP and RFQ, and different types for each (design only, installation only, design build, shared savings, etc.).  Has 2 sample RFPs.

 

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Daylight Dimming in Retail Facilities
U.S. EPA introduction to the technology, overview of benefits, case study (McDonald's restaurant in CT), and "Will it Work for You" cost analysis.  Good illustrations & graphs, poor PDF reproduction.

Daylight Switching in Interior Spaces
U.S. EPA introduction to the technology, overview of benefits, case study (Medical Facility in CA), and "Will it Work for You" cost analysis.

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Bi-Level Switching
U.S. EPA introduction to the technology, overview of benefits, case study (L. L. Bean Warehouse), and "Will it Work for You" cost analysis.

Improving Commercial Light Levels
U.S. EPA introduction to lighting issues, case study (Mont. Co. Public Library), and graphs showing comparative fluorescent light system performance.

Improving Industrial Lighting
U.S. EPA document which introduces lighting issues, presents a case study (Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group Wireshop), and graphs comparative fluorescent light system performance.

LED Traffic Lights
U.S. EPA document which introduces the technology, provides an overview of benefits, presents a case study (Philadelphia), and features "Will it Work for You" cost analysis.

Occupancy Sensor Control in Commercial Office Space
U.S. EPA  introduction to the technology, overview of benefits, case study (QDC Property Management) and "Will it Work for You" cost analysis.

Occupancy Sensor Control in Educational Spaces
U.S. EPA document which introduces the technology, provides an overview of benefits, presents a case study (U of Cincinnati) and "Will it Work for You" cost analysis.

Occupancy Sensor Control in Industrial Settings
U.S. EPA document which introduces the technology, provides an overview of benefits, presents a case study (Whitehill Lighting & Supplies) and "Will it Work for You" cost analysis.

Scheduling Controls
U.S. EPA document

Pennsylvania's New Energy Conservation Code
Building Codes Assistance Project document which discusses Pennsylvania's adoption of a "Uniform Construction Code" and how the Code will be implemented and enforced.

Office Lighting (article)
Article from Lighting Design and Application on use of the Cool Daylighting approach, remarking on the benefits of this system.

 

Technical Information Technical Information
   
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Lighting Upgrade Manual: Upgrading Tenant Spaces
U.S. EPA  piece for landlords and tenants of office buildings. Give each party reasons why lighting upgrades can be good for both, regardless of the type of lease. Provides examples of how to structure the deal. Has sample letters (from tenant to landlord & landlord to tenant), and sample lease clauses.

Stage One:  Green Lights
Exerpt from U.S. EPA's Energy Star Buildings Manual.  Explains the benefit of lighting upgrade & having a comprehensive lighting upgrade strategy.  Introduces lighting concepts (foot candles, lumens), lighting products.  Discusses maintenance & disposal.

ESource Technology E-Briefing
Emerging energy technology briefing.

Differences between the 1995 CABO Model Energy Code and 1998 ICC International Energy Conservation Code
U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's comprehensive comparison of the 2 codes (22 pages).

 

Model Ordinances Model Ordinances
 
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Status of State Energy Codes
Building Codes Assistance Project document which shows the status of adoption of a model energy code for residential and commercial applications for all 50 states.

State Adoption of EPAct-Compliant Residential Energy Codes (as of summer 2000)
Building Codes Assistance Project map of the 50 states showing what states have adopted what residential energy code.

State Adoption of EPAct-Compliant Commercial Energy Codes (as of summer 2000)
Building Codes Assistance Project map of the 50 states showing what states have adopted what commercial energy code.

IL - DOE Status of State Energy Codes
U.S. DOE Offc of Bldg Technology, State, and Community Programs synopsis of current status, both residential and commercial.  Also lists state contacts, gives a background/history, and mentions a grant Chicago got to evaluate the 2000 IECC for adoption.

 

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spacer Energy Service Provider (ESP) List of Lighting Contractors
U.S. EPA information.  This link leads to a directory of contractors in IL, but anyone can go to the Energy Star Buildings site and do a Service Provider search.  The links for each company will tell you what kind of service each company provides.

Lighting Upgrade Manual:  Communicating Green Lights Success
U.S. EPA chapter about a) why one should communicate lighting successes within and outside the company and b) how the Energy Star starter kit can be a resource.

State Lamp Recycling Contact Information
List of the government agency in each state overseeing lamp recycling activities.

Daylights Solar Lighting Systems (flyer)
Contractors that provide lighting systems to industrial/commerical facilities that use daylight to light facilities and reduce energy consumption.

 

Software & Reporting Tool Software and Reporting Tools
   
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Communicating Green Lights Success
U. S. EPA publication that explains why and how to keep track of energy savings realized through first-phase Energy Star Buildings lighting upgrades.

Green Lights ProjectKalc for Windows (Software)
U.S. EPA program software which allows someone to do cost and performance analysis of potential lighting upgrade projects.  Project can include controls, re/delamping, tandem wiring, etc.  Software has extensive database with costs, energy performance, & labor time.

Green Lights ProjectKalc for Windows
This is the U.S. EPA user's manual. 

MECCheck Frequently Asked Questions U.S. DOE Offc of Bldg Technology, State, and Community Programs
MECCheck is a software tool developed by the DOE to help builders, designers & code officials figure out if their building complies with the MEC/IECC. FAQ includes why use it, how it works, how to get a copy, etc.

COMCheck EZ Frequently Asked Questions U.S. DOE Offc of Bldg Technology, State, and Community Programs File
COMCheck is like MECCheck, but for commercial buildings.

 
 
 
 
 
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