Resources on Energy-Efficient Lighting

Advanced Lighting Guidelines - Advanced Lighting Guidelines 2003 is available for free as a read-only PDF document. You can download the entire file or just the part you need.  Follow the link on the page above.  This long established lighting design resource has guided lighting professionals with vision and lighting research, current lighting technologies and best-practice design strategies for nearly two decades. The latest revision, presently underway, will update material and launch as a new electronic version: ALG Online.

High Efficiency Lighting Examples - Recognizing that lighting may provide the simplest path to significant energy savings, we’ve created detailed examples of how you can improve the efficiency of lighting in a variety of building types. EPAct specifically allows it to be considered as a separate system, offering a deduction of up to $0.60 per square foot for lighting alone. For your convenience, we’ve included the Power Density Targets (based on a Whole Building Method) required to meet typical deduction levels. Of the numerous building types listed in the Power Density Targets matrix, we have created detailed examples of how you can improve lighting efficiency in:
Enclosed Offices

Carnegie Mellon University Advanced Building Systems Integration Consortium - This site provides detailed information, case studies and economic analysis on high performance building systems, including lighting.

Whole Building Design Guide  - The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.
Electric Lighting Controls -
Energy Efficient Lighting -
Daylighting -

EPACT 05 Tax Deduction - Reducing the total connected lighting load is only one step toward realizing the $0.60 per square foot tax deduction. Lighting controls must comply with mandatory and prescriptive requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2001 and must, at a minimum, provide for bi-level switching in all occupancy areas (excluding hotel and motel guest rooms, storerooms, restrooms and public lobbies). Calculated lighting levels must be consistent with the appropriate recommended practice guidelines set forth in the IESNA Lighting Handbook, 9th ed.
Commercial Lighting Tax Deduction

New Research Report by Cleantech Approach Reviews Lighting Control Solutions for Commercial Offices - Report finds commercial offices can reduce electricity consumption by 35-55%, with payback in 2-10 years.