The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this Building Upgrade Manual to assist organizations in planning and implementing profitable upgrades. This manual outlines a process for developing a comprehensive energy-management strategy and an integrated approach to upgrading existing buildings. It also provides information on proven energy-efficient technologies that can produce energy savings of 35 percent or more. Chapter six of this publication is devoted to issues related to lighting.
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The Commercial Building Energy Alliance (CBEA) Lighting and Electrical Project Team developed a performance specification to help building owners and operators maximize the benefits of converting to solid-state lighting (SSL) technology from traditional high-intensity discharge technology. This specification provides information about both the luminaire and how the site should be lighted. It can be customized as building owners work with lighting designers, engineers, or SSL manufacturers to provide lighting solutions for different locations.
The Commercial Building Energy Alliance (CBEA) Lighting and Electrical Project Team developed a High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification that sets performance requirements for high-efficiency LED and fluorescent troffer products in 2x4, 2x2, and 1x4 configurations. While LEDs have a strong potential to meet this specification, the specification is technology neutral.
The Commercial Building Energy Alliance (CBEA) Lighting and Electrical Project Team developed this performance specification to help commercial building owners and operators maximize the benefits of converting from traditional HID technology to high-efficiency alternatives. This specification provides information about both the luminaire and how the site should be lighted. Owners and operators should work with lighting designers, engineers, and luminaire manufacturers to create lighting solutions for specific locations.
This case study details Cleveland Clinic’s conversion to LED lighting in its six-story, 3,000-space 100th Street parking garage, using the Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEA) High-Efficiency Parking Structure Lighting specification. Cleveland Clinic used the specification to prepare its request for proposals, which was sent to six manufacturers, with five submitting bids. The case study details the criteria used to evaluate the bids and illustrates a comparison between the existing 200-watt high-pressure sodium (HPS) system and the LED replacement system.
This brochure provides information on High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification Benefits and Energy Savings. High efficiency troffers that meet the specification are up to 45% more efficient on a one-for-one basis compared to traditional fluorescent troffers.
This report outlines the technical protocol used to generate Department of Energy's Commercial Building Energy Asset Score for commercial buildings, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the Asset Scoring Tool. This report also describes alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach. Finally, this report describes a few features of the program where alternative approaches are still under evaluation.