Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UPDATE: Lighting Efficiency in Commercial Building Ordinance

Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team worked on the Lighting Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Ordinance—which requires commercial buildings to increase the efficiency of fluorescent lighting by 2011—with the Department of the Environment to make sure it improves lighting efficiency in an orderly fashion without becoming an extreme economic burden on building owners. The ordinance, which was originally introduced by Mayor Gavin Newsom, is now being moved through city hall by Supervisor Bevan Dufty.

We applaud the Department for its willingness to work with BOMA and to draft this measure in a manner so that it is implemented and enforced through the building code and permit process.

Click here for the legislative digest and here to read the ordinance.

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