Monday, April 19, 2010

UPDATE: San Francisco Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team has been working with Supervisor Bevan Dufty and his staff on the Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance that would  require commercial buildings to install or adopt more energy efficient lighting measures.  Please click here to read the ordinance.  Specifically, this measure would:
  • Require owners of non-residential commercial buildings to upgrade the lamp and ballast systems in existing inefficient fluorescent lighting fixtures to meet specified minimum illumination output standards unless the area lighted by the inefficient fluorescent fixture is controlled by sensors that automatically turn off lighting when the area is unoccupied;
  • Require owners of non-residential commercial buildings who replace 4-foot and 8-foot linear fluorescent 'bulbs' or 'tubes' to use only low mercury content replacement bulbs;
  • Require compliance by December 31, 2011.
The ordinance would also require the City to require its own facilities to meet the same lighting efficiency and low mercury content standards.

UPDATE! - April 19, 2010

The Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance passed unanimously out of the Land Use and Economic Development Committee on April 19, 2010.  Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team was there to speak in support this measure and thank Supervisor Bevan Dufty and his staff for their outreach to BOMA San Francisco, and for working with us to make the ordinance practicable for BOMA San Francisco members.  The measure now goes to the Board of Supervisors for their consideration.  

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