Friday, June 8, 2012

BOMA Partners with DOE on LED Lighting Campaign

BOMA San Francisco Members:

On May 24, 2012 BOMA International and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new campaign aimed at accelerating lighting retrofits in parking lots and structures. DOE estimates that 16 TWH will be saved by 2035 if all relevant sites in the U.S. met lighting specifications recently developed by DOE’s Commercial Building Energy Alliance. DOE also believes that parking structure owners could realize lighting energy savings of 40-75 percent, in addition to the benefits of reduced maintenance and increased user satisfaction.

Participating members will be asked to evaluate the business case with the help of lghting campaign resources; build or retrofit at least one parking lot or parking structure to meet or exceed the specification; report expected and actual energy savings (kWh/ft2); and share feedback and lessons learned to improve campaign resources and enable others to replicate your successes.

The program will officially launch in late summer or early fall, and we’re in the process now of identifying and developing additional resources to help BOMA members evaluate this opportunity. Information will be available soon on the BOMA website. IFMA and the Green Parking Council are also partnering on the campaign.

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