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NEMA offers guide to energy-saving lighting for facilities.

Press Release Summary:

May 01, 2009 - Helping American building owners/operators begin process of reducing costs and saving energy, NEMA is offering Opportunities for Federal Building Retrofits lighting checklist. Detailed, 18-pg guide covers topics such as personal light control, occupancy sensing, and load shedding. Specific lighting renovation information is provided for every type of structure and guide also includes information on products such as lamps, luminaires, ballasts, and controls.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Offers Free Lighting Renovation Checklist and Guide to Facility Executives - Checklist Points Way to Energy Savings for All Buildings

Press release date: Apr 29, 2009

ROSSLYN, Va., April 29, 2009 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is helping American building owners and operators begin the process of reducing costs and saving energy with a renovation checklist and guide covering all aspects for renovation and upgrades.

The free Opportunities for Federal Building Retrofits lighting checklist is a detailed 18-page guide covering topics from personal light control to occupancy sensing to load shedding. The checklist gives specific lighting renovation information for virtually every type of structure: office buildings, industrial plants, warehouses, retail, and residential. Originally designed for the Government Services Administration, it even covers aircraft hangars and housing. Users are directed to the latest information on energy-saving lighting products including lamps, luminaires, ballasts, and controls.

The checklist can be downloaded at the enLIGHTen America website www.nemasavesenergy.org.

According to NEMA Lighting Industry Director Ron Runkles, lighting accounts for 30 percent or more of commercial building energy use, and new lighting products can reduce energy costs by 50 percent. The enLIGHTen America campaign promotes the value of modern lighting systems and targets building owners, operators, and executives who are interested in upgrading lighting products in un-renovated buildings.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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