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  • CM: Commercial
  • CS: Codes and Standards
  • ED: Education
  • GV: Government
  • HC: Health Care
  • PC: Performance Contracting
  • ZE: Zero Energy


CMTA's Cost Effective and Energy Efficient Lighting Design

As one of the key components for energy reduction and sustainability, lighting frequently accounts for 25 to 30 percent of a building’s energy use. CMTA’s Brian Baumgartle contributes insights on cost effective and energy efficient lighting design for LED lighting in the resident hall environment for the ACUHO-I Sustainability Committee Newsletter.

Codes and Standards

An Examination of Lighting Control Requirements of Various Codes and Standards

Featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) CMTA’s Brian Baumgartle examines lighting control requirements of various codes and standards and the understanding of compliance and testing requirements what to know and expect from ASHRAE and IECC lighting standards.

Codes and Standards

Richardsville Elementary Incorporates New Lighting Control Standards

The nation’s first Zero Energy school, Richardsville Elementary incorporated one of the many new lighting control standards designed to sustain the 30% energy reduction goal in ASHRAE 90.1-2010. Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) October 2011 article features modifications of daylighting control standards and identifies energy savings opportunities.

Codes and Standards

Managing the Complexities of Lighting Systems

CMTA’s Brian Baumgartle offers guidelines and standards insights on lighting commissioning essential to projects for new and existing buildings.

Performance Contracting

Achieving Guaranteed Energy Savings, Improved Energy Utilization and a Healthier Learning Environment

Improvements were funded for a rural school system through Performance Contracting. High Performing Buildings Fall of 2015 issue highlighted Henry County Public Schools journey of desperately needed school improvements.


CMTA’s Lexington Office wins ASHRAE National Technology Award

CMTA’s Lexington Office earned LEED Platinum certification and achieved an ENERGY STAR rating of 100. This article includes different strategies that contributed to this cost-effective, award winning energy efficient office building.