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.
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.
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.
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 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.