Posted by Doug Root on July 28, 2015
July 28th, 2015
Atlanta Light Bulbs, energy efficiency division ALB Energy Solutions is now a supporter of the Department of Energy's Better Buildings campaign to increase adoption of efficient troffer systems. CEO, Doug Root had this to say, "we are thrilled to support a challenge that will grow a more sustainable and energy efficient building skyline in Atlanta" . ALB Energy Solutions is looking forward to partnering with BOMA members to help them retrofit and upgrade to more efficient LED lighting."
More about the challenge:
Interior lighting: new opportunities for greater energy savings
Lighting accounts for roughly 20% of a typical commercial building’s electricity use. Linear fluorescent lamps, such as
those found in office building lighting troffers, are the most commonly used light source in indoor applications. New
technologies, such as LEDs and lighting controls, can offer energy savings of up to 75% while maintaining or
improving lighting quality. These new technologies include long operating life and built-in sensors that interface with
building management systems. If the U.S. upgraded all troffer fixtures to meet the minimum performance
requirements in the lighting troffer specification developed by the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Alliance,
organizations and businesses in the U.S. could save more than $2 billion annually in electricity costs.
Announcing the Interior Lighting Campaign
The Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) is designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings
opportunities from high efficiency interior lighting solutions.
The initial campaign focus will be troffer lighting, with a goal of replacing 100,000 standard troffers with high
efficiency troffers by May 2016. The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), Illuminating
Engineering Society of North America (IES), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the U.S.
Department of Energy serve on the ILC Organizing Committee.
Who should join
Participants (e.g. site owner, manager, or operator) and Supporters (e.g. utility, energy efficiency organization,
ESCO, lighting designer/engineer, lighting manufacturer or distributor or other organizations that support the ILC
goals) can sign up online or by emailing InteriorLighting@pnnl.gov. You can also follow us on Twitter at
Benefits of Joining
By adopting more efficient troffer lighting, such as systems that meet the Better Buildings Alliance specification
for troffers, building owners can save 30-60% on a one-for-one basis, and up to 75% with the use of controls.
Resources available from the ILC include specifications, case studies, utility incentive lists, and educational
webinars to help building owners make sound lighting decisions.
Limited technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy is available to site owners and managers who
Sites that join the ILC will be recognized on the ILC web site, and those that show exemplary performance will
be eligible for awards.
Organizations that don't directly own or operate facilities but that support the goals of the ILC can join as
Supporters, and receive recognition for their involvement.
For more information about the Better Buildings Alliance and its activities, email BBA@ee.doe.gov or visit