This guide aims to assist in the process of integrating energy-efficient lighting technologies as retrofits into national parks, and it offers tips for evaluating light sources, performing a lighting audit, and pairing lamps with lighting controls. This guide is intended to function as an overview of opportunities that exist for lighting improvements in visitor centers in the National Park Service facilities, as well as in other parks throughout the United States.
Lighting accounts for approximately 25 percent of California’s energy use, making energy-efficient lighting technologies a vital part of the state’s strategy for meeting its legislated climate goals. The Lighting Action Plan details the lighting portion of the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, a comprehensive roadmap outlining solutions for reducing California’s energy consumption.
Changes to the lighting requirements under Title 24, Part 6 took effect July 1, 2014. This brief guide offers an overview of important requirements and major updates to these lighting codes and standards.
To address California’s critical need for targeted, practical technology improvements that reduce lighting energy use and advance building energy-efficiency, in 2009, the California Energy Commission initiated a comprehensive lighting research, development, demonstration and outreach program in partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center.