Every year, construction is started on roughly 1.3 million new home that will require 1800 megawatts of connected load for lighting alone. If just 10 percent of these homes installed ENERGY STAR labeled fixtures instead of standard fixtures, 99,700 KW and 88,900,000 kWh could be saved.
Despite significant savings potential, installing incandescent lighting continues to be standard practice in residential new construction. Promoting ENERGY STAR lighting for new construction is an area of increased interest and focus for EPA.
However, understanding and influencing the local market requires some long-term thinking and commitment on the part of program managers. EPA is interested in pilot testing new approaches with interested utilities and regional energy efficiency program sponsors. The following resources provide background on the new construction lighting industry.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of the residential new construction industry and provides step-by-step insights into designing and effective residential new construction lighting program.
This non-technical guide, which is intended for use after new construction programs are designed, introduces builders to ENERGY STAR qualifying fixtures and the concept of the “Lighting Upgrade” The kit contains:
To obtain a copy of this guide, please contact:
If you are interested in pilot testing a residential new construction lighting program in cooperation with EPA contact: