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System Overview

Lighting as a Percentage of Total Building Electricity Use

Courtesy: E SOURCE; data from 2005 Buildings Energy Data Book

Lighting accounts for nearly 20% of the total electricity consumption of commercial buildings in the United States. Effective lighting systems involve the integration of lighting technologies with the building as a whole – across the lifecycle of a building. Green technologies and design strategies are more conducive to energy and financial savings, and improved human health, productivity, and satisfaction.

Lighting choices in offices affect:

  • Comfort and mood of workers and visitors
  • Ambiance and visual appeal of the space
  • Up-front costs of lighting equipment
  • Utility and maintenance costs
  • Associated greenhouse gas emissions
  • Space usability and worker productivity
  • Safety and security
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Lighting Components

  • Facility-Wide
  • Interior
  • Lobby