- Federal agencies are required by statute to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
Where to Buy
Legal Requirements Lists federal requirements related to the purchase of this item, including applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements
Life Cycle Cost Savings
For most applications, energy efficient fluorescent luminaires have the lowest life-cycle cost. For example, FEMP has estimated that an installation of 100 recessed lensed 2-by-4-foot luminaires each using three F32T8 lamps could save the typical federal agency $4,300 in energy costs over the life of the luminaries, by using luminaires with FEMP-designated efficiency levels as compared to a less efficient model. The estimated savings for "best available" luminaires is even larger: $8,600 per 100 luminaires over the life of the installation.
An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Federal purchasers may assume that Energy Star-qualified products and products meeting FEMP-designated efficiency requirements are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR fluorescent luminaires.