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Commercial lighting uses about 4.0 quads of primary energy per year- 20% of total commercial building energy use. Fortunately, lighting can often provide some of the easiest, most cost-effective energy-saving opportunities for building owners and occupants.

Today’s buildings consume more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy, including transportation and industry. Of the millions of buildings in the U.S., most were built prior to 1979, providing us the tremendous opportunity to reduce the nation’s energy consumption by increasing the efficiency of aging buildings through retrofits or replacements. Additionally, to address the projected increase in new construction we are improving the techniques and strategies of how we design, build, and operate our buildings for the future.

Energy Efficient Building Practices

The commercial building market encompasses a diverse mix of structures and purposes – from small retail establishments to corporate office parks, from neighborhood schools to regional hospitals, and from multi-family apartment buildings to universities.

Despite their differences, commercial buildings share a large and growing appetite for energy. They account for 18 percent of total U.S. energy consumption. In a typical office building, energy use accounts for 30 percent of operating costs, the largest single category of controllable costs.

The design and construction of energy-smart buildings offer tangible benefits for building owners, occupants and our world as a whole.

Fifty percent of all commercial fluorescent lighting fixtures are recessed troffers in 1’x4′, 2’x2′ and 2’x4′ configurations, in operation for more than 10 hours a day on average and collectively consuming more than 87 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity annually.

If all commercial troffers were upgraded to LED Lighting troffers, the United States could save 26 TWh of electricity annually.

With LED Lighting, building owners can lower their energy costs by 50 % or more while lessening maintenance and capital costs. Building occupants realize increased safety, comfort, health and productivity.

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