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Everyone wants to help the environment – and save money.  Using LED  Lighting  Products can help you do both at the same time!  Below are additional facts about how you may be able to get  Government  Incentives  and / or  quality  for  LEED  status.

Due to the significant savings over IESNA standards SSL / LED  lighting is ideal for projects working towards LEED Certification.  The SSL / LED Lighting we will recommend to you according to your project, have the potential to help your project earn the following credits:

LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations version 2.2:

  • SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction (1pt)
  • EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance (1-10pts)
  • ID Credit 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design (1-4pts)

LEED for EB: O&M

  • SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction (1pt)
  • EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance (2-15 pts; 2 pts mandatory)
  • EA Credit 6: Emissions Reduction Reporting (1pt)
  • MR Credit 4: Toxic Material Source Reduction – Reduced Mercury in Lamps (1-2pts)
  • EQ Credit 2.1: Occupant Comfort: Occupant Survey (1pt)
  • ID Credit 1.1 – 1.4: Innovation in Operations (1-4pts)

LEED for Commercial Interiors version 2.0

  • SS Credit 1: Option F – Light Pollution Reduction (1/2 pt)
  • EA Credit 1.1: Optimize Energy Performance, Lighting Power (1-3pts)
  • EA Credit 3.1: Resource Reuse, 5% (1pt)
  • ID Credit 1.1 – 1.4 (1-4pts)

LEED for Core and Shell version 2.0

  • SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction (1pt)
  • EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance (1-8pts; 2pts mandatory)
  • MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse, 1% (1pt)
  • ID Credit 1-1.4: Innovation in Design (1-4pts)

LEED for Schools

  • SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction (1pt)
  • EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance (2-10pts; 2 mandatory)
  • MR Credits 3.1 & 3.2: Materials Reuse (1-2pts)
  • ID Credit 1.2-1.4: Innovation in Design (1-4pts)

Sources:
Wikepedia
www.ddsd.org

Check with your local electric company provider.  Many Rebates are being made available when converting to LED Lighting. . . . . And of course, Don’t forget to ask us about the 179D!

Below are a lot of links that we feel will be helpful to you.

Enjoy!!

UNITED STATES:

Solar Action Alliance

Commercial Lighting Tax Deduction

American Public Power Association

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

DSIRE Solar and Wind Incentives DB

IES – Illuminating Engineering Society

International Dark-Sky Association

U.S. Department of Energy – SSL Program

U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Science

Eco Business Links – Green Directory

EPA ~ Wastes – Hazardous Waste – Universal Wastes – Bulb/Lamp Recycling

CODES AND COMPLIANCE SITE:

Building Codes Assistance Project

DOE Building Energy Codes

Federal Energy Management Program

ICC – International Code Council

US Green Building Council

CANADA:

Ontario Power Authority

Natural Resources Canada

BC Hydro ~ Power Smart

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