Environmental Protection Agency

Light it Up Right

Lighting typically accounts for 25% to 50% of energy use in most buildings. During our summer internship at EPA Region 9, we recognized 2 easy ways to increase lighting efficiency: adopting occupancy sensors and LED bulbs. These methods will result in both energy and cost savings. They have been touted for public use by EPA, DOE, and DOI. Occupancy sensors are devices, frequently mounted on the wall or ceiling, ...more »

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Department of Defense

Automated Lights

Some offices do not allow lights to be turned off at the end of the working day. And some offices have one light switch for multiple offices so if one person is out of the office then their light cannot be turned off or else everyone else's light is turned off as well. I propose that automatic motion sensor light switches be installed. This allows for lights to be turned off when no one is in the office and, at the ...more »

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