Lighting market is composed by many parts and governments are one of them. Governments have an important role on investing markets and creating new opportunities on the markets. This also covers lighting industry. In todays post, we have decided to share the list of government programs related to lighting market.
Here is the list of government programs given below:
|Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency|
|www.dsireusa.org/||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is currently operated by the N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University, with support from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
|Organization: industry lighting programs
Profile: The DLC, a collaboration of utility companies and regional energy efficiency organizations, is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of efficient lighting in commercial buildings.
OUR MISSION is to help builders, architects, designers, and commercial property owners to implement improved design practices in all areas of the commercial lighting market.
OUR GOAL is to ensure that high-quality, energy-efficient lighting design becomes commonplace in all lighting installations.
|DOE – Building Technology, State and Community Programs|
|www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/vision2020/||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: Vision 2020, The Lighting Technology Roadmap is a project to engage lighting industry leaders in developing new technology solutions and business practices that meet the demands of today’s and tomorrow’s buildings.
|DOE – CALiPER Testing|
|www.energy.gov/eere/ssl/caliper-testing||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: The CALiPER (Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting) program was launched by DOE in 2006 to support testing of a representative array of solid-state lighting products for general illumination, using industry-approved test procedures carried out by qualified test labs.
|DOE – Commercial Building Integration|
|www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/commercial-buildings-integration||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: The Building Technologies Office (BTO) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector by at least 1,600 TBtu.
|Efficient Lighting Initiative|
|www.efficientlighting.net/||Organization: industry lighting programs
Profile: The original ELI program tested the quality certification and labeling concept and focused on seven countries during the period 2000 through 2003. In 2005, the China Standard Certification Center (CSC) was commissioned by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to develop and expand the ELI certification and branding system globally. The expanded ELI program is operated by a new institute, the ELI Quality Certification Institute, which is led by CSC with assistance from a team of international experts from Asia, North America and Latin America.
|EnergyStar Program (U.S. EPA)|
|www.energystar.gov/||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: EPA’s EnergyStar Program establishes standards and labelling for energy efficient light fixtures
|Green Lights Program (U.S. EPA)|
|www.energystar.gov||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: Green Lights is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary program designed to encourage companies to install energy-efficient lighting; EPA’s Energy Star Program addresses energy efficient exit sign labeling
|IRS – Commercial Property Owners and Leaseholders Qualify for Energy Efficiency Tax Deductio|
|www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Commercial-Property-Owners-and-Leaseholders-Qualify-for-Energy-Efficiency-Tax-Deduction||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: The commercial building deduction appears at new section 179D, which was enacted in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The provision allows a deduction to a taxpayer who owns, or is a lessee of, a commercial building and installs property as part of the commercial building&rsqo;s interior lighting systems, heating, cooling, ventilation, and hot water systems, or building envelope. Certification must be obtained to verify that the property installed satisfies the energy efficiency requirements of section 179D.
|LED Lighting Facts|
|www.lightingfacts.com/||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: LED Lighting Facts® is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy that showcases LED products for general illumination from manufacturers who commit to testing products and reporting performance results according to industry standards.
|National Electrical Manufacturers Assoc (NEMA)|
|Organization: professional association, industry lighting programs
Profile: One of the leading organizations for the development of standards for the electrical manufacturing industry worldwide, contributing to an orderly marketplace and helping to ensure public safety. NEMA provides a forum for the development of technical standards that are in the best interests of the industry and the users of its products; establishes and advocates industry policies on legislative and regulatory matters that might affect the industry and those it serves; and collects, analyzes and disseminates industry data.
|Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)|
|www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency||Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) works in the fields of housing, building, communities, industry, and transportation to help Canadians realize this potential and take advantage of the benefits of energy efficiency, such as lower energy costs, cutting emissions, improving operating performance, and increasing asset values. By working with professionals in these fields, and collaborating with other government departments, and other Canadian and international partners, NRCan is helping Canada to lead the way in energy efficiency.
|U.S. Energy Information Administration|
|Government Program: industry lighting programs
Profile: Resource information about energy, electricity, commercial lighting, etc: analysis, reports, etc.