SUSTAINABILITY
In 1980, a company named Conservation Technology, Ltd. was founded
with the mission of offering products that would help conserve energy.
Today, that same company, better known as ConTech Lighting, continues
its more than 30 year mission of conservation and protection of the environment by offering sustainable energy solutions called EcoTechnology.
SUSTAINABILIT Y
At ConTech Lighting, our commitment to the environment is as important as our commitment to
innovation, quality and our customers. We believe that lighting can be environmentally responsible and energy efficient, while providing high-quality performance and outstanding aesthetic
design. EcoTechnology applies to our daily operation as well as to our products; from materials,
manufacturing and transportation to the disposal process for our products and by-products.
Quality sustainable lighting is a balance of art and science. ConTech Lighting offers many energy saving lighting solutions that meet our customers’ performance
and energy needs with the least impact on our physical environment.
We realize that lighting can account for up to 50 percent of a buildings total energy demand so anything we do to make more efficient lighting fixtures will have
a big impact on helping to protect the environment and reduce energy bills.
That’s why ConTech has made a powerful commitment to not just make lighting
better, but to make our environment better, too.
The IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) defines sustainable
lighting design as meeting the qualitative needs of the visual environment with
the least impact on the physical environment.
At ConTech Lighting, we believe that lighting can be energy efficient while providing high-quality performance and outstanding aesthetic design. With the latest
technology and correct application, it is possible to cut energy costs and improve
lighting quality to increase the productivity of your space; we call this EcoTechnology. The EcoTechnology mission applies to our products as well as our daily
operations; from materials, manufacturing and transportation, to the disposal
process of our products and by-products.
Quality lighting is not just about performance;
it is also about energy management. Energy efficient lighting is a competitive tool. At ConTech
Lighting, we continually evolve and expand our
LED, Ceramic Metal Halide, Compact Fluorescent, and Incandescent product lines to be more
energy efficient while maintaining the highest
quality and efficacy.
CONTECH SOLUTIONS
STOPAIRE®
As lighting and energy costs keep rising, lighting fixtures play an
important role in energy consumption. Not only is the electricity used
to power each fixture a consideration but also each fixture’s effect
on heating and air conditioning costs. StopAire® recessed housings
by ConTech Lighting are engineered to minimize lighting’s effects on
heating and cooling costs. StopAire fixtures cut down or prevent air
leakage by sealing all possible air leakage points through the recessed
housing into ceiling or attic space. Additionally, these sealed housings
can be covered with insulation.
ENERGY STAR
Using energy-efficient lighting fixtures in buildings not only delivers
immediate cost savings but also better system efficiency; offering
a sustained productivity increase for even greater value. ConTech
features many ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures; the ENERGY
STAR label is a widely recognized industry qualification awarded to
products for energy efficiency.
CUSTOM LABEL
In order to help meet the power requirements of energy codes such
as ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1, ConTech Lighting offers a Custom Labeling
Program. This allows fixture rating labels to reflect the actual specified
wattage rather than the maximum rating of the selected fixture.
In cases where conformance to unit-power density requirements
becomes a design challenge, this labeling option can help meet design
requirements. As an example, a 75W PAR30 fixture may be relabeled
with a 50W maximum rating resulting in a 25W savings on your
energy calculations. To participate in this service please contact your
ConTech Lighting Sales Representative.
California Title 24
ENERGY STAR
Title 24 was introduced in 1978 with the goal of reducing energy
use. It addresses the energy efficiency of both residential and
non-residential buildings in the state of California. Title 24 includes mandates for limiting the allowed lighting power (in watts)
installed in the building, basic equipment efficiency, mandatory
lighting controls, and the use of high efficacy fixtures.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help
save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR program has
boosted the adoption of energy efficient products, practices, and
services through valuable partnerships, objective measurement
tools, and consumer education. Lighting products approved to
carry the ENERGY STAR label use the most energy efficient technology available.
www.energy.ca.gov/title24
www.energystar.gov
IECC
The International Energy Conservation Code® is the second of
the two primary baseline energy codes that may be adopted by
state and local governments. The IECC was introduced in 1998
to address energy efficiency in both residential and commercial
buildings. Updated about every three years, this code addresses
energy conservation requirements for all aspects of energy use
including heating and ventilation, lighting, water heating, and
power usage for appliances and building systems.
www.iccsafe.org
LEED®
LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a product of the U.S. Green Building Council, transforming the way environments are designed, constructed, and operated. An internationally recognized program, LEED is a voluntary, consensus
based standard for promoting sustainable design. It gives designers a list of best practices, which in turn earn project points toward certification. Practices include minimizing energy, daylight
and views, controls, and light pollution.
www.usgbc.org
ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1
Standard 90.1 is one of the two primary baseline energy codes that
may be adopted by state and local governments. The 1999 version
of this code is the Federal government’s minimum standard that
applies to commercial buildings, including multi-family high-rise
buildings. This code is updated about every three years, and it’s
provisions aim to limit the watts that can be used for lighting and
establish minimum control requirements. Designers should always
consult local codes and standards for where they are working.
Green globes is a nationally recognized green rating assessment,
guidance and certification program. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building
design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and
affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification.
www.ashrae.org
http://www.greenglobes.com/
ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IESNA
Standard 189.1
Standard 189.1 provides minimum requirements and guidance
for designing, building, and operating high-performance green
buildings. This standard sets the foundation for green buildings
by addressing site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and the building’s impact
on the atmosphere, materials and resources. This standard applies to new buildings and their systems, new portions of buildings and their systems, and new systems and equipment in existing buildings for commercial buildings, including multi-family
high-rise buildings.
www.ashrae.org/greenstandard
Green Globes
EPAct 2005
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a tax incentive program for lighting and building efficiencies. It is designed to reduce the initial cost
of investing in energy-efficient lighting and other building systems. Projects that meet Standard 90.1-2004 (or stricter) and attain LEED certification will most likely qualify for some incentive.
www.lightingtaxdeduction.gov
Codes, Standards, & Rating Systems
Commercial and residential buildings in the United States consume
nearly 70% of the nation’s electricity and account for one-third of the
nation’s greenhouse emissions. Energy codes are put in place by Federal,
state, and local governments to conserve energy to reduce these
statistics. They set forth minimum requirements for energy efficient
design and construction for new and renovated buildings.
The first energy codes were the
American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90-77
and the Model Energy Code
(MEC) 1983. In 2005, the Federal government implemented
the Federal Energy Policy Act,
which required state energy
regulations to be at least equal
to the provisions set forth in the
ANSI/ASHRAE/IENSA Standard
90.1-1999. Each of these codes
have undergone significant improvements and are updated on
a three-year cycle. Now, more
than half of the United States
is using more recent and more
restrictive versions of Standard
90.1, while some states, such as
California, have developed their
own codes.
Energy Codes are the “letter of
the law” and must be followed.
Each state has their own set of
energy codes. Energy Standards
are just that, standard practices,
or options, often referenced to
by codes. Energy Rating Systems,
such as Green Globes and LEED®,
are purely voluntary, and are privately or government owned.
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