Regulations Codes and Standards

This site covers the numerous regulations, codes and standards that, to varying degrees, affect how lighting products are manufactured, sold and used.  This will include energy codes, sustainability standards, product regulations and several other categories.  Some are mandatory, others are voluntary.
  • Energy Codes

    Building energy codes and standards set minimum requirements for energy—efficient design and construction of new buildings as well as additions and renovations of existing buildings that impact energy use and emissions for the life of the building.
  • Market Drivers

    The proposed regulations require an owner of a nonresidential building within California to benchmark the building’s energy use using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Portfolio Manager system.
  • Saving Energy

    Energy savings from controls achieve power savings through dimming and shutoff based on varying inputs like daylight availability and occupant utilization.
  • Product Based Regulations

    Regulations for specific types of products including: Fluorescent Ballasts & Lamps, CFLs, Incandescent Lamps, LED Lamps, and more...
  • Sustainability Codes

    Building owners, designers, and builders face a challenge to meet demands for new and renovated facilities that are accessible, secure, healthy, and productive while minimizing their impact on the environment.
  • Conflict Minerals Policy

    This policy requires disclosure and due diligence for publicly-traded companies that manufacture products containing certain minerals designated as “conflict minerals” that have been mined or smelted in several countries.
  • EPACT 2005

    EPACT 2005 Incentive Program has expired as of December 31, 2013.