posted by William R. Stott
Published: April 10, 2012
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled CBEA High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification on Thursday, April 19, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. If designed and installed properly, high-efficiency troffers—rectangular overhead fixtures used in commercial buildings—that meet a voluntary specification announced in February can achieve energy savings of 15% to 45% compared with traditional fluorescent troffers, and up to 75% if integrated with dimming, occupant, or daylight controls.
The Energy Department worked with members of the Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEA), including the General Services Administration (GSA), Target, Cushman & Wakefield Inc., The Cleveland Clinic, HealthSouth Corp., CBRE, The Home Depot, and several other organizations to release the CBEA High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification version 3.0. The voluntary specification sets performance requirements for high-efficiency LED and fluorescent troffer products in 2'x4', 2'x2', and 1'x4' configurations.
During the webinar, Jeff McCullough and Michael Myer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will describe the design, performance and technical aspects of the voluntary specification. Kevin Powell of GSA, who served as the CBEA Chairperson for this project, will discuss opportunities for high-efficiency troffers in GSA facilities and will provide an update on troffer lighting demonstration projects underway at GSA. The presentation targets stakeholders interested in high-efficiency lighting products, including building owners, building operators, CBEA members, manufacturers, and federal, state, and local government employees.
The webinar will feature a one-hour presentation and a 30-minute
question and answer session with participants.