Lighting & Electrical

Commercial lighting uses about 4.0 quads of primary energy annually—more than 20% of total commercial building energy use in the U.S. Fortunately, lighting can often provide some of the easiest, most cost-effective energy-saving opportunities for building owners and occupants. Lighting & Electrical Team members reduce lighting energy use by sharing cost-effective solutions to interior and exterior lighting challenges and developing lighting specifications to build demand for higher efficiency technology.

Using the specifications developed by the Lighting & Electrical team, Better Buildings Alliance members as diverse as Safeway, Cleveland Clinic, USAA Real Estate, Walmart Stores, and BJ's Wholesale Club are already saving millions of dollars annually through lighting improvements that others can replicate.

Contact us to join the Lighting & Electrical team or for additional information.

Tools & Resources

ENERGY STAR® Building Upgrade Manual
A guide to maximizing energy savings and cost-effective retrofit opportunities through five building upgrade stages. See Chapter 6 on lighting.

FEMP Outdoor SSL Applications
A resource by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) on outdoor solid state lighting (SSL) luminaires.

LED Outdoor Area Lighting Fact Sheet
A Building Technologies Program resource on a light-emitting diode (LED) application.

Use of Occupancy Sensors in LED Parking Lot and Garage Applications
A report prepared in support of the U.S. DOE GATEWAY Solid-State Lighting Technology Demonstration Program.

Next Generation Luminaires Outdoor Design Competition
Parking Lot and Parking Garage Winning Products.

  • Arby's Restaurant Group
  • Best Buy
  • BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
  • Boston Market
  • CBRE
  • CC Frost Properties
  • CentraCare Health System
  • Cleveland Clinic*
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Food Lion
  • Green Parking Council
  • Health Care REIT
  • HealthSouth
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • IASIS Healthcare
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES)
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kimco Realty Corp.
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Lamey-Wellehan Shoes
  • Legacy Health System
  • McDonald's
  • MGM Resorts International
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • OfficeMax
  • Parmenter Realty Partners
  • PetSmart
  • Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Rosemont Realty
  • Ryan Companies US
  • Safeway
  • Sinai Health System
  • Staples*
  • Target
  • The Home Depot
  • The PNC Financial Services Group
  • The Related Companies
  • USAA Real Estate Company
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • U.S. Navy CNIC Facilities and Acquisitions
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • Walgreens Co.
  • Walmart Stores
  • Wawa
  • Whole Foods Market

* Steering Committee member
** Ex-Officio Steering Committee member
Members in bold have taken the Better Buildings Challenge