Energy-efficient, tech-savvy, and built to last
Constructing and retrofitting buildings to be energy-efficient presents many unique challenges, including using the latest building technology in structures that will exist for the next 100 years.
Bright ideas for cost-savings
Lighting consumes approximately 22% of the energy used in the U.S. Switching to daylight or LEDs can improve how people feel, learn, see—and shows immediately as savings on their energy bills. Research and technology centers in New York State help technology developers; promote objective evaluation of lighting technology; provide technical training for lighting designers; and improve decision-making for residential, commercial, and industrial building owners.