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.
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.
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.
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.
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.