Requires general purpose lights used in all public buildings to meet certain energy efficiency standards; provides that such standards increase over time.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to the use of general purpose lights in public buildings
PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The purpose of the bill is to increase energy efficiency in the lighting used in public buildings in the state.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would establish minimum energy efficiency standards for general purpose lights with wattage rating from 25 to 150 watts used in all public buildings. Following is the schedule of the standards:
(1) By January 1, 2016, for a lamp with a lumen output of between 2690 and 1490 (approx. lumen output from a 100 to 150 watt standard incandescent bulb), the lamp shall achieve 50 lumens per watt.
(2) By January 1, 2017, for a lamp with a lumen output of between 1489 and 1010 (lumen output from a 75 watt standard incandescent), the lamp shall achieve 50 lumens per watt.
(3) By January 1, 2018, for a lamp with a lumen output of between 1009 and 730 (lumen output from a 60 watt standard incandescent), the lamp shall achieve 50 lumens per watt.
(4) By January 1, 2022, for a lamp with a lumen output of between 729 and 340 (lumen output from a 40 watt standard incandescent), the lamp shall achieve 40 lumens per watt.
JUSTIFICATION: According to the United States Department of Energy, energy consumption for all lighting in the U.S. is estimated to be about 22% of the total electricity generated. Energy efficient lighting alternatives can use significantly less energy and therefore lower air emissions. An example provided on the U.S.D.O.E. website indicates that using a 60 watt incandescent light bulb for 1,200 hours consumes approximately 72 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy while the lumen output equivalent compact fluorescent light bulb would use only 20 kWh. Requiring lighting that meets energy efficiency standards to be used in public buildings will reduce energy usage, lower carbon emissions, and lower energy costs to state and local governments and school districts.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: Senate Bill 1983-A (Gianaris) - Died in Senate Energy & Telecommunications Committee 2012: Assembly Bill 2227-A (Hevesi) - Died in Assembly Energy Committee 2010: Assembly Bill 5280 (Gianaris) - Died in Assembly Energy Committee
2008: Assembly Bill 9021 (Gianaris) - Died in Assembly Energy Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Significant savings for state and local governments and school districts could be realized by using more energy .efficient lighting in public buildings.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act would take effect January 1 after becoming law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 569 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to the use of general purpose lights in public buildings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 8-103 of the energy law, as amended by chapter 744 of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows: S 8-103. Application. 1. On or before April first, nineteen hundred eighty, the commissioner shall promulgate, and thereafter may amend from time to time, standards relating to the lighting of all existing build- ings, or classes of such buildings, for purposes of minimizing the consumption of energy and providing for the efficient utilization of the energy expended for lighting in the use and occupancy of such buildings. Such standards shall be cost effective and shall not impair the health and safety of the occupants of the property. The standards shall be deemed cost effective if the cost of implementing them would be equal to or less than the present value of energy and maintenance savings that would be expected over a seven-year period in a building to which the standards are applicable. PROVIDED HOWEVER, ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN WHICH AMENDED THIS SECTION, ALL GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTS USED IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THIS STATE SHALL MEET THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. 2. THE MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR A GENERAL SERVICE LAMP USED IN A PUBLIC BUILDING IN THE STATE SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS: (A) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, FOR A LAMP WITH A LUMEN OUTPUT OF BETWEEN TWENTY-SIX HUNDRED NINETY AND FOURTEEN HUNDRED NINETY, THE LAMP SHALL ACHIEVE FIFTY LUMENS PER WATT.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01527-01-3 S. 569 2
(B) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, FOR A LAMP WITH A LUMEN OUTPUT OF BETWEEN FOURTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE AND ONE THOUSAND TEN, THE LAMP SHALL ACHIEVE FIFTY LUMENS PER WATT. (C) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN, FOR A LAMP WITH A LUMEN OUTPUT OF BETWEEN ONE THOUSAND NINE AND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY, THE LAMP SHALL ACHIEVE FIFTY LUMENS PER WATT. (D) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, FOR A LAMP WITH A LUMEN OUTPUT OF BETWEEN SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE AND THREE HUNDRED FORTY, THE LAMP SHALL ACHIEVE FORTY LUMENS PER WATT. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "GENERAL SERVICE LAMP" MEANS A STANDARD TYPE LAMP THAT IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL SERVICE APPLICATIONS AND HAS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: (I) A MEDIUM SCREW BASE; (II) A WATTAGE RATING OF NO LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE WATTS AND NO GREATER THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS; (III) A A-15, A-19, A-21, A-23, A-25, PS-25, PS-30, BT-14.5, BT-15, CP-19, TB-19, CA-22, OR EQUIVALENT SHAPE AS DEFINED IN THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE C78.20-2003; AND (IV) A BULB FINISH OF FROSTED, CLEAR, OR SOFT WHITE TYPE. A GENERAL SERVICE LAMP DOES NOT INCLUDE AN APPLIANCE LAMP, BLACK LIGHT LAMP, BUG LAMP, COLORED LAMP, ENHANCED SPECTRUM LAMP, INFRARED LAMP, LEFT-HAND TREAD LAMP, MARINE LAMP, MARINE SIGNAL SERVICE LAMP, MINE SERVICE LAMP, PLANT LIGHT, REFLECTOR LAMP, ROUGH SERVICE LAMP, SHATTER RESISTANT LAMP, SIGN SERVICE LAMP, SILVER BOWL LAMP, SHOWCASE LAMP, THREE-WAY LAMP, TRAFFIC SIGNAL LAMP OR VIBRATION SERVICE OR VIBRATION RESISTANT LAMP. (B) "PUBLIC BUILDING" SHALL MEAN ALL BUILDINGS INCLUDING GROUNDS AND PREMISES ADJACENT OR APPURTENANT THERETO OR CONNECTED THERETO BELONGING TO THE STATE, COUNTY, TOWN, VILLAGE, SCHOOL DISTRICT OR ANY OTHER POLI- TICAL OR CIVIL SUBDIVISION OF STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.