C DESIGN INC
The relighting effort that will occur on Recovery Act projects is an unprecedented opportunity not only to improve the lighting energy efficiency in the General Services Administration buildings, but to do so in a way that is of lasting value. The General Services Administration is committed to the use of best practices for lighting which will improve the value of the General Services Administration owned and managed properties and will measurably improve the quality of the lighted environment for the General Services Administration workers. A distinct effort will be made towards design consistency across similar projects so that Recovery Act funds can be efficiently utilized for installation in the maximum amount of square footage.
This approach to lighting is a purposeful departure from the typical retrofitting solutions that have been common in the past. Lighting energy efficiency opportunities cannot be fully realized using pre-existing fixture housings, locations, and wiring. The best practices relighting approach has been developed in partnership with the United States Department of Energy and will yield deep energy savings by using a combination of high performance equipment, thoughtful design strategies, daylighting where possible, and the integration of lighting controls. The application of the current standard of care as recommended by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and as supported by the current body of lighting research will also improve comfort and satisfaction for the occupants of the General Services Administration office spaces. This project is at the Veach Baley Federal Building inn Asheville, North Carolina.