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Green Lighting How Energy-Efficient Lighting Can Save You Energy and Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Brian Clark Howard, William J. Brinsky, and Seth Leitman


The energy used in the average home can be responsible for more than twice the greenhouse emissions of the average car. When you use less energy at home, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and help protect the environment. Energy efficiency is not only an environmentally friendly thing to do - it is also a financially profitable undertaking. If every American home replaced their five most frequently used light fixtures with bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR, the US would save close to $8 billion each year in energy costs. Imagine if the same could be done around the world!

Green Lighting is designed to show how people with residential or commercial lighting needs can institute lighting upgrades to reduce energy costs while maintaining or even improving the quality of their lighting. The authors incorporate basic lighting techniques so readers will have a sound basis on which to make decisions as to how to implement the upgrades and to provide methods of calculating payback and return on investment. This book is ideal for renters and homeowners who want to save energy and/or reduce their carbon footprint.

Key Features


Lighting engineers, building managers, electricians, home builders, and anyone looking to green their home or workplace and improve the lighting efficiency.

Author Biography

Bill Brinsky (Lake Peekskill, NY), a lighting guru, worked for Consolidated Edison in NY as a billing and rate analyst for 10 years. He then became the managing partner for Project Management Consultants in New York City.

Seth Leitman (Briarcliff Manor, NY) is the consulting editor for a series of upcoming titles called the TAB Green Guru Guides, which focus on implementing environmentally friendly technologies and making them work.

Code No. 015053, 218 pages, ISBN 9780071630160, $42.95

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