senate Bill S1983A

Requires general purpose lights used in all public buildings to meet certain energy efficiency standards

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1983A

Summary

Requires general purpose lights used in all public buildings to meet certain energy efficiency standards; standards increase over time.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2227A
Versions:
S1983
S1983A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-103, Energy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A5280, A5280
2007-2008: A9021, A9021

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BILL NUMBER:S1983A

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, 2014, 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, 2016, 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, 2017, 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, 2021, 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.

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.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1983--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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  TWELVE  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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05114-02-1

S. 1983--A                          2

  (A) BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, 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.
  (B)  BY  JANUARY  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, 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 SEVENTEEN, 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-ONE, 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.

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