On April 19, the U.S. Department of Energy will host a 90-minute live webcast on a new lighting specification that sets performance requirements for high-efficiency LED and fluorescent troffer products in 2’x4′, 2’x2′, and 1’x4′ configurations.

Developed by DOE’s Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEAs), High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification v3.0 was released in February and expands on an earlier version that only addressed 2’x2′ troffers.

If designed and installed properly, high-efficiency troffers that meet the new specification can realize energy savings of 15-45% on a one-for-one basis compared to traditional fluorescent troffers, and up to 75% if integrated with dimming, occupant, or daylight controls. In addition to the direct energy cost savings, maintenance costs are reduced because of the need for fewer and less frequent lamp replacements.

In the webcast, Jeff McCullough and Michael Myer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will describe the technical, design, and performance aspects of the specification. Kevin Powell of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), who served as CBEA chairperson for the project, will discuss opportunities for high-efficiency troffers in GSA facilities and provide an update on troffer lighting demonstration projects underway at GSA.

The webcast will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. ET and will include a 60-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session with attendees.

Click here for more information and to register.