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  • C2C Certification for Litecontrol's Products

    Hanson, Mass.-based Litecontrol has earned Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification for all its architectural lighting fixtures. Under the C2C Design process, the company's products, processes, and policies underwent a detailed review and were assessed in five categories: human and ecological health...

  • AIA Launches Sustainability Campaign

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new campaign for green building design called

  • Climate Protection Council Formed

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors has recently formed the Climate Protection Council, aimed at bringing together business leaders and mayors to address climate change issues and discuss solutions for making cities more sustainable. The council was formed at the two-day Mayors Climate Protection Summit...

  • NEMA Releases Incandescent Lamp Safety Specs

    The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published "American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Incandescent Lamps—Safety Specifications," ANSI_ANSLG C78.60432:1-2007 and ANSI_ANSLG C78.60432:2-2007, which...

  • Sustainability and Lighting: Lightfair Roundtable

  • Edward Mazria, Architect and Environmentalist

    A new understanding and greater awareness of our interaction with the natural environment—and just how significant it is—is helping to open people's eyes to what it means to build responsibly and sustainably. Leading the charge is the founder of Architecture 2030—architect, environmentalist...

  • Seeing Green: Sustainability Goes Mainstream

    Sustainable design has entered the mainstream. though environmental issues, such as energy efficiency and global warming, have been concerns for over 50 years, the past decade in particular has seen increased "green" initiatives garner the general public's attention.

  • Sustainable Lighting Goes to School

    The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, is a liberal arts and sciences school with a different approach to education than most colleges.

  • Into the Limelight: Manufacturers Go Green

    Manufacturers respond to the impact of sustainability and energy regulations in the production and design of luminaires and lamps.

  • Useful Tools: Sustainable Technology Reviewed

    Lighting technology is constantly evolving, with many of the latest developments targeted specifically at environmental concerns.