Product Selection Guide Page 1103 Product Selection Guide-11th Edition

1103 LEED & ENERGY CODES PSG11 TECHNICAL INFORMATION Sustainability, Innovation, Commitment These three simple words describe the Acuity Brands focus on reducing harmful impacts on the environment. Our commitment is clear. We demonstrate it first and foremost in how we conduct our business. One focal point of our efforts to promote sustainability is our web site at: www. where details are provided on green standards, energy codes and product regulations. LEED with Lighting The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based standard developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED rating systems define the criteria for designing and constructing high-performance, environmentally sustainable buildings, and promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Our web site at provides details on the LEED standard including the following tools: provisions for v4 (v2009) of the LEED standard. LEED rating systems. LEED. Certified LEED Projects at Acuity Brands: earned LEED-CI gold certification. facility has earned silver certification within LEED-CI. Energy Codes and Regulatory Issues As the need for energy efficiency grows and the various levels of government restrict our use of energy, the Acuity Brands web site can assist you in navigating through this maze of codes and regulations. Please go to for information on the following topics: energy codes such as ASHRAE 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and California Title 24 are explained with tools provided to assist in meeting these requirements. At these various sites, links are provided to web sites that track which energy codes have been adopted by the various states. sustainability standards are available for LEED (v2009 and v4), ASHRAE 189.1, Green Globes, and the lgCC. including California Title 20 and various lamp and ballast efficiency standards. As new energy codes and regulations are adopted, Acuity Brands will continue to provide the latest information on these developments. Sustainability at Acuity Brands Our commitment to sustainability - to appreciate, protect and conserve the planets natural resources - is embedded within the Acuity Brands culture. From our manufacturing processes and operations to our product design philosophies, the goal to continuously reduce our environmental footprint is at the forefront of our operations. We consider it our responsibility and our challenge to support and sustain a better quality of life through proactive initiatives that render tangible benefits for the world at large. Our employees are directly involved with industry groups working to establish energy and environmental standards, such as the ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, US Green Building Council, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Better Building Challenge, Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance and ENERGY STAR programs. LEED & ENERGY CODES PRODUCT INFORMATION LEED & Energy Codes

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