The ALA is a trade association representing the lighting industry, aimed at educating and assisting consumers as well as its members. Members include lighting and ceiling fan manufacturers, retail showrooms, sales representatives and professional residential lighting designers.
AFX offers products meeting the Buy American provision within ARRA based on the following;
For a current list of AFX products meeting the Buy American provision within ARRA, please click on the following link: Buy American Products.
EISA (originally named the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007) is promoted as a way of lowering energy costs to consumers...by focusing on automobile fuel economy, development of biofuels, and energy efficiency in public buildings and lighting. The stated purpose of the act is "to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government, and for other purposes."
DSIRE provides comprehensive information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995, DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and is an ongoing project of the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. To find state, local, utility and federal lighting incentives, select the state and receive up-to-date information.
Earth911 is an environmental services company that provides end-of-life solutions for businesses and consumers. A list of local drop-off and/or recycling centers is provided when the material to be recycled, (fluorescent lamps for example), and zip code are entered.
Through innovation and design, AFX is creating the next generation of energy-efficient fixtures by proving that energyefficient lighting doesnt have to be uninteresting. As you browse though our site please note that we offer many ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures. Many fixtures, when ordered with an E8 or R8 electronic ballast, combined with 2, 3 or 4 T8 lamps have earned ENERGY STAR qualifications. We are proud to offer one of the largest and most complete lines of ENERGY STAR fixtures on the market.
The IESNA seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together peers with lighting knowledge and then translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. It builds upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.
Lighting manufacturers, established lamprecycle.org through their trade association, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), to provide fluorescent recycling information for the commercial and residential market. A list of lamp recyclers can be found by clicking on the Lamp Recycler tab.
The USGBC, founded in 1993, is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction...certifying sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. Its devoted to expanding green building practices and education through LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating SystemTM. This community of leaders is working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.