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Lighting accounts for a substantial part of electricity use in non-residential buildings. Despite a number of significant energy-efficient lighting initiatives from certain Member States and the European Commission (DG TREN), the most recent estimations tend to show that the potential for energy savings remains high in Europe. DG TREN decided to react by launching on 7 February 2000 the European Greenlight Programme. This programme encourages non-residential electricity consumers (public or private) to commit towards the European Commission to install energy-efficient lighting technologies in their facilities wherever it is profitable and lighting quality is maintained or improved.

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Authors: BERRUTTO V, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (IT);CONTI F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (IT);BERTOLDI P, European Commission Directorate General Energy and Transport, Unit D1, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Building, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California (US) 20-25 August 2000
Availability: Available from European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 200012285 / Last updated on: 2000-08-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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