Transition to More-Efficient Bulbs Would Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions. A new report recently released by the Clean Lighting Coalition highlights the environmental and health risks posed when fluorescent lamps break, especially to vulnerable populations. Mercury is highly toxic to humans, which is why the World Health Organization lists it among the top 10 chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.
The Business Case for Operating an Energy-Efficient Portfolio of Buildings: New technologies and renewable energy systems tend to grab the headlines, but energy efficiency remains the single most cost-effective way to cut energy use in buildings. Energy management can also increase an organization’s value, lower risk, and deliver other business benefits.