EPL recognizes that our responsibility to the environment goes beyond the energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction we achieve with our lighting upgrades.

We are also committed to also reducing our negative impact on the natural environment by:

  • Complying with applicable environmental laws and regulations
  • Adopting practices that increase efficiency and minimize waste
  • Using quality products that are designed for sustainability
  • Safely removing and handling lamp products which may contain mercury or hazardous materials
  • Properly recycling lamp and ballast waste, with applicable manifest documentation and in accordance with EPA requirements
  • Using DNR approved recycling companies
  • Supporting research and new lighting technologies which are beneficial to human health and the environment

We continually strive to improve our environmental performance, and initiate projects and activities that will further reduce our impact on the environment.

Our Process

We conduct our lighting energy assessments in accordance to the Illuminating Engineering Society's Guidelines for Upgrading Lighting Systems in Commercial & Institutional Spaces.  The information we collect then becomes the basis for our in-depth requirements analysis and design development.

Building on the design fundamentals of Task, Technology and Controls, our team of experts takes your lighting upgrade from concept to final proposal.  Our manufacturer and technology neutral solutions are also designed to the specifications of the Illuminating Engineering Society's Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition, which meet or exceed EPACT 2005 and ASHRAE90.1, 2010 requirements.

Our professional installation staff performs the lighting upgrades in accordance with your operational needs and goals identified during our assessment.  EPL project managers, site supervisors and installation teams comply with applicable safety and labor regulations and codes.

Using light level and amperage meters, we collect measurement and verification readings to ensure the effectiveness of our design and confirm the savings guaranteed by our design.  Our measurements are performed in designated locations on the lighting design, by a Certified Master Electrician, in accordance with guidelines established by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP LE-A-02).