One way to make lighting redundant and non-essential is by implementing “daylighting” measures, whereby more natural light is let into an office or workspace through the installation of skylights, reflective surfaces, or other daylighting strategies.
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Harvesting daylighting reduces energy needed for lighting and air conditioning and also reduces energy costs. Several studies have also shown that increased levels of daylighting improve worker morale and productivity and can reduce absenteeism.
A Small Sample of Daylighting Specialists in Boston
- National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Commercial Lighting Tax Deduction website
- NEMA’s Guidance on Energy Policy Act Commercial Building’s Tax Deduction Certification Letters
- U.S. Department of Energy: Outline of Energy Conservation and Efficiency Incentives