Bill Text: NY S00165 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires general purpose lights used in all public buildings to meet certain energy efficiency standards; provides that such standards increase over time.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-06 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S00165 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S00165-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE


                                     January 6, 2021

        Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  energy  law,  in relation to the use of general
          purpose lights in public buildings

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Section 8-103 of the energy law, as amended by chapter 744
     2  of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 8-103. Application. 1. On or before April  first,  nineteen  hundred
     4  eighty, the commissioner shall promulgate, and thereafter may amend from
     5  time  to time, standards relating to the lighting of all existing build-
     6  ings, or classes of such  buildings,  for  purposes  of  minimizing  the
     7  consumption of energy and providing for the efficient utilization of the
     8  energy expended for lighting in the use and occupancy of such buildings.
     9  Such  standards  shall be cost effective and shall not impair the health
    10  and safety of the occupants of the  property.  The  standards  shall  be
    11  deemed cost effective if the cost of implementing them would be equal to
    12  or  less  than  the present value of energy and maintenance savings that
    13  would be expected over a seven-year period in a building  to  which  the
    14  standards  are applicable.  Provided however, on and after the effective
    15  date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand twenty-one which amended
    16  this section, all general purpose lights used  in  public  buildings  in
    17  this  state  shall  meet  the energy efficiency standards established in
    18  subdivision two of this section.
    19    2. The minimum energy efficiency standards for a general service  lamp
    20  used in a public building in the state shall be as follows:
    21    (a)  By  January  first,  two  thousand twenty-four, for a lamp with a
    22  lumen output of between twenty-six hundred ninety and  fourteen  hundred
    23  ninety, the lamp shall achieve fifty lumens per watt.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 165                              2

     1    (b)  By  January  first,  two  thousand twenty-five, for a lamp with a
     2  lumen output of between fourteen hundred eighty-nine  and  one  thousand
     3  ten, the lamp shall achieve fifty lumens per watt.
     4    (c) By January first, two thousand twenty-six, for a lamp with a lumen
     5  output  of  between one thousand nine and seven hundred thirty, the lamp
     6  shall achieve fifty lumens per watt.
     7    (d) By January first, two thousand thirty, for a  lamp  with  a  lumen
     8  output of between seven hundred twenty-nine and three hundred forty, the
     9  lamp shall achieve forty lumens per watt.
    10    3. For the purposes of this section:
    11    (a) "General service lamp" means a standard type lamp that is intended
    12  for general service applications and has all of the following:
    13    (i) a medium screw base;
    14    (ii) a wattage rating of no less than twenty-five watts and no greater
    15  than one hundred fifty watts;
    16    (iii)  a  A-15,  A-19, A-21, A-23, A-25, PS-25, PS-30, BT-14.5, BT-15,
    17  CP-19, TB-19, CA-22, or equivalent shape  as  defined  in  the  American
    18  National Standards Institute C78.20-2003; and
    19    (iv) a bulb finish of frosted, clear, or soft white type.
    20    A general service lamp does not include an appliance lamp, black light
    21  lamp,  bug  lamp,  colored  lamp, enhanced spectrum lamp, infrared lamp,
    22  left-hand tread lamp, marine lamp,  marine  signal  service  lamp,  mine
    23  service  lamp,  plant light, reflector lamp, rough service lamp, shatter
    24  resistant lamp, sign service lamp,  silver  bowl  lamp,  showcase  lamp,
    25  three-way  lamp,  traffic  signal lamp or vibration service or vibration
    26  resistant lamp.
    27    (b) "Public building" shall mean all buildings including  grounds  and
    28  premises  adjacent or appurtenant thereto or connected thereto belonging
    29  to the state, county, town, village, school district or any other  poli-
    30  tical or civil subdivision of state or local government.
    31    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    32  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.