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File #: 2010-0001    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2010 In control: Environment and Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 3/8/2010
Enactment date: 3/17/2010 Enactment #: 16769
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to energy efficient lighting and the reduction of outdoor light pollution; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.95.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Jane Hague, Larry Gossett
Indexes: Climate Change, Energy
Code sections: 2.95 - .
Attachments: 1. 16769.pdf, 2. 2010-0001 Staff Report - Lighting, 3. 2010-0001 Striker, 4. 2010-0001 - Lighting Efficiencies (02-23-10), 5. 2010-0001 - Efficient Lighting (2-23-10), 6. 2010-0001 revised sr Lighting
Staff: Giambattista, Jenny
Drafter
Clerk 02/25/2010
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AN ORDINANCE relating to energy efficient lighting and the reduction of outdoor light pollution; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.95.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Energy-efficient lighting can result in a significant conservation of energy thus reducing the quantity of greenhouse gases released into the environment.
2. Energy used for lighting accounts for about seventeen percent of all United States electricity use.
3. K.C.C. chapter 10.16 reflects a long-term commitment to the purchase of "environmentally preferable" materials.
4. There are several different types of lighting that offer substantial energy savings compared to standard incandescent bulbs.
5. Federal regulations, 10 CFR Sec. 430.32 (2009), establish new higher efficiency standards for the manufacture of light bulbs due to take effect in 2012.
6. The United States Department of Energy reports that the newly established federal energy efficient standards for lighting will result in financial benefits for residential and commercial consumers
7. There are many financial incentives available to consumers to encourage the purchase of energy efficient lighting.
8. Improperly directed outdoor lighting generates unnecessary light pollution and wasteful energy consumption.
9. Outdoor night lighting can have damaging effects on the natural nocturnal environment and has been linked to various human physiological issues.
10. Light pollution can be greatly reduced by using properly designed light fixtures that direct light downward, are properly installed and avoid glare and light trespass.
11. Properly designed exterior light fixtures can deliver the same amount of light to the ground as older wasteful designs, but use less power.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
NEW SECTION. SECTION 1. There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 2.95 a new section to read as follows:
A. King County shall purchase the most cost-effective and energy-effici...

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