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A Model for Outdoor Lighting Ordinances A Model for Outdoor Lighting Ordinances

COMMUNITIES AND STATES ARE INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZING THE BENEFITS OF establishing some regulation for outdoor lighting. The move may be prompted by citizen complaints about poorly designed installations, a desire to save energy, or an awareness of losing sight of the night sky. Exterior lighting regulation is also finding its way into many energy codes and regulations such as California's Title 24 and ASHRAE's 90.1-2004. Even the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system has a credit for reducing light pollution. Read more

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