High Performance Lighting for the Home: Part 3

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In order to properly install High Performance Lighting (HPL) in a new home, it can’t be done alone. Many people play important roles in the successful application of HPL in residential construction.  So just who fulfills what role?

Here’s a look at the role of each player in the application of HPL in residential construction:

Homeowners- In installing HPL, homeowners will benefit the most from an understanding and appreciation of a quality lighting environment through the experience of real lighting installations. This is the basis of the HPL process.

Builders- Builders have the responsibility of understanding the design issues in order to work with architects, interior designers, electricians, painters, etc. A good HPL must be carefully scheduled and planned.

Architect and Interior Designer- The sole purpose of the architect and interior designer is to translate the homeowner’s wishes into a real installation through the HPL guidelines.

Trade Partners- Successful lighting installations would not be possible without the works of tradesmen such as the electricians, carpenters and drywall contractors.

Realtors, Appraisers and Mortgage Leaders- These team leaders must realize the importance of the lighting quality and energy efficiency of HPL and value it as such.

Electrical Suppliers and Lighting Manufactures- These roles are important in implementing HPL and supplying the necessary components. Manufactures must recognize the huge residential market potential and introduce appropriate products.

Successfully installing HPL in residential construction relies on the joint efforts of many throughout the building process. Where do you fit in?

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