In summary, this report has shown the need for improvements to courtroom lighting with respect
to both lighting quality and energy efficiency. Newer technologies in lighting and software will
provide improvements, but the human element is key. Lighting should not be considered simple,
or easy, or the last thing to do on a project. Given proper respect and the right level of expertise
and focus, courtroom lighting can obtain the highest quality and efficiency at the same time.
Implementing the recommendations in this report will yield significant national energy savings
while supporting critical courtroom tasks, reducing energy costs, and furthering compliance with
the Energy Policy Act of 2005.