The future of lighting may just be located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Advanced Transformer, Rosemont, Ill., and the Lighting Research Center, Troy, N.Y. are teaming up on a project to display advances in energy-efficient lighting in a residential setting. The 5,0000-sq-ft house to be used in the project is located in Saratoga Springs, and will feature a range of architectural and energy-efficient lighting technologies like compact fluorescent lamps, dimmable linear fluorescent lamps, and halogen downlighting. Open viewing begins this month.

Headed up by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star outfit, the energy-efficient lighting transformation project for residential new construction is expected to draw several thousand visitors, and the EPA hopes to enlighten builders and consumers to their lighting opportunities within the residential new construction sector. The project is part of a three-year EPA initiative.