Artificial lighting consumes electrical energy. With good planning, you can achieve better light quality while cutting building and property usage of energy, thereby mitigating your carbon footprint. The trick is to not compromise on lighting levels for the sake of saving money and meeting government regulations. Instead, you have to think smart. By installing dimmable lighting controls and sensors that turn the lighting on or off depending on presence or daylight illumination levels in interior spaces, you can achieve both lighting comfort and energy efficiency. Another important thing to ask for when planning your lighting, is sustainably designed and manufactured fixtures, ones made with less material and material waste and ones with high-quality, high-output LED light sources with high efficacy.