.01 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following words have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Environmentally preferable product or service” means a product or service that, throughout the full life cycle of the product or service:

(a) Is energy efficient, water efficient, biobased, non-ozone depleting, made with recycled content or nontoxic; or

(b) Has other attributes recognized as environmentally preferable by the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee.

(2) “Environmentally preferable purchasing” means the procurement or acquisition of goods and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing goods or services that serve the same purpose, based on the raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, reuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal of the goods or services.

(3) “EPEAT” means the electronic product environmental assessment tool.

(4) "Equipment" has the meaning stated in COMAR

(5) "Lamp" means the component of a luminaire that produces the light.

(6) "Lumen" means a unit of measurement of luminous flux.

(7) "Luminaire" means the complete lighting unit, including the lamp or other component that produces light and the assembly that holds the lamp, including an assembly housing, a mounting bracket or pole socket, a lamp holder, a ballast, a reflector or mirror, and a refractor or lens.

(8) "Maryland firm" means a business entity that has its principal office or base of operations in the State.

(9) "Nonresident firm" means a business entity that has its principal office or base of operations outside this State.

(10) "Post consumer material" means only those products generated by businesses or consumers which have served their intended uses, and which have been separated or diverted from waste destined for disposal for the purpose of collection for recycling or reuse.

(11) "Product" means goods created by an industrial process or natural means, by hand or with tools, chemical processes, machinery or the like which includes equipment, motor vehicles, and information technology equipment, both hardware and software.

(12) "Recycled paper" means a paper product at least 80 percent of the total weight of which consists of the product of a manufacturing process that:

(a) Has converted a raw material into a valuable commodity; and

(b) Includes a total gross content of post-consumer material of at least 80 percent.

(13) "Restricted uplight luminaire" means a luminaire that:

(a) Except for a 0.5 percent maximum incidental uplight from reflection off mounting hardware, allows no direct light emission above a horizontal plane through the luminaire’s lowest lightemitting part; and

(b) Emits no more than 10 percent of the total direct light emission at or above a vertical angle of 80 degrees.