2020 LED

Designing with the best lighting technology for an improved built environment.

2020 LED provides comprehensive lighting solutions for a wide variety of commercial uses including offices, education, health care, hospitalityindustrial, and agriculture. Our collaborative process enables us to investigate key design factors and technology options before deciding on the approach that provides the best fit for your specific project.

Our understanding of energy efficiency incentive programs results in optimizing of rebates for our clients, while delivering higher performance (efficacy, efficiency, and control) than traditional lighting systems. Up to 70% of the total LED lighting cost can be paid by utility rebates.

2020 Net Zero Energy, LLC, doing business as 2020 LED, was formed by 2020 ENGINEERING, Inc. in 2012 to deliver efficient and healthy lighting solutions. 2020 ENGINEERING has been providing innovative and sustainable professional engineering services since 1995.


What is tunability?

Tunable LED lighting controls allow users to adjust both the Kelvin color temperature of the light output color and the light intensity. Room lighting can be shifted from relaxing “warm” yellow light to activating “cool” white light or to "bright" white-blue spectrum. Research studies indicate that the effective use of Kelvin changing and light dimming controls can contribute to increased mental focus, improved visual acuity, reduced anxiety, and a decrease in sleep disorders.

Why LEDs?

Many benefits of LED lighting

This video explains the many unique benefits of LED lighting. Courtesy of our Strategic Partner PlanLED.

LED light mimics natural light, improving workplace, health care, and learning environments

  • Light spectrum color choices – options range from warm to cool to bright in each tunable fixture
  • Spectrally enhanced lighting in schools, health care, offices and other learning/working environments has been found to provide:
    • reduced stress and anxiety
    • improved health and energy
    • increased performance and academic achievement
  • Save money on utility bills - Life cycle cost benefits include decreased energy consumption, reduced demand on power grid with lower demand charges, and reduced maintenance expense due to the long life of LEDs.
  • Dimmable and adjustable light color controls - increases occupant comfort and brain health
  • Adjustable task lighting – individual control provides user satisfaction
  • No hazardous mercury, cadmium, lead or PCBs - improves indoor environmental quality
  • No UV radiation – will not damage fabrics, artwork or stored food
  • No flicker – eliminates seizures, stress and headaches for sensitive occupants
  • Unbreakable plastic, non glass parts – safety for occupants & maintenance staff


We help organizations invest in LED technology efficiently and economically.


2020 LED provides Design-Build lighting installation or retrofits as a general contractor.

Our designers, energy managers, professional engineers and electricians provide complete LED lighting service including:
  1. Initial lighting assessment (with existing illumination mapping)
  2. Custom designed LED lighting plan:
  3. High-quality LED lighting products:
  4. LED lighting system installation (certified electricians, permits and commissioning)
  5. Safe disposal / recycling of existing fixtures and toxic mercury fluorescents.
  6. Utility rebate funding (based on energy efficiency savings - up to 70%)
  7. Project financing options (with potential no “first cost”)




  • Office
  • Healthcare
  • Schools
  • Library
  • Multifamily
  • Museum
  • Retail
  • Cold Storage
  • Warehouse


  • Parking Lot
  • Parking Garage
  • Walkways
  • Landscapes
  • Sports


  • Greenhouses
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquaponics
  • Algaculture



  • ALL
  • commercial
  • office
  • school
  • warehouse



Powered by a lifelong commitment to innovation and collaboration.

Mark Buehrer


Mark is a professional engineer, author, inventor and the founder and director of 2020 ENGINEERING and 2020 Net Zero Energy (dba 2020 LED). Since 1995, 2020 ENGINEERING has been at the forefront of the research and development of sustainable methods, systems, and infrastructures that reduce capital and operating costs, recycle and reduce material consumption and waste, restore and protect ecological systems, and create and maintain healthy communities.

Mark was a Founding Board Member of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI created the Living Building Challenge) and is a current board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council. Mark is a member of the Human Centric Lighting Committee and has over 30 years of engineering design and construction experience.

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Please contact us for a free assessment and estimate on qualified projects. We can discuss how we can help you save energy and operating costs, and improve the health of the occupants in your commercial environment through the use of LED lighting.

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2020 LED

phone: 360.671.2020