News Updates for the Week of April 2 - Energy Watch News

News Updates for the Week of April 2

1.     PAR Deadline Extended to April 15 – NAED members now have two extra weeks to return their surveys 2012 NAED Performance Analysis Report. Last year, the NAED PAR revealed the typical electrical distributor generated $50.6 million in 2010 sales.
2.      Webcast: Commercial Building Energy Alliances High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification – On April 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the U.S. DOE will host a 90-minute live webcast on a new lighting specification that sets performance requirements for high-efficiency LED and fluorescent troffer products in 2’x4′, 2’x2′, and 1’x4′ configurations. Developed by DOE’s Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEAs), High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification v3.0 was released in February and expands on an earlier version that only addressed 2’x2′ troffers. For more information, or to register, visit:
3.      IES Publishes LM-82 for LED Light Engines and Lamps at Temperature IES has published LM-82-12, the approved method for “Characterization of LED Light Engines and LED Lamps for Electrical and Photometric Properties as a Function of Temperature.” The new standard is designed to establish consistent methods of testing and data presentation to assist luminaire manufacturers in selecting LED light engines and integrated lamps for their luminaire products. The LM-82-12 publication is available at the IES website.
4.   Share Your ESCO InsightsAs the popularity of energy efficiency upgrades continues to rise, NAED members are crossing paths with ESCOs more often. NAED seeks your insights for a new study, probing the opportunities and weaknesses of the distributor-ESCO relationship. Your feedback in this short survey will help them identify best practices and new opportunities for working with these players in the energy-management arena. Sponsored by the NAED Education & Research Foundation’s Channel Advantage Partnership
5.      LEDucation Achieves Record Breaking Year with a 20% Increase in Attendees – Hey Retailers, do you want your products to “wink” at your customers?With LED accent lighting that what it does.  That’s what I learned at LEDucation. The Designers Lighting Forum of New York announced that LEDucation 6 accomplished its most successful event to date with a record breaking crowd of over 2,000 attendees.  With extended exhibitor hours and an expanded exhibit hall, LEDucation 6 provided attendees the opportunity to view the latest innovations, technology and products from a sold out exhibit hall of 92+ leading manufacturers from across the world.Attendees enjoyed seminars from industry leading professionals as well.For more information:
6.      DesignLights™ Consortium Qualified Products List – The DLC qualified products list is a resource for program administrators, to help them decide which solid state lighting products to include in their energy efficiency promotions. Their primary reference tool for SSLs is ENERGY STAR, however the regional list fills in gaps in categories which ENERGY STAR does not include. DOE’s ENERGY STAR team is working in cooperation with DLC to develop the Qualified Products List (QPL) and procedures. The Members expect the products from their QPL will eventually be incorporated into the ENERGY STAR list once corresponding categories are added.  Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) manages their website.
      7.      NLB Offers Residential Lighting Design GuideThe comprehensive Residential Lighting Design Guide is now available free from the National Lighting Bureau. Developed by the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), the guide is a resource of best practices and lighting designs applicable nationwide. It provides a technology overview of high-efficacy luminaires, switching controls, sensors, and dimmers and also includes diagrams of several spaces found in typical U.S. homes.
8.      Global Energy-Efficient Lighting Technology Market by Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Application and Geography (2011- 2016) – The field of lighting has witnessed remarkable technology improvements in the past few years, especially in the area of CFL and solid state lighting. A Research and Markets report covers the key energy-efficient lighting technologies and the in-depth energy-efficiency lighting market on the basis of correlated color temperature (CCT). The report also covers all the major products, applications, ingredients, and submarkets under each of these technologies. They have conducted an exhaustively geographic analysis for the major regional markets, viz. the U.S, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (ROW). For more information:
9.     Johnson Controls Helps Miller Park Earn LEED Certification Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers since 2001, has been recognized as the first stadium with a retractable roof and the third Major League Baseball stadium overall to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified in the category of Existing Building Operations and Maintenance. Johnson Controls is the facility manager for the stadium and coordinated the LEED process. 3/29 PRNewswire via COMTEX
10. $30 Million in Incentives Available for Energy Efficiency Projects Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced today that more than $30 million in rebates and incentives are available this year to business customers for qualifying energy-efficiency projects. The announcement was made at SoCalGas’ annual Business Expo in Pomona, Calif., where over 300 business representatives learned how they could save energy and money through the utility’s programs and latest green technologies. 3/29 /PRNewswire
11.Bulb Maker TCP Plans Initial Public Offering – An initial public offering is in the works for Shanghai, China-based TCP International Holdings.The company hopes to raise $100 million through an offering of its common stock, according to a TCP filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. TCP sales were $281 million in 2011, a decline of 2%. 3/27 HCN
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