News Updates for the Week of November 4 - Energy Watch News

News Updates for the Week of November 4

1.      ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 Now The National Energy StandardOn October 18, 2013, all states were required by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to put in place a commercial building energy code at least as stringent as the 2010 version of the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 energy standard. States are expected to adopt 90.1-2010 in whole or in part; adopt the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (which references 90.1 as an alternate compliance standard); or, like California, develop their own unique code. Purchase the 2010 standard in the organization’s online bookstore:
2.      Bright Lights, Big City: NYC Swapping All 250,000 Street Lights to LEDNew York City will be seen in a whole new light over the next few years, as an effort to switch 6,000 miles of streets and 12,000 miles of sidewalks to LED street lights continues.Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced all of the city’s 250,000 street lights will be changed over to light-emitting diodes in a four-year initiative. In addition to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, LEDs have been installed along the FDR Drive, along Central Park’s pedestrian paths and on the “necklace” lights that adorn the cables of East River bridges, according to the city.The initiative is expected to be the largest LED retrofit in the country, according to the city. 
3.      Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings – Energy-efficient lighting technologies, including LED lighting and digital control systems, and design strategies that increase visual comfort and productivity are discussed in plain language, and examined in a straightforward way to give the reader, whether an architect, interior designer, engineer, building trades professional, or student a broad understanding of the art and science of energy-efficient quality lighting. Order the book at:
4.      IALD Enlighten Americas 2014 Call For Presentations – 16-18 October 2014, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa San Diego, CA.International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) The Enlighten Americas 2014 program will follow a three-track system, featuring courses in the ART, SCIENCE and PROFESSIONAL TOOLS tracks.Seeking experts to present at Enlighten Americas 2014.
5.      Cree, Philips Lumileds, and Luminus Devices eExtend COB LED Technology All made recent chip-on-board (COB) LED technology announcements that in aggregate span increased lumen output in both small and large LED packages. Cree announced a brighter LED with a 23-mm light-emitting surface(LES) and a new 30-mm part in the CXA family. Lumileds announced a 10% gain in performance across its entire COB line. And Luminus Devices entered the COB segment for the first time with its Xnova family charting a new path to serve general solid-state lighting (SSL) applications.
6.      Leviton Acquires JCC Advanced Lighting – JCC Advanced Lighting, a United Kingdom (UK)-based leader in LED lighting suitable for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications. The acquisition establishes Leviton in the UK market and affords the company growth opportunities internationally. Integrating JCC’s energy efficient LED lighting into Leviton’s smart solutions provides a unique opportunity to develop the next generation of intelligent design. Through the work of the combined companies, customers will be able to receive even more efficient lighting solutions, including the incorporation of occupancy sensors and dimmers to help achieve nearly 50 percent energy savings when compared to typical installation.
7.      Complimentary Access to Advanced Lighting Guidelines (ALG) Online – ALG Online is the former Advanced Lighting Guidelines taken to the web, developed by the nonprofit New Buildings Institute. It is written and updated by expert lighting industry professionals for practicing professionals and provides a comprehensive, one-stop resource for lighting basics and efficiency, design guidance, real-life applications, lighting technologies and more.
8.      This Little LED of Mine – Manufacturers concede that early versions of the compact fluorescents did not meet expectations for light quality and longevity. Despite advances that have improved their performance, consumers still tick off a host of complaints about the squiggly bulbs: They take time to light up, they do not dim smoothly, they don’t fit with clip-on shades and, worst of all, they cast a harsh and unflattering light. They also contain mercury, raising concerns about breakage and disposal. LEDs offer a different proposition.11/01 NY Times
      9.    Obituary: Lutron’s John McKiernan Passes Away It is with great sadness that I report the passing on Monday, Oct. 21 of my very good friend John F. McKiernan, 79, Lutron’s Vice Chairman of the Board.  He was a fun guy with the gift most Irishman have, that is to tell the best stories.Best nights of my life were spent with John and his other Irish buddy Jack Briody.  They were truly unique and I miss them terribly…In the obituary published in Pennsylvania’s Morning Call newspaper, he died peacefully in his home after a courageous battle with myleofibrosis:
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