Synergistic Buildings and the Rise of IoT by Michael C. Skurla

IoT applications will bubble up as the static world of ‘cold data’ transitions to actionable ‘hot data’. Leaving Light + Building this year, two things were clear to me. First, smart is a prefix the lighting industry has embraced. Second,

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EarthTronics Introduces New LED Troffer Series

EarthTronics launched the company’s new line of contemporary LED Troffers, the LED Troffer Series for healthcare, office, retail and other commercial applications for retrofit and new construction projects. The company designed the LED Troffer Series for installation in 2’x2’ and

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2018 Nonresidential Construction Forecast: Positive Growth

The U.S. economy grew by 2.5% in 2017, outpacing 2016, and is expected to produce similar growth in 2018. A major contributor to the economy is construction, and the outlook for construction spending in 2018 overall is positive, particularly nonresidential.

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2018 Construction Outlook Overall

Things are positive with no surprises. We’re at full employment. Inflation is in check. The stock market is confident. Personal and disposable income is up, as is personal savings. Dodge Data & Analytics predicts total U.S. construction starts in 2018

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Trump Likely to Be a Plus for the Construction Industry

The election of Donald J. Trump appears to be a welcome development for the U.S. construction industry, according to forecasters at Dodge Data & Analytics. With his background and experience in construction and real estate development, President-elect Trump understands the

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IES Updates Roadway Lighting to ANSI/IES RP-8-14

Recommended Practice for Roadway Lighting, RP-8-14, in accordance with ANSI consensus-based procedures. The primary purpose of this Recommended Practice is to serve as the basis for design of fixed lighting for roadways, and streets, including pedestrian and adjacent bikeways when

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OSHA to Update Standards Covering Electric-Power Generation and Distribution

The last time OSHA issued regulations for the construction of transmission and distribution installations, gasoline was 55 cents a gallon and “Deep Throat” was the talk of Washington and Hollywood. Earlier this week, the agency announced that it plans to

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Construction Booms In 2014′s First Two Months

Government data out yesterday shows an 8.9% upturn in construction put-in-place (“construction spending”) in Jan-Feb 14 vs. Jan-Feb 13. Notes: RESIDENTIAL — was $46.7 billion of the two-month (private) total of $128B — 36.5% POWER and MANUFACTURING — together, these

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News Updates for the Week of October 7

1.      2013 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting – Cancelled Due to the Government Shutdown – 2.      $10 LED Price War Heats Up the Lighting Market – Earlier this year, Cree dropped the price of its 40-watt equivalent (6-watt) warm-white LED

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News Updates for the Week of January 28

1.      America’s Top 5 Energy-Efficient Football Stadiums – With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, it seems like an ideal time to take a look at how the football industry is advancing energy efficiency. Here are America’s Most Energy-Efficient NFL Stadiums:

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