New NEMA Framework Predicts Energy Savings from Lighting Systems

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 79-2018 Predicted Energy Savings from Lighting Systems, a new white paper that includes a framework used to gauge the effectiveness of different lighting control methods. “While the potential to save energy

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MAXLITE LED MARQUEE LAMPS LIGHT TEMPE BRIDGES

Ted Magazine WEST CALDWELL, N.J. — With their strings of lights spanning nearly 150 feet long, the Mill Avenue Bridges in Tempe comprise one of Arizona’s most beautiful and recognizable landmarks. The two bridges provide passage for millions of motorists,

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Stakeholders Make Progress on LED Lighting Horticulture Standards

In recent years, LED lighting for horticulture applications, in particular plant-growth research and production in the controlled environment, has dramatically increased. The benefits of using LEDs for energy savings and performance improvement have been quickly recognized by researchers, plant growers,

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Next up in Energy Efficiency – California Believes Steep Gains Possible by Dian Grueneich

In January, Gov. Jerry Brown announced a goal for Californians to double through 2030 the planned level of savings from energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings. The good news is that advances in information technology, data analytics, communications, sensors and

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NEMA Urges Senate Action on Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the legislation, first introduced in 2011, to stimulate greater energy efficiency across the U.S. economy. According to the Energy Information Agency, the combined annual energy costs for U.S. commercial buildings and

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BGE Achieves Significant Energy Savings Milestones of $2 Billion through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) suite of offerings are intended to help customers reduce energy usage and demand in support of EmPOWER Maryland’s goal of a 15 percent per capita reduction in energy consumption by 2015, and the smart

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DOE Releases Latest Report on Energy Savings from LED Lighting

Entitled Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications it provides a comprehensive overview of the expected path of LED lighting adoption within the U.S. and estimates the resulting energy savings out to year 2030, and has been

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Acuity Brands, Inc. Outdoor LED Lighting Helps Wisconsin Healthcare Provider to Achieve Sustainability and Energy Savings Goals

ThedaCare(TM) health system selected outdoor LED lighting from Acuity Brands, Inc. AYI -1.60% to address safety, energy and maintenance concerns at two of its leading campuses. Sixty high-performance D-Series LED luminaires from Lithonia Lighting(R) were installed in parking areas to

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University Funds Campus Improvements with Energy Savings

Johnson Controls will help the University of Akron cut the energy consumed across campus and reinvest those savings into university upgrades. Overall, the 15-year contract is projected to result in more than $58 million through streamlined operational and energy savings.

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Precision-Paragon Publishes Retrofit Guide

Lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] has published a guide to help building owners and lighting professionals identify and maximize potential sources of energy savings. The 21-page publication, “6 Steps to Getting the Most From Every Lighting Retrofit,” is available for free

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Grissom Air Reserve Base Paves Way for Energy Savings

Grissom Air Reserve Base Paves Way for Energy Savings – The U.S. Department of Defense has an annual energy budget of approximately $20 billion, which accounts for nearly 80 percent of the federal government’s total energy consumption.  U.S. military bases

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South Bend, IN Energy Office Racks Up Savings

The Energy Office has helped facilitate more than 30 energy projects in the community, resulting in about $17 million in executed and anticipated energy savings through 2021. Among other things, the office has helped upgrade the lighting system in the

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Lakewood, WA May Switch To LED Streetlights

Lakewood, WA is considering replacement of its roughly 3,000 streetlights, exchanging the familiar orange glow for the blue hue cast by LED lights. The project is estimated to cost around $2 million. Preliminary estimates show the city could save roughly

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Philips Introduces ‘Lighting as a Service’

While the model is commonly used to finance building retrofits, Philips will pay the upfront costs of installation and be compensated through a performance contract–the energy savings the retrofit produces. In Washington, DC, Philips will upgrade over 13,000 lighting fixtures in all

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News Updates for the Week of September 30

1.      How the ESCO Market for Efficiency Can Continue Expanding – Energy savings contracts could be worth $15 billion by the end of the decade. Performance-based contracts have been a boon to the energy efficiency industry. Since 1990, U.S. ESCOs

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News Updates for the Week of June 24

1.      ACEEE: Energy Efficiency Still Cheaper Than New Generation – Energy efficiency programs continue to be the lowest-cost resource for utilities. Efficiency programs cost around 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, compared with 7 cents and more for new generation, the organization

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News Updates for the Week of May 6

1.      The Path to 80 Percent Market Share for LED Lights – Increased competition, steady cost reductions and improved technology performance are putting the LED lighting industry on a path to securing an 80 percent market share for lighting by

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News Updates for the Week of December 10

1.      The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on 11/28, 66 cutting-edge research projects selected by the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to receive a total of

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News Updates for the Week of April 9

1.      New World Trade Center Serves as Model for Urban Energy Efficiency – In the wake of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center (WTC) on Sept. 11, 2001, New York City officials and building planners set out

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