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LEDs to Get Bigger Share of Market Even as Revenue Drops, Navigant Says

Karen Henry

Industry-wide transformation to LED lighting is picking up steam and is expected to accelerate in the coming years, according to a new report from Navigant Research, “Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets.” Among other things, the speed at which LEDs will replace other types of lighting will be driven by price and policy. While LED   …Continue Reading


New Prudential Tower Receives $1.3M in Energy Efficiency Incentives

Linda Hardesty

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved energy efficiency incentives totaling over $1.3 million for installation of energy conservation technologies at the New Prudential Tower in Newark, NJ. The measures are expected to result in energy savings of $646,898 annually. Viridian Energy and Environmental used the incentives available through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program   …Continue Reading


SustainCo Wins $130,000 Energy Management Contract

Linda Hardesty

SustainCo Solutions & Services was awarded a contract worth over $130,000 by construction company Pomerleau for an energy management and control system for Canadian Forces Base – Halifax (CFB). The energy management and control system will manage the environmental conditions of the CFB building and proactively report any problems to the building operators. The work   …Continue Reading


Streetlight Retrofit in China’s Foshan City Achieves 70% Energy Savings

Karen Henry

The Utilities Department of Nanhai District, Foshan City, China, contracted with Chinese lighting company Guangdong Rongwen Energy Science and Technology to retrofit just over 14,000 LED streetlights, LEDs Magazine reports. Rongwen was tasked with providing a solution that would complement the city’s energy savings program and provide LED product procurement, construction, installation and commissioning, training,   …Continue Reading


Thermal Imaging Detects Energy Problems in Buildings

Linda Hardesty

Essess has developed mobile thermal imaging technology and data analytics to identify and quantify energy losses across millions of buildings. The company says it has raised $10.75 million since its founding in 2011 through investors including Vocap Investment Partners, DFJ Athena, Constellation Technology Ventures, Tamarisc and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The company recently completed   …Continue Reading


Hospital Gets $200,700 Rebate for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Dayton Power & Light awarded the Kettering Health Network an energy efficiency rebate of $200,700  for a project that upgraded the air conditioning system at the Kettering Medical Center campus in Kettering, Ohio. The project, which was implemented by Siemens, installed a Demand Flow chilled water plant optimization control system that upgraded the air conditioning   …Continue Reading


NRG Energy Builds Energy Efficient Headquarters

Linda Hardesty

NRG Energy broke ground for its new grid resilient corporate headquarters in Princeton, NJ, slated to open in 2016. The new building is being developed in collaboration with Boston Properties, which will own the building and sign a 15-year lease with NRG. The three-floor, 130,000-sq-foot headquarters will incorporate, among other technologies: Two on-site solar fields, with   …Continue Reading


NORESCO Wins $43M ESPC with Army

Linda Hardesty

NORESCO won a $43 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for work at the Army’s Fort Jackson combat training center in Columbia, SC. The infrastructure project, which focuses on energy efficiency and water conservation, includes improvements to lighting and upgrades to energy management control systems, central plant facilities and water systems. It will reduce energy   …Continue Reading


EU Aims for Nearly Zero Energy Commercial Buildings by 2019

Karen Henry

The policy landscape for energy efficiency in Europe is among the most stringent in the world. These regulations have contributed to the development of a growing market for energy efficient buildings. At the same time, mandatory changes to country-level building codes are increasing the performance requirements that apply to new construction and major renovations of   …Continue Reading


30% of Industrial Lights Are Too Difficult to Replace

Linda Hardesty

According to Eaton, nearly one-third of all lights in industrial facilities are burnt out, but they’re too high or otherwise difficult to replace. In addition, 34 percent of all electrical incidents at industrial facilities are related to lighting. For these reasons, Eaton created the V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole from its Crouse-Hinds business. The pole enables   …Continue Reading


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