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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


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


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


LED Panel Light Replaces Fluorescents

Linda Hardesty

VOLT Lighting added a line of edge-lit LED panel lights to provide an energy-saving replacement for outdated fluorescent lighting. In addition to energy savings, the LEDs provide illumination that is more diffuse and evenly distributed. Another benefit is that, unlike fluorescents, these LED panels can be dimmed. The LED panels have the same width and   …Continue Reading


Standard 189.1-2014 Now Available via ASHRAE

Linda Hardesty

New requirements to further reduce energy of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, addresses energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, among other   …Continue Reading


Scotland Grocery Store Completes Energy Saving Retrofit

Karen Henry

Scotmid Co-operative unveiled its new energy saving store in Moredun in Edinburgh, Scotland, hailing it as one of the first major sustainability retrofits in the UK. Scotmid Moredun has been outfitted with a range of technologies to reduce energy consumption, including a building management system that uses real-time data to make efficient use of lighting,   …Continue Reading


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