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DOE Invests $6M to Support Building Energy Efficiency

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. The projects will generate data, case studies and information intended to help commercial building owners adopt new energy efficient technologies, including advanced ventilation, building energy use optimization software,   …Continue Reading

City Reduces Sports Field Lighting Fixtures by 50%

Linda Hardesty

City leaders in Vestavia Hills, Ala., report that replacement of outdated lighting with highly efficient illumination at the city’s sports fields, pool and tennis courts is generating a nearly 50 percent decrease in energy usage. Leaders anticipate that the more efficient lighting systems could potentially reduce maintenance costs by up to $5,000 a month. Prior   …Continue Reading

Stage Stores Hires for Lighting Maintenance, Electrical Services

Linda Hardesty

Action Services Group, a US lighting maintenance and electrical services company, won a contract with Stage Stores for interior lighting maintenance for three of its retail brands: Bealls, Goody’s and Peebles with store locations across the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The on-demand   …Continue Reading

Financing Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: Creative Options

Jennifer Hermes

Energy efficiency has become a proven way of reducing costs and improving profits in commercial facilities. From lighting retrofits –including the rapid adoption of LED lighting – to HVAC upgrades to window replacements, energy efficiency improvements often pay for themselves fairly quickly. The issue is that you need to pay for these projects before they   …Continue Reading

Revolution Lighting Partners with Ganga Hospitality

Linda Hardesty

Revolution Lighting Technologies entered into a strategic distribution partnership with Ganga Hospitality, a provider of equipment and financing to hotels, hospitals, gas stations and convenience stores. The partnership will expand the distribution of Revolution Lighting’s LED lighting products into Ganga’s existing base of more than 12,000 customers. As part of the partnership, Ganga will deploy   …Continue Reading

NHL Venue Features LED Lighting System

Karen Henry

PNC Arena—home to the Carolina Hurricanes—will unveil a new Show-Light Green LED system at its preseason opener on September 21. PNC Arena is the first US National Hockey League arena to feature LED lighting. The Centennial Authority has partnered with Musco Lighting to install the system. The lighting system will feature optically enhanced fixtures, which   …Continue Reading

Savings from Daylight Harvesting Varies with Occupancy

Linda Hardesty

Daylight harvesting reduces lighting energy consumption by using natural light to offset electric light in perimeter workspaces. A study of five federal buildings found that daylight harvesting provided an average annual energy savings of 27 percent. However, the study found increased savings from occupancy control left little room for savings from daylight harvesting. GSA’s Green   …Continue Reading

Ottawa Arena Projects 70% Energy Savings with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Ephesus Lighting has been selected to retrofit the 19,153-seat Canadian Tire Centre, home of Canada’s National Hockey League Ottawa Senators, with Ephesus LED lights. Ephesus was selected after facility operators conducted an extensive side-by-side test with three other lighting companies offering LED systems. Canadian Tire Centre will replace its metal halide system with the Arena 600   …Continue Reading

Device Plugs Into Streetlights to Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

Muni-Fed Energy has delivered 1,300 LiteOwl energy-savings devices for streetlights to the City of Moreno Valley, Calif. The LiteOwl sits atop any standard Cobra-style lighting fixture that has a standard NEMA socket for a photocell. The LiteOwl is placed between the fixture and the photocell, no tools needed. When the lamp is activated, the LiteOwl   …Continue Reading

Energy Savings Project Saves Kentucky School District $75K

Karen Henry

Ameresco has started an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) project with the Bath County Board of Education in Kentucky. The $1.88 million project is expected to save the school district nearly $75,000 annually in energy and operational costs. It includes traditional and non-traditional energy conservation measures across seven facilities, spanning 295,735 square feet. As part   …Continue Reading

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