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Kimco Spends $8M to Upgrade Shopping Center Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Kimco Realty, a publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood shopping centers, is embarking on a nationwide program to reduce energy consumption of its exterior lighting. The Illumi-Nation program will first launch in Kimco’s Western region. The company plans to invest about $8 million over the next year to overhaul lighting systems at more than   …Continue Reading


Civilight Releases LED Portfolio for North America

Linda Hardesty

Civilight North America is now in volume production with its portfolio of LED lamps for the North American market. These LED lamps were initially developed for the European market. Civilight’s products are offered in three series – Architectural, Professional and Commercial. Civilight offers six standard lamp families, and within these families, it offers three series. MR16   …Continue Reading


Redmond to Save $100,000 Annually with ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The city of Redmond, Ore., hired Ameresco for a comprehensive $1.2 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to address energy efficiency in 11 city buildings. As part of the project, Ameresco conducted an energy audit on more than 272,000 square feet of building space and identified energy conservation measures that it will design, construct, commission   …Continue Reading


Cornell Converts 10 Sports Facilities to LED

Linda Hardesty

Cornell University selected Ephesus Lighting to install its LEDs at 12 indoor facilities, including 10 sports venues, at the school’s Ithaca, NY campus. The project, commencing throughout the 2014-15 academic year, will require only 612 Ephesus LED fixtures to replace the 750+ metal halide fixtures currently in use. The conversion to the maintenance-free system is   …Continue Reading


Energy and Water Efficiency for Restaurants

Mark Masterson

Americans, unfortunately, are a wasteful culture. According to the USDA, food waste from stores, restaurants, and homes topped an estimated 133 billion pounds of food, about 30-40% of the entire food supply. That’s not just an environmental problem, it’s a social problem. For restaurateurs, it’s also an economic one. That’s why some restaurants are turning   …Continue Reading


Fuel Cells Power Shopping Mall

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy will power the 1.3 million-sq-foot Danbury Fair Mall in Connecticut with a 750 kW Bloom Energy fuel cell system. Bloom is working with Macerich real estate investment trust, which owns the shopping center. The project was financed in partnership with Washington Gas Energy Systems and the Connecticut Low-emission Renewable Energy Certificate Program. The Danbury   …Continue Reading


College Gets $400,000 in Guaranteed Annual Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., has signed an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Schneider Electric to help the institution save nearly $400,000 in energy costs annually over 15 years. The university anticipates an additional $400,000 in utility incentives to offset campus-wide upgrades across its building, lighting, water and mechanical systems. The   …Continue Reading


Cree SC5 Technology Platform Doubles LED Light Output

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its new SC5 Technology Platform with Extreme High Power (XHP) LEDs can reduce system costs by up to 40 percent in most lighting applications. The SC5 Technology Platform doubles the lumens out of a single LED and significantly reduces thermal, mechanical and optical costs at the system level. It is built on Cree’s   …Continue Reading


Noribachi Completes Lighting Retrofit for TSA

Linda Hardesty

Noribachi completed one of the largest LED retrofit projects of an existing building in the US for the 29-year-old Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters. The TSA project was a three-year, four-phase project focused on its 550,000-sq-foot building and parking garage. The agency is on track to save $550,000 in 2014 electrical expenses, which exceeds forecasts, due   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Saves Ohio School District $500K

Karen Henry

The Medina City School District in Ohio has saved more than $500,000 so far this year—or 43 percent over last year—due to its energy conservation program, Cleveland.com reports. The school district took advantage of Ohio House Bill 264, which allows school districts to borrow a limited amount of money for energy efficiency improvements without having   …Continue Reading


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