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Wisconsin Schools Use Energy Savings Guarantees

Karen Henry

A change in Wisconsin state law that allows school districts to borrow outside of their revenue caps for energy efficiency projects is helping budget-strapped schools to make facility improvements while increasing their energy efficiency at the same time, according to an article in the Fon du Lac Reporter. Facility maintenance is often the first thing   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Secures $5.3M in Prop 39 Funding

Karen Henry

The California Energy Commission has approved $5.3 million in Proposition 39 funding for Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. The funding—the largest Prop 39 allocation to date—is part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to implement energy efficiency projects at the district’s four high schools. Hacienda La Puente USD has partnered with Schneider Electric   …Continue Reading


Curved LED Reduces Glare on Computer Screens

Linda Hardesty

Alera Lighting launched the Curv LED to reduce electronic screen glare from lighting in work environments. The Curv LED’s indirect distribution places light on ceilings and walls, minimizing reflections on the glossy screens of laptops, tablets and smartphones. The fixture’s curve-shaped housing is designed to wrap around an inner die cast plate at each end.   …Continue Reading


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City leaders in Vestavia Hills, Ala., report that replacement of outdated lighting with highly efficient illumination at the city’s sports fields, pool and tennis courts is generating a nearly 50 percent decrease in energy usage.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


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