Put Safety First in LED Installations

Carl Weinschenk

LEDs may seem less dangerous than legacy lighting because they don’t run as hot. That doesn’t mean, however, that great care isn’t necessary.

HVAC/Lighting Controller from Acuity Brands

Carl Weinschenk

Acuity Brands has introduced the nLight ECLYPSE controller, which combines digital lighting and HVAC controls in a single platform. The platform provides building managers with the ability to configure, monitor and control systems through a single intuitive interface, the company says. The system, which uses the BACnet/IP protocol, is based on the ECLYPSE platform by   …Continue Reading

BoA: Carbon Neutral by 2020

Carl Weinschenk

The Bank of America said that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. The company said that it will reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by half, energy use by 40 percent and water use by 45 percent in its worldwide operations. The company, in a move similar to one announced last week by General   …Continue Reading

Raleigh Convention Center Saves Via LED Retrofit

Carl Weinschenk

American City & County offers a case study of a lighting retrofit at The Raleigh Convention Center. The facility hosts 440,000 visitors and 250 to 300 events annually. Graybar previously had upgraded the lights to its underground area. The more recent upgrade was to the exhibit hall. Graybar worked though the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing   …Continue Reading

Shining a Light on LED Technology

Tony Johnson

Remember 2013? Back then, we counseled our lighting retrofit clients and worked closely with utilities nationwide to find that exact “right time” for them to make the jump to LED lighting technology. Fast forward three years and we’re well past that crucial point where LED’s price and performance converged. Today, a variety of affordable, quality   …Continue Reading

The Smart Building Landscape is Evolving Quickly

Carl Weinschenk

Smart building technology is complex, but the bottom line is clear: The opportunities to cut costs and improve building performance are growing

Ameresco Upgrading 2 NRC Facilities

Carl Weinschenk

Ameresco said this week that it is partnering with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on a $3.9 million (Canadian) energy efficiency and facility renewal project. The goal is to upgrade the NRC’s research facilities in Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John’s. The company says that the project is expected to result in annual   …Continue Reading

Revolution, TNT Energy and Tri-State LEDs Get Nod in CT

Carl Weinschenk

Revolution Lighting Technologies, TNT Energy and Tri-State LED have been named program contractors in Eversource’s Small Business Energy Advantage (SBEA) program in Connecticut. The program is designed to help businesses in the state with peak energy demand of less than 200 kW per month to save money with energy efficiency turnkey solutions. TNT Energy and   …Continue Reading

The Lighting Challenges of Indoor Horticulture

Carl Weinschenk

Energy managers working in indoor horticultural settings face unique challenges in creating environments that optimize growth without breaking the budget.

Holland, MI: Smart Lights for Parks

Carl Weinschenk

Holland, MI is installing Limelight’s TwistHDM wireless lighting control system to manage the LEDs in the city’s seven parks. The move is seen as helping Holland become a smart city. The TwistHDM system features occupancy sensors that will dim lights in the parks when they are vacant or when the sun is shining. The system   …Continue Reading