Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading

SCS Provides LEDs to AZ Stores in Arizona

Carl Weinschenk

SCS Energy Solutions Corporation’s lighting division has replaced fluorescent and HID interior and exterior lighting with solar state LEDs at 25 locations of the AZ convenience store/gas station chain. SCS also provided a more efficient approach for lighting of beverage and freezer coolers and merchandise displays, according to the company. The press release says that   …Continue Reading

Tracking the Exciting World of Solar Energy Research

Carl Weinschenk

Technologies scientists and engineers are developing today won’t have an immediate impact. But energy managers should understand that big changes are not too far off.

Lighting Sector: 4% CAGR Through 2020

Carl Weinschenk

A new TechNavio report analyzing the professional luminaire sector predicts that the sector will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 4 percent through 2020. The growth, the report says, will be driven by urbanization and industrialization. Lighting, which consumes about 20 percent of global electricity, has led governments to focus on energy   …Continue Reading

Santa Clarita, CA, Upgrading Schools

Carl Weinschenk

The William S. Hart Union School District, which serves Santa Clarita, CA, has contracted with Alliance Buildings Solutions for an energy efficiency upgrade project. Home Town Station reports that the deal covers lighting, heating, HVAC and advanced battery storage at several locations in the district. Payment is through Proposition 39, a voter-approved measure that allocates   …Continue Reading

The DesignLights Consortium Amps Up its Networking Initiatives

Carl Weinschenk

Most people agree that networked LEDs are a good thing. Getting there isn’t easy, however. The DLC aims to help.

LEDs are Good. Smart Lights are Better

Carl Weinschenk

Smart lighting goes way beyond simple LEDs by providing actionable data on building performance. The next step is for facilities to use the technology to deeply integrate with the municipal and residential sectors.

RI Financing Projects in 6 Communities

Carl Weinschenk

The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has named the communities that will get its first awards. The Providence Journal says $17.2 million will be provided by the government program for projects in Cranston, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, West Warwick and Westerly. The projects, the story says, will create 263 jobs and lead to energy savings totally more than   …Continue Reading

Technology Evolves – And So Do Incentive and Grant Programs

Carl Weinschenk

Delaware has upgraded a key energy efficiency grant program. The goals are to increase the sophistication of elements that deal with LEDs and help businesses see the broader energy efficiency landscape.

Decorative LED from GlacialLight

Carl Weinschenk

GlacialPower’s dimmable 35W CFD06DA-35 is a ceiling light with an optional decorative LED color ring that can be surface- or suspension-mounted. GlacialPower, which is a division of GlacialTech, said that the light is suitable for a wide range of commercial and consumer applications. There are three configurations of the light: The GFD06DA-35WW has a 3000K   …Continue Reading