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Corpus Christi Receives Incentive for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

The Corpus Christi City Council received a check for $87,071 from the American Electric Power (AEP) Texas CitySmart Program, which offers financial incentives based on the total amount of energy that improvements save. Corpus Christi worked with McKinstry to implement a number of improvements to city buildings as a part of the Corpus Christi Energy   …Continue Reading


Jet Manufacturer Saves 90% on Lighting Energy with LED System

Linda Hardesty

Dassault Falcon Jet has deployed the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System across its distribution center in Little Ferry, New Jersey, saving 90 percent on lighting-related energy. With the lighting system, Dassault Falcon Jet will reduce the facility’s annual energy consumption from 610,677 kWh to 62,809 kWh, cutting roughly $53,691 from the annual energy bills. It   …Continue Reading


High-Rise Restrooms Hold Energy Saving Opportunities

Karen Henry

Understanding the schedule for hot water, exhaust fans and lighting systems and matching system operation to building occupancy is the first step toward improving energy efficiency in commercial restrooms, according to an article in Highrisefacilities.com. Restrooms in high-rise commercial buildings are often overlooked when it comes to energy savings, but there are a number of opportunities   …Continue Reading


Des Moines Gets First Net-Zero Commercial Building

Karen Henry

MODUS, an engineering design firm based in Des Moines, Iowa, has transformed a century-year-old warehouse into the city’s first net-zero office building, Engineering.com reports. The $17 million renovation project includes $2 million in energy efficiency upgrades. The facility, located in the city’s historic Market District, is powered by a 189 kW solar car canopy array   …Continue Reading


Acuity Brands Acquires Indoor Location Software Company

Linda Hardesty

Acuity Brands acquired the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights of ByteLight, a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting. Acuity Brands says the combination of ByteLight’s indoor positioning technology with Acuity Brands’ communication-enabled drivers and LED lighting platforms provides retailers with a method of delivering digital content to shoppers and associates   …Continue Reading


NJ School District Hires Honeywell for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Lower Cape May Regional School District in New Jersey announced an energy savings improvement program with New Jersey-based Honeywell. The program features a mix of conservation measures and equipment upgrades at the Lower Cape May Regional High School, Richard M. Teitelman Middle School and ancillary district buildings. The program is expected to reduce the district’s   …Continue Reading


San Antonio Macy’s Store Showcases Better Buildings Challenge Measures

Linda Hardesty

Through the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, Macy’s has committed to reduce its energy use by 20 percent across its entire building portfolio by 2020. At Macy’s Better Buildings Challenge showcase project in San Antonio, Texas, the retailer has reduced the store’s electricity use by 30 percent by replacing over 1,100 accent lights with LED lamps   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency in Food Service Businesses

Mark Masterson

When you are the owner or manager of a food service business, using less energy for day-to-day operations becomes an important consideration. Food service businesses use almost two-and-a-half times more energy than other businesses. Concerns about sustainability and climate change have helped to turn the focus toward energy efficiency in all businesses, especially food service.   …Continue Reading


$8M Upgrades Save Montana State More Than $400,000 Annually

Linda Hardesty

Montana State University says its first energy savings performance contract (ESPC), which was performed by McKinstry, has exceeded the guaranteed energy savings by more than 15 percent. After an intensive energy audit in 2010 laid out numerous opportunities for utility savings, McKinstry’s Bozeman team began work on the $8 million project in 2013. McKinstry guaranteed   …Continue Reading


Cree LED Module Delivers 125 Lumens-per-Watt Efficacy

Linda Hardesty

Cree introduced the LMH2+ LED module, delivering 30 percent better performance than the previous generation in the same form factor. Providing efficacy of 125 lumens per watt with color-quality greater than 90 CRI, the LMH2+ LED module allows lighting manufacturers to achieve a system efficacy of 100 lumens-per-watt with high light quality. The efficacy of   …Continue Reading