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Want a Green and Energy Conscious Business? Try These Ideas

Ken Silverstein

Companies intent on going green and saving energy should look to their leaders — the ones who are at the top of the organization and who send off signals to both their employees and the general public by the things they do. That’s according to Environmental Protection, an online publication, which says that chief executives   …Continue Reading


Westerly, RI, Making Moves to Improve Municipal Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

Westerly, RI, is using $1.6 million in low interest state loans to transition to LED streetlights and make energy efficiency upgrades to the town hall, the police station and department of public works complex. The Westerly Sun reports that the loans are from the Infrastructure Bank Efficient Building Loan Fund. The fund is administered by the Clean Water   …Continue Reading


RAB Introduces Lightcloud

Carl Weinschenk

RAB Lighting has introduced Lightcloud, a commercial wireless lighting control system that is managed from the cloud. The company says that Lightcloud can cut costs by as much as 68 percent and pay for itself in as little as six months. It uses energy measuring, tracking and reporting to help achieve the savings and payback   …Continue Reading


Revolution Lighting Chosen for Des Moines University LED Upgrade

Carl Weinschenk

Des Moines University has selected Revolution Lighting Technologies for an LED retrofit of its eight campus buildings. The university, which is in the city of the same name in Iowa, is an osteopathic medical and health sciences institution.  The buildings will be outfitted with T8 SEP LED tubes which, the company says, have a return-on-investment   …Continue Reading


AT&T Center Gets LED Makeover

Carl Weinschenk

The AT&T Center in San Antonio – home of the NBA’s Spurs, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and other teams and events – has undergone a $110 million infrastructure and technology renovation, according to LED Inside. Among the upgrades was installation of LED lighting. The arena replaced 500 metal halide lights. The LEDs   …Continue Reading


Cree Extends Line with 3 LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

Cree has added three products to its line of RSW LED Street Luminaires. The new LEDs replace high intensity discharge (HID) lights operating at 70-100W HPS, 150W HPS, 250W HPS and 400W HPS. The new items deliver efficacy of as much as 115 LPW at color temperatures of 3000K or 4000K and a color rendering   …Continue Reading


Lunera Shines a Light on the IoT

Carl Weinschenk

Two ongoing parallel technology transitions are the switch to LED lighting and the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT). The two are very much connected. LEDs, of course, are much more efficient, last longer, are less expensive over the life of the product and produce better light. The IoT will automate how myriad small   …Continue Reading


Schneider Contributes to New T-Mobile Arena

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric this week detailed its work on the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is officially opening today. The company said that it helped design and install a building management system that makes the venue – which is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International – highly automated and energy efficient.   …Continue Reading


EarthTronics Introduces HID Replacement LEDs 

Carl Weinschenk

EarthTronics has introduced what it says is a high lumen, high efficiency line of LEDs that is designed to replace HID lamps for interiors and exteriors in parking garages, site and security lighting, high bay warehouses and fixtures and post lights.   The devices, which offer 50,000 hour life and carry a five year warrantee,   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Touted As Cheaper and Better Than Building New Power Plants

Ken Silverstein

Dubbed as a low-hanging fruit, it appears that energy efficiency has yet to be fully picked, or more accurately, it has yet to become fully ripe as products and services are still getting rolled out. It’s no wonder then that a leading trade group representing such interests is releasing a report saying that it is   …Continue Reading


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