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LED Panel Light Replaces Fluorescents

Linda Hardesty

VOLT Lighting added a line of edge-lit LED panel lights to provide an energy-saving replacement for outdated fluorescent lighting. In addition to energy savings, the LEDs provide illumination that is more diffuse and evenly distributed. Another benefit is that, unlike fluorescents, these LED panels can be dimmed. The LED panels have the same width and   …Continue Reading


Standard 189.1-2014 Now Available via ASHRAE

Linda Hardesty

New requirements to further reduce energy of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, addresses energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, among other   …Continue Reading


Scotland Grocery Store Completes Energy Saving Retrofit

Karen Henry

Scotmid Co-operative unveiled its new energy saving store in Moredun in Edinburgh, Scotland, hailing it as one of the first major sustainability retrofits in the UK. Scotmid Moredun has been outfitted with a range of technologies to reduce energy consumption, including a building management system that uses real-time data to make efficient use of lighting,   …Continue Reading


Texas Wesleyan Spends $6.2M for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth is undergoing a campus-wide infrastructure project to reduce energy use. The $6.2 million project is self-funded and will save the university more than $12 million over the next 15 years. The upgrades are expected to also save more than 7.2 million kWh per year. Brian Franks, executive director for facilities   …Continue Reading


Cox Media Saves 20% on Energy

Linda Hardesty

Cox Media Group says the facility housing its Atlanta TV and radio stations has met Atlanta’s Better Buildings Challenge nearly six years ahead of the 2020 goal. The facility reduced its energy and water consumption by more than 20 percent and is annually saving nearly 1,400,000 kWh. Cox incorporated a number of energy-saving projects throughout   …Continue Reading


Noribachi Outfits Sports Facility with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Noribachi provided an LED lighting upgrade for Bucknell University’s Gerhard Fieldhouse sports facility in Lewisburg, Penn. For the project, Noribachi engineered 112 custom LED light retrofits to replace metal halide bulbs in the facility’s existing indirect light fixtures. According to a company spokeswoman, the 112 old bulbs had 1.15 kW system wattage, and with the   …Continue Reading


DOE Recognizes Cummins for Jamestown Engine Plant Retrofit

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Cummins for reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in New York. Through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, Cummins committed to a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity by 2016 across 104 facilities, including 19 plants covering more than eight million square feet. Cummins   …Continue Reading


Connecticut Hires 3 Vendors for State-Wide LED Street Light Conversion

Linda Hardesty

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) has selected three companies to implement its municipal street light LED conversion program. The vendors – Tanko Lighting, ESCO Energy Services and SolLux Technologies – will work with CCM’s 153 member communities to implement the state-wide program, which, with full participation, is estimated to be valued between $75 and   …Continue Reading


DMV Saves $284,000 per Year with Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Recently completed upgrades to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles building in Richmond, Va., are expected to reduce energy consumption by 36 percent and save $284,000 a year. The majority of the upgrades to the 310,650-sq-foot, nine-story facility were completed to address aging and outdated infrastructure. DMV funded most of the improvements with a performance   …Continue Reading


LEDs Light Newport Bridge

Linda Hardesty

The lighting on the Claiborne Pell Bridge in Newport, RI, was retrofitted with high efficiency LEDs, which replaced the existing metal halide lighting on both the roadway and the cables. The project was completed by Rhode Island-based Energy Source. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, which manages the span, expects savings of 321,000 kWh   …Continue Reading


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