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8 Easy Things Businesses Can Do to Save Energy

Karen Henry

In honor of National Energy Action Month in October, the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council (GCGBC) has announced eight energy-saving strategies for the workplace: Install, set up and properly use a programmable thermostat. If set up and used properly, programmable thermostats allow organizations to conserve energy during unoccupied times. Programming set points—generally 68-70 degrees for   …Continue Reading


LED Troffer Delivers 70% Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its ZR High-Efficacy LED troffer sets an efficiency standard as a commercial-grade troffer designed to reduce energy consumption by 70 percent when compared to traditional fluorescent troffers. The 150-lumens-per-watt LED troffer has a 100,000-hour lifetime, and Cree says it is targeted as a replacement for healthcare, petroleum, commercial building and industrial applications. The   …Continue Reading


Eco-Shift Power Buys Lighting Retrofit Company

Linda Hardesty

Canada-based Eco-Shift Power signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Sun & Sun Industries (Sun), a lighting retrofit specialist headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif. Eco-Shift says the acquisition will combine its LED high bay fixture and wireless light management system with Sun’s $10 million annual revenue stream and OEM distribution channel. Sun has completed over   …Continue Reading


Ford Spends $25M on LEDs at Factories

Linda Hardesty

Ford Motor Company is beginning to install $25 million of LED lighting at its manufacturing facilities across the globe. The 25,000 new LED fixtures will replace traditional high-intensity discharge and fluorescent lights, and are expected to reduce Ford’s energy use at manufacturing facilities by 56 million kWh annually, equating to an up to 70 percent   …Continue Reading


Air Force Academy Pushes Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

From August 2013 to August 2014 the US Air Force Academy reduced its electrical use by 3.3 million kWh. The Academy invested in high efficiency lighting, installing about 1,250 LEDs throughout the base. The LEDs consume 40 percent less electricity at the same or higher lighting levels than high-pressure sodium fixtures. The Academy is in   …Continue Reading


LED Security Light Replaces HIDs

Linda Hardesty

GE says its Evolve LED security light provides an energy-efficient alternative to traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) security lights. The LED has a rated lifetime of 100,000 hours and is designed for such applications as outdoor work yards, commercial and roadside establishments, and roadway lighting in rural areas. The light provides similar durability as traditional security   …Continue Reading


Countries Commit to Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

At the UN Climate Summit, a new Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform was launched under the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. One of the initiative’s primary goals is doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. The Platform includes five energy efficiency sector initiatives: vehicles, lighting, appliances, buildings and district energy systems.   …Continue Reading


Digital Lumens Integrates Philips LED Drivers

Linda Hardesty

Digital Lumens is integrating its Digital Light Agent family of products directly with Philips’ Advance Xitanium SR family of drivers to make any LED fixture part of a LightRules-managed lighting system. The companies previewed the integration at Lightfair 2014 in June, showing Xitanium SR-based fixtures controlled by Digital Lumens Digital Light Agents and LightRules software.   …Continue Reading


DIA Retrofits Parking Garages to LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division is replacing more than 5,400 parking garage fixtures at Denver International Airport. The DIA conversation will help the airport save about $327,000 annually. Construction of the multimillion-dollar project began in May 2014 with an anticipated completion date of November 2014. The installation of more than 4,000 McGraw-Edison Valet LED products will   …Continue Reading


World Energy Named ‘Approved Contractor’ by Mass. Utility

Linda Hardesty

World Energy Solutions has been selected by Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) as an approved contractor within its Project Expeditor energy efficiency program. The program is designed to help mid-size and large businesses with average monthly demand of over 300 kW to reduce energy costs through the implementation of energy efficiency measures. World Energy is   …Continue Reading


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