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EPACT Rebate Could Still Be Available

Leon Walker

Many commercial building owners who bade a fond farewell to the energy efficiency tax break in Section 179D of the Energy Policy Act that expired with the New Year could still be able to take advantage of the program, according to Jamie Hahn, managing director of New Jersey-based Solis Partners. The tax break offers up to $1.80 per square foot   …Continue Reading


First High Color Rendering LED Lamps Launched

William Opalka

Soraa’s GaN on GaN™ (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) LED technology is now available in a line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. The company’s continuous full visible spectrum Soraa Vivid 2 LED GU10 lamps, with a CRI of 95 and R9 greater than 90, render deep   …Continue Reading


Integrated Solutions Providers Gain Competitive Edge

William Opalka

Worldwide revenues in LED markets will quadruple to more than $36.5 billion by 2017, according to updated research by Frost & Sullivan, World LED Lighting Markets (2013 Update). The market earned revenues of $9.18 billion in 2012 and estimates reach up to $36.52 billion in 2017. The residential and outdoor application segments, in particular, will witness   …Continue Reading


Energy Consumption Adapted to Occupant Behaviors

William Opalka

Ameresco subsidiary Seldera has launched a new technology-based tool to provide low-cost energy savings by adapting the building consumption to occupant behaviors. Seldera’s new offering, Building Dynamics, uses a wireless sensing technology to audit energy usage in buildings. The system correlates building occupancy patterns with energy consumption to identify savings opportunities. Wireless sub-meters and sensors   …Continue Reading


Kolbe Among Most Efficient Energy Star Windows

William Opalka

The Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 designation recognizes Kolbe’s windows among the most efficient products that qualify for the Energy Star program. The windows meet or exceed Energy Star guidelines in U.S. and Canadian climate zones. The products are designed for stricter building codes and standards for energy efficiency, as well as the energy requirements for green building rating systems. Double pane insulating   …Continue Reading


Funds Launch $200m in Energy Efficiency Investment

William Opalka

Two funds launched investments of $100 million each in energy efficiency to tap into the estimated $900 billion market. Joule Assets Inc. launched the Joule Energy Reduction Assets Fund (ERA Fund), a private equity fund that will invest worldwide in energy efficiency and demand response markets. An energy reduction asset or ERA is an umbrella   …Continue Reading


Fixture Retrofits for LEDs Available

William Opalka

Specialty lighting supplier Engineering Products Co. and LED tube manufacturer Aleddra LED Lighting will jointly offer a complete retrofit lighting solution that converts older, four- or eight-foot T12 strip light fixtures into energy-efficient fixtures using linear LED lamps. The T12 fluorescent lamp that had been used in commercial and industrial lighting systems was phased out   …Continue Reading


NFRC ‘Resource’ for Architects

Leon Walker

The National Fenestration Rating Council can a great resource for architects that have questions about building codes or commercial glazing, according to Ray McGowan, a senior program manager for the NFRC. The NFRC aims to make code enforcement easy with a user-friendly and easily accessible verifiable ratings system, but building codes, which are enacted on a state-by-state   …Continue Reading


Energy Department Launches Funding Portal

William Opalka

The Energy Department has launched a new Financing & Funding portal on its web site to help financiers and developers of energy technology and projects find applicable programs. The Energy Finance Working Group created three parts: resources for businesses; resources for projects; and additional resources. Information on financing a new energy business can be found   …Continue Reading


LED Leasing Available

William Opalka

Online distributor of replacement lighting Bulbs.com is launching its Hassle-Free Leasing Program for light-emitting diodes (LED), a  purchase option that helps customers preserve cash flow and free up investment capital. The Hassle-Free Leasing Program features national coverage for purchases starting at $5,000.  Most approvals are managed in 24-48 hrs.   The new Hassle-Free Leasing Program offers:   …Continue Reading


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