Building Systems

Noesis Helps Evolved Lighting Win Contract

Linda Hardesty

Evolved Lighting initially pitched a $93,000 lighting project to central Ohio’s Elysium Tennis Center in March of 2014. Although the project had a compelling payback of 3.7 years, the customer did not have budget set aside. Using Noesis’ online platform, Evolved Lighting created an Efficiency Business Proposal (EBP) for Elysium, complete with cash flow modeling   …Continue Reading

Louisville Lights Bridge with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

The Big Four Bridge in Louisville, Ky., has been retrofitted with a connected LED lighting system from Philips. The new dynamic color-changing lighting system creates a nighttime art piece and backdrop for waterfront events. More than 1,500 Philips Color Kinetics fixtures, mounted on both the interior and exterior of the bridge, and the software-based control   …Continue Reading

Ameresco Wins $4.3M Energy Upgrade Project

Linda Hardesty

Ameresco won an energy savings project with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The $4.3 million energy efficiency and facility renewal project at three buildings on NRC’s Montreal Road Campus in Ottawa is expected to save about $400,140 annually in utility costs. The project is expected to be complete in 2016. Under the energy savings   …Continue Reading

ReneSola Expands LED Lighting Division in US

Linda Hardesty

ReneSola, a technology provider of energy-efficiency products, is expanding its new LED lighting division in the United States. ReneSola America recently expanded its sales and logistic network in 12 states including California, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Florida and Tennessee, with plans of further expansion in 2015. The company’s LED sales   …Continue Reading

$280M in Energy Efficiency Grants Available to Farmers, Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making more than $280 million available to rural agricultural producers and small business owners to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. The funding is offered through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). USDA is offering grants for up to 25 percent of   …Continue Reading

Ilios Introduces Engine-Driven Heat Pump

Karen Henry

Ilios Dynamics, a subsidiary of Tecogen, has introduced the Ilios HEWH-500-AS Split System air-sourced natural gas driven heat pump water heater. The new product cuts water heating costs in half, according to the company. The split system allows a significant portion of the machine to be installed inside the mechanical room, making it less expensive to   …Continue Reading

Report: How to Make Your Energy Retrofit Happen

Jennifer Hermes

Facilities managers and commercial property owners increasingly accept that they can save their company significant amounts of money through reduced energy use and lower plant operating costs. But engaging in energy efficiency projects and upgrades can be costly and companies don’t always have the funds to get started. Fortunately, funding options are available for companies that know   …Continue Reading

Musco LED System Shines at NBA Venue

Linda Hardesty

The Palace of Auburn Hills – home to the NBA’s Detroit Pistons – installed a new LED lighting system by Musco Lighting. Musco’s system reduces energy consumption by 77 percent compared to the previous lights. In addition, instant on/off/dimming controls help to further conserve energy and allow for special effects. Musco has also provided its   …Continue Reading

Hospital Spends $10M to Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

Over five years beginning in 2010, Kingston General Hospital in Ontario, Canada, conducted a $10 million upgrade to the energy systems of multiple buildings on its campus, ranging from structures built in 1835 to new buildings, reports More than 9,500 light fixtures were replaced, along with 250 windows. Air-handling systems were upgraded, building envelopes   …Continue Reading

SMACNA Publishes Energy Systems Analysis, Management Manual

Linda Hardesty

The Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s second edition of “Energy Systems Analysis and Management Manual” addresses both new construction as well as retrofits and provides an overview of a variety of energy-related business opportunities for commercial, residential and institutional buildings. The manual includes coverage of energy conservation management, the energy audit and   …Continue Reading