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Hospitality Energy Management Market to Reach $968M in 2020

Leon Walker

The global market for energy management in the hospitality industry – including guest-room energy management systems and enterprise-level energy management software – will grow from $473 million in 2013 to $968 million in 2020, according to a study from Navigant Research. Energy Management in the Hospitality Industry forecasts that revenue for energy management software in the   …Continue Reading


Hospice Saves $456 Per Month with Updated Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Sangre de Cristo Hospice is saving $456 per month on its utility bill after switching to energy-efficient lighting throughout four of its facilities in Canon City and Pueblo, Colo. The new lighting was installed by SmartWatt Energy via the Black Hills Energy utility’s small and medium business direct install program, resulting in an incentive of   …Continue Reading


Honeywell Upgrades Building Management System

Linda Hardesty

Honeywell has updated its building management system Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) by simplifying setup, scheduling and control. The latest version of EBI addresses the growing trend for building automated systems to be merged and managed across the enterprise network, providing a more comprehensive view of all equipment and activity. The recent upgrades to EBI include:   …Continue Reading


La Quinta Hotel Saves 50% in Lighting Energy with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

La Quinta Inn & Suites in Danbury, Conn., selected Xeleum Lighting to convert its existing fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lighting to LEDs in its 135-room hotel. The hotel management expects the LEDs to reduce lighting energy usage by over 50 percent, resulting in a payback period of about 22 months and a five-year savings of   …Continue Reading


Connecticut Utility Pilots Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Ice Energy has installed two Ice Bears at commercial businesses for Connecticut’s United Illuminating Company (UI) as a pilot project through the Energize Connecticut initiative to demonstrate the potential of the Ice Bear to reduce peak electric demand. The Ice Bears were installed at two businesses located in Orange, Conn. Each Ice Bear unit was   …Continue Reading


University of Washington Unveils 3-Atom-Thick LED

Leon Walker

University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED, which is only three atoms thick yet mechanically strong, is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology   …Continue Reading


LG Air Conditioners Earn Energy Star ‘Most Efficient’

Linda Hardesty

Fourteen duct-free LG air-conditioning models have achieved the Energy Star “Most Efficient” 2014 designation. LG‘s systems earning the Most Efficient designation are Art Cool models LAU/LAN090HSV2, LAU/LAN120HSV2, LAU/LAN180HSV2, LAU/LAN090HYV, LAU/LAN120HYV and High Efficiency Inverter models LSU/LSN091HSV2, LSU/LSN091HSV3, LSU/LSN121HSV2, LSU/LSN121HSV3 LSU/LSN181HSV2, LSU/LSN181HSV3, LSU/LSN240HSV3, LSU/LSN090HYV and LSU/LSN120HYV. The number of Art Cool and Inverter systems designated as   …Continue Reading


UL Touts Certification Program for LED Drivers

Linda Hardesty

Underwriter’s Laboratory introduced the Type TL Program, a set of certification guidelines designed to help LED luminaire manufacturers more easily source alternate LED drivers. LED drivers, electrical devices that regulate power to an LED or string of LEDs, are often designed with varying constructions and are tested in a variety of ways. UL’s Type TL   …Continue Reading


Joule Assets Tries New Scheme to Finance Smaller Energy Efficiency Projects

Linda Hardesty

Joule Assets has come up with a financing scheme that could enable more small businesses to obtain capital for energy efficiency projects. Joule Assets works with vendors of energy efficiency services, providing them with funds. They, in turn, loan the money to the end-user businesses. Joule Assets today announced its first vendor customer is Ener.co, a   …Continue Reading


ABM Buys Alpha Mechanical Service

Linda Hardesty

ABM Building Services has acquired the service assets of Alpha Mechanical, a provider of HVAC service, energy solutions, building controls, plumbing service and process piping in commercial, life science, education, military and municipal government buildings. Alpha Mechanical is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. ABM says it has a large number of existing clients in the   …Continue Reading


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