Earthplace Nears End of Phase 2 of Sustainability Upgrade

Carl Weinschenk

Earthplace, a 62-acre nature sanctuary in Westport, CT, has secure financing and is closing in on the end of the second phase of a sustainability upgrade, according to The Hour. The recent work was the addition of 32 kW of solar power, an LED retrofit and upgrades to the heating system.  The $300,000 second phase   …Continue Reading

90% of Sports Arenas That Change Lights Move to LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

Almost all sports arenas that change their lighting move to LEDs, according to Forbes. The site says that the switch is being made both to for financial reasons and because the quality of the light is better. The said that a study found that about 90 percent of facilities that installed new lights used LEDs   …Continue Reading

Cubs Select Ideal’s Audacity for Lighting Control

Carl Weinschenk

Wrigley Field – home of the Chicago Cubs – may have been the last major league baseball stadium to get lights, but that isn’t stopping its owners from deploying new technology. Facility Executive says that the team has chosen Audacity, a wireless energy management system from IDEAL Industries, to control the lighting at the park.   …Continue Reading

Featured Project of the Year: Daintree Networks/Universal Music Group Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by Daintree Networks. “The project is an excellent example of a wireless monitoring and management system which enables rule setting and control of all lighting and plug loads. The open protocol solution provides a number of benefits to clients and sets this solution apart from many competitors.” –Energy Manager Today Awards   …Continue Reading

Daktronics Scores with University of Missouri, NYC Transit System

Carl Weinschenk

Audrey J. Walton Stadium, the sports facility of the University of Missouri, is getting a LED display from Daktronics. The low power display is 12 feet high and 20.5 feet wide. It features a 15HD pixel layout, wide angle visibility and environmental protection. There already are several Daktronics displays in the stadium. It will be installed at   …Continue Reading

Bowling Green University Tabs Cree for Field House LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

Bowling Green University is using LEDs from Cree to replace metal halide lighting fixtures in its Perry Field House. The playing field, which measures 100 yards by 60 yards, now is lit by Cree CXB High-Bay LED luminaires. The changeover is saving the school, which is in Bowling Green, Ohio, more than $200,000 in energy   …Continue Reading

Las Vegas Casinos Bet on Competitive Power Vendors

Carl Weinschenk

The Wall Street Journal reports that Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. claim that they would save millions of dollars by buying energy for their many casinos directly from solar farms, power plants and other competitive providers. The local utility – NV Energy, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway – is   …Continue Reading

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Switches to LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville – the home of the National Hockey League’s Predators and site of the all-star festivities in January, 2016 – now is illuminated by LED lighting, according to Facility Executive. The new lights were switched on for the September 20 exhibition game between the Predators and the Florida Panthers. The LEDs were   …Continue Reading

Denver Zoo Halts Biomass Project

Carl Weinschenk

The Denver Zoo has backed off a plan to turn animal waste into fuel pellets, though it has left the door open to revisiting the idea. The Denver Post says that zoo officials made the decisions due to financial pressures and technical uncertainty. The plan had been opposed by some area residents who were uncertain   …Continue Reading

Sleeman Centre in Guelph Transitions to LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

The Sleeman Centre in Guelph, Canada, has replaced its existing metal halide lighting with LEDs. The cost of the changeover, which was done during the summer, was $112,000. The savings, however, will be significant. The story at The Guelph Mercury says that just the LEDs over the ice pad will save about $13,000 annually, with   …Continue Reading