Set-Top Boxes: Big Energy, Carbon Dioxide Reductions

Carl Weinschenk

The cable television industry saved about $646 million last year by cutting energy use by set-top boxes. Light Reading reports that D+R International, an independent auditor, found that the voluntary program reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 3.6 metric tons and reduced energy use by 15.94 percent. During the past three years, the program   …Continue Reading

Padres Lose Games – But Cut Energy Use

Carl Weinschenk

The San Diego Union-Tribune posted a feature on energy efficiency steps that are being taken at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.

Schneider Contributes to New T-Mobile Arena

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric this week detailed its work on the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is officially opening today. The company said that it helped design and install a building management system that makes the venue – which is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International – highly automated and energy efficient.   …Continue Reading

Shining New Lights on Boston’s TD Garden

Carl Weinschenk

Lighting an arena as large and varied as the TD Garden in Boston involves a little bit of everything. In addition to the element that generates the most attention – the sporting surfaces and concert stage — lighting must be installed in luxury suites, concourses, restaurants, garages, administrative offices and elsewhere. They must not interfere with each other.   …Continue Reading

Michigan International Speedway Wins $29K Incentive

Carl Weinschenk

The Michigan International Speedway has received an incentive of $29,460 from Consumers Energy, according to the utility. The press release also says that the MIS, which has a goal of becoming the greenest NASCAR speedway, annually saves $60,835 in natural gas, electricity and maintenance bills. The incentive from Consumers Energy was the result of transitioning the lighting   …Continue Reading

Minute Maid Park in Houston Going with Musco LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

Minute Maid Park, the home of The Houston Astros baseball team, will have new LEDs from Musco Sports Lighting when the first home game of the season is played on April 11. The field will be using the company’s SportsCluster Green system, which is replacing the original metal halide equipment was installed in the stadium   …Continue Reading

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