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

Liberty Global Cuts Energy Use

Carl Weinschenk

International cable company Liberty Global has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American indices, according to the company. This is the fourth year Liberty has been included in the corporate sustainability assessment, thanks in part to its energy efficiency efforts. The indices track performance in terms of economic and environmental impact,   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Focus Will Help Time Warner Meet 30% Carbon Reduction Target

Karen Henry

Time Warner Cable (TWC) will focus on energy efficiency and fleet reduction efforts to meet its new two-year goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 30 percent by the end of 2016. Earlier this year, TWC announced it achieved a 38 percent carbon intensity reduction, surpassing the 15 percent two-year goal set in 2012. To   …Continue Reading

Caesars Casinos Get Tax Breaks for LEEDs Certification Nevada

Carl Weinschenk

Eleven casino resorts affiliated with Caesars Entertainment were awarded property tax incentives by the state of Nevada for energy and water savings conservation steps involving tens of millions of square feet of commercial space. The incentives awarded as a result of the resorts receiving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver or gold ratings from   …Continue Reading

Small Gaming PC Changes Could Lead to Huge Energy Savings

Carl Weinschenk

Computer manufacturers could save enormous amounts of power by redesigning gaming computers, according to research released last week by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The lab found that gaming computers represent 2.5 percent of the global base of PCs, but consumer 20 percent of the energy. The typical gaming device, according to the lab, uses   …Continue Reading

The NHL Gets an Assist on Arena LED Deployment

Carl Weinschenk

LEDs will be installed at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA, in anticipation of the Kraft Hockeyville USA festivities, which will feature a September 29th preseason hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The initiative is being mounted by the National Hockey League and Constellation, its official energy   …Continue Reading

Seward to Use Resurrection Bay for Heat

Carl Weinschenk

Just hours before President Obama touched down in the Alaskan city, the Seward City Council voted 7-0 to move forward with the first part of the creation of a downtown renewable heating district. Heat from Resurrection Bay tides will be used, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. The project, which is expected to save as   …Continue Reading

An Iconic Structure Gets Certified Silver By LEED

Carl Weinschenk

One of the most historic buildings in the world has been given a silver certification by the U.S. Green Building’s LEED program. Carnegie Hall in New York City was certified when it completed the Studio Towers Renovation Project, which was an upgrade of the two towers added at the end of the 19th century atop   …Continue Reading