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Michigan Companies Reducing Energy Costs

8 Sep , 2017  

Industrial-strength savings: Michigan companies take steps to reduce energy used in industrial, office facilities Crain’s Detroit Business, September 3, 2017 Greg Pflum was hoping to lure a new plant to the BASF facility he oversees in Wyandotte four years ago when he got an unwelcome reminder about the importance of energy costs. High Michigan energy […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

“Living Laboratory” Cut Energy Usage With Lighting and Automated Shades

2 Aug , 2017  

lighting and automated shades

Shading and lighting retrofits slash energy use in New York ‘Living Lab’ office demonstration Phys.org, July 11, 2017 By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that occupants on one floor of a high-rise office building in New York City were able to […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Ion Bank Energy Upgrades Help Earn the EPA’s Energy Star Certification

26 Jul , 2017  

Energy Efficiency Upgrades Illuminate Six Ion Bank Branches Patch.com, July 21, 2017 From Eversource/Energize CT: Ion Bank recently worked with Eversource on energy upgrades across its Naugatuck, Woodbury, Prospect, Cheshire, and Meriden locations. The measures helped the local branches earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Certification, a national distinction for energy efficiency, saving money, […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Driving Efficiency Standards for Commercial Advanced Lighting Controls

5 Jul , 2016  

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DesignLights Consortium® Launches Networked Lighting Controls Qualified Products List Design Lights, June 28, 2016 The DesignLights Consortium® is pleased to announce the launch of its Qualified Products List for Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems. The first product to meet performance specifications, the RAB Lightcloud system, was published on the list on Monday, June 27. We […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

The State of Technology: Solid State Lighting

23 Mar , 2016  

solid state lighting

L.J. Eldredge, ERS, for Zondits March 23, 2016. Image credit: Anton Fomkin Solid state lighting uses light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, as sources of illumination rather than electrical filaments, plasma (e.g., fluorescent lamps), or gas. LEDs can be found in any style of lighting fixture, be it a decorative pendant or a linear strip, and while fluorescent […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

GE’s Current Installs the World’s Largest LED Retrofit

2 Mar , 2016  

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World’s Largest LED Retrofit Will Cut Chase Bank’s Lighting Bill In Half GE Reports, February 18, 2016. Image credit: M.O. Stevens Banking is about to get brighter. In a deal amounting to the largest single installation of LED lights in history, some 5,000 Chase branches will replace indoor light bulbs and fluorescent tubes and outdoor […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Cree SmartCast Technology Redefines Lighting Efficiency

23 Feb , 2016  

Cree SmartCast Technology

Cree Reinvents Lighting Controls with the Push of One Button Cree, February 4, 2016. Image credit: tpsdave Cree, Inc. introduces SmartCast™ Technology, the first self-programming wireless lighting-control system that reduces energy consumption by more than 70 percent*, at half the cost of traditional lighting controls. Intuitive and easy to use, luminaires enabled with Cree SmartCast Technology […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Lighting

Incandescent Lighting’s Hail Mary

18 Jan , 2016  

incandescent lighting

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 18, 2016. Image credit: MIT Image/Ognjen Ilic LED lighting is the best we’ve got, and it’ll stay that way for some time. But, our best and brightest physicists have been up to some very neat tricks in the laboratory, making progress on even more efficient lighting. Researchers at Purdue and MIT […]

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