Deciphering LED Metrics

Inside LED Metrics Buildings, January 29, 2016. Image credits: Lee_seonghak Lighting Facts Labels The DOE established the LED Lighting Facts program to ensure one consistent source of information about all LED products. Lighting Facts labels include five basic metrics. Color temperature (CCT): Color temperature characterizes how “cool” (blue) or “warm” (yellow) a white light appears. Ratings … Read more

Columbia Gas Embraces Energy Awareness Month with Incentives

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Columbia Gas of Ohio celebrates Energy Awareness Month, introduces New Resource to Help Customers Save October 15, 2015. Image credit: Bev It’s time to put a spotlight on your home. Do you know how much it’s really costing you? October is National Energy Awareness Month, and Columbia Gas of Ohio is dedicating this week to energy … Read more

Significant Energy Savings Without Spending a Lot of Money

D.C. couple on a tight budget tries for ‘net-zero’ power on fixer-upper home The Washington Post, July 16, 2015. Image credit: Antranias Patrick Hughes and Amy Sticklor began their do-it-yourself approach in fall 2013, shortly after purchasing their first home in Washington’s Atlas District. Instead of replacing big-ticket items such as the aging furnace and boiler … Read more

The Energy Efficiency Debate – Cost vs. Savings

Solving the Energy Efficiency Quandary MIT Technology Review, July 8, 2015. Image credit: PeteLinforth That debate has gotten hotter since the release, in late June, of a study by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. Entitled Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program, the study examined … Read more

LED Street Lights in NYC Have Mixed Reviews

Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 26, 2015 New York City began replacing its 250,000 sodium-vapor street lights a few years ago as part of the city’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030. The sodium-vapor lamps are being replaced with LEDs. The brightness of the new lights and their lack of that … Read more

2014 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report Reveals Significant Savings

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As part of Mayor Emanuel’s three-year plan to make Chicago more sustainable and energy efficient, the2014 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report includes data from nearly 350 buildings spanning over 260 million square feet and covering diverse sectors such as healthcare, office settings, and schools.

FirstFuel Partners with E.ON, Helps SMEs Benefit from Intelligent Energy Tools

FirstFuel Software, the trusted source for energy use intelligence, today announced it has been tapped by E.ON to help British small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) benefit from energy saving analysis and tools which are usually only available to larger industrial and commercial businesses.

As Utility Rates Rise Energy Conservation Becomes a Better Bargain

Xcel Energy and MidAmerican Energy are both seeking permission from state regulators to increase the rates they charge Sioux Falls customers. Xcel Energy wants to raise its electricity rates by 8 percent, while MidAmerican is seeking an average 3.5 percent increase for natural gas customers.