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Rack Up Leftover Energy Savings This Thanksgiving

19 Nov , 2020  

energy.gov, 11/19/20 In 1789, President George Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation calling upon Americans to express gratitude for the happy conclusion to the nation’s war of independence and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a favorite American holiday as family and friends reunite to feast and give thanks. The one drawback, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Patent Seeks to Sustain Thermostatically Controlled Loads

22 Aug , 2019  

This article was originally published on pnnl.gov, May 6, 2019. PNNL researchers Jianming Lian, Karanjit Kalsi, joint appointee Wei Zhang, and former PNNL intern Sen Li recently received a patent for a market mechanism consisting of novel bidding and clearing strategies. These strategies—for the first time—systematically incorporate the internal dynamics of thermostatically controlled loads, or […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Chicago’s Approach to Street Lamp Conversion Reduces LED Controversy

3 Apr , 2018  

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Chicago dials down LED street lamp intensity — and controversy Written by Kevin Stark, energynews.us, March 7, 2018 As the city of Chicago begins converting more than a quarter-million street lamps to high-efficiency LEDs, the light — and public reaction — hasn’t been as harsh as what was seen in cities that were earlier adopters. “It’s […]

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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

The Energy Department Announces Funding for 7 SSL R&D Projects

14 Jul , 2017  

Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D The Energy Department is announcing funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting products that can significantly reduce energy costs […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Regain Control of Unexpected Business Costs with Energy Efficiency

8 Jun , 2017  

FOUR WAYS ENERGY EFFICIENCY HELPS BUSINESSES MITIGATE THE BURDEN OF UNEXPECTED MAINTENANCE AND COSTS One of the biggest challenges Rhode Island businesses face is preparing for the unexpected. Uncertainty can take many forms, and all can pose a great risk to a business. Some events, such as swings in the economy, changes in regulations, and […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Defining the Networked Lighting Control System

3 Jan , 2017  

Simplify With Networked Lighting Controls Facility Executive, December 23, 2016 Facility managers have a duty to deliver high-quality, reliable solutions to their customers/occupants in the most cost-effective manner possible. To do so, they must have a broad understanding of the tools and solutions available to maximize the operational efficiency of the buildings they manage. This […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

21 Nov , 2016  

20 Energy Saving Tips To Reduce Business Energy Costs Conserve Energy Future Running a business can be a difficult venture. It can become even more difficult when you consider the different types of costs you’ll run into when you’re starting up. Employee salaries, benefits, products, rental space and much more – all of these factors […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

ENERGY STAR 2.0 – What Do You Need to Know?

17 Nov , 2016  

Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits One of the largest online lighting distributors recently shared some information with Zondits regarding the ENERGY STAR program for lighting, specifically the new 2.0 version for lamps that goes into effect on January 2, 2017. What is ENERGY STAR 2.0? ENERGY STAR 2.0, which replaces the current 1.1 version, includes […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Switch to LEDs to Light Up Shorter Days in Winter

7 Nov , 2016  

Daylight Saving: A perfect time to switch to LED light bulbs Newton Daily News, November 4, 2016 With daylight saving time just around the corner on Sunday, there’s no better time for consumers to make the switch to LED light bulbs. During the winter months, there’s less daylight, so our lights are on longer, said […]

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