Author Archives: Retro-Tech

LIGHTS TO LEARN BY

Thinking back to the classroom doesn’t necessarily call to mind “lighting systems”. But for an environment in which many spend so much time, it’s crucial that both student focus and environmental efficiency needs are met simultaneously. The following article from Solid State Lighting Design discusses a trial evaluation of tunable white lighting in public schools—and Read more…

Retro-Tech Systems is spreading the word on energy efficiency

Retro-Tech Systems is fortunate to have worked in the Energy Services Company (ESCO) industry for over 20 years. A proud member of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), RTS has worked with NESCOs worldwide. We’re sharing the following article from Water Online in the interest of helping you find other ways to lead Read more…

Energy Efficiency Day 2017

WHAT IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY DAY? Energy Efficiency Day (October 5) is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution.  ANYONE can join! Visit the official EED page to learn more: http://www.energyefficiencyday.org

PACE programs offer long-term renewable energy.

Nearly half the energy we consume, and three quarters of the electricity we generate in the United States is used to heat, cool, light, and otherwise operate our buildings. Most of this energy is created by burning fossil fuel, so reducing its consumption in a meaningful way will depend on reducing energy use in buildings. Property Read more…

40th World Energy Engineering Congress

RTS and fellow Integrated Efficiency Solutions companies, LRI Energy Solutions and Water Savers will be attending and exhibiting at the 40th World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center from September 27th through the 29th. Having just finished a complete LED upgrade to the interior lighting and lighting controls in the host facility, RTS is Read more…

Press Release: Integrated Efficiency Solutions

DFW Capital Partners Combines LRI and RTS into Integrated Efficiency Solutions DFW Capital Partners (“DFW”) today announced that Integrated Efficiency Solutions (“IES”), a new holding company, has continued its commitment to the energy solutions market with its third investment. On June 30, 2017, IES acquired Retro-Tech Systems (“RTS”) as a wholly owned subsidiary. RTS, which Read more…

Deep Energy Retrofits: Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

Nearly a fifth of energy consumed in the US is used by commercial buildings – but building owners and managers have a number of options when it comes to reducing that energy consumption and increasing their margins, from simple behavioral changes to easy updates to deep energy retrofits. Basic changes that can cut the amount Read more…

US Department of Energy James Forrestal Building

Retro-Tech was selected by an ESCO qualified for the DOE’s Enable program to audit and design an LED lighting upgrade throughout the facility. The challenges included managing compatibility between existing fluorescent electronic ballasts and the DOE selected type A T8 LED lamps, addressing challenges related to dimming applications, and maintaining the integrity of the emergency lighting systems all while minimizing the impact and inconvenience to building occupants

Retrofitting with LEDs can save significant money

At Retro-Tech Systems, we’re always hearing great examples of how our clients are saving money with their energy efficient LED lighting retrofits. But many of our readers don’t realize that these aren’t just the best of the best or outliers of extreme savings, they’re the kind of savings our clients can expect to see every Read more…