Tag Archives: Efficiency

New Lighting Technologies Poised for Growth

Our world is quickly becoming more and more focused on energy efficiency and green living. One area that has seen rapid advancements over the past several years is LED lighting. Once the purview of engineers and home hobbyists, light-emitting diode technology has rapidly grown as interest in lowering our impact on our environment has grown. Read more…

Power of Energy Efficiency and Industrial Lighting Retrofit

At the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum, government and private industry officials began to determine the policies, business models and technologies the country will be pursuing. The event, which was sponsored by the US Energy Association and Johnson Controls, focused on several areas of interest to green technology interests around the world. All of this impacts Read more…

High Profile Project Sets an Exellent Example; Others Follow

Published in Business Energy, July-August 2015, pp. 22-23 Retro-Tech Systems and RTS Water Solutions provided a large lighting, electrical, and water project for the US Department of State, located in our national capital of Washington DC, as a partner with a National Energy Service Company. The contract encompassed over 3.3 million square feet within several Federal Buildings, including the Harry Read more…

Energy Savings Have Non-Energy Benefits

Businesses Are More Apt To Invest In Energy Savings Products When There Are Many Ancillary Benefits A Jan. 6, 2015 report on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. You own a company. You’ve been told again and again that you can save energy and reduce your utility bill if you invest in equipment such as Read more…

Volatile Weather Events an Area of Concern, Says Jeff Johnson of Schneider Electric

The importance of taking volatile weather events seriously cannot be overstated enough. When it comes to severe snow storms, electrical storms and everything in between, utilities and companies of all types need to be thinking in three distinct categories: bad, worse and truly ugly. Thanks to climate change and many other characteristics, volatile weather events Read more…

The Biggest Lesson of the Winter Polar Vortex: Supplier Transparency Is Key

The history-making 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex dramatically demonstrated the importance of energy supplier transparency, according to a White Paper issued by ConEdison Solutions, one of the country’s largest energy services companies. With both demand and prices reaching record highs, the report — titled “The 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex: What Happened, Why Prices Spiked, and How Read more…

GE LIGHTING ADDS LED-BASED PLANAR TROFFER WITH DIMMING SUPPORT

GE Lighting has announced the Lumination BR family of LED-based recessed troffers with standard support for dimming and optional network support. Fixtures efficacy ranges from 90 to 102 lm/W based on the product configuration and CCT, with GE offering the solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaires in 1×4-, 2×2-, and 2×4-ft models. GE Lighting adds LED-based planar Read more…

KCP&L’s energy efficiency plans again plugged in

Kansas City Power & Light’s plans to help customers save energy in Missouri and reduce carbon emissions are back on track. In 2012, the utility dropped energy efficiency plans that would have, among other steps, given customers rebates for more efficient air conditioners and provided programmable thermostats.   At the time, the move was harshly Read more…

Big businesses fight over Indiana energy program

Two giant corporations that sell products that save electricity have weighed in to try to rescue an Indiana program designed to promote energy efficiency, pitting them against other big businesses who want Gov. Mike Pence to kill it. Honeywell and Ingersoll Rand, which both have operations in Indiana, warned in a joint statement this week Read more…

Legislation Killing Indiana’s Successful Energy-Efficiency Program

03.11.2014 “Legislation Killing Indiana’s Successful Energy-Efficiency Program Moves To Governor’s Desk“ Following the lead of the House last week, the Indiana Senate on Monday voted 37-8 to end the state’s popular Energizing Indiana program, which will now head to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. The Energizing Indiana Program launched two years ago by former governor Mitch Daniels Read more…