Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

US Taxpayers Shelled Out WHAT!?! For Fancy Government Energy Upgrades

Just before leaving office last week, President Obama sent out praise for a wide range of federal agencies that had entered into energy contracts since 2011. The contracts covered everything from more efficient HVAC equipment to renewable energy and “smart” operational systems and LED lighting retrofits. The estimated savings of these upgrades over the next Read more…

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…

There is a Massive Need for Lighting Retrofit

No matter how small or large your business or organization, energy efficient LED lighting retrofits help save money and preserve our environment. This is especially true in the larger government and institutional structures that have aged over time and are spending entirely too much money to provide quality lighting. Though the structures may have been Read more…

Mississippi Schools Look to Save Energy

Mississippi’s Yazoo County School District has entered into an energy savings performance contract with Schneider Electric, a global energy company that has guaranteed that energy upgrades to schools will decrease cripplingly high maintenance costs. Backed by the U.S. Department of Energy, the partnership is projected to result in $2.5 million in savings over 20 years. (The Hechinger Report)

White House Announces New Actions and Progress Made to Make American Buildings More Efficient

President Obama is committed to taking commonsense actions to reduce carbon pollution and save taxpayers money on their energy bills. Cutting energy and water waste not only drives carbon reductions, but creates a stronger building infrastructure, improves community resilience, and spurs American job growth. Through President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Department of Energy is Read more…

Senate bill includes permanent reauthorization of conservation fund

by Collin Szewczyk, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer United States Sen. Bennet had big influence on the Energy Policy Modernization Act The U.S Senate passed a bipartisan energy bill on Tuesday that includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), an aspect that was championed by Colo. Sen. Michael Bennet. The Energy Read more…

Reduce Overhead and Maintain Quality with Energy Efficient Lighting

When you need to reduce your company’s overhead without sacrificing quality, an energy efficient lighting retrofit is a great option to consider. With a fast pay back time, enhanced light quality and visual comfort, utility savings of up to 65% and reduced maintenance, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. But before you write Read more…

Review Lighting Retrofit Proposals to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Lighting retrofits provide unprecedented opportunities to cut your operating costs while improving the quality of light in your business. With energy savings of up to 65%, fast payback times from six months to two years, lower maintenance and lower cooling costs, it’s hard to see a bad side to an energy-efficient LED lighting retrofit. But all Read more…