Tag Archives: Lighting Upgrades

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…

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…

Lighting Retrofit Returns Take Time, Don’t Celebrate Too Soon

When you’re trying to save your company money, energy efficient lighting retrofits provide a great opportunity by helping you cut your overhead costs while improve the quality of your lighting. With dramatic savings of up to 65% of your current costs coupled with a fast time to recoup your investment, usually between half to two years, your business will 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…

North Ridgeville schools get loan to improve energy efficiency

By: Steve Fogarty The Chronicle-Telegram | Chronicleonline | Originally published 10/23/2015 NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The spotlight has been firmly fixed on the school system’s new $58.1 million middle school and sports complex for the past few years. But now that construction is finally underway on the 223,000-square-foot school, administrators and school board members also are Read more…

2015 Energy Exchange – Taking Energy Retrofits Further

As government agencies are under ever increasing pressure to use energy retrofits as both a source of improved energy efficiency and lower budgets, agency heads are pursuing more comprehensive improvements to energy use and sustainable operations. The push to net zero energy is on, especially for projects that use retrofits to improve usage of existing 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…