Tag Archives: Reducing Operating Costs

Avoid Falling In Love With the Hardware and Spending Away Your Savings

These blog postings have made it very clear making a mistake in your lighting retrofit project can mean you’re losing those great savings you were expecting. There’s one area we haven’t mentioned in the past few weeks and that is retrofit lighting hardware. Hardware Options Can be Just Sizzle You may be torn between salt-resistant 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…

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…

NMSU sees big savings so far thanks to energy performance contract

By: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Just 10 months into an energy performance contract between New Mexico State University and energy services company Ameresco, the university has seen big savings so far in its utility bills. NMSU Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing director Patrick Chavez said so far, the campus has seen about 17 percent in Read more…

Falling for “Bargain” Commercial Lighting Products Can Wipe Out Retrofit Savings

As new technological advances make it easier to go green, more and more businesses are waking up to the potential found in energy efficient LED lighting retrofits. With an unprecedented opportunity to cut operating costs and improve lighting quality, benefits of this type of retrofit include dramatic savings of up to 65%, a quick pay Read more…

Lighting Retrofit Requires Expertise

When you’re considering an energy efficient lighting retrofit, you’ve got a great opportunity to save your business or organization significant amounts of money. But like many opportunities in business, it’s easy to make costly mistakes that can end up being far more costly than projected for the retrofit. One of the areas where you can Read more…

Lighting Retrofit Impacts Many People

When you’re looking at implementing a lighting retrofit, it’s easy to get caught up in the savings your business will realize with the change without taking into consideration how they will affect your employees, business partners and customers. Though those savings are important, how your associates, employees and customers deal with the change will ultimately Read more…

Proper Lighting Retrofit Supervision is Critical to Save Costs

With complexity that can sometimes rival Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” comedy routine, retrofits can become very stressful when the chain of command is not clearly laid out before the job is designed and brought underway. Because retrofits often involve decisions that can impact multiple objectives and can quite often affect several departments in Read more…

How to Select the Right Lighting Retrofit Team

When you’re considering making a lighting retrofit for your business or organization, you need to consider many issues beyond which light system you want to put in place. Mistakes are easy to make when you’re dealing with a retrofit company that you’ve not dealt with in the past. One of these mistakes involve selecting the Read more…

GE Lighting expands Lumination DI and RS LED downlight families

GE Lighting has announced extensions to both the Lumination RS and DI series of LED-based downlight products. The RS series is targeted at retrofit scenarios and the new products can easily replace incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent lamps in existing ceiling cans. The DI Series, meanwhile, is based on the GE Infusion modular light engine and Read more…