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Tunable LED’s Are Lighting Up Our Classrooms

Exciting developments are on the horizon in LED lighting. Not only from an energy saving and environmental stand point, but from a human behavioral and educational vantage, these tunable-white-light-emitting LED systems are changing the game in three California classrooms. We are excited to share this article with you, as the future looks bright for both Read more…

Off to Milwaukee!

Retro-Tech Systems will be attending the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) 2018 Technology & Financing Workshop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 13th. We are proud to announce our very own Francis Wheeler, President of LRI/Water Savers LLC will be presenting “Engineering the Blending of Energy and Water Efficiency Projects.” As excited participants in Read more…

LED Lights – Switching Up Sustainability in Higher Education

Universities shape the minds and skills of our future innovators and leaders, so naturally they would want to create an environment for those students to flourish in that is comfortable and as energy efficient as possible. Replacing older traditional lights with LED lighting, just as Duke University outlines in this article, is one way to Read more…

A Handshake in the Right Direction

While very important, energy efficiency without infrastructure resilience is a bit like having candles without the birthday cake. The challenge becomes increasing energy efficiency and facility resilience simultaneously. That’s why we’re excited to share this press release from the U.S. Department of Energy. It represents a policy-level intention to facing that challenge head on. Last Read more…

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…

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…