Tag Archives: Performance Lighting

Obama to announce energy-efficiency projects, one to improve Detroit municipal lighting system

President Barack Obama this morning announced public and private sector commitments to advance solar energy utilization and energy-efficiency projects, including one hoped to lead to improvements in Detroit’s municipal lighting system. The city was named as one of five nationwide to be served by what the White House is calling a High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, a Read more…

Port Authority replaces Lincoln Tunnel lighting, touts big energy savings

If the lighting inside the Lincoln Tunnel looks a little different to you, your mind’s not playing tricks on you. In a move that Port Authority says will save $283,000 in energy costs annually, the bistate agency has replaced the lighting in the tunnel with 2,300 energy-efficient LEDlights. “Replacing our bridge and tunnel lighting systems with Read more…

Calloway Schools ‘go green’ with cost-savings renovation

Calloway schools ‘go green’ with heating, lighting renovation Calloway County Schools Maintainance Director Kennith Duncan stands atop North Elementary School where rooftop heating and air units will soon be replaced as part of an efficiency renovation the school district has begun. Calloway County Schools began a utilities renovation  last month that is expected to save Read more…

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: LIGHT BULB WARS ROAR BACK INTO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Hold on to your seat belts, the light bulb wars have just blown up again. Light bulbs, as you may recall, have become a perennial excuse for certain federal legislators to whip up the conservative base, by railing again new federal energy efficiency standards. The new standards have already prompted the lighting industry to come Read more…

FIELD EVALUATIONS OF LED LIGHTING SHOW BENEFITS BEYOND REDUCED ENERGY USAGE

LED research projects clearly demonstrate that solid-state lighting (SSL) has come a long way in just a few short years. Evaluations have been conducted by our organization in collaboration with multi-stakeholder groups including electric utilities, municipalities, on-farm researchers, and LED manufacturers. Working both to help specifiers choose optimum energy-efficient lighting systems and to accelerate SSL Read more…

AMERESCO SIGNS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT IN MONTANA

Ameresco Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, began work on an energy savings performance contract with Lewis and Clark County, Montana. Ameresco will install over $1.6 million of energy efficiency improvements at 28 county-owned buildings. The energy efficiency improvements are expected to save the county an estimated $77,000 annually while also addressing critical infrastructure needs. The project is expected Read more…

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO SELECTS INDUCTION LIGHTING FOR CAMPUS UPGRADE

EverLast(R) Fixtures are Utilized to Lower Energy Costs, Meet Building Specifications California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the twenty-three-campus California State University system and home to over 16,000 students. The university has adopted a strong sustainability initiative and received several honors based on their “green” efforts. Adopting these standards for energy savings Read more…

AN INTERVIEW WITH PHILIPS LIGHTING PRESIDENT AND CEO, BRUNO BIASIOTTA

On 4 December, Your humble editor sat down with Bruno Biasiotta , President & CEO Lighting North America, at Philips Lighting. Below is our discussion.  ER: What keeps you up at night? Mr. Biasiotta:  Thinking about the value we can bring to each customer and their customers along the value chain.  Business is all about the value we Read more…

GE LIGHTING ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR PRESTIGIOUS GE EDISON AWARD COMPETITION

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – December 5, 2012 – (NYSE:GE) – GE Lighting announces a call for entries for its 30th annual GE Edison Award competition, recognizing excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ the significant use of GE lighting products, including, but not limited to these GE Lighting Products: GE LED systems, LED luminaires, Read more…

NEW PLASTIC LIGHTING SAVES ENERGY. GOODBYE, FLUORESCENT LIGHTS?

Scientists at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., have designed a durable, plastic light that offers an efficient, buzz-free alternative to the mass lighting deplored by cubicle workers around the globe. “People often complain that fluorescent lights bother their eyes, and the hum from the fluorescent tubes irritates anyone sitting at a desk underneath them,” David Carroll, the lead Read more…