Tag Archives: Performance

The Biggest Lesson of the Winter Polar Vortex: Supplier Transparency Is Key

The history-making 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex dramatically demonstrated the importance of energy supplier transparency, according to a White Paper issued by ConEdison Solutions, one of the country’s largest energy services companies. With both demand and prices reaching record highs, the report — titled “The 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex: What Happened, Why Prices Spiked, and How Read more…

LED STREET LIGHTING KINDLES INTEREST IN MICHIGAN

There’s been plenty of dark news out of Detroit recently. But one bright spot in the beleaguered city is the ongoing replacement of aging street lights with highly efficient and attractive LED street lights. By July 1 Detroit had installed its 10,000th LED street light, putting it ahead of schedule on a plan for 65,000 new such lights Read more…

Newtown: Town Energy Project Reviewed by PBSC

The Public Building and Site Commission, meeting Tuesday, April 22, reviewed the town’s energy evaluation project, which is intended to save both money and energy. James P. Daylor, account executive from Ameresco, the energy service contractor selected to perform the energy audit, explained that Newtown elected to use an energy savings performance contracting two years Read more…

U.S. Energy Efficiency to Jump — Celebrate It (Op-Ed)

According to the Heritage Foundation, those old, outmoded incandescent bulbs have “become a symbol in the fight for consumer freedom and against unnecessary governmental interference into the lives of the American people.” First of all, it’s worth noting that some incandescent bulbs that meet the new standards will continue to be available, so the Heritage Read more…

STATE OF HAWAII DAGS CONTRACTS WITH AMERESCO

State of Hawaii DAGS Contracts with Ameresco for Efficiency Services and Renewable Power in Support of Sustainability Commitment Thirty-three state-owned buildings on five islands to be upgraded as part of Energy Savings Performance Contract Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today the Company is commencing implementation of a $17.4 million Read more…

LYNBROOK BOE EXAMINES ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN

The Lynbrook Board of Education explored details of an energy performance contract presented by Johnson Controls on Wednesday that outlined how the school district could invest in energy saving capital improvements without increasing taxes. Danny Haffel, director of business development and building efficancy of Johnson Controls — a Wisconsin-based technology and industrial company with offices Read more…

THE DAZZLING EVOLUTION OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTING

Here’s a bright idea: light bulbs that use 75% to 80% less energy. Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) and light-emitting diode bulbs (LED) are quickly becoming the new norm. These newer bulbs have a bright future since the U.S. Government passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which requires a systematic reduction of inefficient Read more…

GLOBAL LIGHTING PARTNERSHIP TO LEAD TRANSFORMATION IN CORPORATE REAL ESTATE

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting and Jones Lang LaSalle, (NYSE:JLL), the global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, have entered into a partnership agreement to deliver energy-efficient lighting and energy management solutions to all Jones Lang LaSalle clients. This is the first time two leaders in the Read more…

LEDS DELIVER BETTER LIGHT, STUDY SAYS, BUT CONSUMERS BUY CFLS

CFL, LED, halogen and incandescent light bulbs. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times / August 23, 2012) Of the 90% of Americans who have used LED or CFL light bulbs to save energy and cut costs, most use CFLs, according to a Consumer Reports study released Thursday. Almost 75% of consumers who have switched from incandescent bulbs currently use Read more…