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Archive for April 2013

DOE continues to improve solid-state lighting technology

solid-state lighting

SSL lighting is unique in that it emits directed light compared to traditional light bulbs, has a compact profile, is breakage resistant, has an increased lifespan and is energy efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy’s research and development of solid-state lighting (SSL) dates back to 2003.

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Kohl’s earns ENERGY STAR sustained excellence award


Kohl’s Department Stores is receiving a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since joining the program in 1998, Kohl’s has been able to ENERGY STAR certify nearly two-thirds of its stores.

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Michigan mall expects to save big with LED lights

Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, Michigan is installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to save on energy usage and reduce carbon emissions. A number of energy efficient upgrades will be made to the mall including interior and commercial exterior lighting installations and mall will be able to reduce electricity bills and also help the retailers located in the building save money.

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Energy efficiency program in Connecticut encourages businesses to make lighting upgrades

Norwalk, Connecticut will be installing energy efficient lighting fixtures thanks to the Connecticut Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program which helps business and building owners finance energy efficient projects.

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Lighting upgrades help businesses save money

Lighting upgrades

Lighting can take up as much as 50 percent of a business’ electricity consumption, so it is important for company owners to understand the benefits of switching to cost-effective energy efficient lighting solutions, the U.S. Small Business Association said.

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Northeast states offer energy efficient programs

Businesses and cities are saving money with energy efficient lighting installations.

Lighting upgrades can help businesses and cities save significant amounts of money on energy usage as well as energy and maintenance costs. In New Jersey, more than 2,500 businesses and local governments participated in a program that offers financial incentives to those that upgrade to more efficient lighting

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LED last more than twice as long as traditional bulbs

LEDs can provide money saving benefits to businesses.

Upgrading and installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can help a business or building owner save significant amounts of money on energy and maintenance costs as well as reduce energy usage.

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Streetlight upgrades produce smart cities

LED Streetlights

A number of cities around the nation are realizing the benefits of upgrading streetlights with more energy​-efficient lights, and more are increasingly choosing to invest in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Costs for LEDs have fallen by as much as 50 percent in the last two years, which has helped spark interest in the smart lighting solution.

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Shedd Aquarium improves energy efficiency

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago will become the first clean energy-powered aquarium in the country.

​The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago announced it would be improving its lighting in order to make the large and popular aquarium more energy efficient. Shedd will be the first clean energy-powered aquarium in the country. The lighting upgrade will save about 10 million kilowatt-hours annually, enough to power 750 houses.

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Hotel LED lighting saves money

Hotels can save money by installing LEDs.

According to Energy Star the 47,000 hotels spread across the United States spend an average of $2,196 per available room every year on energy bills and expenses, which totals about 6 percent of a hotel’s operating costs.

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