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Archive for June 2013

Warehouse installs LEDs to reduce energy consumption

warehouse led lighting

Mack Technologies in Massachusetts completed a light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit project to reduce energy consumption. The project is the largest LED lighting installation of its kind in a New England manufacturing facility. A total of 2,600 LED fixtures were installed in the manufacturer’s facility and several hundred high-performance bulbs were placed in the company’s offices

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Kansas, Michigan cities install LED streetlights

LED streetlights

The city of St. Clair, Michigan will continue to brighten its streets with additional LED streetlights, according to C and G News. Many mercury vapor streetlights in the city’s northern neighborhoods were replaced with LEDs in 2012 after the city received funding from an Energy Optimization Rebate and partnership with DTE Energy.

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Schools will save on costs with lighting upgrades

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Ware County School District in Ware County, Georgia, will be installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help the district save millions over the course of the next several years on energy and maintenance costs. The school district is partnering with a technology firm to retrofit and install 24,000 LEDs in 10 school buildings

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Hotels hotel energy efficiency increase

hotel energy efficiency

Hotels across the country are turning to energy-efficient measures to reduce energy costs. The Marriott La Jolla in La Jolla, Calif., in a hotel energy efficiency initiative installed motion sensors in its stairwells and vending machines in order to dim lighting when the areas aren’t being used by guests

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Better Buildings Challenge reveals first-year savings

Better Buildings Challenge

The Better Buildings Challenge released its first year’s energy savings from its partners. According to the report, the goal of the challenge is to increase energy efficiency by 20% among American commercial and industrial buildings by 2020. The challenge’s energy partners have improved energy efficiency at their facilities by more than 2.5% …

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LEDs are the lights of the 21st century

LEDs

As technology surrounding light-emitting diodes (LEDs) continues to develop, the government estimates that solid-state lighting (SSL) will grow to be the dominant light source in the next two decades, according to Electrical Contractor Magazine. Solid-state lighting is a type of lighting that uses semi-conductor LEDs as a source of illumination, compared to the filaments used in traditional light bulbs.

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Energy efficient lighting helping businesses, cities and schools cut costs

Energy efficient lighting

The Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce in Colorado was awarded a rebate after it installed energy efficient interior and exterior lighting upgrades at its office. The chamber of commerce is saving about $98 a month in energy costs after it completing the lighting upgrade

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Streetlight upgrades help cities save money and energy

streetlight upgrades

New York City streetlight upgrades program is replacing all of the city’s 300,000 streetlights with light-emitting diodes. The project is expected to be completed by 2019, and will help the city decrease energy consumption by 35 percent, Energy Manager Today reported.

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