Minnesota City Uses $2.5 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract to Upgrade 12 Buildings

A citywide energy efficiency project was recently completed for the City of Virginia, Minnesota. Financed by a $2.5 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), improvements made across [...]

Lighting for Darker Skies: Strategies to Reduce Light Pollution

The source of light pollution and its solutions have changed as outdoor lighting technology advances. While the effort to preserve the night’s dark skies and prevent light spillage into [...]

New Jersey County See Incentives, Savings with Energy Audit and Upgrades

Ocean County, New Jersey, has received almost a million dollars in incentives, with more to come, for upgrading its energy systems; the county will also see nearly $400,000 in savings per year [...]

US Department of Defense to Develop New Energy Management Program

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) will develop a new and innovative approach to energy management and analytics. The new platform will integrate multi-source data and convert it to [...]

LEDs Light Up the Outdoors

The transformation of indoor lighting by advances in LED technology has been swift and dramatic in recent years. Now the fixtures are ready to transform the outdoors. According to Guidehouse [...]

Ontario Ice Complex Becomes First Arena to Achieve Zero Carbon Building Performance Certification

AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex is now the first “Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard” certified arena. This was achieved in December 2020 through the Canada Green Building Council’s [...]

Library Featuring LED Mounted Bookshelves Opened in Oslo, Norway

The library is with 3,600 intelligent bookshelves provided by LED iBond, a lighting company in Demark. These customized “smart” bookshelves with advanced LED optics and IoT [...]

Make Human-Centric Lighting the Center of a Post-Pandemic Built Environment

The advanced capabilities of human-centric or circadian lighting and controls can and should deliver a new level of enrichment and safety indoors, says JAMES TU of Energy Focus. The novel [...]

The Home Depot Reports US stores Reduced Electricity by 35%

The Home Depot’s US stores used 35% less electricity last year than in 2010, according to a 2020 Responsibility Report published today. In addition, the home improvement retailer detailed [...]