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2013 Energy Star Awardees Include Cenergistic, ComEd, Cree, Ecova, EnergyCAP, GE Lighting, Philips Lighting

The EPA and the Department of Energy have recognized 118 awardees for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment, including several familiar names in energy management: Cenergistic, ComEd, Cree, Ecova, EnergyCAP, GE Lighting and Philips Lighting. Recipients of the 2013 Energy Star awards were chosen from nearly 20,000 Energy Star partners, including manufacturers, retailers, … Read more »

Greenbuild Roundup, Day 1: $3m Google Grant, Top 10 Products, Niche No More

Here is the latest news from the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, taking place in San Francisco this week: The US Green Building Council announced Google will award a $3 million grant aimed at encouraging change within the building materials industry and accelerating the creation of healthier indoor environments. The … Read more »

Obama Sets National CHP Target

President Obama yesterday signed an executive order that sets a national goal of 40 GW of new combined heat and power (CHP) by the end of 2020. Additionally, the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program yesterday announced that five companies — Kingspan Insulated Panels, semiconductor manufacturer Cree, General Aluminum … Read more »

Contract Wins: Black & Veatch, EPRI, Latitude Solutions, XL Hybrids, Johnson Controls, Telkonet, Cree

The Water Environment Research Foundation has contracted with Black & Veatch, in partnership with AECOM, the North East Biosolids and Residuals Association, and Hemenway Inc., to explore energy balance, reduction, recovery and production opportunities in water treatment processes. The research project – Energy Balance and Reduction Opportunities, Case Studies of … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: NRC Nuclear Waste, IATA Calls for Multilateral Emissions Plan, China Emissions

A DC federal appeals court ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission acted hastily with its decision that spent nuclear fuel can be stored safely at plants for the next century while a permanent repository is established. The court ordered that the NRC review its analysis and decision, the New York … Read more »

Environmental & Energy Executive Moves: Gamesa, UK Green Investment Bank, Cree, SCI

Here’s the latest news on hirings and promotions among environmental and energy management leaders. Gamesa: The Spanish wind turbine maker has hired engineer Ignacio Martin as executive chairman. Martin, the former CEO of CIE Automotive, replaces Jorge Calvet, who stepped down last week following poor financial figures. The company reported … Read more »

Empire State Building Lights to Cut Energy 75%; Lightfair Kicks Off

The Empire State Building has unveiled plans to install an external lighting system that will use 75 percent less energy than its predecessor, as lighting companies unveil new products at Lightfair International, North America’s largest annual commercial and architectural lighting show, taking place in Las Vegas this week. The Empire … Read more »

Cree Unveils Variety of New XLamp LEDs

Cree Inc. launched new mid-power LEDs that give users the flexibility to choose XLamp ML products for a variety of lighting applications, including architectural, hospitality, emergency vehicle, decorative lighting, and linear florescent LED replacement, the company says. The expanded XLamp ML line is now available in red, green and blue … Read more »

Enlighted Launches Virtuo Series Lighting Control System

Lighting control system company Enlighted Inc. has unveiled the Enlighted Virtuo Series, a lighting control system featuring the industry’s first autonomous, adaptive sensor. This “thinking” sensor aims to maximize occupant comfort and minimize energy cost by measuring ambient light, occupancy and temperature at each fixture and tailoring light levels to … Read more »

Lighting Brief: Soraa, Cree and Marvell

California-based lighting startup Soraa has launched an LED lamp that it says emits more light per LED material and can handle more electric current per area than its competitors products. The Soraa LED MR16 lamp is the first LED bulb that rivals the light performance of a 50W halogen lamp, … Read more »

Retrofit to Give Tarlton $1m in Rebates

Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions is to undertake an energy efficiency improvement project for Tarlton Properties, located in Menlo Park, Calif. The project includes the installation of building efficiency controls and a lighting retrofit at the 47-acre, 13-building business park. Progressive, in participation with Pacific Gas & Electric, secured funding … Read more »

Diamond Jo Casino Bets on LED Lighting

Diamond Jo Casino, a gambling establishment in Dubuque, Iowa has installed Cree Inc. energy-efficient LED lighting. The casino upgraded its existing lighting to Cree’s LRP-38 LED spotlights (pictured) throughout the 188,000-square-foot entertainment facility. Some 750 of the casinos existing incandescent down lights were replaced with the LED bulb, which are designed … Read more »