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Water Conservation a Businesses Imperative, Ecova Survey Says

Water Conservation a Businesses Imperative, Ecova Survey Says

Now that most of the low-hanging fruit has been captured, businesses are looking for alternatives to drive energy and sustainability management decisions, according to Ecova’s 2016 Energy and Sustainability Predictions: Findings from Leading Professionals. More than 700 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals from numerous industries across North America participated … Read more »

University of Phoenix Stadium

Sports Venues Eliminate 34,000 Tons of CO2

Sports venues that installed LED lighting from Ephesus Lighting have eliminated 34,000 tons of C02 from being emitted into the atmosphere, the LED manufacturer says. This represents a savings of about 45 million kW of energy. Ephesus Lighting estimates that by Earth Day 2016, the company will have saved sports … Read more »

Sensorex

Crystal IS UVC LEDs Improve Environmental Monitoring

Crystal IS UVC LEDs can improve environmental monitoring over mercury-based lamps by offering ease of use across multiple water treatment environments because of the smaller footprint, the company says. The LEDs fit directly in a pipe, in an open channel or used offline as a battery operated handheld instrument. The … Read more »

Ford F-150 LEDs Use 63 Percent Less Energy

The 2015 Ford F-150 will feature LED headlamps that use 63 percent less energy than halogen bulbs in competitor trucks and last over five times longer than conventional lamps, the company says. Ford says the bulbs also offer superior light quality and aesthetics. The F-150 is the only light-duty pickup truck with … Read more »

University of Illinois

It Cost ‘$5,000 to Change a Light Bulb’ at University of Illinois

Building Energy Experts just completed an LED lighting and control retrofit of the 18,000-sq-ft Student Recreation Facility for The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The project will save the building an estimated $20,000 per year in energy costs as well as extraordinary savings in reduced labor costs. The building’s … Read more »

Sports Arenas Pick Up LEDs

NHL franchise the Montreal Canadiens and MLB team the Seattle Mariners are two professional sports teams experimenting with LED lighting as a means of cutting their energy bills and adding flexibility to their lighting, reports The New York Times. The Canadiens’ home, the Bell Center, last year installed 140 LED … Read more »

Flextronics

Flextronics Wants More of the Energy-Efficient Lighting Pie

San Jose, Calif.-based Flextronics introduced a portfolio of commercial and industrial lighting products and services, targeting businesses and property managers who operate mega-square-foot facilities and who want to reduce both their procurement and utility costs as they meet corporate and government energy efficiency targets. Flextronics cites a 2012 McKinsey & … Read more »

LED Street Lights Save Las Vegas $2 Million Per Year

Las Vegas has installed 42,000 new LED streetlights and is saving $2 million a year on reduced electricity bills and maintenance costs. The new LEDs cut the city’s electricity bill for streetlights in half, and the new bulbs last almost three times as long as the old bulbs before they … Read more »

Philips Recalls LED Bulbs Due to Shock Hazard

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to stop using Endura and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs from Philips Lighting because they pose a risk of electrical shock. Although no injuries have been reported, the Chinese-made LEDs have a lead wire in the bulbs’ housing that can have … Read more »

Resort Reaps Sustainability Upgrade Benefits

A Cape Cod resort has reduced its water and energy use after installing $600,000 in green-technology upgrades including hybrid water heaters that consume less gas, high-efficiency boilers and low-flow toilets and shower heads. PM Engineer reports that the Cove at Yarmouth Resort has seen significant savings after initiating a series … Read more »

Holiday Inn LED

Holiday Inn Installs LED Lighting

After replacing flourescent lighting with MaxLite dimmable LED lighting panels, a Holiday Inn hotel in Columbia, Md., will save 764,200 kWh of energy, and $91,704 in energy and maintenance over the lifetime of the newly installed products, according to MaxLite. After changing hotel ownership, the hotel underwent a significant renovation. Installer Shane Hresko suggested … Read more »