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Building Owners ‘Slow Energy Retrofits’

US building owners are scaling back the pace of energy-efficiency upgrades, according to the latest Global Sustainability Perspective report from Jones Lang LaSalle. Seventy-eight percent of building owners plan to perform sustainability improvements over the next two years, compared to 91 percent that said they spent money on upgrades over … Read more »

Lutron Lights Empire State Building, Cutting Payback Time in Half

Lutron Electronics will provide a lighting control system for the Empire State Building’s tenant spaces, expected to save the iconic New York landmark as much as 65 percent in lighting-energy costs. The Lutron system, developed with Empire State Building property manager Jones Lang LaSalle, includes wireless components, occupancy/vacancy sensors that … Read more »

Walgreens Slapped with Hazardous Waste Allegations

Walgreen Co. has disclosed in its July 12 SEC filing that the company has been served with a civil complaint alleging certain violations of California’s hazardous waste regulations. The alleged violations are related to the proper disposal of various materials from its retail stores, and the suit seeks injunctive relief, … Read more »

OC Transpo Garage LED Retrofit Cuts Costs 43%

OC Transpo, the transit service provider for Ottawa and Carleton, Canada, has cut its lighting costs by 43 percent at its St. Laurent garage, following an LED retrofit by Energy Ottawa. The project included replacing inefficient light fixtures and installing sensors that can turn off some lighting when the garage … Read more »

Memorial Sloan-Kettering, United Stationers LED Retrofits Cut Costs by 57%, 91%

New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Sacramento, Calif.’s United Stationers have recently completed lighting retrofits. At Sloan-Kettering, LED lighting manufacturer Seesmart Technologies replaced about 700 fixtures, switching out fluorescent T8s and T12s in the facility’s parking garage with Seesmart T8s. This will reduce the hospital’s energy cost by almost … Read more »

Canberra LED Retrofit Predicted to Save $15,000 a Year

Nuclear measurements company Canberra has completed a lighting retrofit at its in Meriden, Conn., facility using Noribachi Illumination LED products expected to save 63,000 kWh and $15,000 a year, Noribachi said. The Canberra loading area originally used a combination of eight 400W high bay lights and eight flood lamps. By … Read more »

EcoInsight Updates Commercial Energy Audit Tool for iPad

EcoInsight has released beta version 2.0.0 for its free commercial energy audit tool for iPad. The mobile app collects building data including lighting systems and occupancy schedules. The data collected on the iPad uploads to EcoInsight’s online analysis and customer proposal generation module. The update comes with new multimedia features … Read more »

LED Lighting Retrofit to Save Hawaii Hospitals $1.2M

Hawai’i Pacific Health (HPH), comprised of four nonprofit hospitals and 44 outpatient clinics and service sites, expects to save more than $1.2 million thanks to a LED lighting retrofit across its facilities. The switch to LED lighting at its four hospital facilities also will help reduce HPH’s carbon emissions by … Read more »

High-Rise Building Lighting Retrofit Saves $160,000 Annually

Westwood Gateway Towers in Los Angeles is saving more than $160,000 annually, or 35 percent per year, in energy costs, thanks to a retrofit of its lighting systems. The 820,00-sq.-ft. high rise building, owned by Irvine Company, also is Energy Star labeled. ReGreen, which installed Westwood Gateway’s new system, says … Read more »

SSCSS Reduces Energy Use by 50% with Lighting Retrofit

Sony Supply Chain Solutions Singapore (SSCSS) has cut energy use in its warehouse by more than 50 percent by installing energy-efficient and dimmable lighting. It also reduced the number of fixtures required in the warehouse and significantly improved lighting levels. The high bay lighting system consists of Echelon’s LonWorks control … Read more »

Retrofit Saves TXU Energy 30-40% on Lighting Bill

TXU Energy expects to save 30-40 percent on its lighting bill after undergoing a lighting retrofit at its Dallas headquarters. The energy retailer installed T5 and T8 fluorescent lighting, which should save 20-30 percent on the lighting load, said Michael Gutierrez, spokesman for TXU. The installation of motion occupancy sensors … Read more »