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CO Health Foundation Nabs Both LEED and WELL Gold for Construction & Design

CO Health Foundation Nabs Both LEED and WELL Gold for Construction & Design

The Colorado Health Foundation’s new headquarters in Denver is the first in the US to receive both the LEED v4 Gold Certification and WELL Gold Certification for design and construction, according to Saunders Construction. The three-story building features a “health-positive” design and development standards that aim to improve the health … Read more »

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Managing Lighting Costs: Five Often Ignored Tips for Further Energy Savings

Operational processes, regulation compliance, productivity, occupant comfort, sustainability efforts, and architectural aesthetics – the list of commercial facility manger needs is long and difficult to balance. In your role, whether it’s a sustainability officer, energy manager or other – have you considered lighting and associated controls when weighing these concerns? … Read more »

GE Lighting Saves Brookshire Brothers ‘$235,000 in Annual Operating Costs’

Brookshire Brothers expects to reduce its annual operating costs more than $235,000 after installing GE energy-efficient lighting at its retail supermarkets in Texas and Louisiana, according to the companies. The supermarket chain launched a facility-wide lighting update at its 72 stores including in-store, parking lot, exterior signage and refrigerated case … Read more »

Osram Sylvania Cuts GHGs 20% Over Five Years

Lighting company Osram Sylvania has reduced its corporate absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent over the past five years, the company said. This is double the commitment it made in 2007 — to reduce corporate-wide GHG emissions by 10 percent compared to 2006 levels — when it joined the … 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 »

Brookshire Brothers Taps GE for Lighting in 72 Supermarkets

Texas-based grocery store chain Brookshire Brothers is using General Electric products for a lighting efficiency upgrade. Once installation is complete in all of the company’s 72 stores. it should save the company $235,000 annually. Re-lamping of linear fluorescent lighting fixtures is now complete at 69 Brookshire Brothers locations. The grocery … Read more »

Daintree Expands Wireless Light Fixture Adapter Range

Wireless lighting controls supplier Daintree Networks has expanded its line of its wireless adapters for commercial and industrial buildings. Daintree says that the line’s expansion makes it the most comprehensive on the market in terms of fixture type, control options and budgets. Products include: WA100 – offers on, off and … Read more »

Orion Lighting to Cut Electricity 70% at Two Kenco Warehouses

Logistics and warehousing service company Kenco has installed Orion Energy Systems high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology at two of its Chattanooga, Tenn., logistics facilities – a move expected to cut light-related electricity consumption by 70 percent, the company said. The company calculates that its greenhouse gas emission reductions over the fixtures’ 20-year … Read more »

Soffe Cuts Lighting Costs 65% with Retrofit

The M.J. Soffe Company, a manufacturer of active apparel, expects to cut lighting costs by 65 percent with an energy efficiency project at its Fayetteville, N.C. headquarters. The subsidiary of Delta Apparel has engaged Piedmont Service Group to upgrade 2,500 lighting fixtures during the next four months. Piedmont will install … 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 »

Sandia Casino Expects 75% Energy Drop with LED Lights, Solar Panels

Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque will consume about a quarter the energy in its parking lots through switching hundreds of gas discharge lamps to Noribachi LED bulbs, the two companies have said. The resort, owned and operated by the Pueblo of Sandia, has replaced 400W and 175W metal halide … Read more »

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