Starbucks Leads the Way with Company Wide Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Investments in LED

Starbucks has been actively pursuing energy efficiency and conservation for years. A visit to their Energy Conservation website at http://www.starbucks.com/ responsibility/environment/energy describes Starbucks’ commitment to conserving energy and activities they have undertaken to reduce energy use in their stores. Excellent lighting is important in retail sales; while operating cost reduction is always welcome, it is Read more about Starbucks Leads the Way with Company Wide Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Investments in LED[…]

LED Lighting Helps Mishka’s Café Save Energy

Sinisa Novakovic, owner of Mishka’s café in downtown Davis, had two goals for the recent lighting upgrade in his café: create a cozy, inviting atmosphere for customers and save energy. In the main seating area alone he was able to cut his lighting energy use 85% by upgrading to LED lighting. Throughout the rest of Read more about LED Lighting Helps Mishka’s Café Save Energy[…]

LED Lighting Helps Connecticut Landmark Achieve Positive Impact

From a 1979 “roadside clam stand” to a now iconic shoreline tradition, Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale is a Connecticut favorite. Growing to three locations, the restaurant has remained committed to serving the finest seafood available in a friendly and efficient manner. Maintaining efficient operations and equipment with support from Energize Connecticut’s Small Business Energy Read more about LED Lighting Helps Connecticut Landmark Achieve Positive Impact[…]

LEED-Certified Tacoma Police Department Warehouse Saves with LED Upgrades

The City of Tacoma launched its Climate Action Plan in 2008, with goals and strategies to reduce its carbon footprint. The Tacoma Police Department’s fleet warehouse is LEED-certified and the Headquarters building is LEED-certified silver. This emphasis on sustainability helped Christopher Bostain, Lead Facilities Maintenance Mechanic at the Police Department, convince management to undertake an Read more about LEED-Certified Tacoma Police Department Warehouse Saves with LED Upgrades[…]

LED Provides Effective and Efficient Parking Area Lighting at the NAVFAC Engineering Service Center

Investigating ways to reduce energy consumption and costs, the Navy’s Technology Validation (Techval) Program with support from the Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program, sought to demonstrate the new LED technology for parking areas. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering Service Center (NAVFAC ESC) Headquarters was selected as their first LED demonstration. Read the Read more about LED Provides Effective and Efficient Parking Area Lighting at the NAVFAC Engineering Service Center[…]

Marine Corps Base Quantico Achieves 85% Savings in Parking Lighting

With technical assistance from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), the Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) recently undertook a major overhaul of its outdoor lighting, boosting safety and security throughout the site, while cutting energy costs and earning a national award in the process. The MCBQ replaced nearly 2,000 old and inefficient street lights, parking Read more about Marine Corps Base Quantico Achieves 85% Savings in Parking Lighting[…]

KCMO Demonstration Project Measures Results of Upgrading HID Lights to LED

This report documents a study of nine different light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting products installed in February 2011 as replacements for incumbent high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires in the city of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO). The subject lighting investigation was undertaken by the city as part of a continued focus on improving street safety that had Read more about KCMO Demonstration Project Measures Results of Upgrading HID Lights to LED[…]

Study Shows the Viability of LED to Replace Low-Bay Metal Halide Lighting

The LED Low-Bay Garage Lighting Demonstration project studied the applicability of low-bay LED fixtures in a parking-garage installation. Low-bay metal halide (MH) fixtures were replaced with new low-bay LED fixtures in a parking garage located in South San Francisco. Light quality and intensity, and electrical power measurements were taken. Economic costs were then estimated, and Read more about Study Shows the Viability of LED to Replace Low-Bay Metal Halide Lighting[…]

PNC Plaza Scores Triple Win With LED Lighting Conversion

Soon after PNC Plaza Property Manager Rick Aronhalt took over as manager of the 358,000 sq. /ft., 23 story office building, he recognized an opportunity for improvement. He knew the value and benefits efficient lighting could bring to the management company, the tenants, and the environment while increasing overall property value. The CFLs currently installed Read more about PNC Plaza Scores Triple Win With LED Lighting Conversion[…]

LED Downlights Save Up To 50% Over CFL Without Sacrificing Aesthetic Appearance or Functionality

As part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) demonstration project, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) evaluated the implementation of light-emitting diode (LED) recessed downlight luminaires in the guest rooms at the Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel in Columbus, OH. The facility opened in October of 2012, and the demonstration project included a post-occupancy Read more about LED Downlights Save Up To 50% Over CFL Without Sacrificing Aesthetic Appearance or Functionality[…]

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