The U.S. Government originated security lighting during World War II. Since then, terrorism incidents, growing crime rates and energy-reduction mandates have been increasing the lighting industry’s sophistication.
According to USA Today, a growing number of American cities and states are adopting energy-efficient building codes to offset rising energy costs. Almost three times as many counties and cities passed green-building policies in 2007 as they did in 2004, according to the U.S.
Energy monitoring is an efficiency technique based on the standard management axiom that “you cannot manage what you cannot measure.” Remote energy monitoring techniques provide facility managers with feedback on building operations, the results of energy management projects and guidance on the lev
In February's column, I said you can expect the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to step up, providing education, training and credentialing programs for green contractors and their employees now that our association has become an official member of the U.S.
According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the Maryland General Assembly passed the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Initiative (Senate Bill 205 and House Bill 374) in 2007, which sets one of the most ambitious energy-efficiency goals in the country.
President George W. Bush signed off on H.R. 6, the Clean Energy Act of 2007, on Dec. 12, 2007. It served as one of the few last-minute pieces of legislation that was agreed to on both ends of Pennsylvania Ave.
In the quest for competitiveness in mainstream energy markets, higher costs continue to be a challenge for renewable power. However, residents of at least one city in California don’t seem to mind the added expense.
It was just brought to our attention that WUSA 9 News, a local news station for the Washington DC area, posted a very good article about the correct way to dispose of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Follow this link. It's a quick read.
Progress Energy Florida awarded its largest incentive check to date for energy efficiency in new construction. Atlantic Housing Partners will received a check for $100,131 for the Enterprise Cove condominiums in Orange City, Fla., and the Club at Eustis Village apartments in Eustis, Fla.
According to USA Today, more U.S. hotels are including energy-efficient designs in their buildings. Marriott, Hilton and Wyndham are part of a growing list of hoteliers integrating U.S. Green Building Council construction guidelines into floor plans to make their structures more eco-friendly.
As public concern about global climate change continues to grow, the city of Salem, Mass., is joining with the natural gas utility KeySpan and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase energy efficiency throughout the city.
The election of 2006 may have prompted a renewed interest in energy efficiency. It actually started with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, in which tax incentives were provided, and standards for a number of specific lighting technologies were set.
The amount of data in the world is piling up, making data centers a necessity. Even companies and organizations that may not be the traditional candidates for data centers are turning to them for data storage and management needs.
Energy-Efficient Maintenance (EEM) is maintenance of energy-using equipment in a commercial or industrial environment. Since energy easily holds the largest potential for significant savings, maintaining energy-using equipment is extremely important.
In April 23-26, 2007, the inaugural GridWeek event took place in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The purpose was to raise awareness and generate support for advancing and modernizing the grid and bring attention to an impending problem.