Though utility rebates on energy-efficient electrical products have waxed and waned during the past 20 years as a function of the economy and legislative landscape, experts confirm that they have remained a primary and highly effective tool that is driving upgrade projects across the nation.
The volume of energy consumed by buildings and the importance of energy efficiency in reducing that consumption are both now well-established elements of today’s green power movement. At the point where the two converge, building commissioning services are about to take a spin.
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce energy waste in our nation’s buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the fifth annual Next Generation Luminaires Design competition for indoor lighting at the LEDucation
Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke announced the company’s next step on the path to achieving its goal of being supplied 100 percent by renewable energy. Unveiled at Walmart’s Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, the company committed to achieving the following by Dec. 31, 2020:
The fifth annual Sylvania Socket Survey from Osram Sylvania finds that consumers are adjusting to new legislation and energy-efficient lighting options, with about half saying that they plan to switch to new lighting technologies.
Electrical contractors that are planning to enter the emerging energy services market should have a solid business plan to guide their expansion. Getting into this market is a must because customers today are looking for energy conservation, efficiency, production and reliability services.
The electrical contractor (EC) should build its energy services business on four distinct categories that, together, reduce energy use and expenses, increase facility efficiency and productivity, improve the environment, and provide a reliable energy supply that meets the business’ requirements.
Many electrical contractors wonder if energy services will remain a viable market in 2013 and beyond. This concern is understandable, given the uncertainty in the domestic and global energy markets today.
With all of the attention given to new, clean sources of power in this country, it is sometimes surprising, if not a little disheartening, to learn that other countries actually have bested us in one measure or another.
Since the days of thomas Edison more than a century ago, electricity has flowed through the grid in one direction. Power is centrally generated, transmitted, distributed within cities to buildings and consumed immediately.
With lighting and communications technology evolving rapidly, lighting manufacturers are under pressure to determine how to best reach out to and train busy electrical contractors (ECs) on new and existing products.