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Author Archives: Elizabeth Smyth

1,000 Induction Street Lights for the City of Tempe

July 26th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

After deciding that LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) was not a good match for extreme desert temperatures, the city of Tempe, Arizona has decided to install 1,000 induction street lights to launch phase one of a street-light-retrofit initiative


Clean Technology Venture Investments Down 33%, but Bright Future Expected

July 19th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

Recent findings by Cleantech Group revealed that venture investments in clean technology were down 33% in 2Q 2011. Compared to the $2.75 billion across 174 deals in the previous 1Q11, global investments in the second quarter produced $1.83 billion across 161 deals. This total for 2Q11 is also down 10% from the $2.03 billion invested one year prior in


Cost Savings Remain Driving Factor Behind Commercial Retrofits

June 21st, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

A recent survey conducted by the Institute For Building Efficiency showed that while interest in energy efficiency is increasing among building owners, energy cost savings remain the driving factor behind organizational energy efficiency decisions. The Energy Efficiency indicator is an annual survey of global executives and building owners responsible for energy management and investment decisions in commercial and public-sector buildings. The 2011 survey included almost 4,000 respondents across North America, Europe, India, China, Australia, Brazil and South Africa


Sears Canada Bans Inefficient Lighting, Moves to LEDs

June 10th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

Sears Canada has become the first major retailer of the country to ban the sale of inefficient incandescent and halogen lighting, opting instead to sell only energy efficient LED and CFL (compact fluorescent) alternatives



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