lighting retrofits

Cost Analysis Tool Helps Cities Switch to LED Lighting

  The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, in collaboration with the Clinton Climate Initiative, recently launched a free cost-benefit analysis tool for municipalities, utilities, and other organizations as a method for analyzing the cost and return from lighting efficiency projects. The model will help municipalities better understand all of the … [continued]

GE Lights Up London’s Tower Bridge

Just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games, GE and London’s City Hall will retrofit the lighting on Tower Bridge. The state-of-the-art, energy-efficient lighting system will have energy savings of 40-45% in energy savings over the current artistic lighting fixtures. The installation will utilize GE’s Tetra Contour Cable lighting, an … [continued]

US Foods Lighting Retrofit Cuts Energy by 8%

US Foods recently announced it will save an additional 2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) by retrofitting lighting throughout the organization. Since 2007, the company has decreased overall energy use by approximately 8% (34 million kWh) through lighting retrofits alone. “We’re exploring many more opportunities for energy savings throughout the company,” … [continued]

Cost Savings Remain Driving Factor Behind Commercial Retrofits

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.