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Articles Tagged with ''lighting''

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Energy meters shine light on power consumption

February 1, 2014
When MEP engineering firm Glumac set up a new office space on the ground floor of an existing high-rise in Irvine, CA, the company had an ambitious goal even before the move-in — to certify the new 8,762-sq-ft space Platinum under LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI).
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New lighting, ventilation help ice arena skate to savings

February 1, 2014
Ice arenas represent some of the most energy-intensive buildings a city can own.
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Open for public comment: proposed revisions for existing buildings standard

October 28, 2013

Public input is being sought into revision of an ASHRAE/IES standard that addresses retrofit of existing residential and commercial buildings to achieve greater energy efficiency.


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ASHRAE energy standard changes lighting, mechanical requirements

October 14, 2013

Major changes to requirements regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical, and energy cost budgets are contained in the newly published energy standard from ASHRAE and IES.


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A Plan And A Plant

A philosophy plus the usual opportunities made for real savings. What about where you work?
August 29, 2013
Since energy efficiency is a big part of what this industry pursues on behalf of society at large, I always like to see examples of what companies and firms are doing internally to conserve resources. This month, A.O. Smith celebrated progress on that front at its plant in McBee, SC.
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Lighting control: Blue Ridge Technologies

June 10, 2013

Blue Ridge Technologies has expanded its open and unified lighting control with the release of the Aperio® platform. The manufacturer says the Aperio® platform enables more advanced lighting control applications (daylight harvesting, occupancy/vacancy detection, dimming, and presets) to become an integral part of the building automation system without gateways.


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Building Automation

The Lighting/BAS Convergence, Cont’d.

For most buildings, it will be a question not of if, but when.
June 1, 2013
Both new and existing building projects should have lighting control provided, either as part of a standalone system or, ideally, integrated as part of the BAS. But we often find that there are many reasons automated lighting control is not provided, ranging from simple economics to frustration with the programming and support of these systems.
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Blue light special: ASHRAE guide points to 50% energy savings

March 4, 2012

Latest installment targets medium-sized and big-box designs.


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Future of Lighting Control and LED Lighting

Ready for a solid-state bulb with an IP address?
February 1, 2012
There have been dramatic changes to the building controls market over the last 20 to 30 years. The “energy crisis” of the 1970s (along with the development of the microprocessor) sent the “Big 5” dominated pneumatics market into an energy management system (EMS) orbit that was joined by several dozen other manufacturers by the mid-1980s.
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An Illuminating Idea

October 31, 2006
Here's how to integrate efficiency into the lighting/BAS process.


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