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NEMA Weighs In on RoHS LED Exemption

NEMA Weighs In on RoHS LED Exemption

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, NEMA Solid-state lighting (SSL) products, especially light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, are at the core of energy efficiency gains across all sectors of the economy. Manufacturers are at the threshold of another promising advance: quantum dot (QD) LEDs for use in retrofit…

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Energy Efficiency Equals Jobs for Our Future

Energy Efficiency Equals Jobs for Our Future

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Without question, the American economy and our workforce are evolving. Technology is changing at lightning speed, and competition is becoming increasingly global. To keep up with these changes, American workers are constantly seeking new education, certifications, and opportunities to advance. For many, this evolution sometimes…

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Intelligent Energy: How the Industrial Internet Is Making Lighting Systems Smart

Intelligent Energy: How the Industrial Internet Is Making Lighting Systems Smart

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Howley, Manager, Industry Relations, Current, powered by GE It wasn’t long ago that the Internet of Things (IoT) completely changed the consumer technology landscape. From phones and televisions to appliances and light bulbs, everyday products are suddenly “smart” and helping people complete tasks, find information, and interact more…

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Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. In designing the interior of its new San Francisco office, Perkins+Will, a global leader in architecture and design, did not get every single item on its wish list. As so often happens, external factors tamed early expectations. You would never know that when touring the office today. A visitor…

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Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Karen Willis, Senior Lighting Program Manager, NEMA  ASC C136 Develops New Standards for Changing Industry As the outdoor lighting industry continues its rapid acceptance of light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, utilities, municipalities, and other end users see enormous potential. New technologies have expanded the use capabilities from distinct on/off schedules…

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Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. James Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Although the impressive efficacy gains made by light-emitting diodes (LED) products over the last few years fall well short of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) ultimate targets, they’ve already surpassed the limits of conventional lighting in nearly all applications—which might prompt some…

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A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

Two Institutions Reduce Energy Use by 85% with LED Retrofits This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tom Salpietra, President and COO, EYE Lighting International Sleek, modern designs, as well as historically styled outdoor lighting fixtures, have been growing in popularity over the last few decades as cities, municipalities, and educational institutions make significant investments in…

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U.S. Cities Enact Building Efficiency Legislation

U.S. Cities Enact Building Efficiency Legislation

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Over the course of two weeks in December, four cities became the newest additions to a diverse cadre of municipalities that have adopted building energy benchmarking and transparency policies. Denver, Evanston (Illinois), Los Angeles, and Orlando joined more than…

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Cities Commit to Using Energy Efficiency to Support Jobs and Local Economies

Cities Commit to Using Energy Efficiency to Support Jobs and Local Economies

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Katie Weeks, LEED Green Associate, Director of Communications, Institute for Market Transformation In nearly every major American city, buildings consume more energy than any other end-use sector, costing Americans more than $400 billion in annual energy bills. However, studies have shown significant potential to save energy and money by…

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Grid Connectivity to Rely on EV Charging

Grid Connectivity to Rely on EV Charging

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Charles Botsford, PE, Chemical Engineer, AeroVironment The electric grid has changed, but the change isn’t finished. With state and federal requirements to incorporate more renewable energy—primarily wind and solar—as part of our power generation mix, the grid must also incorporate a massive amount of energy storage to continue to…

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