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LIGHTING LEADS 21st CENTURY REDUCTION IN USE OF ELECTRICITY IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

LIGHTING LEADS 21st CENTURY REDUCTION IN USE OF ELECTRICITY IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Clark R. Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA Over the first 18 years of the 21st century, lighting products contributed more than any other product to reducing the demand for electricity in the United States, according to data published by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in their Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) from 2004 – 2019.  Overall annual electricity use from lighting — in both the residential and commercial sectors — fell 57% from 2001 – 2018 from an estimated 1.82 quads in…

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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 efficiently–accurately and in real time. Now, the same is Read more […]

Creating a Safer Home with the Internet of Things

Creating a Safer Home with the Internet of Things

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Steve Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer of 2D2C, Inc, and Chairman, NEMA Internet of Things Council The Internet of Things (IoT) is a development of the worldwide web in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. The IoT becomes a network of devices, vehicles, buildings, and even people embedded with electronics, software, sensors/actuators, Read more […]

Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Pat Walsh, Editor in Chief, NEMA When the ei editorial staff decided to explore a real smart city, we simply looked outside our office into Rossyln, an unincorporated neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia. Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Rosslyn is accessible to tourists, policymakers, and world leaders by train, plane, and automobile. In 2015, the Arlington Read more […]

NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

The NEMA Strategic Initiatives Program was established to seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending challenges, and address issues involving multiple NEMA product sections and divisions. The 2016 Smart Cities Strategic Initiative contains four components: Energy and Water: An initiative to quantify the energy efficiency of water supply, delivery, and treatment systems; to analyze the market potential to improve efficiency by using member products; and to evaluate the viability Read more […]

Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Rob Drago, Vice President, Infrastructure Vertical Marketing, Acuity Brands Lighting In today’s world, military bases must implement very high security measures to ensure the safety and security of all personnel. These facilities require high-quality, reliable lighting and real-time reporting and diagnostics so that energy and security personnel know when and where luminaires Read more […]