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Presented by TFM and NEMA’s enLIGHTen America Initiative, this February 14 webinar focused on energy and green codes for lighting controls. Three experts from NEMA member companies discussed technologies and strategies, how the codes figure in, and the results that can be achieved.
This article from an analyst at the U.S. EIA addresses the 34 minute power outage during Super Bowl XLVII. While the cause of the outage has been debated, some assert the type of lamps used throughout much of the Superdome had an impact on the amount of time it took to get the lights back on.
Installing occupancy sensors and daylight sensors can be an inexact science, and sensor fine tuning is best performed after the space is fully occupied, furniture is in place, and the HVAC system is balanced to the environment.
A retirement community in North Andover, MA makes changes inside and out that benefit occupants and staff.
A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and more.
Projects with notable energy savings will receive awards from the LEEP campaign and will be profiled on the site. The deadline for submitting project information is November 30, 2013. Results and awards will be announced on February 2014.
The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making process are based on overly simplified assumptions.
The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.