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London Is Using Wireless Mesh Controls to Connect Street Lights

London Is Using Wireless Mesh Controls to Connect Street Lights

London connects another 28,000 street lights to wireless mesh controls LEDs Magazine, August 11, 2017 London is connecting another 28,000 LED street lights to wireless mesh controls based on Internet protocols, using a system provided by Silver Spring Networks. Silver Spring said London’s financial district, known as the City of London, as well as the

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Sensor Suitcase Allows Business Owners to Identify Energy Saving Opportunities

This ‘Sensor Suitcase’ Developed by National Labs Helps Trim Energy Use in Commercial Buildings greentechmedia.com, August 21, 2017 Say you just bought a 15-year-old convenience store. You learn that the HVAC system has never been serviced. Digging into a stack of old utility bills leaves you wondering if your already slim margins are being eroded

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Innovative Technologies Businesses Should Be Aware of That Increase Sustainability

Three tips for businesses to improve energy conservation Colorado Biz, August 17, 2017 Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for a considerable amount of energy consumption in the United States, but there are actions that businesses can take to reduce their environmental footprint. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the commercial and residential building

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The 3 Most Critical Areas of the HVAC Profession

HVAC Big 3: Sizing, Installation, Maintenance Contracting Business, September 5, 2017 1. The Importance of a Correctly-Sized System When you are installing an HVAC system, calculate heating and cooling loads using a recognized method (ACCA Manual J), and ensure you install the smallest sized system that will meet these load requirements (ACCA Manual S). When

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Data Center Managers Looking to Achieve 100 Percent Uptime

THE ROAD TO 100 PERCENT UPTIME The Data Center Journal, September 1, 2017 The data center industry is in a period of rapid growth, with the amount of data generated around the world rising exponentially. As a result, data center managers are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and reliability on the road to

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Net Zero Energy Design Challenges & Innovations

Zeroing in on energy: Planned buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than they burn The Post and Courier, September 3, 2017 Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing

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Bay Logistics Becomes More Efficient With Logistics and LED Lighting

Logistics And Lighting Lead To Efficiency Facility Executive, August 25, 2017 Sometimes the answer to improving the environment and operations, while saving energy, is right on the shelf. At least, that is what Bay Logistics, Inc., learned at its distribution center in Spring Lake, MI. Bay Logistics is a provider of warehousing and logistics in the

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DOE Invests to Drive Innovation to Reduce Building Energy Consumption

DOE invests $15.8 million for technology to improve building efficiency ProudGreenBuilding, August 3, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for future technological

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