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Lighting Science VividGro

A Zondits Interview: VividGro LED Grow Lighting

A Zondits Interview: VividGro LED Grow Lighting

Chuck Porter, Jesse Remillard, and Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits Zondits recently sat down with Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development of Lighting Science/VividGro to gain insights into the use of LED grow lighting specifically for the cannabis industry. VividGro, based in West Warwick, Rhode Island, is one of a few

indoor agricultural market

Tuning the PAR & Light Spectrum to Influence Indoor Agriculture Growth

Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits In recent years, LED lighting has had a transformative effect on the interior and exterior lighting markets by offering lamps and fixtures with high levels of efficacy and flexibility of application. Another market is poised for transformation through the application of LED fixtures, but this time it is the indoor

zero energy buildings passive design

New Passive Design Solutions to Maximize Building Energy Efficiency

Introducing the energy efficient Goldilocks building The Telegraph, April 12, 2017 We all know that large, glass-covered buildings are often too hot in summer and too cold in winter. However, as Prof Derek Clements-Croome at Reading University suggests: “Traditional heavyweight buildings are naturally cool in hot countries, as compared to lightweight modern buildings, which unless

energy-codes home builders

Energy-Efficient Technologies Build Smarter Homes

Builders Use Energy Efficient Technologies to Construct Better Homes Navigant Research, March 31, 2017 Home builders today have many options for creating more efficient and smarter homes, and a survey says builders are actually using these products. According to a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey, single-family builders in the United States are

geothermal energy

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Taps into Geothermal Energy

Dan Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits The historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan has put forth a plan to use geothermal heat from 2,250 feet beneath the schist below the cathedral floor. Ten wells have been drilled and are hooked up to a water circulation loop linking the cathedral to the hot temperatures of the inner

Sports Venues are Playing to Win on the Energy Efficiency Field

We’ve Got Energy Savings, Yes We Do. We’ve Got Water Savings, How About You? DOE, March 20, 2017 The transition from winter to spring is an exciting time for sports fans. Baseball spring training is starting up and college basketball’s March Madness is upon us. While fans may not realize it, the success of these

UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Opens First Net-Zero Energy Building

UMass Amherst Celebrates Economics Department’s New, Net-Zero Crotty Hall UMass Amherst, March 22, 2017 The University of Massachusetts Amherst department of economics has opened Crotty Hall, anew 16,800-square-foot net-zero-energy building housing 35 offices and four conference rooms. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 22, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy said the “stunningly beautiful” building advances the

Guersney Dairy Farms

Guernsey Farms Dairy’s Inside Scoop on Energy Efficiency

Cream Of The Crop: Guernsey Farms Dairy Takes Fresh Approach To Energy Efficiency CBS Detroit, October 12, 2016 When John McGuire established Guernsey Farms Dairy in Northville in 1940, he had a simple philosophy: produce exceptional products, maintain quality and provide excellent service in delivering those products to customers. Son Marty McGuire and his family are

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