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Annual Energy Savings to Reimburse Retrofit Financing

Annual Energy Savings to Reimburse Retrofit Financing

Philips Lighting last week announced a contract with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to install LED lights at 25 parking garages at Washington Metro stations. The fixtures, or luminaires, have a wireless control system with sensors for daylight and motion to optimize energy efficiency while delivering enough light to meet WMATA’s safety requirements.

Building Efficiency

California Program to Address Energy Efficient Financial Hurdles

PACE, offered by the county through the Ygrene Energy Fund, which administers the program, assists businesses and homeowners in financing energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy upgrades. The improvements are paid for by a voluntary tax on the owner’s property tax bill.

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Capital No. 1 Obstacle in Energy Efficient Upgrades

A program the state approved three years ago makes it easier and cheaper for consumers and businesses to pay for energy-efficiency retrofits. Why is it taking so long to get off the ground?

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