Tag Archives: Energy efficient lighting

First Public School Designed For LEED Platinum Certification Uses LED Lighting

LED lighting by Cree Industries saves energy.

LED lighting by Cree has helped the Sandy Grove Middle School in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina achieve LEED Platinum status and save $16 million in energy.

Guest Post: 2012 Cost Savings in Energy Efficient Lighting

While environmentally friendly business practices are often viewed as an added cost, energy efficient lighting is one area where cost savings and environmental benefits go hand in hand. Take for instance a recent retrofit completed on a tennis court just outside of Chicago; this custom – engineered retrofit has a payback period of just two years.

Guest Post: What to Know About Low Energy and Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Compact fluorescent light bulbs tend to be a lot more energy efficient as they do not produce excess waste heat. They consume only one fifth of the electricity, which means that they are 400 percent more efficient. There probably isn’t another way you can save and improve on energy efficiency to this extent. Shades and light fittings will last for longer due to the significantly smaller amount of heat they produce.