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Feb 10 2012

DOE Report Shows Shift to Energy-Saving Lighting Products

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report that documents the increased adoption of energy-efficient lighting products in the United States over the last decade. The 2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization examines the current conditions and broad trends in the U.S. lighting market, broken down by technology and sector. The report also details […]

Jun 08 2011

Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $15 Million for Next Generation Energy-Efficient Lighting

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced nearly $15 million to support eight new research and development projects that will accelerate the development and deployment of high-efficiency solid-state lighting technologies like LEDs and OLEDs. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have the potential to be ten times more energy-efficient than conventional incandescent […]

Mar 30 2011

Lighting Roundup: Here’s a roundup of the latest news in energy-efficient lighting.

Digital Lumens and Groom Energy have announced that their large-scale lighting deployment for Americold, the country’s largest logistics company for the food industry, has achieved a 90 percent energy reduction. The Intelligent LED Lighting Systems at Americold facilities located in Massachusetts, Utah and Wisconsin produces higher quality lighting and reduce overall energy consumption by up […]

Mar 10 2011

Can traffic lights help save energy?

AP / Adele Starr This smart intersection designed by the Virginia Technical Transportation Institute includes traffic signals and an advanced traffic controller system which was unveiled Tuesday, June 24, 2003 in McLean, Va. Electric utilities hope new smart meters based on traffic signal cues will help people put the brakes on their energy consumption. By […]

Mar 09 2011

City of Austin Buildings Get Motion Sensors for Energy Efficiency

Occupancy sensors that turn lights on when they sense motion and off when there is no activity were recently installed at the Carver Library, 1161 Angelina Street. Austin Energy is performing lighting audits at all 200 City of Austin buildings to identify where occupancy sensors can get best results. Best areas are those used infrequently […]

Dec 22 2010

Decorative Light Strings for Consumers

Did You Know? If all decorative light strings sold in America this year were ENERGY STAR qualified, we would save over 700 million kWh of electricity per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from about 100,000 cars! ENERGY STAR Qualified Decorative Light Strings: consume 70% less energy than conventional incandescent lights strands. […]

Feb 24 2010

U.S. Naval Bases’ LED Lighting Retrofit to Save 60% in Energy

The Navy is retrofitting the lighting at two bases in California, in what is being called possibly the largest lighting retrofit in Naval history. Naval facilities at Port Hueneme and Point Mogu will replace old equipment at more than 1,000 street lights, area lights and parking lot lights. High efficiency LED lights being installed should […]

Feb 03 2010

Oncor program gives school $81,847 for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Oncor recently announced it will award Central Texas College an incentive check of $81,847 for upgrading the energy efficiency of the lighting systems throughout all campus facilities and installing high-efficiency lighting and air conditioning systems in its power plant. The check is part of Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas Educational Facilities Program. In addition […]

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  • "Fluctuating energy costs are really hurting Texas families and businesses, but by just making a few easy changes, Texans can cut down on energy waste. TexasIsHot.org is a tremendous resource which arms consumers with the information they need to save themselves money by becoming more energy efficient, and help our environment." State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston)
  • "Texas is the third fastest growing state in the nation with a net growth of 1,000 people each and every day. This brings many challenges including providing clean and affordable electricity. That is why I'm excited about TexasIsHot.org. This website is an instructional resource that will help Texans save on their energy bills at home and in the workplace..." State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • "Now, more than ever, Texans need to work together to conserve energy and to make more efficient use of the energy we consume. The TexasIsHot.org website is an extraordinary resource for people who want to save money and help conserve our precious natural resources..." State Rep. Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas)
  • "By partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition we can extend our effort’s reach, leverage our resources, and ensure that Austin’s energy grid continues to be a test-bed for technologies, products, and services that will transform our state’s energy system." Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
  • "The City of Houston is working harder than ever to make Houston green and energy efficient, but we need the help of every citizen. I would encourage everyone to take a moment to explore the TexasIsHot website to learn what we can all do to make Houston, and the rest of Texas, the green and energy efficient example for the rest of the nation." Mayor Annise Parker, Houston
  • "Energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. Partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition will help us educate citizens and local businesses about energy-efficient practices in order to meet our goal of reducing residential and commercial electric use." Gavin Dillingham, Chief of Sustainable Growth – General Services Department, for the City of Houston
  • "We are excited about the new partnership that the City of Corpus Christi has entered into with the TexasIsHot Coalition. TexasIsHot.org provides a platform to educate policy makers, city employees and citizens on how to save money and help the environment by conserving energy..." Mayor Joe Adame, Corpus Christi
  • "I am excited that the City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition and look forward to working with them to help Texans become smarter energy users. Energy efficiency is by far the best way for people to reduce their bills and help the environment, but we need education and outreach to make this happen." State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr (D-Corpus Christi)
  • "Because of its fast growth and hot summers, Texas has to get smarter about energy conservation. I applaud the efforts of Corpus Christi and TexasIsHot to help businesses and residents reap the benefits of increased efficiency." Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • "Energy efficiency is the cleanest, quickest and cheapest way to get smart about energy use, saving both money and the environment. I applaud the TexasIsHot Coalition in their effort to educate Texans about the benefits of energy efficiency..." Luke Metzger, Director, Environment Texas
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