Showing posts with label Commercial LED Lighting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Commercial LED Lighting. Show all posts


StLouis Property Owner Public Meeting Notice-Set The PACE StLouis

Low Cost Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Upgrades now Available to City of StLouis Residential and Commercial Building Owners.

  • Who: StLouis Propety Owners
  • What: Public Meeting Financing for Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Financing Resources
  • Where: SLDC- 1520 Market St, StLouis MO
  • When: July 17, 2013
StLouis Renewable Energy supports-Set the PACE St.Louis

The City's Set the PACE St. Louis program is a great opportunity. If building owners use this financing tool, it will promote energy efficiency, save money, help the environment and create jobsMayor Francis G. Slay

  • Streamlined qualification process
  • Low, fixed payments
  • Over 150,000 eligible products
  • Positive cash flow through energy savings
  • Balance transfers to new property owner upon sale
  • Interest is tax deductible*
    *Consult your tax attorney or accountant

Eligible Projects

Public Meeting for
Property Owners
July 17th, 2013 at 6:00 pm - 
St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)
1520 Market Street, St Louis MO (google map)

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LED Retrofits-Examples of Companies Saving $ Money $

Red Robin Slices Energy Costs with LED Retrofits

Mar 30, 2011 GreenBiz
Three years ago, lighting manufacturer Eco-story supplied corporate Red Robin restaurants with 10,000 LED lamps, enabling the company to save $600,000 in electricity costs a year.

This past February, the Ansara Restaurant Group Inc., a Red Robin franchisee, worked with Eco-story to install 3,500 LED lamps in its 22 restaurants and now expects to save more than $117,000 a year, said Eco-story co-founder Bill Stauffer.

The project is an example of how companies of all sizes can save energy costs with lighting retrofits -- an idea that's dawning on more Americans every year. The concept has caught on in the residential sector as well, as a study released today by EcoAlign on the adoption of energy efficient lighting shows.

Increasing efficiency and reducing utility bills with greener lighting is something small businesses and consumers as well as large companies can do, said EcoAlign CEO Jamie Wimberly, expanding on findings of his firm's latest EcoPinion study. And in a retail space, regardless of size, "the whole experience is about lighting," Wimberly said.

Stauffer, whose firm's target market is retail stores, restaurants and hotels, would agree.

Typically, a casual dining restaurant spends $5,000 to $6,000 a month on electricity for lighting. "What we've tried to convince small businesses is (to) think about what they spend a year on electricity for lighting, and if they could cut that by 90 percent, think about what a competitive advantage that could give," Stauffer said. "Small businesses shouldn't think there's nothing they can do."

The return on investment for lighting retrofits can be swift.

Stauffer said his company strives for payback periods of less than a year. The projected ROI for Ansara, a family-owned based in Farmington Hills, Mich., is 10 months, he said. The majority of Ansara's Red Robins will receive rebates from their utility companies, and the rebates for more than half the stores receiving them will cover 50 percent of lamp and installation costs, Stauffer added.

The LED par 20, par 30 and par 38 lamps installed in Ansara's restaurants -- and in some instances for exterior applications -- are expected to save more than 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, Eco-story estimates. "We worked closely with Ansara to ensure they had a customized product that fit their need for high quality light and also offered energy savings," Stauffer said.

Founded in Portland, Maine, in 2007, Eco-story's clients include Timberland. In 2009, the outdoor footwear and apparel retailer chose Eco-story for a customized retrofit of track lighting in 50 stores. Within 10 months of the installation, Timberland had saved $100,000 in electricity costs, according to Eco-story. Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz talked about his company's sustainability strategies at GreenBiz Group's recent State of Green Business Forum in Washington, D.C.


ENERGY STAR E-Update:Quadruple Energy Savings,DOE to Create $130M Research Center,Retailers Can Save When They Go Green,Study: White Roofs Can Cool Urban Temperatures,Tips for Foodservice Operators,more

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EPA Ranks U.S. Cities with the Most ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings
EPA maintains a list of all buildings that have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR and, for the second year, has created a list of the U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of ENERGY STAR labeled buildings. Continuing the impressive growth of the past several years, in 2009 nearly 3,900 commercial buildings earned the ENERGY STAR, representing annual savings of more than $900 million in utility bills and more than 4.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Lakeland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, and New York head the list of cities. Details are available in the EPA Press Release. Houses of Worship will be added to this list in 2010 since these facilities can be rated using Portfolio Manager and can earn the ENERGY STAR. Learn moreabout the Houses of Worship rating. Link

ENERGY STAR Leaders Quadruple Energy Savings in One Year

In 2009, EPA's ENERGY STAR leaders prevented the equivalent of more than 220,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and saved more than $48 million across their commercial building portfolios. These savings have quadrupled since 2008 and represent the single greatest year of savings since EPA recognized the first ENERGY STAR leaders in 2004. For details on the awards see the EPA Press Release. This year EPA released a new report profiling leading organizations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. The report: "Profiles in Leadership, 2010 ENERGY STAR Award Winners," highlights over 100 organizations across many sectors of the U.S. economy. The report offers insights into this diverse set of winners and their energy-efficient approaches and practices. For more information see the EPA Press Releaseor view the full report.

DOE to Create $130M Research Center for Building Efficiency

The Obama administration has announced that the U.S. Departments of Energy, Commerce and Labor and four other federal agencies are joining together to establish a nearly $130 million regional research center to develop and implement new technology for building efficiency. Buildings account for almost 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption and carbon emissions. The new center is part of the effort to reduce energy use and utility bills while stimulating the economy and creating jobs. Greener Buildings has the report. Link

Retailers Can Save When They Go Green

Retailers can save big bucks by thinking of green and energy-saving alternatives. From keeping the freezer door closed to examining tax incentives there are plenty of options to save money through green practices. See the article in Globe Streetwith more information.

Study: White Roofs Can Cool Urban Temperatures

White roofs can cool urban temperatures, according to Keith Oleson, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Such roofs are being used in cities across the country -- including Washington, D.C., and Seattle -- and have caught the attention of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Review the entire article on MSNBC.

Scott's Contracting, St Louis, Missouri: Installs Eco Friendly Roofing Choices for all Applications
Contact Scotty for Pricing & Installation

Tips for Foodservice Operators
Restaurants & Institutions offers tips for food service operations and restaurants that want to adopt more environmentally sustainable measures. "There is a huge misconception," said Chris Moyer, manager of the National Restaurant Association's Conserve initiative. "A lot of people think, 'If I'm not doing it all, then I'm not doing anything.'" Start with small steps, experts advise, such as separating your trash and investing in green cleaning products. Then you can focus on larger commitments, such as replacing incandescent bulbs and getting LEED certification. See the full article in Restaurants & Institutions.

ENERGY STAR Product of the Month:
Commercial LED Lighting

LED stands for light-emitting diode. LEDs are small light sources that become illuminated by the movement of electrons through semiconductor material. Qualified commercial products use at least 75% less energy and last 35 times longer than incandescent lighting. Plus, qualified LED lighting produces virtually no heat and provides optimal light color for any environment from parking lots to high-end show rooms. For more information, visit the ENERGY STAR product page which includes an overview, specifications, buying guidance and FAQs. LED technology is moving at a fast pace and you should check every few months for new types of LED lighting products.

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