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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Feb 05, 2020
Through DOE’s Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC), building owner participants have replaced more than 3.5 million lighting systems, cumulatively saving roughly 800 million kWh of electricity per year (approximately the energy used by 80,000 U.S. homes) and $85 million in energy costs. The 2015 –...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 13, 2019
DOE’s Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) recognized 10 organizations for integrating highly-efficient lighting equipment solutions into their portfolios demonstrating typical energy savings of more than 50%. Additionally, nine of the organizations incorporated lighting controls such...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Mar 29, 2019
For K-12 schools in the US, energy bills represent the second highest operating expense behind salaries. By optimizing lighting systems (equipment and operations), schools can unlock lighting energy savings of up to 50%. That’s a lot of savings from one system! There are many opportunities to...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Mar 04, 2019
The Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) – a collaborative effort from DOE, GSA, the International Facility Management Association, the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies, and the Illuminating Engineering Society – is accepting applications for 2019 recognition, which covers...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Dec 03, 2018
The 10 most-viewed resources from the past month include partner solutions from Bullitt County Public Schools, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Trinity Management as well as strategies for green revolving funds, water efficiency, outdoor lighting, commercial solar PV, and more. Check them out...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Sep 11, 2018
As of August 2018, participants in the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) have installed or upgraded over 2.8 million high efficiency lighting and control systems, which should save over $68 million annually in energy bills and cut energy use by an average 54%. The ILC recognized 15 organizations...
by Jordan Hibbs, U.S. Department of Energy on Oct 18, 2016
The 2016 LEEP Campaign Awards were announced on October 5 in Los Angeles, California at Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Sixteen organizations were recognized in twenty-one award categories for new lighting installs and retrofits. There was much...
by Zach Abrams, ICF International, Michael Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Jan 08, 2016
Better Buildings Alliance member Costco, a membership warehouse retailer based in the Pacific Northwest, implemented a low-cost lighting technique in its office space that reduced the average wattage per fixture by 80%, and increased staff comfort. Costco buildings have been acquired and modified...