Casa Energia Expo, the important event dedicated to homes that produce and save energy, will be held once again at the Datchforum of Assago, Milano, from 7 to 9 November, and will have on show materials, technologies, products and services for a new way of living able to combine comfort, wellbeing and environmental sustainability. With 6, 000 square metres of exhibition area divided over two pavilions, and a rich conference programme, the Fair, now... Read more..
SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SLS), a subsidiary of lighting manufacturer OSRAM SYLVANIA, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Amtech Lighting Services from ABM Industries, Inc. The transaction closed today. “SYLVANIA Lighting Services is now the largest lighting service organization in the country,” said Graham Wark, OSRAM SYLVANIA vice president of SYLVANIA Lighting Services. “Our national network of service professionals... Read more..
Lime Energy and Harrah’s Rincon Resort and Casino today announced they have completed an energy efficiency retrofit project that produces significant benefits to the resort and to the environment. The project includes new light emitting diode (LED) technology in elevators, recessed downlights and outdoor signage. Lighting with LED uses about 1/7th to 1/10th the energy of standard lighting and lasts at least 10 times longer, to significantly... Read more..
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services for homes and commercial buildings, will be prominently represented in Boston as the city welcomes the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Nov.19-21 in the Boston Convention and Expo Center (BCEC). As a platinum sponsor for the third consecutive year, Trane will continue to educate the industry on how “Greener Buildings... Read more..
Terasen Gas has received approval from the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) to lower natural gas commodity rates for the majority of customers in B.C. The rate decreases will take effect October 1, 2008. “In response to changing market prices since our rate filings with the BCUC last week, we have updated our applications, requesting lower commodity rates for our customers,” said Cynthia Des Brisay, Terasen Gas Vice President, Gas Supply... Read more..
PECO has formed a partnership with ENERGY STAR to provide its customers with more money saving resources through the company’s website at www.peco.com/save. A new web-based, interactive home is now available to take visitors on a tour from attic to garage that is full of energy saving tips and green information. PECO said it’s working to help its customers become more energy efficient and better manage their energy costs. ENERGY STAR is a cooperative... Read more..
Terasen Gas has now filed applications to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to reduce its natural gas commodity rates for customers in most regions of B.C. If the applications are approved, commodity rate decreases will take effect October 1, 2008. “We are pleased market conditions have changed allowing us to apply for lower customer rates prior to the upcoming winter heating season,” said Cynthia Des Brisay, Terasen Gas... Read more..
Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, and the City of Welland, Ontario, Canada, announced that Welland has joined the LED City(r) initiative, an international program that promotes the deployment of energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting. The city has converted many of its lighting applications to LEDs, including streetlights and traffic signals, and has additional projects underway. Welland has also amended its municipal standards... Read more..
PECO will lower its natural gas rate, effective Sept. 1, due to a projected decrease in gas supply costs in the wholesale market. The bills for the typical residential customer will drop by 5.1 percent, or about $7 a month. PECO can adjust the “purchased gas cost” portion of its gas rate each quarter, if necessary, to reflect changes in the commodity market prices. The pgc, as it is known, covers three line items on a customer’s bill – the... Read more..
When TV broadcasts switch to all-digital format February 17, 2009, Americans with analog televisions who do not subscribe to cable or satellite services and rely solely on over-the-air programming for their TV-viewing will need a digital-to-analog (DTA) converter box in order to continue receiving television broadcasts. It is estimated that consumers will purchase 22 million DTA converter boxes to help them make this transition. The U.S. Environmental... Read more..