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  • Energy-Efficient Green Products Exterior Lighting Technology Features

    Just a year ago, Marty Bursky never had conversations with his clients about which type of energy-efficient fixture, if any, they should use in their exterior lighting. "Up until very recently," says the president of Cleveland Lighting One, a lighting showroom, dealer, and installer in the...

  • Light Fantastic

    LED (light-emitting diode) lamps are starting to come on strong as a comparably efficient, long-lasting alternative to the current green leader, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), but without the mercury and subsequent disposal issues. And while some inherent challenges with color, heat, and...

  • Energy Star Awards

    The Department of Energy and the EPA today released the "Profiles in Leadership, 2008 Energy Star Award Winners," including winners representing the home building and remodeling industries. A total of 74 organizations across many sectors of the U.S. economy, including schools, hospitals, real...

  • Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

    When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes, which debuted in September, he had never so much as built an Energy Star house. But he rose to the challenge, hiring a consultant to help him decode such eco-measures as spray-foam...

  • DOE Releases Energy Star Criteria for Solid-State, General-Purpose Luminaires

    After nearly two years of development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the finalized Energy Star criteria for solid-state, general-purpose luminaires. The criteria for the voluntary energy efficiency labeling program will be effective starting September 30, 2008, contingent upon...

  • LED Lighting Saves Energy

    A new light is about to break on the horizon of residential illumination: light emitting diodes, or LEDs. LEDs have been used for years in indicator, electronic readout, and signage applications, as well as in the theater industry. More recently, LEDs are increasingly used as architectural accents...

  • The interrelationship between a daylight source, windows, and a room.

    Today a working knowledge of daylighting needs to be part of every lighting designer's skill set. But in fact, Daylighting is a broad term that encompasses many methods and techniques. This article explains some of the fundamental principles of daylighting with windows and clerestories, aptly...

  • Is incandescent lighting on its way out?

    With so many recent proclamations to "Ban the Bulb," politicians and manufacturers seem to have made a cut and dry case against incandescent sources. But is there a legitimate complaint? Are compact fluorescent lamps the solution, as this "Ban" would advocate? Or is it a far more complex issue with...

  • Is the lighting in your homes as energy efficient as it should be?

    With electricity prices rising as much as they have been for the last five years, it is important that you outfit your homes with as many energy-saving features as possible. One way to do this is with Energy Star–qualified lighting packages.

  • Lighting energy consumption

    These days, there is an increasing emphasis on making everything we do sustainable. Competition in the marketplace has taken us well beyond LEED, and in order to be “greener” than one's rivals, it helps to be able to embrace as many life cycle and environmental issues as one can. Architect William...