Tag: lighting

Lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect. Lighting includes the use of both artificial light sources like lamps and light fixtures, as well as natural illumination by capturing daylight. Daylighting (using windows, skylights, or light shelves) is sometimes used as the main source of light during daytime in buildings. This can save energy in place of using artificial lighting, which represents a major component of energy consumption in buildings. Proper lighting can enhance task performance, improve the appearance of an area, or have positive psychological effects on occupants.

Reader Profile: Ian Peshel

Reader Profile: Ian Peshel

IAN PESHEL, CEM, MSE, believes the facility management position is viewed now more than ever as a way to help businesses increase bottom-line revenue. “They don’t want facilities to be just an expense,” says Peshel, director of facilities for City Furniture, a large south Florida-based furniture retailer with one million

Energy Risks

Energy Risks

Not only are many unprepared for disruptions to their lives and businesses brought about by power blackouts, but often they remain stolidly unaware of the true costs and impact that these can have on their operations and security.

Industry Announcements

Industry Announcements

Read the latest industry news in the field of energy management and controls, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, retrofits and upgrades, onsite power generation (both prime and standby), renewables, and energy storage.

Texas A&M International University to Save $15 Million through Energy Efficiency Project with Schneider Electric

Texas A&M International University to Save $15 Million through Energy Efficiency Project with Schneider Electric

First university to adopt Schneider Electric’s Conserve My Planet engagement program
Construction underway on a $9.7 million project designed to change the face of the university and greater Laredo community

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), located in Laredo, Texas, today announced it has started construction on a comprehensive campus-wide energy efficiency project

Backhoes Beyond the Everyday Construction Site

Backhoes Beyond the Everyday Construction Site

Since 1953, backhoe loaders have been commonly found on construction projects due to their superior capability in digging, trenching, excavating, and demolition. The addition of a quick coupler for attachments increased the machine’s versatility, allowing it to use grapples, augers, breakers, and more. Their adaptability, along with their small frame

Renewables Required

Renewables Required

Last week, California became the first state to require solar on new homes. After January 1, 2020, the California Energy Commission’s updated standards will require that newly constructed homes include PV systems.

The new policy applies to both single-family and multifamily houses that are three stories or less and includes

Heavy-Duty Support

Heavy-Duty Support

There are few more compelling images of the American adventure than those of the Old West. Whether depicted in fiction, photos, film, or ballads, they celebrate the heyday when gold, copper, and silver were king. While many succeeded but most just found high prices, disappointment, and hard work, the allure

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