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What does the Trade War have to do with Energy Efficiency?

What does the Trade War have to do with Energy Efficiency?

LEDs are digital, meaning that they emit light from a special semiconductor material. As a digital technology, LEDs are subject to the price-performance of electronics. In computing, this price-performance is commonly referred to as 'Moore's Law' ...

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Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

While the Texas State Rodeo may not have been in town, the AESP provided a boot-stomping, cattle calling good time in the Alamo City. For four days, energy professionals from across North America gathered in San Antonio for the premier conference ...

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It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

While my colleagues in the Midwest are digging out from the latest weekend snowstorm, my attention has turned to the upcoming AESP National Conference in San Antonio. I'm particularly fond of this conference because it provides a great opportuni ...

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Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Knowing when to hold 'em and knowing when to fold 'em Risk is a fact of life, and inherent to every business decision we make. While we can never eliminate risk, we can mitigate its impact on our decisions by assigning probabilities to possibl ...

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What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy - it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid. In part 2 of this blog series, I covered the communication technology ...

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Surf, Sun and Savings – A preview of some of DNV GL’s Summer Study presenters

Every two years, energy engineers and sustainability professionals invade coastal California for the ACEEE's Summer Study. And while the attendees will be soaking up the sun and enjoying the Pacific breeze at the DNV GL Beach Cleanup Event, they will ...

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2018 Energy Trends: Connected Lighting is the Future (Part 2)

2018 Energy Trends: Connected Lighting is the Future (Part 2)

For my last post, we explored two emerging trends in connected lighting that will define 2018. Standardization around a protocol, like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), will help simply installation and allay interoperability fears. And, once the gener ...

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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2018, we'd like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, energy efficiency, cybersecurity and electric vehicle ...

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The Upside to Networked Lighting Controls

The Upside to Networked Lighting Controls

My previous post, The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting, highlighted the limitations that some linear LED tubes have in integrating with a Smart Lighting Solution. The take away was that lighting retrofit happen infrequently, and it's a ...

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