Energy for Lighting

Posted on 12th October 2011 in Statistics

The total amount of energy used in the industrial and commercial sector in, for example, Canada varies by building types with a high of 34% in offices to a low of 6% in warehouses [1] Taking NAFTA and EU lighting energy figures into consideration, the variation is from 47% in offices to 10% in manufacturing and heavy industry.
Estimates for the percentage of energy used in lighting in the commercial and industrial sector range from 13% [2] to 15% [3] of total energy consumption.  Reducing the amount of energy used for lighting by 40 to 50% would offer considerably savings both in energy costs and associated environmental impact. Read more…

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Case Study

Posted on 12th October 2010 in Statistics

The City of St. Petersburg is the 4th largest city in the State of Florida serving a population of 248,232. St. Petersburg was designated as the first city in the state to become a “Green City” by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC).
Recently, the City has worked with Resource Efficiency Solutions, Inc. (RES) to identify and implement quick payback Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) as summarized in the rest of this document. Read more…

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