Monday, 08 April 2013 10:51
April 8, 2013 - The first Energy Star-qualified home built to the new Energy Star for New Homes standard—which came into effect in December 2012—is now completed.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 09:24
March 20, 2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Air King as a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its “outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency”. This is the second year in a row that Air King has won the award.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:28
February 13, 2013 - In a move to promote transparency around energy use in buildings, New York City, N.Y., has publicly posted 2011 energy benchmarking results for 2065 large commercial properties, which together cover more than 530 million sf.
Published in Feature Articles
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 18:28
January 23, 2013 - Eaton 5P, 5PX and 9PX uninterruptible power system (UPS) models are now Energy Star qualified, following third party testing and verification of meeting the program’s energy efficiency requirements. Eaton describes the qualification as certifying Eaton UPSs are among the most efficient on the market, helping customers to reduce electrical usage. Eaton also boasts the largest selection of Energy Star UPSs for server, storage and network protection applications.
Published in Mechanical
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:30
December 19, 2012 - Lithonia Lighting has introduced the UCLD LED cabinet light, featuring a dimmable, swivel head and an integral driver that eliminates the need for an external power source. The UCLD LED luminaire offers plug-and-play connectivity of up to 29 fixtures that are 24-in. in length to one power source, and claims to deliver up to 85% energy savings when compared to fluorescent. The cabinet light is Energy Star qualified.
Thursday, 06 December 2012 16:12
December 6, 2012 - The Energy Star Broan LP80 and NuTone LPN80 ventilation fans are designed for installations where conventional ventilation won’t fit, says the company. The LoProfile fans, providing 80 CFM of ventilation, can be installed in a wall between 2-in. x 4-in. studs. According to Broan-NuTone, the LoProfile fans can still fit without having to move anything.
Published in Mechanical
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:46
September 25, 2012 - UL awarded the first uninterruptible power supply (UPS) Energy Star certificate to APC by Schneider Electric (APC). According to UL, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added UPS products to its scope of regulated products. To qualify for the Energy Star program, APC UPS units met the world’s most stringent energy efficiency standards. “The fact that UL awarded the first UPS product Energy Star certificate for APC demonstrates its determination to pursue sustainable development, and is also testimony of its long-term strategy in the field of energy efficiency,” said Michael Shows, global business manager for energy efficiency, UL Verification Services. In recent years, UL says it has been accelerating the expansion the testing and certification in the field of energy efficiency services and capabilities, including the extension to UPS products, which also “help enhance the authority and popularity” of the Energy Star program and “advocacy of energy saving and environmental protection”.
Friday, 27 July 2012 08:48
July 27, 2012 - Cree has expanded the CR Series LED downlights to include the 4"-CR4 and 6"-CR6. The CR4 delivers 575 lumens and more than 60 lumens per watt, while the CR6 delivers up to 67 lumens per watt and claims to use 87% less energy than comparable incandescent lighting. The series is dimmable to 5% and is qualified for both residential and commercial Energy Star standards.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:09
July 25, 2012 - Congratulations to GE's appliances and lighting business, who have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for the seventh consecutive year.
Monday, 16 July 2012 15:10
July 16, 2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Air King a 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer for its "outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about those products".