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4 Smartest Warehouse Lighting Strategies

Warehouses represent about 16 percent of commercial building space nationwide, and therefore represent a significant source of potential savings. As of 2011, according to a report published by the Illinois smart energy design center, lighting accounted for 41 percent of the total energy costs for warehouses. Integrating daylighting and choosing efficient lamps, fixtures and controls …

Ben Stewart

Sep 28, 2016

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Best Ways for Small Businesses to Optimize Energy Systems

One of the hardest parts of embarking the road to optimize energy systems is deciding where to begin. Do you approach it as a bundled energy project or through triage, addressing the neediest equipment first? Many factors, including age of your equipment, the type of your business, your local utility rates and your access to capital, …

Ben Stewart

Sep 28, 2016

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LED Street Lights – Solutions for Municipalities

All across America, there’s a growing movement to bring LEDs to the streets.  At SmartWatt, we’ve seen the light for years.  Optimized LED street lights are a savvy improvement on outdated HID technology – and it comes with a huge return on investment. LEDs come of age Environmentally friendly, low-maintenance and economically enticing, solid state fixtures …

Ben Stewart

Sep 10, 2016

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Refrigeration Efficiency Upgrades for Grocery and Convenience Stores

Grocery and convenience stores have many of the same energy needs as other business sectors, but one key need that sets them apart is refrigeration. Improving the refrigeration efficiency of a store’s system, which uses almost 40 percent of total energy, is the No. 1 target for energy savings, with lighting following a close second. …

Ben Stewart

Sep 10, 2016

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