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November 2013

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Annual Conference Feature

Global Economy, US Energy Forecast, and Energy Security Featured Topics at the NAESCO 30th Annual Conference & Vendor Showcase, November 12-14, Orlando, Florida

The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) is pleased to announce its lineup of speakers for its 30th Annual Conference & Vendor Showcase, focused on the theme "Charting the Future Course of Energy Efficiency"

Kenneth Simonson, conference keynote speaker, is set to address the global economic outlook for the next 12-36 months, with a focus on U.S. growth and investment. Mr. Simonson is Chief Economist with the Associated General Contractors of America and serves as president of the National Association of Business Economists.

Gregory Aliff will speak about the impact on U.S. energy policies of the competing assumptions and forecasts about the supply and costs of fossil fuels, the viability of energy independence, economic growth, and the environmental impact of fossil fuel extraction choices. Mr. Aliff is Vice Chairman and Senior Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte LLP, serving as the Firm's U.S. Energy & Resources Leader.

William Anderson will talk about the need to strengthen U.S. energy security and how that might be accomplished through adoption of a broader and more diverse energy portfolio. Mr. Anderson is currently Strategic Development Executive at Eaton Corporation. Prior to his work in the private sector, Mr. Anderson served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Installations, Environment & Logistics, and as the Air Force's Senior Energy Executive.

Terry E. Singer, Executive Director of NAESCO said "We are very pleased to present a powerful  roster of speakers at NAESCO's 30th Annual Conference and Vendor Showcase, all of whom bring unique perspectives on the broad range of global issues directly affecting the evolution of energy policy in general and the role of energy efficiency providers in particular."

NAESCO also welcomes as speakers:

  • Dave Birr, President, Synchronous Energy Solutions
  • Eric Bloom, Senior Research Analyst Navigant
  • Ron Domitrovic, Program Manager, Energy Utilization, EPRI
  • Peter Flynn, Principal, Bostonia Partners
  • Jeff Genzer, Partner, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke
  • Matt Golden, Senior Energy Finance Consultant, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Michael Horkey, Managing Director, Green Campus Partners
  • Louis Hutchinson, III, Vice President, Public Sector & Energy Efficiency Sales, Constellation
  • John Jimison, Managing Director, Energy Future Coalition
  • Donna McIntire, Chief, Energy & Sustainable Design Unit, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations
  • John Newcomb, President, Newcomb Anderson McCormick
  • Paula Pyles, Managing Member, Concord Energy Strategies
  • Jonathan Powers, Federal Environmental Executive, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Paul Robinson, Chief, Energy Division, U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center
  • Jim Spaulding, Director National Sales - Federal Energy Solutions, Siemens Industry, Infrastructure and CitiesBuilding Technologies Division
  • Richard S. Tempchin, Executive Director, Retail Energy Services, Edison Electric Institute
  • Nello Tortora, Director, Federal Programs, Southland Energy
  • Timothy Unruh, Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mark Wallenrod, Director of Energy Efficiency Programs and Operations, Southern California Edison
  • Michael Wells, Vice President, Public Sector Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Business Services

Conference attendees are leaders in the energy efficiency marketplace, policy makers in the public sector, and energy efficiency thought leaders in the academic and NGO communities. Showcase exhibitors are suppliers of a full range of energy efficiency products and services.

Not registered yet? There's still time to register and we still have space if your company would like to exhibit:

Click here to learn more about the 30th Annual NAESCO Conference and Vendor  Showcase

NAESCO PROUDLY THANKS OUR 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

Platinum Rexel Energy Solutions
 
Gold Osram Sylvania
 
Silver ConEdison Solutions
  Green Campus Partners
 
Bronze Grant Capital Management
  Gulf Coast Energy Network
 

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NAESCO Updates

Accreditation News
 

New Application Round Set for Spring of 2014
NAESCO's spring 2014 Accreditation round will begin in January for ESCOs, Energy Service Providers, and Energy Efficiency Contractors. Companies up for re-accreditation will be notified individually by email in early January.  We will also send out a general announcement in early January to all member companies eligible to apply as a new applicant.  If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Nina Lockhart at nina@naesco.org

Click Here for Information about the NAESCO Accreditation Program

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NAESCO Advocacy Report

The full version is posted on the NAESCO Member Access Area. NAESCO's advocacy work in 2013 continues to be a mix of the following:

  • ensuring the continued funding and political support for key federal, state and utility-administered ESPC programs,
  • advocating for utility and state energy efficiency incentives that enhance ESCO projects in states with major ESCO markets, and
  • promoting the adoption and use of state and utility energy savings monitoring and verification (M&V) rules and protocols that are workable and that recognize the full value that customers realize from ESCO projects.

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Industry News

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEE) Releases New Study on Greenhouse Gas Limits for Existing Power Plants Emphasizing Role of Energy Efficiency
News of EPA's proposed New Source Performance Standards for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants came out in September, and attempts at predicting what approach EPA will take to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants are now in play.

The potential pollution benefits are huge, as 86% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are energy related. The EPA has until June 1, 2014 to propose a rule to regulate these existing power plants. The relevant provision of the Clean Air Act, Section 111(d), allows for flexibility in the way the rule is designed. Flexibility can ensure that the lowest-cost emission reductions are achieved and leave the door open for new and better technologies to play a role in achieving future emission reductions. One of the greatest opportunities that flexibility can allow is end-use energy efficiency. This can help the United States to meet ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets while minimizing the cost of transitioning to a clean energy future. ACEEE's latest report, Trailblazing Without the Smog:  Incorporating Energy Efficiency into Greenhouse Gas Limits for Existing Power Plants, makes a number of recommendations regarding how these regulations should be structured so that the benefits of end-use energy efficiency are realized.

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SEC Issues Final Ruling on Registration as Municipal Advisor
The SEC issued the final rule on the registration of Municipal Financial Advisors in late September 2013. The final rule, much like the interim final rule and the proposed rule uses an approach that focuses and limits the scope of the exclusions and exemptions contained in Section 975 of the Dodd- Frank Act, utilizing "activities-based exemptions" rather than "status-based exemptions." The SEC used many of the concepts in the NAESCO recommended safe harbor provision to define the activities that are excluded from regulation as a "municipal advisor."  A footnote in the final rule states that the SEC treats energy service companies as engineering companies for purposes of the engineering exclusion in the rule.

In the final rule, the first consideration for being classified as a municipal advisor is "whether a person provides advice to or on behalf of a municipal entity or obligated person."  While the SEC says they believe this determination must rely on all the relevant "facts and circumstances," they have provided some additional guidance on the "advice" standard.  The final rule provides "that advice excludes, among other things, the provision of general information that does not involve a recommendation regarding municipal financial products or the issuance of municipal securities (including with respect to the structure, timing, terms and other similar matters concerning such financial products or issues)."  This follows the NAESCO recommendation that providing general educational information on financing energy service company projects would be an allowable activity of energy service companies that are not required to register.

The safe harbor for energy service companies which NAESCO had proposed included a list of energy services activities that would allow the company to qualify for our exemption from registering as a municipal advisor.  Most of these activities are similar to many of the examples of types of activities that the SEC, in the final rule, concludes are permissible for an engineering firm to provide and not be required to register.

We think that all NAESCO members should be proud of the sustained effort that we made on this issue.

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NAESCO Members Invited to Participate in U.S. Department of Energy's Uniform Methods Project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invite you to participate in a stakeholder review of the latest measurement and verification protocols produced by the Uniform Methods Project. DOE is developing the protocols in close collaboration with industry. The protocols will provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for each of the most common residential and commercial measures and programs offered by ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the United States.

Over the next several months, protocols for several measures will undergo Stakeholder Review, starting with:

  • Commercial New Construction
  • Retro-Commissioning
  • Chillers

Watch for additional protocols in the coming months.

DOE invites NAESCO members to participate in a review of the draft protocols ending Friday, December 20, 2013. The review will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to provide feedback about the draft protocols before they are released in their final form. And it will allow DOE to gather feedback on their validity and usefulness.  After the review period closes, DOE will update and publish a new draft of the protocols online along with its responses to reviewer comments. Learn more about the project and participate in the protocols review.

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National Governors Association Advocates Energy Efficiency In New Policy Paper
State executives are essential to the progress the United States has made in using energy more efficiently, according to a new paper released by the National Governors Association (NGA). Governors play a critical role in advancing energy efficiency and are supporting efforts to help consumers lower their energy costs, reduce state energy expenditures, defer the need for new power plant investments, strengthen system reliability, and reduce environmental impacts.
 
An Energy Efficiency Primer for Governors describes successful actions governors have taken to further cost-effective energy efficiency. "Governors are looking for ways to increase energy efficiency because of the multiple benefits it offers citizens and businesses, including cost savings." said Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie. "The opportunity exists for even greater energy savings, and states are continuing to explore options."

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Member Projects

University of Illinois at Chicago and Ameresco Contract for Major Energy and Infrastructure Improvements
Ameresco, Inc., announced the Company is commencing implementation of a $63.6 million Energy Savings Performance Contract for the University of Illinois at Chicago, as approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.  The project is expected to save the University more than $1.8 million in avoided energy costs annually for the 20 year term, and includes energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades to UIC's Science and Engineering Laboratories Complex, consisting of four teaching and laboratory buildings and a supporting office building, totaling more than 1.2 million square feet.

Cindy Klein-Banai, Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, said the partnership with Ameresco "will create more efficient buildings and reduce our energy use, allowing us to significantly reduce our carbon footprint."  Klein-Banai said the annual emissions reduction will be approximately 9,219 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 1,921 cars off the road or planting 71 acres of trees.

The approximate two year-long construction period will include infrastructure upgrades as well as energy conservation measures such as new and re-commissioned air handling units, HVAC control systems and equipment, chilled beam, new high performance fume hoods, lighting retrofits, weatherization of building envelope, and the installation of energy recovery systems.

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Spartanburg County School District Three Partners with Pepco Energy to Implement Major Energy and Infrastructure Improvements
Pepco Energy Services announced that it is commencing implementation of an Energy Savings Performance Contract with Spartanburg County School District Three in Spartanburg County, S.C.  Under the contract, Pepco Energy will install over $5.5 million of energy efficiency improvements at nine school facilities that are guaranteed to save the District more than $185,000 annually, and $3.5 million over the term, while also addressing critical infrastructure needs.

The energy efficiency measures include building automation system installations, interior lighting retrofits, LED exterior lighting retrofits and water conservation measures.  In addition, upgrades to the thirty-five year old HVAC and plumbing systems that were originally installed in the facilities will also be made.  The contract also calls for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system after a grant from Palmetto Clean Energy is received.
"For the past five years District Three has been in budget survival mode, not budget development," said Greg Mack, assistant superintendent for finance and operations.  "This project will allow us to replace HVAC, lighting and plumbing equipment that in the majority of schools is over 35 years old and was original to the building, paid in majority from energy savings.  We are proud to have developed this project with Pepco Energy and these infrastructure improvements will certainly help us provide a much higher quality learning environment to our students while reducing overall expenses to the schools."

The project is expected to reduce the school district's energy usage by 25 percent below year 2000 levels.  After implementation of this ESPC, the school district will exceed the energy efficiency requirements established by South Carolina energy efficiency law, which set a goal of reducing all state agency and public school districts energy usage by twenty percent relative to year 2000 levels by July 1, 2020. Overall this project is expected to reduce the District's annual carbon footprint with 1,703,372 kWh in electric savings and 2,252,000 gallons of water saved annually.  This will decrease the amount of CO2 produced by 1.15 million lbs. per year which would be the equivalent of the District planting 381 acres of trees.

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Graham County Hospital Teams with Energy Solutions Professionals to Save Nearly $650,000
Graham County Hospital in Hill City, Kansas has partnered with Energy Solutions Professionals to announce the kickoff of an energy conservation project that is expected to save the hospital $650,000 on their utility costs over the life of the program while making significant improvements to the hospital's infrastructure. A major focus of the project will be replacing and consolidating the hospital's aging boilers. The existing equipment, some of which dates back to the 1950s, is at the end of its useful life and scattered in various buildings. In order to ease maintenance and reduce energy use, new high efficiency dual-fuel condensing boilers will be installed in a central plant.

The project also includes state-of-the-art lighting and lighting controls that will automatically turn off lights in unoccupied rooms, enhancements to the existing energy management control system, piping replacements, new windows, and the replacement of window air-conditioning units with more efficient mini-split systems. "The fact that we can address so many areas of need by leveraging our utility savings really made this a key opportunity to improve our facilities," said Graham County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Melissa Atkins."

Energy Solutions Professionals will also work with the hospital to develop energy guidelines, establish optimal settings for temperatures, and set equipment operating schedules in a manner that maintains occupant comfort while maximizing the potential energy savings.

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Energy Systems Group Project for the University of Arkansas Exceeds Savings and Sustainability Goals
Energy savings data reports indicate that the University of Arkansas exceeded the anticipated impact of its campus-wide energy savings and facility modernization program by approximately 20 percent in the first year since the program's completion. In 2008, the university partnered with Energy Systems Group to design and install more than $30 million of facility improvements. The goals of the project were to reduce energy consumption and address deferred maintenance issues in 73 buildings on the Fayetteville campus. The program was named "Razors EDGE," for Efficiently Delivering Green Energy. The work was completed in 2011.

The energy performance agreement guaranteed that energy savings over a 13-year period would cover the cost of building improvements, reducing the campus' total annual energy consumption by 30 percent. According to facilities management figures, an actual savings of $5.2 million was achieved between 2011-2012, including $1.5 million in construction savings and rebates. The actual savings in the first year of this project exceeded the guaranteed amount by about $879,000.

Renovations included the installation of more efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, water conservation equipment, and installation of a solar powered heater for the swimming pool in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation  building. "We were very impressed by the original plan that was presented by ESG and even more impressed by the implementation of the badly-needed energy conservation measures within our campus buildings," said Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities. "It comes as no surprise we are ‘overachieving' on our energy savings as initiated by our partners and now being operated on a daily basis by our campus utility/facility operations and maintenance teams. I am confident that we will continue to benefit from this project for many years to come."

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Toshiba Lights Up Houston's Athena Gun Club
Toshiba recently upgraded the lighting in Houston's Athena Gun Club, The products selected were Toshiba's energy efficient, long lasting and exceptionally performing PAR38s. 65 Toshiba LED lamps were installed. The facility is now fully illuminated with aesthetically pleasing lighting to match the Athena's high-end retail displays and which add to the ambiance of modern sophistication throughout the 38,000 square foot venue.

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Trane Improves Grandstand and Facilities at Meadowlands Racetrack
Owners of the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey expect the highly efficient Trane infrastructure systems selected for the new grandstand currently under construction to be up to 20 percent more efficient than conventional solutions. The new, $85 million, state-of-the-art 2,200-seat grandstand at the Meadowlands Racetrack is being built on the site of the current backstretch. The new grandstand will include food courts, a sports bar, VIP areas, and a 9,000-square-foot rooftop deck with views of the New York skyline. The new facility is slated to open for live racing in late November 2013.

"We're pleased that the selected Trane solutions offer energy and operational efficiency while reducing lifecycle costs," said Jeff Gural, chairman of the new Meadowlands Racetrack. "It's even better that they are sustainable solutions that will help ensure a reliably comfortable environment for racetrack guests and staff."

Selected systems include 17 rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units, wireless controls, 83 variable air volume systems and two large condensing units.

The selected highly efficient rooftop HVAC systems provide comfort cooling to building occupants while simultaneously self-monitoring to optimize efficiency.

Racetrack leaders selected a wireless communication system which replaces typical wired communication lines to facilitate on-time, on-budget project completion. They selected this solution in part for its flexibility and ease of installation.

Controls can be easily reconfigured if the grandstand space needs to be rearranged in the years ahead, saving time in the construction schedule that replacement of conventional wired systems would require. The wireless controls also offer lower lifecycle costs than traditional wired solutions due to their ease of service and maintenance.

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Eaton's LED Solutions Allow California Facility to Save More Than 50 Percent on Exterior Lighting Costs
Eaton's Cooper Lighting division has provided products and solutions to help Industrial Developments International, a privately held real estate company with offices across the nation, reduce energy costs at its Jurupa Valley, California, facility. By utilizing a range of exterior LED solutions, the company will achieve proper illumination while also realizing a total energy savings of more than 50 percent compared to metal halide equivalents.

Featuring the AccuLED Optics™ system, Ventus products were able to provide a uniform distribution and scalability to meet application requirements, using fewer fixtures to achieve the desired light levels. At 309 watts, the Ventus LED fixtures were able to generate a light level similar to a 458-watt metal halide equivalent, allowing for a reduced number of fixtures and a savings of more than 50 percent on exterior lighting cost. For wall-mounted applications, the company chose Lumark Crosstour wall pack luminaires. Providing ample and precise illumination with architectural styling, Lumark Crosstour fixtures offer comparable light levels of 175-watt metal halide products, using just 30 total watts. Beyond parking lot and building façade illumination, the company wanted to create a dramatic effect on the building's exterior. To this end, they installed Invue Vision LED floodlights. Combining energy savings and control options, Vision LED floodlights offer superior optical control and seven unique optical distributions to precisely illuminate and emphasize target applications while eliminating unwanted spill light. Fixtures also feature a 4000 K correlated color temperature to match all other LED products illuminating the building's facade.

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Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Partners With Trane: Expected Energy Savings of  $11 Million Over 20 Years
Administrators at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (Monty Tech) in Fitchberg, MA, expect infrastructure upgrades currently being implemented at the school to save more than $10.9 million in energy costs over the next two decades. The school will generate additional maintenance savings and avoid significant capital expenses by taking a comprehensive approach to facility needs.

The upgrades were needed to create a healthier, more comfortable learning environment, and reduce energy costs at the 280,000-square-foot facility. School administrators plan to use the savings generated to fund capital improvement projects.

Monty Tech leaders are funding the upgrades through a performance contract  with Trane. The performance contract allows the district to use future energy and operational savings to pay for the infrastructure improvements without the need to request additional funding from the 18 member communities that support Monty Tech. Performance contracting is a funding option that provides measurable results to support educational objectives.The upgrades, which were launched in May 013, are scheduled for completion by year-end 2013.

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Wendel Conducts ASHRAE Level II Audit for Brooklyn School
Wendel Energy was commissioned by the New York City School Construction Authority to conduct an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit at the Edna Cohen School  in Brooklyn, NY. Wendel provided a full range of energy performance contracting services with guaranteed energy cost savings. The scope of services included multiple facility site visits, collection of building data, observation of various daily building operations, and assessment of the major energy consuming equipment usage in the building. Services were structured into a new SCA Energy Savings Program including approximately 700 school buildings in the New York City Board of Education school district. A lighting and vacancy sensors construction project was developed and successfully managed in its entirety by Wendel.

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Member News

Efficient Lighting Solutions from Eaton Recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society
Eaton announced 15 products from its Cooper Lighting division have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Committee and will be included in its 2013 Progress Report. All products submitted for evaluation in the report undergo a rigorous assessment process and are judged based on their unique qualities, innovation features and overall significance to the lighting industry. Products were evaluated by a wide range of industry experts with 143 of those products gaining acceptance into the report. Developed to showcase products that provide significant technical advancements in the art and science of lighting, the 2013 IES Progress Report featured indoor and outdoor fixtures, lighting controls and 12 LED luminaires from Eaton's Cooper Lighting business.

Eaton's Cooper Lighting division delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. The Lighting business serves customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets. To learn more about solutions available from Eaton's Cooper Lighting business, please visit www.cooperlighting.com.

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Energi Partners with NREL to Evaluate Uninsurable Risk in Small Building Energy Efficiency Projects
Energi announced a pilot program focused on overcoming one of the largest barriers to financing-- energy efficiency in small buildings addressing unknown or unacceptable risk. Energi will work with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to analyze and begin to quantify uninsurable risk associated with small building energy efficiency retrofits.

"The potential for energy savings in the small building sector is very large, accounting for more than 90% of U.S. commercial buildings and more than 40% of the energy used in those buildings," says Rois Langner, project manager at NREL. "By quantifying uncertainty in energy savings and uninsurable sources of uncertainty, lenders will be able to estimate the performance boundaries of small building efficiency retrofits that are needed to control lending risk to an acceptable level. We believe the outcome of this collaboration will begin to enable capital for these efficiency projects to flow more freely, accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in this sector."

According to Energi, there are currently no accepted methodologies for banks to account for variability in project performance due to risks not covered by insurance, such as occupancy changes and extreme weather. A key goal of the pilot project will be to develop a methodology that lenders can use to estimate the "buffer" for these uninsurable risks in energy efficiency retrofits. The results of the pilot could also be applied to rating and securitization of energy efficiency loans, providing a consistent buffer range and approach for analysis and control of uninsurable risks.

Energi's Energy Savings Warranty (ESW) program backstops performance guarantees offered by energy efficiency contractors, and is written through the International Insurance Company of Hannover, a subsidiary of Hannover Re. The ESW program will be the basis for defining and understanding uninsurable risk, and Energi will work with lenders to provide criteria for risk buffers and certainty levels required to increase project financing.

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New Product Showcase

Toshiba Introduces New A19 and A21 LED Lamps
Toshiba's LED Lighting Division recently releases their new high lumen output A19 and A21 LED lamps, which serve as direct replacements for 60 and 75 watt incandescent bulbs. With rated lives of 25,000 hours, the new lamps are ideal for recessed down lights, ceiling fans, sconces, and open hanging fixtures. The A19 come in both dimmable and non-dimmable versions, and the A21 is fully dimmable.

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Fulham Unveils Induction Retrofit Kits for Gas Station Canopies
Fulham recently unveiled its economical Induction Retrofit Kits for Gas Station Canopies. These combine quick installation with the excellent energy-efficiency of induction technology, relative to HID. Induction Lighting's 100,000 hour rated lamp life also reduces maintenance costs of re-lamping and disposal costs. These multiple cost-reducing factors contribute to a rapid ROI with this technology. These canopy retrofit kits are the latest in a series of hundreds of pre-developed Fulham induction retrofit kit solutions, including highbays, cobraheads, shoeboxes, bollards, wallpacks, floodlights, post tops, recessed cans, and more. Custom-engineered solutions are also available via Fulham's in-house Engineering laboratory in Hawthorne, CA. Contact Fulham for more details at retrofit@fulham.com.

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New From Eaton's Cooper Lighting Business: Metalux SkyRidge™
The Metalux SkyRidge™ high efficacy luminaires provide up to 109 lumens per watt (lm/W), offering energy savings of more than 50 percent compared to traditional fluorescent troffer-type products. The series is available in 2' x 2' and 2' x 4' configurations with 3000k, 3500K, and 4000K Correlated Color Temperatures choices at a typical 85 Color Rendering Index. The contemporary-looking fixtures feature a choice of two reflector choices (curved and rectilinear/straight) and are compatible with all of today's popular ceiling systems. The fixtures are available in four standard lumen packages, including 2,000, 2,900, 3,900 and 4,800 based on the configuration, with four additional made-to-order packages. Fixtures have a five-year warranty and retain a high lumen output at 60,000 hours.

Featuring patented WaveStream™ LED technology, the highly efficient Metalux SkyRidge™ luminaires provide superior optical control, resulting in maximum energy savings and design flexibility for ambient applications. WaveStream LED technology transforms the LED point source into an elegant luminous plane. A patented optical coupling process maximizes the amount of light injected into the WaveStream panel, dramatically improving luminaire efficiency. Laser-precise, patented AccuAim™ opitcs arranged in exacting patterns provide unparalleled brightness control while delivering distributions to each fixture and application.

The SkyRidge luminaires are equipped with a zero to 10 volt standard dimming driver for control with wall dimmers from Eaton's Cooper Wiring Devices business and occupancy and/or daylight sensors, lighting control panels and Greengate Room Controllers from Eaton's Cooper Lighting Controls business. A Fifth Light™ (DALI) driver option is available for complete digital energy management using the scalable Fifth Light controllers and software.To learn more about the Metalux SkyRidge Series and WaveStream LED technology available from Eaton's Cooper Lighting business, please visit www.cooperlighting.com.

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People in the News

Johnson Liu Appointed VP of Engineering at Fulham Company
Johnson Liu has been named Vice President of Engineering with Fulham. Mr. Liu brings over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry to Fulham, along with a specific expertise in LED products. In his new position, Liu will oversee global R&D and all engineering support functions for Fulham, including contributing to development of new product offerings and expansion of existing product lines.

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Wendel Names Samuel D. Marotta Energy Engineer
Samuel D. Marotta, CEM, CMVP, BEAP, will be assisting Wendel Energy with the development and execution of projects focused on the education and municipal markets.  His experience consists of the development, construction and measurement and verification of energy efficiency projects. Mr. Marotta's expertise includes commissioning and retro-commissioning, facility benchmarking, indoor air quality, laboratory and critical space design and best practices, and LEED certification.  He also brings hands on experience in the field as a service technician servicing and installing boilers, chillers, pumps, building automation systems, roof top units, commercial refrigerators, and ice machines. Mr. Marotta is currently an active member of AEE and ASHRAE.

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