Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dimming the lights before bed may lower your blood pressure, and other health related lighting discussions

There’s a growing body of evidence that suggests that good lighting may help you stay more alert at work, sleep more soundly at night, and even live a healthier, more productive life. The essence of this claim lies with the … Continue reading

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LEED, lighting controls, and long term efficiency

Back in 2000, LEED was introduced by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage designers to incorporate the greenest, most current building technologies available. Since that time, its relevance has increased dramatically, with energy efficiency taking center stage in today’s … Continue reading

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Wireless systems reduce the cost of submetering, making way for energy savings

In big cities, older buildings with outdated wiring schemes tend to cost a lot more to heat, cool, and illuminate than more modern multi-family dwellings. Last year, a New York Times article titled “Air-Conditioners That Run When Nobody’s Home” highlighted … Continue reading

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