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Improve the Triple Bottom Line
Written by Steve Heising   
Aug 09, 2004 at 08:30 AM
You can improve your bottom line, and receive new tax credits and deductions, and even receive utility rebates for choosing more energy efficiency of products for your business. With rapidly increasing costs for energy, the returns on Investments in Efficiency are greater than ever. These kinds of investments go straight to the bottom line in business, and are a responsible thing to do in the interest of stockholders and other stakeholders.  Simple payback in 2 to 5 years is typical but many institutions are taking on projects with longer paybacks. Performance guarantees and financing are often available from Energy Service Contractors.

Better lighting make is easier for people to see.  if it is easier to see, then people can be more productive.  If they are less tired at the end of the day, and they are more awake at work they can be more productive.   Bright white lighting and now blue lighting is used to treat seasonal affective disorder as there is a third receptor in the eye that is sensitive to light in the blue spectrum thought to control circadian or day night rhythms.  Small amounts of UV light are converted to Vitamin D which is related to a myriad of health and wellness issues. 
Lighting can be good for the people. 

More efficient lighting saves energy which saves money and which saves burning fossil fuels, primarily coal for the production of energy.  This saves greenhouse gasses and other emissions which is good for the environment.   
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Lighting News: Green Ballast Daylight Harvesting 
January 11, 2013 by Energy Manager Today Staff

Bronson Sporting Goods has installed Green Ballast‘s patented daylight harvesting fluorescent light ballasts in its new Memphis location. The new ballasts are direct replacements for the existing “standard ballasts.” Each ballast includes a photocell sensor that interacts with daylight harvesting technology, allowing each Green Ballast equipped fixture to:

  • Actively measure the amount of daylight in its coverage area
  • Harvest this daylight and calculate how much fluorescent light is actually needed to provide adequate lighting
  • Adjust the power consumption of the lighting fixture accordingly
Lighting Roundup: Green Ballast Daylight Harvesting
December 13, 2012Energy Manager Today Staff

The Broadway Square Building, a twelve-story office building in downtown Kansas City has installed Green Ballast‘s patented daylight harvesting fluorescent light ballasts, replacing the existing standard ballasts.  The new ballasts adjust power consumption for each lighting fixture, while measuring and harvesting available daylight to calculate and provide only the amount of needed electricity for proper lighting. It is a “plug and play” solution and has controls within each ballast. Green Ballast expects lighting consumption costs in the Broadway Square building to be reduced by over 50 percent.

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