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This site publishes News and Updates from the Green Building Retrofit Market. We will focus on Flourescent Lighting.




BY LUXADD LLC Thu Apr 26, 2012

The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expoheld on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings togetherthe top experts in all areas of the field related to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability. Thisis the perfect event for presenting LUXADD lighting and energy-conservation technology to members of theAssociation of Energy Engineers (AEE). more >>


DB Climate change Advisors


Retrofits save Energy, create Jobs and improve our Climate

BY DB CCA and The Rockefeller Foundation Mon Mar 5, 2012

The DB Climate Change Advisors and the Rockefeller Foundation released study stating that retrofits can have a major impact on three relevant areas defining our life today: economy, climate and employment. $1 trillion of energy savings over the next 10 years, 3.3 million cumulative job years and a reduction of nearly 10% of U.S. emissions. more >>


Globalcon 2012


LUXADD™ at Globalcon 2012

BY LUXADD LLC Wed Feb 29, 2012

Most of the standard fluorescent lights in millions of buildings will need to be replaced starting in July 2012. It is estimated that the replacement of 500 million T12 tubes would produce an annual saving of $10 Billion in electricity costs nationwide.

Visit LUXADD™ at Clobalcon Expo, March 7-8, 2012 Atlantic City Convention Center / Hall B, Atlantic City, NJ, Booth # 652. more >>


LUXADD introduces the Express T5 Retrofit Kit Series for Greener, more efficient fluorescent lighting

BY Electrical News Feb 10, 2012

The Electrical News, the Industry's Choice for News for over 28 years, published a great summary on why and how we all can save energy without sacrificing anything or accepting any (whatsoever small) drawback.  more >>


MiaGreen 2012 Expo & conference


LUXADD™ sponsors MiaGreen 2012 Expo & Conference

BY LUXADD LLC Tue Dec 20, 2011

Just in time for the “T12 Lighting Phase-out”, LUXADD is sponsoring the MiaGreen 2012 Expo & Conference January 26 & 27 in Miami Beach and will showcase the Express T5 Retrofit Kit - the most efficient solution to modernize a standard T12 fixture to use energy efficient T5 tubes – like changing a light bulb. more >>


IEGC - International Green Energy Council


LUXADD™ and the International Green Energy Council are Joining Forces

BY LUXADD LLC Tue Nov 29, 2011

LUXADD, the only US manufacturer of labor free linear fluorescent lighting retrofit solutions and the International Green Energy Council (IGEC), one of the nation’s strongest advocates of "Green" sustainable design practices including energy efficient building retrofit solutions, have partnered to expedite LUXADD’s brand awareness and to promote the opportunity LUXADD offers to put America back to work. more >>



Robust Growth for T5 and T8 Lamp Shipments During First Half of 2011

BY Stacey Harrison, NEMA Sep 19, 2011

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA - and Electrical Marketing's LIVEWIRE ( report a strong increase both in T5 as well as T8 sales and shipments in the first half of 2011. T5 sales increased more than 30% and even the older and less efficient T8 technology mustered an increase in double digits (12.5%) - in contrast the out-dated T12 lamps declined by 11.1%. more >>


Linear Fluorescent Lighting Tubes


The Future of Linear Fluorescent Lighting - Improvements and Retrofit Solutions

BY Craig DiLouie June, 2011

Major improvements in linear fluorescent lighting are being driven by commercial building energy codes, initiatives in sustainability, customer demands and new regulations: commercial building energy codes are getting more restraining and to a greater extent mandate lighting controls i.e. occupancy sensors. more >>




LUXADD™ joined the USGBC South Florida Chapter’s GALAVerde

BY LUXADD LLC Mon Aug 29, 2011

Over 400 green-building enthusiasts attended the USGBC South Florida Chapter's annual LEEDership and Green Awards Program, GalaVerde, on the evening of Saturday, August 27, highlighted by keynote speaker Manny Diaz, former Major of Miami and strong proponent of green building and LEED. more >>


LUXADD Press Release


Express T5 Retrofit Kit for T8 - LUXADD™ launches second labor-free Energy saving Technology

BY LUXADD LLC Wed Aug 10, 2011

Conventional retrofitting is labor intense by replacing the fixture or replacing the ballast. LUXADD™ develops once more a revolutionary lighting conversion technology and launches the all new labor-free Express T5 Retrofit Kit for T8; Benefits are an extension of lamp life by up to 75% and energy savings up to 60% with our programmed start kit in conjunction with occupancy sensor. more >>


EDF: Show me the money


Show Me the Money: Energy Efficiency Financing Barriers and Opportunities

BY EDF, EPA, NI July, 2011

Energy efficiency represents a significant largely untapped opportunity for meeting the dual goals of financial return and environmental protection. By eliminating wasted energy, the U.S. can reduce its fossil fuel use, move toward energy independence, and reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by almost forty percent by 2030 at a net savings to customers. more >>



EcoPinion No. 10


EcoPinion No. 10: Lighting the Path Forward for Greater Energy Efficiency

BY EcoAlign LLC Wed Mar 30, 2011

Americans have much greater levels of support for energy efficient lighting than anticipated. Despite the attempts to roll back the legislation that phases-out the traditional but inefficient incandescent light bulbs, two-thirds of the consumers feel that phasing out and replacing them with energy efficient lighting solutions is a good idea. more >>


Better Buildings Challenge


Better Buildings Challenge by President Obama

BY U.S. Dept. of Energy June, 2011

In February of this year, President Obama announced the Better Buildings Initiative to make commercial buildings nationwide 20% more energy efficient by 2020 and encourage private sector investments in energy efficiency. Secretary Chu announced the first 14 “Better Buildings Challenge” Partners during the Clinton Global Initiative America Conference in Chicago in June. more >>


LUXADD Press Release


Express T5 Retrofit Kit is Now on Facebook

BY LUXADD LLC Thu Jun 30, 2011

LUXADD™ has joined the social media trend by joining facebook. Friends can inform themselves about the latest technology trends, post their reviews of products on the wall and review the company’s news and product offerings. There you can read anything about our unique LUXADD™ Express T5 Retrofit Kit that allows for easy and cost efficient retrofitting of old and inefficient T12 fixtures to T5, the most efficient fluorescent lighting technology.more >>



Cost Savings is the biggest Motivator for Energy Efficiency Investments

BY Institute for Building Efficiency June, 2011

The 2011 Energy Efficiency Indicator Global Survey recently released by the Institute for Building Efficiency shows that while interest in energy efficiency is increasing among building owners, energy cost savings remain the driving factor behind organizational energy efficiency decisions. more >>



Internal Revenue Code: Section 179D. Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction.

Thu May 5, 2011

Eighty companies and groups associated with the commercial real estate industry (including 3M, Empire State Building Company, Jones Lang LaSalle and U.S. Green Building Council) have sent a letter that asks congress to support the Obama administration's Better Buildings Initiative and modify the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction, also known as Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code, to increase and encourage energy retrofits of existing buildings. more >>


LUXADD Press Release


LUXADD launches T12 to T5 express Retrofit Kit and prepares U.S. for T12 Lighting Phase out

BY LUXADD LLC Tue May 3, 2011

LUXADD™ develops ground breaking lighting conversion technology and brings the only labor free T12 to T5 express Retrofit Kit to the U.S. market; Savings on lighting energy up to 75%. more >>




Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Revenue Could Surpass $1.8 Billion in the United States by 2014

BY Pike Research Thu Mar 24, 2011

Several substantial, durable drivers are expanding the potential market for energy efficiency retrofits in commercial buildings, which can provide energy savings ranging from 10% to more than 50%. In addition to cost savings, energy retrofits are attractive for purposes of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, energy independence, green branding, property valuation, and productivity. more >>



Energy Efficient Technologies to Make Up Over 75% of the U.S. Lighting Market by 2020

BY Pike Research Wed Jan 12, 2011

The United States accounts for approximately 20% of the world’s total electricity consumption for lighting at an annual cost of over $40 billion. The largest share of this lighting electricity is used in commercial and public buildings, followed by residential lighting, industrial sector lighting, and outdoor/street lighting. more >>


McGraw-Hill Construction


U.S. Green Building Retrofit Market to Hit $15B by 2014

BY Justin Moresco Sat Oct 23, 2009

Just days after the White House outlined its strategy for bolstering the home energy retrofit market, a new report from research and publishing firm McGraw-Hill Construction predicts the market for nonresidential green building retrofits is set to soar and represents a better opportunity for designers and builders than new construction. more >>




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