UH Manoa Saves on Energy Costs

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) has saved $3.4 million in energy costs in 2014 alone, the school confirmed on Jan. 20.

Since 2007, the campus has saved more than 9 percent on its projected energy costs. This was achieved through strategic air conditioning-, lighting- and building control-retrofitting projects. For the school, this was a major accomplishment, considering Manoa added 300,000 square feet in new buildings.

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New LED Bulb Meets Consumer Demand

DURHAM, N.C. — Green building experts no longer have to worry about convincing consumers to switch to LED lighting, as Durham-based Cree Inc. recently launched an LED bulb that is affordable and shines as bright as comparable incandescent bulbs while saving 84 percent of the energy that traditional bulbs use.

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