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Two New England Organizations Create a Pathway for Intelligent Buildings

Utility incentives are used extensively to help lower costs and improve return on investment for LED lighting and control systems. Today, many organizations are taking advantage of utility incentives to implement these systems and also provide a pathway to add more smart building technologies. We recently shared two stories about a leading consumer goods manufacturer...  Read More

Large Organizations Can Upgrade Regional Data Centers in Their Current Space

High tech companies with explosive growth can often upgrade their existing data centers by effectively using their available space and implementing innovative strategies and improved equipment. Read our latest case study on how a global organization serving customers in multiple countries solved short issues while planning for future growth.      Read More

2018 LED Lighting Utility Incentive Programs – Get Moving!

Commercial organizations are moving full steam ahead with LED lighting and controls upgrades to take advantage of existing utility incentives in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and other states. Incentives can sometimes provide up to 30% cost savings!  See what programs are available in your state and get moving. Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Maine Does your...  Read More

Top Questions on Intelligent Building Design

The LEDG team recently presented at Pennovation with the Siemon Company and Cree on To Build a Better Future… We Need to Change the Way We Build. There were many questions from the audience we felt were worth sharing with our audience. Let us know if you have any others. Is there a tipping point on the...  Read More

How Do Intelligent Buildings Differ from Building Automation Systems?

The emergence of intelligent buildings and data-driven facilities management practices has begun to create some confusion for customers trying to understand how to make investments in their facilities and the systems that help operate them. Many of them are asking the question I already have a building automation system, why do I need an intelligent...  Read More

NVIDIA & Gaming Highlight the Importance of Edge Computing

Early in 2018, NVIDIA unveiled the Windows beta version of their GeForce Now game-streaming service, which lets users pay a monthly subscription fee for on-demand access to a library of video games in the cloud. More importantly, you don’t need an expensive, high-end PC to run the gaming client. NVIDIA’s minimum recommendations are to use...  Read More

Announcing New LEDG White Paper for Higher Education Leaders on IoT, Network Infrastructure

We have been doing some exciting work in the higher education industry helping colleges prepare for smart building technologies and getting their campus-wide network infrastructure in order. Our new white paper outlines areas to consider as higher education organizations continue their journey to connecting and integrating their facilities. According to a joint report1 by the...  Read More

Reduce the global electricity demand for lighting by 30-40%

A new report released in September by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which provides insights on energy efficient lighting and the impact they can have on the reduction of global carbon emissions and energy use. The report – Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting –was developed in a holistic process with participation from over 20 international...  Read More

Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Remind Us that Network is the 4th Utility

Although news cycles are focused less and less on the ongoing Hurricane Irma and Maria relief efforts, the long process of rebuilding critical infrastructure is underway in Puerto Rico. The destruction from the Hurricanes left the island residents in need of the humanitarian aid you would expect: food, shelter, water, and first aid. However, providing...  Read More