Having performed LED lighting retrofits in the industrial and commercial markets for about 10 years now, I have identified one major theme that is significant, yet seldom discussed. Most projects get approved based on a Simple Payback Period (SPP). The SPP is calculated on the total cost of the project divided by the annual energy…Read more
About: David Etzler, LC
David, LC, LEED GA, is a pioneer in the green industry. David is Lighting Certified (LC), earning the distinction from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professional (NCQLP). The LC was created as a baseline standard for knowledge covering the entire scope of the vast lighting field. As the President of SIB Lighting, David manages the firm’s strategy and growth, including strategic partnerships with property management firms and building owners all across the country. David came to SIB Lighting through the acquisition of his company, HOA Energy Advisors, in May of 2015. HOA Energy helps commercial properties save money on their energy bills through lighting and lighting control systems. Having retrofit and managed over 75 large projects, HOA Energy has become a leader in the industry. David is active in the Green community and shares his love of the planet with his family and friends.
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Continuing from our May article, below are the remaining 5 mistakes to avoid! 5. Using too high of a color temperature for your outdoor parking lot lights. We get requests all the time from customers that want the highest temperature you can get so the parking lot appears brighter. We hear this from car dealers…Read more
10. Going with the cheap stuff. I shouldn't be surprised at this point but I do get amused every time I talk to a company that owns a multi-million dollar building with equipment worth many millions more. The investments companies make to ensure they have a competitive, quality products are significant. They take pride in…Read more
When it’s time to expand your warehouse, do you ask the local handyman to give you a quote or do you call an architect to have them create professional plans? When you need to upgrade your IT servers, would you let your forklift dealer step inside your server room to give you a quote or…Read more
The most common theme we hear when proposing new LED lighting projects is that the prospective customer must realize a two-year or under break-even in order to get internal funding for the project. While our clients understand the numerous benefits of converting to LED -- lower energy bills, increased productivity of workers, better visual appearance,…Read more
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