LED Technology

December 18th, 2013

Ephesus Lighting, Inc. is a NYS based manufacturer of high output LED lighting solutions for applications into the Industrial, Commercial, and Sports marketplaces. Recent trends and technology advances have positioned LED lighting as a leading, bottom line driven solution for many lighting applications that up until recently could only rely on HID fixtures. Mike Lorenz, COO will discuss new advances in the technology, lessons learned from past experiences, and suggestions on how to determine and evaluate if LED makes sense for your institution.


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USEPA’s new Boiler MACT Rules

April 18th, 2013

After a more than a decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has finalized emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers. Two separate rules have been established that are expected to affect more than 200,000 boilers across the country. This webinar will provide an update on these new regulatory requirements, including:

  • Scope and applicability
  • Compliance strategies
  • Compliance timeline

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Biomethane upgrading and use for vehicle fuel

April 5th, 2013

Webinar with industry experts in the production and upgrading of biomethane and its resulting use as a vehicle fuel for a truck fleet.

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Albany’s Winter Intersession Energy Initiative

January 4th, 2013

Indu Lnu, CEM, LEED-AP, University Energy Officer at University at Albany will discuss their 4-week Winter Intersession Energy Initiative. Since most students are out during the long break, the University implements a two-phased shutdown procedure to save energy and costs. The University has saved over $1 million from this initiative. However, it involves significant planning, coordination, buy-in, and extensive workforce power to make it happen. The discussion will focus on the establishment of the initiative and the annual implementation process and procedures. Indu will discuss the hurdles to implementation ranging from technical limitations to complaints from inconvenienced occupants.

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Solar Thermal Impact on Colleges and Universities

November 6th, 2012

Edward Gunn of SunMaxx Solar, Inc. will review the solar thermal market with regards to colleges and universities and the number of opportunities it can provide. The discussion will include basic system types, financial impact and saving opportunities, and case studies of system installations currently at colleges and universities.

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LED Technology

June 15th, 2012

Ephesus Technologies is a New York State (NYS) based Women Owned LED lighting innovation engineering and manufacturing company. Brian Abbe, VP and GM, will discuss the LED Technologies that Ephesus is currently manufacturing in NYS with application to gymnasiums, pools, parking lots, parking garages, and campus site lighting. Brian will provide an overview of their technology offerings, the benefits, and the associated energy and economic savings.

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University at Albany’s High Performance Building Guidelines: The What, Why, and How

April 20th, 2012

Indu Lnu, CEM, LEED-AP, University Energy Officer, at University at Albany will discuss their High Performance Building Guidelines for new construction, major renovation, and gut rehab projects. The guidelines provide minimum energy and sustainability goals for energy efficiency, water efficiency, commissioning, renewable energy, measurement and verification, LEED targets, energy and carbon modeling, and occupant education. Indu will also discuss the composition of the team that helped develop the guidelines and the process it followed to get buy-in from the University Facility Department, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management Department, the Office of Campus Planning, and the Office of Environmental Sustainability.

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Ball State University’s Paradigm Shift - Burning Coal to Geothermal - March 2012

March 19th, 2012

Jim Lowe, PE, Director of Engineering, Construction, and Operations, at Ball State University will discuss the college's conversion of its campus from a coal-fired steam boiler district heating system to a ground source geothermal district system that simultaneously produces hot water for heating and chilled water for cooling. This system will include the installation of 3,600 vertical closed loop boreholes making it the largest ground source geothermal district system in the country. Jim will discuss the current heating and cooling operation and explain how the new geothermal heating and cooling system is being implemented. For more information, visit: http://cms.bsu.edu/About/Geothermal.aspx

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Sustainable Building Materials - December 2011

December 6th, 2011

Amanda Langweil, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainability of Goshow Architects, will discuss sustainable building materials. Through proper selection of building materials, facilities managers can have fewer repairs, easier day-to-day maintenance, and increase material life expectancies. But how do you pick the proper materials, especially with the recent requirements for "green" materials? Ms. Langweil will discuss:

· How building materials are selected for use within College and University buildings

· What makes a material "green"

· Distinguishing between sustainable material certifications

· How to recognize "green washing"

· The environmental and physical performance of various "green" materials

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LEED Design and Construction - September 2011

September 12th, 2011

Michelle Jones, Energy Manager of Ithaca College will discuss post-occupancy issues of four LEED buildings. The presentation will discuss benefits and challenges, operations and maintenance aspects, and the new training skills for managing LEED buildings. The presentation will also outline green opportunities beyond LEED standards that have enhanced Ithaca College's commitment to sustainability.

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