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Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon
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Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon

The Europeans enjoyed their day in the sun at the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine,... More

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Doe Solid-State Lighting Updates

Through its various market development, product testing, and research program initiatives, the U.S. Department of Energy's solid-state lighting program continues to champion LED technology and integration. More

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Border Lines

Light plays a critical role in meeting both the design and security requirements for U.S. land port of entry stations. More

GSA Regional Field Office Building
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GSA Regional Field Office Building

A secondary glass façade provides sun shading and softens visual boundaries. More

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DOE Modifies L•Prize PAR 38 Competition Requirements

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to modify the competition requirements for the L Prize's PAR 38 category. On Jan. 5, the DOE temporarily suspended the PAR 38 portion of the competition, and entries will not be accepted until that category reopens in May. The 60W replacement lamp competition category does remain open during this period. The DOE plans to announce and publish the revised PAR 38 requirements at Lightfair in May. More

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Green Lighting Icon

Lighting designer Nancy Clanton is justifiably proud of her firm's involvement with the Empire State Building's ambitious green makeover. More

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BRIEFS
Adaptive Light
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Adaptive Light

Research sets the stage for developing fixtures across applications More

Illuminating Change
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Illuminating Change

The Obama agenda holds bright promise for lighting More

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Shimmer Wall, Raleigh, N.C.

When the city of Raleigh, N.C., envisioned its new 500,000-square-foot convention center, displaying the building's massive air-conditioning system was not part of the design strategy. But given the building's prominent downtown location with all four elevations in public view, there was no “back of house” space to conceal the HVAC equipment. Left with the mechanical infrastructure sitting on the south façade along McDowell Street where upward of 80,000 cars drive by daily, the team had to figure out a way to hide the equipment with a visually pleasing treatment. The City of Raleigh, with its rich tradition of public art, called on local design firm, Clearscapes, to explore an artistic solution that would screen the unsightly equipment and create a dynamic art feature for the convention center. More

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