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Lights, Camera, Energy Efficiency

July 28, 2015

More energy efficient stage lighting? Yes, please! Theatrical lighting is found in many schools, houses of worship, and local theaters. The Tungsten lamp on the left runs at 575 or 750 watts, lasts for about 1,500 to 2,000 hours, and requires oft-replaced gel slides for color changes. And it gets very hot. By comparison, the [...]

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Making Chicago’s WTTW and WFMT More Energy Efficient

July 20, 2015

WTTW, Chicago’s premier public television station, and WFMT, the city’s classical and fine arts radio station, were interested in reducing energy use at their joint broadcast and production facility, the Renée Crown Public Media Center. They wanted to make improvements that would lower energy bills and promote a healthier environment. With help from Elevate Energy, [...]

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