- Series: Tab Green Guru Guides
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition (September 24, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071630163
- ISBN-13: 978-0071630160
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,898,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Brian Clark Howard (New York, NY) is a Web editor at The Daily Green (www.thedailygreen.com), which is part ofHearst DigitalMedia and is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources for consumer information on living a more environmentally friendly life. Brian was previously managing editor of E/The Environmental Magazine, the oldest and largest independent environmental magazine in the United States. He has written for Yahoo!, MSN, Plenty, The Green Guide, Popular Mechanics online, Men’s Health, Mother Nature Network, Oceana, AlterNet and elsewhere. Brian coauthored a book on geothermal heating and cooling, forthcoming from McGraw-Hill, and he wrote the chapter on green power and green lighting for the 2005 book Green Living (Plume), which he also coedited. Brian also wrote the chapter on saving energy for the 2009 book Whole Green Catalog (Rodale). Brian earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University and holds two bachelor’s degrees in environmental sciences. Brian was a finalist for the 2005 Reuters/IUCNEnvironmental Media Awards and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. He also blogs for Asylum and as the URTH Guy at The Daily Green.
Bill Brinsky founded Envirolite Systems which focuses on lighting and energy, from design of new systems to energy efficiency upgrades of current systems. He previously worked for Con Edison.
Seth Leitman is President and Managing Member of the ETS Energy Store, LLC (www.etsenergy.com), which sells organic, natural, and sustainable products for business and home use. Previously, he worked for the New York State Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, where he helped develop, market, and manage electric and hybrid vehicle programs serving New York State and the New York metropolitan area. Seth is the co-author of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition.
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Biggest negative with the book is that the 2011 publication date is already quite dated in the lighting world. We are witnessing the LED revolution, which in 2015 is now in full force, but was just beginning in 2011. A lot of fluorescent, HID and incandescent lighting systems are becoming obsolete, and that was not the case in 2011.
"The biggest and quickest savings comes from wasteful energy inefficient lighting that accounts for 23 percent of all electricity consumption. 6,700,000,000 light bulbs and fixtures screaming to be replaced with energy efficient LED, OLED and better building designs to add natural light in retrofit and new buildings."
That should make enough of a case to suggest this book to all the boutiques, salons, spas, galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, factories, showrooms, homes and schools you can find, ask them to pick up a copy of this amazing book so we can kick off the LED revolution!
Author, The Cheapskate Next Door and The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches
The authors take a comprehensive approach to energy efficient lighting and upgrades... they review the history and technology of various lighting technologies, such as Incandescent, Fluorescent, Light Emitting Diodes (LED). In addition, they review all types of fixtures and controls - the focus throughout the book is to help reduce energy consumption, optimizing lighting resources including day lighting and daylight harvesting through use of photo sensors.
This book is rich with ideas to reduce energy consumption: 1) in a current incandescent environment through use of dimmers and timers, 2) by upgrading or replacing incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and gas discharge lighting with LED lighting, 3) through hard upgrades as adding solar panels, skylights/ daylight harvesting, solar outdoor lighting and much more. If you are looking for a serious, no-nonsense approach to environmentally friendly new lighting technologies, this is the book you need.
I recommend this book for any energy or lighting professional or the environment conscious consumer who wants reduce own or community's carbon footprint. Almost every chapter is geared not only for personal/household but also businesses. A great energy and lighting education resource if you want to increase awareness and organize your community to increase use of renewable energy and energy efficient lighting technologies.