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Purchasing for Climate Protection Webinar, featuring Carbonfund.org Now Available
RPN Members now have access to the webinar slides and recording, which featured useful strategies on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions through purchasing. More More
Supermarkets Turn to LEDs to Save Energy and Boost Sales
Grocers are finding that LED lighting not only saves energy and money, it also makes for more vibrant, attractive displays. More More
Download LED Purchasing Guide
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are extremely efficient lighting products that can create energy cost savings for any organization. LEDs have many applications. Learn three ways your organization can take advantage of LEDs with the Responsible Purchasing Guide for LED Exit Signs, Street Lights, and Traffic Signals. More More
Register Now: RPN's LED Webinar
Attend the August 19th RPN Webinar for LED Exit Signs, Street Lights, and Traffic Signals and learn about three ways your organization can cut energy use and save money with super efficient LEDs. More More
AT&T Goes LED
AT&T is switching the signs on 6,500 of its stores to an LED lighting system from General Electric. The effort with reduce energy usage by nearly 6 million kilowatt hours and cut 3,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. More More
Seattle, Others to Use Stimulus to Switch on Energy-Efficient LEDs
Seattle is one of several U.S. cities planning to use federal stimulus funds to retrofit streetlights with energy- and cost-efficient LEDs. More More
Cities Cutting Costs and Lowering Emissions With LED Lighting
According to a May 30 article in the New York Times, the future of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lighting is, well, bright. The declining cost and dramatically superior energy efficiency of LED lighting is bringing it out of the shadows and into mainstream use. More More
EPA Announces Stricter Energy Star Standards for Monitors, Electronic Displays
Come October 30th, computer monitors, digital picture frames, and other electronic displays will have to meet stricter standards to qualify for the Energy Star label. More More
L.A. Streets Will Soon be Illuminated by LEDs
Los Angeles is saving money and cutting emissions by switching its 140,000 streetlight fixtures to LED units over the next five years with help from the Clinton Climate Initiative. More More
San Francisco Publishes Guide to Energy Efficient, Low-Mercury Lighting
Finding green lighting just got easier, thanks to the City of San Francisco's new "SF Approved Lighting" guide. More More
EU Takes Big Step to Phasing Out Low Efficiency Lighting
EU governments have agreed to phase-out incandescent light bulbs and low-efficiency halogen bulbs by the year 2012. More More
Join RPN at EcoBuild
Visit our booth at EcoBuild Fall 2008 in Washington, DC. RPN members receive free exhibit hall passes and discount conference registration. More More
New ENERGY STAR @ Work Web Tool Helps Offices Go Green
EPA's new ENERGY STAR @ work is an interactive, online tool that offers employees, employers, and building managers tips on how to save energy and protect the environment at work. More More
Revised CFL Standards Now in RPN Lighting Guide
An updated Responsible Purchasing Guide for Lighting includes the Departmet of Energy's revised standards and expanded categories for ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs). More More
US Bans the Bulb
President Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act into law this week. It will phase out incandescent light bulbs in the next four to 12 years in favor of compact fluorescents, halogens, and LEDs. More More
RPN Product Listings Get Significant Updates
RPN is happy to announce we have made considerable updates to the product listings for several Responsible Purchasing Guides. These changes include new search criteria, updated listings, expanded EPEAT and Energy Star information, and for the Fleet Guide; More More
Green Seal CFL Standard Under Revision
Green Seal is inviting stakeholders to submit suggestions and comments on the proposed revisions of GS-5, its environmental standard for compact fluorescent lights. More More
Responsible Purchasing Guide: Fluorescent Lighting Launched
RPN has released the Responsible Purchasing Guide: Fluorescent Lighting. The Guide provides tips and tools for developing a socially and environmentally preferable lighting program. Click More More
WEBCAST: Fluorescent Lighting
Join us for a national webcast on November 5, 2007, 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Time to learn how to purchase energy efficient and less-toxic lighting equipment that saves money, reduces environmental impacts, and improves c More More
Wal-Mart Sells 100 Millionth CFL
Wal-Mart Stores announced it has surpassed its goal to sell 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) by the end of 2007. The resultant carbon savings are equal to taking 700,000 cars off the road. More More