BizLED Magazine (http://bizled.co.in/) published an interview with Charlie Szoradi, the Chairman and CEO of Independence LED Lighting, about the benefits of a War on Energy waste. The results of the initiative would include:
580,000 New Jobs
Savings projected to exceed $287 Billion
Over 3.4 trillion lbs of CO2 emissions reduction
The article title is LED lighting in buildings is the first step to win ‘War on Energy Waste’
Here are the 10 questions from the interview with the first answer. For all of the other answers see: http://independenceled.com/war-on-energy-waste-interview/
Question 1: Please explain what you mean by a ‘War on Energy Waste’?
Answer from Mr. Szoradi: You should only go into war if you believe in your core that the cause is worth the fight, and that you can win. Reducing waste is core to my belief structure to build American energy independence and energy security. All Americans should be able to rally behind this cause rather than creating a partisan issue on waste reduction and sustainability. Cutting waste puts more dollars in the hands of business owners to grow stronger and helps government balance our budget, support our veterans, and create more jobs across America. I have seen first-hand the benefits of cost-effective energy savings in the lower utility bills for each of our clients. Plus, the ripple effect of job creation is growing every month with each lighting retrofit. Clean technology energy reduction is far more cost-effective than renewable energy production. The return on investment (ROI) is typically much higher to reduce waste (for example, 50% for LED lights) than to create more power (example 10% for solar and wind power). This is a winnable war given the technology that is available today.
Question 2: Should a ‘War on Energy Waste’ be waged by just the US or countries across the globe?
Question 3: How can a ‘War on Energy Waste’ be won?
Question 4: There is considerable amount of data supporting LED lighting retrofits to provide a considerable ROI for military institutions in the state of South Carolina. Is there any strategy in place to implement it in other states of US?
Question 5: Federal buildings are installed with traditional fixtures, which consume major energy and an unnecessarily high portion of the government’s budget. What would you suggest as the first step in initiating ‘War on Energy Waste’?
Question 6: Energy Waste is a broader concept with potential for huge savings. As the private sector is taking the initiative towards LED lighting, will you collaborate with manufacturers to create deep impact in domestic lighting?
Question 7: In spite of data supporting the shift towards beneficial LED lighting, why do you think that there has been very little movement from the government in this respect?
Question 8: Mass scale production of LED lighting will create jobs and long-term savings but factors like budget constraints may hold the program. What is your take on such scenario?
Question 9: According to you, the US government can save over a billion dollars every year just by switching over to LED lights. Please explain.
Question 10: LED lighting in buildings is the first step to win ‘War on Energy Waste’. How can a ‘War on Energy Waste’ create more jobs in the US?
BizLED Magazine Source: http://bizled.co.in/led-lighting-in-buildings-is-the-first-step-to-win-war-on-energy-waste/
One Small Step in the War on Energy Waste - TELEVISION SHOW AWARENESS
WATCH LED Manufacturing in JUNE on Discovery Network's Science Channel - How It's Made:
How It’s Made Shows INDEPENDENCE lighting up its Made in USA LED manufacturing
Time: 9 pm EST
Date: June 6, 2016
RERUN Schedule See: http://www.sciencechannel.com/schedule/
Over its 15 year history, the celebrated show, How It’s Made, has aired more than 1,500 profiles of manufacturers. The Science Channel chose award-winning, Made in USA, Independence LED Lighting (http://independenceled.com) as the first LED lighting profile worldwide. This is exciting for the “Green-Energy” LED industry, given the ability for television to increase awareness of energy-efficient lighting.
The CEO Independence LED Lighting, Charlie Szoradi, said, “As a viewer and a fan of the How It’s Made TV show, I was pleased that Science Channel chose to profile our line of energy saving LED tubes. We applaud the leadership team at Discovery and the Science Channel for inspiring people with the process of manufacturing and next-generation technology.”
How It’s Made Show Statistics:
Total Number of Shows and Subject Profiles: According to the How It’s Made producers, the show has included profiles of 1,560 manufacturing subjects to date. That number is based on 13 episodes per season that each cover 4 subjects for a total of 52 subjects per season. Each year, How It’s Made has 2 seasons. Since 2001, the show is now on season 30, so 52 x 30 seasons = 1,560 different subjects to date.
Profiles on LED Lighting: How It’s Made does not repeat subject profiles, and Independence LED Lighting is the first coverage of LED lighting.
Manufacturing around the World: The How It’s Made producers research and travel around the world identifying and documenting the most appropriate subject matter. Approximately 50% of the profiles are done in the U.S. with 25% in Europe. The European sources often include France, England, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. The remaining 25% of the profiles are from different places around the world.
International Audience: International versions of Science Channel currently exist in South East Asia, Europe, India, Canada, Latin America and Australia. Unlike the U.S. service, the international channels are branded under the Discovery Science name.
This is a great way to showcase energy-saving as well as American manufacturing. For the Press Release on the show see: http://independenceled.com/how-its-made-tv-show/