Unexpected Financial Benefits of Lighting Projects using Wireless Control Monitoring

Interesting blog on wireless lighting controls and the additional benefits other than energy savings.  Innovative Facilities Solutions offers wireless lighting controls from EnOcean. Many of our customers unknowingly experience these benefits after an energy project is completed! Call me today–816.221.8511–to learn more about the benefits of a wireless control system with your next lighting project.     Tom Ries, Founder/Owner, Innovative …

Meet the guru of “green” energy — Ed Atkisson of C3 Green Energy

Power conditioning is at the forefront of an energy evolution. Innovative Facilities Solutions is an authorized integrator and distribution partner with C3 Green Energy. Ed Adkisson, owner of C3 Green Energy, is an industry innovator in energy and power efficiency for data, facilities and equipment. Discover how to protect your facility and equipment from electrical spikes, surges and sags while saving …

Straight talk about capacitors in your UPS

Straight talk about capacitors in your UPS What they are, what they do, why they’re essential in your UPS — and the importance of proactive maintenance for these humble and often overlooked components. Executive summary Capacitors are fairly simple devices, ranging in size from a thimble to a soda can, that smooth out fluctuations in electrical voltage. A typical UPS …

Innovative Facilities Solutions attended its 3rd Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE) Energy Summit in Des Moines, Iowa

By Tom Ries, Innovative Facilities Solutions President Innovative Facilities Solutions attended its 3rd Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE) Energy Summit in Des Moines, Iowa last week.  Keynote speaker, John Tooley, gave a broad spectrum presentation on the emerging technology coming fast on 3D printing, fold up phones using Graphene material, energy efficient wind kites producing energy, and Sky Cooling working …

Demonstrating The Facts About Saving Money On LED Lighting and Power Quality Issues

By Tom Ries, Founder/President, Innovative Facilities Solutions Innovative Facilities Solutions attended the Ameren Illinois Energy Symposium last week. Innovative Facilities Solutions was one of the only companies at the Symposium talking about Power Quality issues. Trade show attendees had a good amount of interest in the Powerhouse system. The only apprehension people have is the viability about our claims. We have hundreds of case studies proving the …

Current Issues Addressing the LED Marketplace (a few anyway)

Pat McGee, 14 year veteran  in energy-efficient lighting solutions Price of LED Fixtures The price of LED fixtures has been dropping over the last few years but how will these new tariffs effect pricing? Does this automatically mean higher costs? Well, yes for some manufacturers, and no for others. We are receiving notices from many of our vendors announcing up …

The Sustainability Paradox: Why Business Leaders Need To Evolve Their Approach

At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an annual list of the most sustainable companies in the world was released. What is noteworthy about this year’s list is that the top firms are not only doing good for society but also doing well financially. This year isn’t an anomaly: since 2005, the most-sustainable businesses have outperformed their peers by nearly …

Innovative Facilities Solutions Attends Metropolitan Energy Center Workshop Social Hour in Kansas City Mo

Innovative Facilities Solutions attended the Metropolitan Energy Center workshop social hour event at Lifted Spirits Distillery in Kansas City Mo. on 8-30-18. Pat McGee and Wayne Schmidt of Innovative Facilities Solutions displayed and presented some of our energy efficient lighting/controls technology along with the PATENTED Powerhouse Energy Saver power conditioning system. Fun was had by all and Innovative Facilities Solutions …

Innovative Facilities Solutions Retrofits St. Louis Food Bank Freezer

Innovative Facilities Solutions just retrofitted the lighting in the St. Louis Food Bank freezer from T8 fluorescent fixtures to LED!  Years ago Innovative Facilities Solutions deployed an Orion T8 freezer fixture into this facility.  Recently, we installed ballast compatible LED T8 tubes into the existing Orion fixtures in this freezer.  The LED tubes used had the lowest temp rating at …

About MOV’s – The Powerhouse Energy Saver Has 18 MOV’S in parallel!

Selecting the appropriate Surge Protective Devices (SPD) can seem like a daunting task with all of the different types on the market today. The surge rating or kA rating of an SPD is one of the most misunderstood ratings. Customers commonly ask for an SPD to protect their 200A panel and there is a tendency to think that the larger …