Blogs written by Ross Fairbanks

    COO at Fairbanks Energy Services

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    November 26, 2019 by Ross Fairbanks | 4 minute read

    The Story of Energy Efficiency

    It all began in 1973. Energy efficiency is widely traced back to exactly this year, when Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries imposed an oil embargo which raised...


    July 16, 2019 by Ross Fairbanks | 4 minute read

    Can LED Lighting Make You More Productive?

    The first LED lights were developed in 1962 and started being installed by the mid-2000s to the benefit of commercial and industrial businesses. One of the most cost-effective energy efficiency...


    May 26, 2017 by Ross Fairbanks | 6 minute read

    Higher Education and LED Lighting Retrofits

    LED lighting retrofits make a significant impact on energy intensity, usage, and efficiency in facilities at colleges and universities. Ross Fairbanks digs into the details in a piece featured...


    March 14, 2017 by Ross Fairbanks | 5 minute read

    LED vs. Fluorescent: Who Lights Up Better

    Long before the invention of LED lighting technology, the incandescent bulb helped to launch the era of modern lighting. Many improvements were made to incandescent bulbs over time, but...


    February 22, 2017 by Ross Fairbanks | 5 minute read

    Shining a Light on LED Lighting

    We recently sat down with Fairbanks Energy’s COO, Ross Fairbanks, to learn about LED lighting and his thoughts on the lighting retrofit industry. With a Bachelors in Science from Bucknell...


    February 16, 2017 by Ross Fairbanks | 3 minute read

    Setting the Mood: LED Lighting Color Temperature

    The color temperature of LEDs is an aesthetic choice, and facility managers may have their own preference for each setting and application. Learn more below about which color temperatures are...