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Feds spent $25 billion on energy in 2009

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 15 Comments

The Obama administration has spearheaded funding to the nation with The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, providing support to projects that further develop our nation’s clean energy economy.  Numerous projects have been awarded funding and according to research by Subsidyscope, a development of the Pew Charitable Trusts, the federal government spent about $25 | Read More

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T5 Retrofit Kit Installation Video

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The Green Savings Company has posted a tutorial video which shows a typical 2×4 lay-in (recessed) ceiling fixture being retrofitted from four T12 bulbs to two T5 Retrofit Kits. This particular energy saving upgrade is growing rapidly in popularity thanks to the universal compatibility of products like the T5 Retrofit Kit (90-300V). As promised in | Read More

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Energy Star to offer Florida residents $15 million in energy rebates

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 12 Comments

The Energy Star Residential HVAC rebate program brings good news to Florida residents this month. Providing homeowners an incentive to upgrade their existing air conditioning systems to a more efficient unit, the rebate program kicked into full effect on August 30, 2010 and expires December 31, 2010 or until the $15 million allotted for the | Read More

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What’s Slowing Down Energy Efficiency Adoption?

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

The Clean Tech Open National Conference took place this summer in San Jose, California assembling the brightest and most talented minds to debate how energy entrepreneurship can power our economy back to life. The Energy Efficiency Panel brought up the important state of improvements made in energy efficiency and the elements of the movement that | Read More

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Retrofit your lighting company's web presence with MyLightSite

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Working in the electrical and lighting industries, hopefully we have all heard about Corporate Social Responsibility and the importance of our carbon footprints, but what about your company’s digital footprint? Most of us know that it starts with a great home on the web. The problem is professional websites with great marketing can be expensive | Read More

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Retrofit Rebates, Energy Calculators, and More Geeky Green Things That Make Us Smile

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

Saving money makes us happy, and now more than ever before, local, state, and federal governments are implementing energy standards by offering enticing financial incentives for using the newest technologies available to the nation’s electrical contracting firms. Considering the gloomy construction market, savvy electrical contractors are using this opportunity to provide customers with various energy-reduction | Read More

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Some Bright Ideas for Saving Money, Living Better and Helping the Planet

August 19th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Based in the land of sunshine, where no one seems to actually worry about light, perhaps it is ironic that one Florida-based company is finding a way to integrate energy efficiency and cost savings via a home’s lighting. In difficult economic times, people are always looking for ways | Read More

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Federal Government Receives Funding for Energy Retrofits

August 17th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

In 2010, the United States boasts over 79 billion square feet of commercial real estate that is quickly becoming a prime target for energy efficiency upgrades.  According to the recently released Pike Research report, if all the commercial buildings in the U.S. were retrofitted to be more energy efficient, the country would save over $41 | Read More

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches Blog

August 10th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 5 Comments

The Department of Energy launched its official Energy Blog last month to provide a central location for people to hear from U.S. Energy leaders working on different projects across the department. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu wrote the introductory post and aims to better engage with the American public. The timing is appropriate considering the | Read More

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DOE repeats warnings regarding LED T8 Replacement Lamps

July 27th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 21 Comments

Guest Post by Jim Brodrick, Department of Energy I was really gratified by the response to the Posting a few weeks back about DOE’s fact sheet on the performance specifications of LED T8 replacement lamps. In our booth at LIGHTFAIR last month, that fact sheet went like hotcakes, because it blows the whistle on a | Read More

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