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Top 5 Misconceptions About Savings Energy

April 18th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | 1 Comment

The most common misconceptions about saving energy in the home and at work Myth #1: Lights Use More Energy When Switched on than Simply Left on If we’re honest with ourselves there aren’t many of us that don’t leave lights on when we move from room to room, so if this myth was true then | Read More

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Linear LED, is the time now?

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Economy | No Comments

No one doubts that LED is the future of lighting. For the last several years prices have been coming down on many styles and recently a 40w LED replacement has reached the proverbial $10 retail price point.  This is been a boon for homeowners but commercial users have not been eager to take the make | Read More

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EDITORIAL: A little guilt, a lot of energy savings

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Economy | No Comments

By Mark Joseph Stern via Slate How can I persuade you to conserve energy? I could remind you that using less power saves money and helps the environment, but you won’t listen. Studies have proven that appeals to cost and conservation have no impact on people’s energy consumption. But what if I told you everyone | Read More

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Energy Efficiency: A Smart Investment with Good Yield?

September 13th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | No Comments

In many parts of America, electricity rates have climbed nearly 50% since 2007 and with that, implementing energy efficiency upgrades makes very good business sense. Unfortunately, tight capital improvement budgets and the prospect of additional “green” mandates mean many property owners, facilities managers, and small business owners are delaying investments that would significantly reduce energy | Read More

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Lower Taxes + Lower Carbon Emissions = Possibility?

July 9th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Featured | 3 Comments

A carbon emission tax (or a similar cap & trade program) has been instituted in many European nations, Australia, and Canada. In Washington, mentioning the word “TAX” and “CARBON”, is anathema and political suicide. But let’s try to look at the glass half full. What if we could reduce carbon emissions and the corporate income tax | Read More

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Create a Better Climate for Business

It’s easy to justify and afford a lighting retrofit project: reduced maintenance costs, increased worker productivity, enhanced light quality
July 6th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | 2 Comments

Making cost savings and energy efficiency top priorities in the places and processes that drive your business is smart any way you look at it. The savings you realize on energy costs go straight to your bottom line. Many upgrades pay back their investment in two to three years or less. When considering lighting renovations | Read More

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How Energy Savings Performance Contracts Help Save Energy

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | No Comments

We hear it all the time: If businesses and government would use less energy, they would save money. That’s just common sense, but energy-efficiency improvements cost money. In the case of government, that money comes from you, the taxpayer. There is a way to do it, though, without reaching into the taxpayer’s pocket. With Energy | Read More

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How To Sell Energy Efficiency

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Brochures | No Comments

by Bridget McCrea via Getting customers to look past their checkbooks and invest in energy efficient equipment isn’t always easy In a world where an increasing number of individuals and companies are preoccupied with saving energy and making environmentally conscious choices, selling energy efficiency to clients is surprisingly difficult. In fact, many companies are | Read More

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FACT CHECK: T5 Retrofit Kit & UL

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Informational | No Comments

Here at the home office of The Green Savings Company, we field many calls about our product and of course get questions about our competitors. For the customers it usually comes down to two things: having the UL and price. Since we started in 2009, there have been several companies that have also begun selling a T5 retrofit kit. We welcome this competition as it good for the customer, but unfortunately they get bamboozled into believing something that is not true. For example, there are multiple outlets that state on there website that there kits are “UL approved” (there is no such thing) and have even written a press release to this affect. The Green Savings Company has contacted these companies to ask what there UL file number is and they say that it is, “tested to UL standards” or that the number is “UL 935”.

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When Did Using Less Energy Become Un-American?

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Featured | 3 Comments

With the unexpected consternation about the new light bulb regulations, it feels that doing something positive for the country has denigrated into political fodder.

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