Climate Change 101

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

For the climate change deniers, this video explains it so a 5th grader can understand Tweet


Who’s Still Buying T12’s? Apparently Not That Many People

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

NEMA’s T12 lamp shipment index tumbled to 37.5, a decline of nearly 40% on a year-over-year (y/y) basis during Q3 – the first quarter following the implementation of the new efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL). T8s and T12s also posted double digit declines of 26.9% and 19.9%, respectively. Overall shipments during the | Read More

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CT Wants to Help Businesses with Energy Efficiency

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July 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and The United Illuminating Company, is pleased to announce a new round of financing options designed to assist business owners looking to use less energy and save money on utility bills through energy efficient equipment improvements. Geared towards larger companies who have been | Read More

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June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

Michigan businesses that are customers of DTE Energy are eligible for financial incentives through the custom rebate program of $.08 per kWh for upgrading to more energy efficient lighting by November 30, 2012.  This program is targeted for customers who have T12 fluorescent lamps to incentivize upgrading as the T12 phase-out will commence on July | Read More

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Making Utility Rebates And Incentives Work

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | 1 Comment

Guest Blogger, Christopher Morales via Facilities Net In these difficult economic times, as the nation still seems be recovering from recession, there is a scarcity of one resource essential to implementing any recommended energy-saving measures: money. Without access to sufficient funding, maintenance and engineering managers and their organizations cannot implement energy-saving measures. Depending on a | Read More

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FACT CHECK: How Much Incandescent Bulbs Really Cost

May 8th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

With so much misinformation consumers are not being given good information about lighting. Especially the particularly poor reporting about the ongoing elimination of 100w, 75w, 60w, and 40 incandescent lamps from the national inventory. In fact, incandescent lighting is not being eliminated or outlawed, but what is being eliminated are the least efficient, commonly used versions. As | Read More

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T5 Retrofit Kit Meets Requirements For New DOE Voluntary Energy Savings Specifications

April 16th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

For many commercial buildings in America, lighting represents about one-third of the total energy consumed. On average, over half of the lighting fixtures in commercial buildings operate for more than 10 hours a day and collectively consume more than 87 terawatt hours of electricity annually, which is equivalent to the energy used by nearly 3 | Read More

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What Would Thomas Edison Do?

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879, utility bills weren’t even a flicker on people’s list of expenses. Little did anyone know that over 133 years later, electricity would become such a bothersome commodity across the modern world – one that we can’t live without, but which hinders our savings as we take great | Read More

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Illinois Energy Now Offers Financial Incentives

Sooner is better than later, and it could cost less than you think
March 1st, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

Public facilities around the state of Illinois are eligible for financial incentives through the state’s Illinois Energy Now program to upgrade to more energy efficient lighting prior to the phase-out for certain types of fluorescent lamps next year. The Western Illinois Regional Council Community Development staff can help public facilities be more successful in obtaining these financial incentives by assisting with the application process.

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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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