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REPORT: Energy Efficiency for Commercial Facilities can save Trillions

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May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

Commercial facilities in the U.S. account for more than 70 percent of the nation’s energy consumption annually. According to findings from GTM Research’s Intelligent Efficiency report, energy-efficiency resources in the buildings industry are vast and getting greater. There is an enormous opportunity for businesses looking to tap into energy-efficiency reserves. However, most are not yet | Read More

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Summit School District saves energy with smart software

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | 6 Comments

Through a combination of energy efficiency and actively managing energy use, the Summit School District is on track to save more than $100,000 in energy costs this year. In fact, after investigating the operation of lighting and HVAC equipment at Summit High School in the summer of 2012 with a new energy-management system called the Colorado | Read More

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Cal-State students organize for energy efficiency

May 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

Cal State Fullerton’s energy-efficiency group PowerSave Green Campus is currently working with organizations across campus to encourage energy conservation cut down energy usage. The organization is hoping to promote this through techniques that include replacing incandescent light bulbs throughout campus and monitoring the amount of energy used. The group is organized by the Alliance to Save Energy, | Read More

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T5 & T8 sales increase but who is still buying T12’s?

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April 24th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

The latest NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5 and T8 liner fluorescent lamps show an increase of 2.1% and 15.1% in 4Q 2012. Even with these gains they were not able to offset decreases earlier in the year. The T5 lamp index posted an annual reading of 159, a decline of 10.7 year over year decline. T8 lamps | Read More

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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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City of Talladega gets 0% loan from state for energy efficiency

April 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

The city of Talladega has been awarded a zero percent loan to improve energy efficiency. According to a letter from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, the state will be getting $274,303 “to install energy-efficient retrofits to buildings owned by the city…I congratulate you on your commitment to energy efficiency and the fine example you are setting | Read More

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Colorado Co-ops Spotlight Efficiency

April 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

The Colorado Rural Electric Association is working on a new program to help electric cooperative members use energy more efficiently throughout their homes, schools and businesses. The Colorado EnergyWise Project, a joint effort between CREA and its member co-ops, is in the initial planning stage, but the association intends to include several components that will be implemented | Read More

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First Energy Backpedals on Rebates

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March 27th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

FirstEnergy Corp.’s compact fluorescent light bulb program is back, but this time it’s up to consumers to call the company to receive them. FirstEnergy is also preparing to give direct subsidies to retail stores in the region that sell CFL bulbs, expand cash rebates to consumers who turn in old appliances and offer incentives to small | Read More

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SF Biz Owners Can Receive Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades

March 21st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Two Bay Area organizations announced a new energy efficiency program based on investing in small and medium-sized businesses nationwide looking to upgrade their current energy systems. Businesses accepted will split initial energy cost-savings with the investors paying up-front costs for design and installation of energy-saving technology. Manufacturers, schools, churches and clinics looking to retrofit existing | Read More

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