The 5 L’s of Lighting

ILs and a CFL
January 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

As part of educating the public about how to purchase the most efficient lamp for the home, a group of over 40 organizations has come together as the LUMEN Coalition. LUMEN stands for Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation. The goal of the coalition is to help educate the public about the transition to | Read More

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T12 Phase Out: Get the Facts

January 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Homeslider | No Comments

It’s lights out for T12 linear fluorescents. In July 2012 most T12 lamps will be phased out of production and to help you get a head start, the Green Savings Company is providing complete guide to the T12 Phase Out. Tweet

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Screw You (and that new bulb)

December 21st, 2011 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | No Comments

By requiring that light bulbs use at least 25 percent less electricity, the nation would use less energy, manufacturers would invent more efficient types of bulbs and the planet would be spared millions of tons of carbon emissions every year. Pretty good idea, huh?

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The Formula for Lighting Energy Efficiency

Fluorescent Technology for Commercial Property
September 12th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Using technology and effective design, any commercial property owner or tenant can energy-efficient fluorescent lighting that provides flawless performance with maximum energy savings. Fluorescent lighting is the “standard” technology for lighting spaces such as offices and classrooms, and is up to four times more efficient than the incandescent lamp. However, older, obsolete fluorescent lighting systems | Read More

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University Sustainability Council Selects T5 Fluorescent Technology

University of Maryland Campus in College Park
March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Technology and business writer Dian Schaffhauser recently reported on the T5 technology lighting upgrade that the University of Maryland performed. As part of a larger, ongoing energy conservation program, the University of Maryland in College Park recently overhauled lighting on its campus, a move that’s expected to save 1.4 million kilowatt hours per year. The | Read More

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Taking Control For A Brighter Future

Forget in creased sales, the power of energy-efficient retrofits may be the right way to increase profitability.
March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Bright Ideas | 2 Comments

Every invention, discovery and product began as an idea. A bright thought illuminating one mind. When shared, the new idea inspires and empowers others, making work a little lighter and life a little better. As we all look to the light at the end of the tunnel, the cultural shift toward simplicity, greater sustainability and | Read More

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Does your CEO care about energy efficiency?

Company executives are more motivated to "go green" for cost savings than environmental causes
February 24th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Nearly nine out of ten Fortune 1000 senior executives feel a moral responsibility to make their companies more energy efficient, and 13 percent say environmental concerns are their main motivator to save energy. A poll by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Schneider Electric, found that 88 percent of executives feel a moral responsibility to cut | Read More

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Something You Should Know: EISA Act of 2007

EISA 2007
February 17th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Let’s get you up to speed: the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 (EISA) is a federal law aimed at the reduction of energy consumption, reduced dependence on foreign oil and strategies for addressing global climate change. A portion of the EISA act relates to the use of of metal halide probe start ballasts for | Read More

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Revisiting the Retrofit: Ronald McDonald House Shining Brighter Than Ever

Ronald McDonald House installed T5 Retrofit Kits in all it’s common areas
February 16th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

In September 2010, the Green Savings Company proudly announced our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida to provide a lighting upgrade to the Fort Lauderdale House. Three months following the retrofit the newly installed T5 Retrofit Kits are truly bringing brighter days to the charity. A significant savings has been realized and | Read More

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Green Building Initiative will Create Jobs, Save Energy and Save Money

U.S. Green Building Council applauds environmental and economic policy initiative
February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today applauded a key element of President Obama’s plan to “win the future” by making America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade. The President’s plan, entitled Better Buildings Initiative, catalyzes private-sector investment through a series of incentives to upgrade offices, stores, schools and universities, hospitals | Read More

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