energy savings

Commercial Market Embraces Building Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient building retrofits are more appealing to commercial property owners with high operating costs
January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Although steps such as insulating the roof, sealing air ducts and installing windows that minimize heat loss usually cost less than heavier technology such as a solar electric system on the roof, they are still pricey enough to homeowners, especially when the economy is recovering. Federal, state and even local incentive programs are available for | Read More

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UL Environment Establishes EPD Program

UL Environment launches launching its own Environmental Product Declaration Program
December 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

UL Environment is launching its own Environmental Product Declaration EPD Program to evaluate the environmental claims of products, which will provide documentation of an audited life cycle assessment of the environmental performance of a product, based on product category rules in accordance with ISO 14025 guidelines. UL Environment’s EPD program aims to provide structure and | Read More

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Legislature Approves Stimulus Funds for Delayed Energy Rebates

Rebates approved for Florida HVAC and Solar Panel Programs
December 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Consumers will finally be able to recoup some of the pricey energy-efficient investments they made this summer under the Energy Star Residential HVAC rebate program. After the program was placed on hold in September due to legislation procedural issues, Florida lawmakers have accepted $31 million in federal stimulus money for the consumers who applied for | Read More

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DOE Reports Cutting Energy Use in Half in Commercial Buildings

"Ultra-efficient Quick Service Dining Design"
November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy collaborated with their Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to reach the DOE’s goal of significantly improving the energy efficiency of new and existing commercial buildings across the United States. The specific research, analysis and documentation revealed methods on how to achieve up to 50% energy savings in a building based | Read More

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State of Energy Programs: Energy Star Under Scrutiny

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November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy whose mission it to help save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Results have been reported that Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved nearly $17 billion on their utility bills | Read More

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Better Use of Light Bulb Act is Not Better

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October 6th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 3 Comments

In response to the ‘Better Use of Light Bulb Act’, which was introduced in September by Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently reaffirmed its commitment to support the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA 2007). The proposed BULB Act would repeal parts of EISA 2007, which currently supports efforts to | 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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