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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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Statistics from NEMA Prove Sales Decline of Incandescent Lamps

NEMA's Statistical Operations Sector Reports Significant Decline in Incandescents
December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

NEMA’s index for incandescent lamps declined 17.2 percent for the third quarter, registering a record low reading of 46.5. The index showed a year-over-year decline of nearly 19.0 percent. Shipments of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) waned as well, with the index dipping 18.2 percent to 168.8 — a level not seen since 2006. Moreover, CFL | 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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Environmental Compliance? Don’t Hate: Innovate

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October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

For corporations, compliance feels a bit like Dad busting up the keg party just when things are getting good. At best, it amounts to someone (usually government) telling you what to do and leaving you holding the bill. At worst, it can blindside you, and leave you limping in your race against foreign competitors. Or | Read More

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Feds spent $25 billion on energy in 2009

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 15 Comments

The Obama administration has spearheaded funding to the nation with The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, providing support to projects that further develop our nation’s clean energy economy.  Numerous projects have been awarded funding and according to research by Subsidyscope, a development of the Pew Charitable Trusts, the federal government spent about $25 | Read More

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Chief Greening Officer Seeks Energy Efficient Lighting

June 16th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 3 Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration has appointed Eleni Reed to become the first chief greening officer for the agency and lead efforts to make government buildings greener. The GSA established the position earlier this year to accelerate President Obama’s federal sustainability agenda. The agency was responding to the president’s executive order that called for federal | Read More

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