Why is energy so expensive in the New England?

June 5th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

There are several reasons but it begins with the fact that it does not have its own indigenous power supply like the coal of the south, the oil of Texas or big hydro of the Pacific Northwest. Second, New England’s electricity grid is largely self-contained, with some power lines bringing in electricity from outside. Think | Read More

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NC residents to get more rebate incentives

Greensboro Connects_Ideas FINAL bleed
May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Greensboro, North Carolina residents have one last chance to get help making their homes energy efficient under a $5 million grant. The federal government recently gave the city four more months to work on the Better Buildings program, which offers grants and other incentives to building owners who want to make upgrades to their homes | Read More

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

T8 lamps
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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Energy efficiency program aims to make all Kentuckians more aware

March 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

Kentucky is one of three states to receive a U.S. Department of Energy grant to use Cooperative Extension offices to funnel energy efficiency information to residents. Beverly Miller, an extension associate in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is spearheading the effort dubbed “Energy Efficiency Awareness and Action | Read More

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Energy Efficiency Spreading to Jamaica

March 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

With the high cost of energy affecting their bottom line, small hotel owners across the Caribbean are welcoming the introduction of a project that is aimed at fostering energy efficiency in the industry. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action Advanced Program (CHENACT AP), is a project geared towards enhancing the competitiveness of | Read More

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Top 5 Incentives for Energy Efficiency Lighting

February 4th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Rebates | No Comments

Facilities Managers or supervisors looking for incentives to kick off energy efficient lighting projects in 2013 will have not one but five incentive to consider: Utility Rebates: Most local utility companies offer energy efficient rebate programs that cover the T5 Retrofit Kit. However, they might fall under the custom rebate program, where pre-approval and inspection | Read More

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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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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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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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Thin Is In: The Skinny On T5 Linear Lighting

Tubular Fluorescent Comparison T12, T8 and T5
April 8th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

In the United States, there have been three generations of fluorescent tubes, starting with the T12 and followed by the T8 and most recently the T5. With each generation, the technology has improved, resulting in a thinner bulb boasting increased efficiency and energy savings. With a T5 fluorescent the “T” stands for tubular and the | Read More

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