Monday, February 10th, 2014
You may have heard the big news recently about Google acquiring smart thermostat manufacturer, Nest Labs, for $3.2 billion. But why would tech giant Google be willing to pay so much money for thermostats?
First off, if you’re unfamiliar with the term “smart (more…)
Monday, June 17th, 2013
There are many compelling reasons for actively improving energy efficiency in your business. Not only will you save money and resources, you’ll also have the distinction of promoting your company as environmentally friendly. Whether you’re interested in small changes or sweeping alterations, you’ll find many ways you can make your business more (more…)
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Depending on where you live in the United States, you’ll see that your electricity and energy rates will fluctuate. Electricity providers calculate your energy usage and electricity prices by kilowatt usage, meaning that how much you pay is dependent on how many cents it costs per kilowatt for whatever provider you use. (more…)
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Energy efficiency is at the heart of our sustainable activity.
We’ve been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for our continued work in reducing the amount of energy our facilities use.
The more we can do to reduce energy usage, the better. (more…)
Monday, January 7th, 2013
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed last minute legislation known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avoid automatic increases in income taxes for millions of Americans, as well as draconian cuts to the budget of the federal government, that many feared would plunge the nation’s economy back into recession. (more…)
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
With the relationship between utilities and their customers changing in unprecedented ways, new companies are deploying vast amounts of data and social psychology techniques to try to persuade people to use less electricity in their homes.
Visit the website of Opower and your eye will be (more…)
Monday, October 15th, 2012
October is National Energy Action Month. The timing of this festive observance is no accident. For most Americans, it is the time of year to prepare for the inevitable pleasantries that come with the season: wind, sleet and snow. Of course, colder temperatures are also sure to follow. (more…)
Friday, August 24th, 2012
People all over the world respect the U.S. military, but not just for the justice they bring against criminals and enemies of the state. The U.S. military is also famous for their innovations beyond the realm of war; for example, the care to which they give their troops and their contributions to civil engineering are extraordinary. (more…)
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Ten years ago, a green home might have meant solar panels on the roof. Five years ago, those photovoltaic cells began sharing space with a green roof and a LEED certification.
That’s all still the case in mid-2012, but in a far more connected and tech-savvy environment. Contractors (more…)
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
With summer upon us, now is the time for businesses to take steps to save energy before the temperature rises. Upgrading to high-efficiency cooling equipment and lighting are two ways businesses can use less energy and improve comfort this summer. Here are some specific tips to stay cool, save energy and keep energy costs under control. (more…)