Energy Efficiency

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$300 Million Fund From ReNewAll Targets Clean Energy Projects

From CleanTechnica ReNewAll, a California financing solutions company, is now tackling head-on the call for clean energy projects, with $300 million in financing opportunities. The company recently announced that its $300 Million Clean Energy Fund will finance energy solutions projects, including a custom program for National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) members. The financing initiative has been […]

October 21st

Maintenance Tips: T8 Plug-And-Play LED Linear Bulb Options

If you are considering replacing old fluorescent bulbs with T8 LED linear bulbs, you have no doubt discovered a mind-wobbling and dizzying amount of information on what options provide the best light, require the least maintenance, and cost the least to operate. A number of manufacturers have introduced these products that require no rewiring in […]

October 14th

Shedding Light On LED Lights: Leaders In Cost & Performance

In this era about driving attention to energy efficiency, few,  if any, are going to argue a case against the benefits of using LED lights. But replacing burnt-out incandescent bulbs with LEDs is no simple undertaking, especially when it comes to price. LED bulbs, built using emitting diodes, although certain to last longer than the Edison-style […]

October 12th

History Of Energy Gardens

Before I begin writing about energy gardens, it is incredibly helpful to understand what they are, what they aren’t, and their level of independence from whatever energy utility serves the vicinity. The concept of distributed energy According to the US Department of Energy, “distributed energy consists of a range of smaller-scale and modular devices designed […]

October 6th

DIY Solar Panel Tips: Build Your Own

If you’re ready for the low-down on a DIY solar panel, read on. Nearly all sustainability geeks would like their house, garage, greenhouse, and business to be plastered full of solar panels. Unfortunately, there is the hard-edged reality of affordability. Installing solar panels on any structure is a high-cost proposition, now matter how good the […]

August 17th

Maintenance Tips: Using A Power-Pipe

The Power-Pipe is a proven and affordable technology that reduces energy use and water heating costs for a variety of applications in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Here’s why, states RenewABILITY Energy: “At 20-30% of home energy consumption, water heating is typically the 2nd highest energy demand. The Power-Pipe can dramatically cut water heating costs and […]

July 24th

Maintenance Tips: Window A/C Unit & Energy Efficiency

Creating a maintenance plan for any window A/C unit is an important first step in optimizing your comfort, while making sure each appliance is functioning with the best energy efficiency possible. Window air conditioners work like central air conditioners, except they are smaller and usually more expensive to operate. Depending on the size of a […]

July 14th