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9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

The house is a system. You save money and improve performance when you take cost-effective measures that reduce building loads, and then install systems and appliances that are the right size to meet the reduced loads. In general, over-sizing worsens performance and increases costs.

Green Spotlight: Precision Paragon's Lighting Retrofit Calculator

Green Spotlight: Precision Paragon's Lighting Retrofit Calculator

Precision Paragon is an energy efficient commercial lighting manufacturer who specializes in lighting retrofit projects. Since upgrading to energy efficient lighting can create big cost savings and significant environmental benefits, Precision Paragon has developed an online retrofit calculator to help demonstrate the amount of savings that could be realized.

St. Aloysius Academy Upgrades to LED Lighting

St. Aloysius Academy Upgrades to LED Lighting

On Friday, October 29th at 7:00 PM, St. Aloysius Academy - a Catholic Boys school in Greater Philadelphia - hosted a ‘Green Night’ for the Students and Parents on eco-friendly initiatives to save money and the environment.

Should I pay the extra money to certify my new home green?

Should I pay the extra money to certify my new home green?

Question: Will a green certification help me sell my home? Shouldn't I just spend the money on more green features in my home since it looks like tax incentives are for products and not whole-home certification?
How Solar Water Heaters Work

How Solar Water Heaters Work

Solar water heating has been around since the Mayans used stones heated by the sun to warm their sacred baths. A well-designed solar thermal water-heating system can operate efficiently practically anywhere in the United States.

Schools Looking to Save Energy Should Start with Their Light Bulbs

Schools Looking to Save Energy Should Start with Their Light Bulbs

Colleges and Universities around the country are looking for ways to 'Go Green'. From installing solar arrays on buildings, commissioning new LEED rated buildings, to investing in fuel cells, finding the next big money saving green technology is what it's about. Although there are numerous ways to go green it's important to remember that sometimes saving energy is literally as easy as changing a light bulb.

Designtex Goes Net Zero with the help of LED Saving Solutions and NativeEnergy

Designtex Goes Net Zero with the help of LED Saving Solutions and NativeEnergy

As reported on Green Lodging News, the New York based textile and surface solutions company Designtex has cemented its commitment to operate as a carbon-neutral company. Designtex has reduced the greenhouse gas footprint of its operations to net zero - a feat that would not have been possible without a lighting retrofit provided by LED Lighting Solutions.

Invest in Your Roof

Invest in Your Roof

Homeowners with curling asphalt shingles or rotting wooden cedar shake shingles know it’s time to look for a new roof long before water leaks into their homes. For some homeowners, this major home improvement investment can be daunting. It requires research and an understanding of roofing material options to make the best selection for a home.

The World's First All-LED Habitat Home

The World's First All-LED Habitat Home

Last week, Cree, Inc and Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the world's first Habitat for Humanity house to be lit with all LED (light-emitting diode) light fixtures. The home will be located in Durham, NC, feature various Cree lighting products and is expected to be completed by October of this year. The Durham-based Cree LED manufacturer is sponsoring the house and many of Cree's employees are volunteering to help construct the structure.

Can Retrofits Help Us Get Off Oil? Yes.

Can Retrofits Help Us Get Off Oil? Yes.

Remember the summer of 2008? There was a gas price spike that made some question our lack of coherent national energy policy but caused others to double down and chant “Drill Baby Drill”?

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