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Oct
4
2012

Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy

What It Is Renewable energy is energy that is naturally occurring and theoretically inexhaustible. Fossil fuels, though they are formed through natural processes, take millennia to form and available sources will be exhausted in the near future. Some major sources of renewable energy include solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy.  …

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Sep
30
2012
Tracking Energy Usage

What It Is Tracking energy use involves monitoring, recording, reviewing, and analyzing energy bills and data on a regular basis so that you can identify how energy is used, and reduce costs and consumption.   Why It Matters             Tracking energy usage is an important first step to understanding how your …

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Jan
25
2012
Carbon Footprint

What It Is A carbon footprint evaluation measures the carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating, transportation, and the production of consumer goods, among other activities, for a particular residence, business, or other unit of analysis (such as a city). Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. There …

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Sep
15
2011

HVAC Efficiency

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HVAC Efficiency

What It Is HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) efficiency reduces the amount of energy you need to control temperature and air flow in a space. Methods for improving HVAC efficiency include using or reducing natural light, repairing air leaks, installing a programmable thermostat, and replacing old HVAC equipment. Why …

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Sep
12
2011
Energy Conservation and Efficiency

What It Is Energy conservation is the process of reducing your overall energy usage. Energy efficiency is the process of reducing the energy required to achieve the same result. The two are not synonymous. For instance, removing all of the appliances from a home will increase energy conservation since there …

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Sep
12
2011
Renewable Energy Certificates & Carbon Offsets

What It Is Renewable energy certificates or credits (RECs) are a way to purchase property rights to environmental, social, and other non-power qualities of renewable electricity generation, which can be sold separately from the actual physical electricity generated by the source. This is distinct from renewable energy tax credits, which may be …

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Sep
12
2011

Energy Efficient Lighting

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Energy Efficient Lighting

What It Is Energy-efficient lighting illuminates a room while using less energy than ordinary incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Examples include natural lighting, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Additionally, you can invest in options that put light where you need and when you need it, such as motion …

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Sep
11
2011
Energy Efficient Equipment

What It Is Energy-efficient business equipment serves a business’s needs while consuming less energy than standard equipment. Common examples of energy-efficient business equipment include: computers with sleep mode or power-down mode copiers with sleep mode and double-sided copying printers with sleep mode and double-sided printing However, energy-efficient equipment is not …

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Sep
11
2011
Energy Audits

What It Is An energy audit is an analysis of energy use in a building. Audits are conducted to identify ways to reduce energy costs and consumption without harming building performance.   Why It Matters According to the Pew Center, commercial buildings consume 18% of the United States’ total energy …

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