Natural Gas Prices and Weather

January 2014 was an extremely cold month across the country.  Many regions experienced record cold temperatures.  The weather caused a significant increase in natural gas consumption resulting in an increase in the market price of gas.  How cold was January?  It was almost 30% colder than the average temperature and […]

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LED Lighting-Fact or Fiction

The current lighting trend is LED technology.  Many non-traditional companies are offering LED lighting bulbs and fixtures.   There are several things to consider before buying LEDs.  For example, the most common light bulb is a 60-watt incandescent with a 1500 hour life expectancy and an 820 lumen light output.   An […]

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Ten Ways to Easily Reduce Small Business Energy Bills

Ten Ways to Easily Reduce Small Business Energy Bills Like clockwork, utility bills drop unwanted news on your desk on a monthly basis. Communications bills, supply bills, and energy bills all amount to a big chunk out of the bottom line of your business – and a smart businessman will […]

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The Great Energy Challenge

  U.S. Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs Continues in 2014 with 40-, 60-Watt Varieties Posted by Patrick J. Kiger on December 31, 2013   Photograph by Alison Wonderland/Flickr   The incandescent light bulb has been around since the late 1800s, but the venerable technology’s dominance seems just about over.  On January 1, 2014, […]

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LED retrofit kit

Do you have Incandescent Can Lights in your facility?  Can lights are very popular in Commercial Buildings including Long Term Care facilities.  Can Lights typically use a 65-watt flood lamp and in some cases a 15w compact fluorescent lamp has replaced the incandescent lamp.  Both have their downsides when compared […]

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Energy Efficiency “Take Back”

Has your company made large investments in Energy Efficiency over the past few years?  Many companies have invested millions of dollars in High Efficiency Lighting and HVAC systems.  Recent studies are finding that as much as 40% of the savings have been Taken Back by poor maintenance procedures and purchasing […]

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Legionnaires’ Disease

A Nursing Home in Reynoldsburg, OH recently reported six deaths and 39 illnesses caused by Legionnaires’ Disease.   Following the outbreak, that Ohio nursing home is now an expert at operating and maintaining safe water systems including cooling tower water, resident showers and water fountains. Many Nursing Home operators across […]

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