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Which States Offer the Best Solar Incentives?

While there are some federal programs in place that provide incentives and tax credits for solar energy upgrades, each state has its own regulations that differ from the federal ones. The extension of the federal ITC, the investment tax credit, allows homeowners a 30% deduction for solar installation through the end of 2019, reducing to […]

10 Energy-efficient Businesses in the US

Energy efficiency is all the buzz these days, especially when it comes to businesses. Lots of companies want to be known as green, sustainable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and so on. On top of that, businesses can receive incentives and deductions for implementing energy efficiency measures besides saving money on their energy costs. With all […]

Steps to Ensure That Your Business is Built as Energy Efficient as Possible

If you are starting a new business and/or have a commercial building under construction, chances are you’re planning to install top-of-the-line technology so that the systems in your building last as long as possible and work to the best of their ability. If you begin the construction of your commercial property with energy efficiency in […]

Incentives for Making Your Home Energy Efficient

If you are a homeowner, you’re likely always looking for ways to save money while adding to the value of your home. Additions and remodels are beneficial can and increase your equity or improve market value, but energy upgrades will help with those in addition to saving you money in the meantime. There are several […]

Long-term Benefits of Solar Energy for Businesses

Are you a business owner wanting to upgrade to commercial solar energy? Perhaps you’ve been considering solar for a while and would like to know a bit more about making the switch. While installing a solar energy system for your business may require an up-front investment, the system will pay for itself quickly and give […]

What the Extension of the Federal ITC Means for You

At the end of 2016, the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) set in place by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was about to expire. This tax credit gives homeowners and business owners the opportunity to apply a credit to their federal income taxes when they purchase a solar energy system and have it installed […]

Keeping Your Cooling System Energy Efficient Over the Summer Months

Whether you own or rent a home—or a business—you know that heating and cooling are some of the most important but costly expenses required to operate a building. Winter and summer bring the harshest temperatures, so naturally, the energy bills are higher during those seasons as your system works its hardest. Since summer is rapidly […]

5 Eco-Conscious Florida Hotels

Your care for the planet’s welfare extends beyond your backyard. You spark heightened awareness wherever you go. When traveling, you want to stay at eco-friendly hotels. You seek those that recycle, protect wildlife, conserve resources, and use non-toxic products. Here are green Florida hotels with which you’ll be most pleased. Edgewater Beach Hotel – Naples […]

Energy Tax Savings for Casinos

A savvy business owner is constantly looking to save money and cut costs in every avenue possible. While most casinos in America generally make a good profit, they are not excluded from economic fluctuations. Casino owners, just like other business owners, still have expenses and need to find ways to reduce them no matter their […]

179D Savings Opportunity for Hotels

These days, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs and save money—and businesses are no exception. Companies and individuals alike would be smart not to pass up any opportunities for savings to allow as much income to be retained as possible. One way for businesses to cut back on long-term expenses is to implement […]