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Does Energy Efficiency Really Save Money?

In an increasingly climate-conscious world, there has been a major push to improve the ways we use electricity and the efficiency of our appliances and machinery. This increase in efficiency reduces carbon emissions and other forms of pollution. It also often claims to save money by reducing power consumption as well as decreasing excess carbon […]

Best Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption for your Business

If you own or run a business, whether you have implemented energy upgrades or not, you are likely to always be on the lookout for ways to save money on business expenses. When you reduce energy consumption in any way, not only does that save you money on your bill, but it reduces the stress […]

Long-term Effects of Renewable Energy vs. Conventional

Is it worth the switch? Whether you own a residential or commercial property—or are considering purchasing either at some point in the future—you have no doubt been considering switching to or incorporating renewable energy into your plans. With all the mixed opinions and information out there, it’s tough to decide what is best when it […]

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 […]