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How to Get Full Value from the PATH Act Credits This Tax Season

According to the IRS, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act provides 20+ provisions designed to offer individuals, families and business owners additional credits, deductions and exclusions. It also includes provisions to guard against the possibility of tax fraud. As the new tax season begins, McGuire Sponsel wants to remind each of our valued […]

How Your Lighting Impacts the Tax Aspects of Your Business

For decades, the incandescent light was the main star in many homes and business establishments. But times have changed.  Technology has gone a long way especially in the last 15 years or so. Although incandescent light bulbs still exist to these days, many residential spaces, offices, schools, restaurants, and enterprises are quickly switching to energy […]

Get an Energy Efficiency Audit Before Renovating Your Cafe or Restaurant

Making changes to your café or restaurant is an important part of staying in business. Every day, new competitors emerge in the food industry and threaten to attract your customers’ attention. But when it comes to renovations, many café or restaurant owners focus more on staffing, supply costs, or equipment. Very few pay attention to […]

10 Most Environmentally-Friendly Countries

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a method of quantifying a state or country’s environmental policies. It is a successor to the Environmental Sustainability Index and the Pilot Environmental Performance Index. Yale University and the World Economic Forum collaborated with the Columbia University and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center on all three indices. The […]

Energy Efficient Home Decors You Should Invest In

As environmental awareness continues to improve every day, there is an increasing focus on eco-friendly home improvement ideas and designs. As a result, many are looking to explore decorations that affect their health, wallets, and the environment in a positive way. Although the most important choices are made during the construction process, homeowners may opt […]

Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids Green Living

Ready to Jump-start the New Year with a Green Attitude? Don’t Miss These Seven Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids Green Living When families work on projects together, not only do they become closer, but the project becomes a principle that helps guide communal living. Creative green living tips for kids fit into this model […]

Green Living Bedroom Ideas for Frugal Families

Although we know the benefits offered by budget-friendly green ideas, it is no secret that sometimes cost and convenience trump green living. However, the introduction of products, recycling programs, appliances, and waste disposal alternatives that are eco-friendly has made it easier for families to make ecological choices. In addition to being less expensive and economical, […]

Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Nowadays, people are doing everything they can to become more energy efficient. Along with saving the planet, it’s become easier than ever to save green while going green. These homes reduce the use of non-renewable resources, conserve energy, and don’t contribute to the greenhouse effect. These homes provide significant savings over conventional homes. Energy efficiency […]

Ideas For Green Living Decorations

Green living doesn’t mean you have to submit yourself to a constant state of utilitarian pieces or drown your home in plants. What green living decor does offer is the chance to create a simple, spare home with plenty of calming open spaces and unique pieces that truly stand out. Green Living Decoration Ideas Natural […]

Types of Renewable Energy: Guide and Overview

Renewable energy is the way of the future. The planet only has a finite supply of oil, coal, and natural gas, so the transition to renewable resources is inevitable. Climate change is another reason for people to start looking at various options to produce electricity. Thankfully, there are several different types of renewable energy that […]