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Daylight Savings Time- Energy Savings?

Spring Ahead, Fall Back- we all know the routine.  Daylight Savings Time started again on March 4th at 2am.   One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is that it reportedly saves electricity. Newer studies, however, are challenging this idea. Energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting […]

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Energy Efficiency and Building Automation a Major Initiative in New York

New York is taking on new energy efficiency initiatives over the next two years.  The state is funding $100 million towards an Industrial and Process Efficiency program to aid manufacturing plants and data centers in lowering energy costs and improving bottom line profits. These funds will go towards energy efficiency research and improvements to decrease […]

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Energy Efficiency Bill “HomeStar” to be Passed by Congress

Congress is soon passing HomeStar, a program of green-energy and energy efficiency incentives for homeowners investing in making their home more energy-efficient. Similar to a Cash for Clunkers program, rebates for energy-efficient appliances and retrofits for the home are available at the point of purchase. These rebates would be marketed by a number of vendors, […]

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Building Automation Creates Sustainability Despite Economic Pressures

Necessity being the mother of invention and innovation, pressing economic times forge a number of revolutions in technology and the overall way we conduct our lives and business.  In a need and desire to create sustainability and simplicity, energy consumption tends to be a strong focus for financial savings and long-term return on investments. By investing in […]

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Massachusetts is Ambitious in Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Programs

State officials in Massachusetts aim to be the most ambitious state in the nation regarding energy efficiency, and have announced a new set of energy management codes and standards for utilities.  Calling for a 2.4 percent statewide energy consumption and electricity use reduction, the proposal aims to also reduct natural gas use annually by 1.15 percent for three years.  Utility customers […]

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