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5 Reasons To Invest In Solar Energy

Thu, 2012-10-04 13:48

As discussions about renewable energy heat up in the national discourse, many individuals are wondering about the benefits of solar technology to U.S. Energy Independence. Ultimately, there are several reasons why alternative energy solutions, like solar power, will greatly impact economic and ecological structures. Below are five specific reasons why solar power is an important investment:

Net Metering Caps - Now What?

Wed, 2012-10-03 08:27

As Net Metering policies reach maximums, policy makers are challenged to continue the growth of distributed solar in a way that is fair economically and productive environmentally. Utilities, regulators, and customers continue to debate the issue, while the future of solar hangs in the balance. If you read “Net Metering – Why The Battle?” you know that concerns over the policy are centered around fairness.

Everblue Attends KEEA Conference

Fri, 2012-09-28 14:09

Energy efficiency was alive and well in the keystone state, as Everblue attended the 2012 Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEAA) conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. KEEA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in Pennsylvania. Contractors, public officials, legislative staff, energy raters, and home inspectors were among those who gathered at the event to learn more about the state’s efforts toward reduced energy consumption.

Serve, Preserve, and Inspire

Thu, 2012-09-27 09:50

I spent last week in Washington, DC, training professionals for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance exams. The classes were comprised of architects and engineers from the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Capitol Power Plant, Department of Energy, and the U.S. Navy, among others.

Study Challenges Wind Power, Doesn't Discredit

Tue, 2012-09-25 08:40

Several months ago, a study was published suggesting a correlation between wind turbines and increases in surface temperature. The findings of the study were insightful and worthwhile, but some misleading interpretations of those findings sparked controversy and debate over wind as an effective alternative energy source.

The Study

NASEO 2012 Annual Meeting

Fri, 2012-09-21 10:09

The NASEO 2012 Annual Meeting took place in Minneapolis, MN in early September. This was Everblue’s first time attending the event.

25 Ways to Save Energy This Fall

Thu, 2012-09-20 13:30

With the first day of autumn beginning September 22nd, now is the best time to implement some “green” ideas that will save both energy and money. Below is a compiled list of tips that will help you prepare for the transition to lower temperatures and more time spent indoors.

Heating and Furnace

1. For every degree you lower your thermostat, you save about 2 percent on your heating bill.

Thermal Imaging Enhances Energy Audits

Mon, 2012-09-17 11:36

Before a problem can be fixed, it must be properly diagnosed. Treating symptoms without investigating the cause can be a risky proposition. Just as a doctor wouldn’t treat pain without considering the whole person to diagnose the cause, an energy auditor must perform diagnostics based on the house as a system.

New World Trade Center LEEDs the Way

Thu, 2012-09-13 11:01

As the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks takes place this week, development on the new World Trade Center site continues to move forward, with rebuilding processes in perpetual motion. The highlight, One World Trade Center (formerly referred to as the Freedom Tower), will rise 1,776 feet above New York City’s landscape to become the tallest and most sustainable building (by square feet) in the Western Hemisphere when it is completed in 2014.

LEED: A Tool For Sustainability Officers

Tue, 2012-09-11 11:30

Chief Environmental Commitment Officer, Chief Green Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Environment Coordinator. Whatever the title, executives charged with greening operations and products are a growing sector of the green economy. The increased emergence of these titles reflects sustainability’s growth as a profession, as well as a core business strategy.

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