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July 28th, 2014 Using the EPA’s WaterSense program

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. WaterSense brings together a variety of stakeholders to: Promote the value of water efficiency. Provide consumers with easy […]

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July 28th, 2014 Calculating return on investment (ROI) for energy & sustainability projects

This article will demonstrate some simple formulas for calculating energy savings and methods for finding the complete value of your project.  You do not need to be an engineer or a mathematician to do these calculations. Definitions Watt= A unit of power Kilowatt (KW) = 1000 watts Kilowatt hour (KWH) = Kilowatts multiplied by the […]

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July 28th, 2014 How to discontinue junk mail

Do you want to make your business more eco-friendly? Are you tired of receiving unsolicited junk mail? By reducing the amount of junk mail you receive your help protect the environment…and your sanity. Below are some facts about junk mail: More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail. 42% of […]

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July 28th, 2014 How lighting audits work

A lighting audit involves identifying and counting light fixtures, one-by-one. The process is laborious yet necessary to make the business case for a retrofit. A lighting audit provides the foundation for performing a lighting retrofit. During an audit, a technician collects information about your space, then performs a cost-benefit analysis for upgrading to more efficient […]

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July 28th, 2014 Introduction to energy benchmarking

Download our Energy Benchmarking presentation (PDF) and share it with your colleagues and clients. Benchmarking Overview Benchmarking compares your building’s performance to its peers. While most businesses know how much they spend on energy, many don’t know whether their buildings are efficient. Benchmarking helps answer four key management questions: How is my building doing? Are we […]

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July 17th, 2014 How to comply with local benchmarking disclosure laws

  Efficient buildings – from insight to action.  

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July 17th, 2014 How to get incentives for your energy and sustainability projects

Financial incentives can dramatically improve return on investment (ROI) for energy & sustainability initiatives. Below is an overview of how to capture incentives for your next project. Understand how incentives work Incentives are available from utilities, governments, and non-profits and come in a variety of formats. Start with our primer on how incentives work and review where GreenPSF provides incentives research coverage. Browse available […]

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July 17th, 2014 Introduction to project incentives

Introduction The upfront cost of retrofitting building systems and equipment is often a significant barrier for getting efficiency projects done. In most cases, and initial investment pays off over several years through reduced cost savings. Incentives can reduce the upfront cost, and result in more projects. For many projects, incentives are essential to boost return […]

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