Browsing the "energy efficiency" Tag

Data Centers: The Race for Sustainability

November 13th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Data centers are energy hogs, right? Thomas Parent of Rackspace Hosting explores the efficiency of data centers, and illustrates the opportunities that exist for making this technology even greener

The Wireless HVAC: Going Mobile Can Increase Efficiency

October 30th, 2012 | by Guest Author

When we don’t hesitate to head across the street to save a few pennies per gallon on gas, why would we play roulette with our monthly energy bill? Nowadays, the capability is there to know exactly what you’re consuming and spending on electricity at any given moment, instead of simply waiting on the meter checker to come by and send you a bill

The Big Game Doesn't Have to be a Big Energy Hog

October 1st, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Want to watch this season's football games on a big screen TV with all the bells and whistles? Avoid the painful shock of an electric bill that's similarly large by choosing the most energy efficient model you can: Energy Forward wants to help Northwesterners do just that

Green Classroom Retrofit Creates Learning Lab for Students & School District

September 20th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

What gets measured gets managed, right? This longstanding business maxim gets thrown around a lot in green circles: data's a necessary element of making the case that sustainability makes sense. At Orange County, California's Davis Magnet School (which focuses on math, science, and technology), measurement's already present in the curriculum; now, it's also a part of the school's efforts to determine if efficiency retrofits make sense for the district's bottom line and the students' performance

Four Home Energy Inefficiencies You Can Remedy This Weekend for $100 or Less

August 6th, 2012 | by Guest Author

When I’m approached on the floor by customers about CFL bulbs (or any product that helps them save electricity), I try to engage them in conversation about other measures they could take to reduce their power bill. Fortunately for them, some of the most effective changes don’t involve replacing all of your windows or re-insulating an entire house. If you’re on a budget, that’s even more reason to take action today to start saving money each month

What Does a Green Trade Show Look Like?

July 9th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Trade shows create a lot of waste: they're second only to construction on this front. What would a genuinely green trade show look like, from both the vendor's and sponsor's perspectives

Simple Living: Where Frugality and Ecology Meet

April 24th, 2012 | by Guest Author

My family and I live an ecological lifestyle on one part-time income. To me, living out my values means living simply, living debt free, and living in a way that honors the earth. The primary way I do this is through frugality. The same skills and values that allow me to be resourceful with money also allow me to be a good steward of natural resources

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