Tag: Energy Star

Lightbulbs: Facts Versus Fiction

Lightbulbs: Facts Versus Fiction The phase out of incandescent bulbs set in motion by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 was intended, in part, to eventually eliminate inefficient incandescent lightbulbs, known as “general service lamps,” and increase use of more efficient lighting technologies. Along the way, however, confusion has grown about new […]

Educating Tenants about Energy Efficiency

Educating Tenants about Energy Efficiency – A Win-Win In the commercial real estate sector, the disconnect between building owners and tenants can slow the switch to energy efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star® program, a significant portion of a building’s energy use is under the direct or indirect control of the […]

Upgrading Your Commercial Building Energy Efficiency? Pick a Partnership!

Upgrading Your Commercial Building Energy Efficiency? Pick a Partnership! Three words have always been considered the keys to real estate success: location, location, location. While location is still important, two new words, energy efficiency, have become essential as well, not only to property owners but to tenants too. Energy efficient buildings not only save money, […]

EPA’s Top 10 Tools for Saving Energy This Winter

#1 Maintain your heating equipment to lower utility bills. EPA estimates home heating and cooling costs account for about $1,000. Maintaining the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system can have a big effect on your utility bills. So schedule an HVAC checkup with a licensed HVAC contractor to make sure your system is operating at […]