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small businesses

Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

20 Energy Saving Tips To Reduce Business Energy Costs Conserve Energy Future Running a business can be a difficult venture. It can become even more difficult when you consider the different types of costs you’ll run into when you’re starting up. Employee salaries, benefits, products, rental space and much more – all of these factors

energy saving tips

Energy Saving Tips to Gobble Up This Thanksgiving

How to Be Energy Efficient in Your Kitchen this Thanksgiving DOE, November, 23, 2011 Many of us will be thankful for a delicious home cooked dinner this Thursday. But did you know that cooking accounts for 4.5% of total energy use in U.S. homes?  And that figure doesn’t include the energy associated with refrigeration, hot water heating,

brewery efficiency

Connecticut Brewery Plans Expansion with an Eye on Efficiency

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Two Roads Brewing Co. is expanding its Stratford, Connecticut, operation with a focus on energy efficiency. The craft brewery has purchased 2.5 acres adjacent to its campus to build a separate facility for production of fruit-based sours and barrel-aged beverages without risk of cross-contamination. Construction of the 25,000-square-foot facility is

data centers

Rethinking Data Centers from the Ocean Floor Up

Walter Schaefer, ERS, for Zondits Data centers are great. The servers they contain do much of the computational heavy lifting that makes our smartphones so powerful, allows us to stay connected to email and social media from seemingly anywhere, and facilitates endless Netflix binge-watching. Yet despite all of the wonderful things data centers do for

General Motors

General Motors Facilities Earn Energy Star Certification

GM Plants Recognized for Increased Energy Efficiency Reliable Planet Sixteen General Motors (GM) facilities recently earned recognition for their continued efforts to increase energy efficiency. GM’s Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan and Fort Wayne assembly plant in Indiana earned an Energy Star certification for superior energy performance. The certification signifies that these plants are

Keene State

Keene State College Makes Sustainability Strides with Carbon-Neutral Biofuel

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits New Hampshire’s Keene State College (KSC) this week became the country’s first college or university to use recycled vegetable oil to heat buildings on its campus. The carbon-neutral purified waste oil comes from a local supplier and is used to heat 36% of the campus. The college is also looking

Fresno State

Fresno State Facilities Management Leads the (Green) Charge

Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits The facilities management division of California State University, Fresno, understands that sustainable practices can start right on their own campus. In order to inspire their students and set an example for the community, Fresno State practices what they preach with their major efficiency renovations throughout the campus. Most notably, their

home energy use

How Does Your Home Energy Use Stack Up?

Betsy Ricker, ERS, for Zondits Utilities across the country are providing their customers with reports that compare an individual home’s usage to their nearest neighbors, and it evidently makes an impact. By leveraging the power of social norms and appealing to the competitive aspect of human nature, these comparison reports have reduced energy consumption by

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