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How to Optimize On-Bill Financing to Help Illinois Building Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency

This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.

Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the road.

On-bill financing (OBF) is one tool to help owners break out of this cycle. It provides an opportunity to invest in energy…

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Added by Melissa Ulbricht on February 18, 2015 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

Car Insurance Has Become a Necessity

Longman dictionary of contemporary English defines insurance as an arrangement with a company in which you pay them money, especially regularly, and they pay the costs if something bad happens, for example if you become ill or your car is damaged. There are different types of insurance. Examples are: health insurance, life insurance, business insurance, travels insurance, car insurance etc. Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates: April to June 2014…

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Added by Mary Desilva on February 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Portable Buildings – The Benefits You Can Enjoy

Have you ever heard of portable buildings? A portable buildings are basically structures that are specifically designed to be mobile rather than something permanent. It is also called as a demountable building or a modular building. You can also call them a building with a modern twist but with an old style yurts. So why anyone would opt for portable buildings?

  • Like it has been mentioned earlier that these portable buildings turn out to be a great source when making shift…
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Added by Mary Desilva on February 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The #1 Item Missing from High-Efficient HVAC Installations

     Imagine this: you go out to your local entertainment big-box store and purchase the top of the line “HUMONGOUS” television.  When you get home, you don’t think anything about it and just go ahead plugging it directly into the wall socket, right?  What’s that you say, ludicrous?  Of course, we would only plug that piece of beautiful technology into a UL rated surge protector!

     So, I gave it away in the first paragraph: a UL rated surge protector.  But, don’t…

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Added by Christopher Morin on February 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

A Big Boost For Weatherization: Habitat for Humanity on Deck to Help Out

Happy to see that one of our best clean energy advocates, Brad Penney, has rejoined NASCSP as a consultant lobbying for the Weatherization Assistance Program. Weatherization has made a comeback after bottoming out at $68M in FY 2012.  The FY 2015 enacted level is back up to $194M, and the White House has requested $228M in FY 2016. Brad will be leading the advocates fighting to boost Weatherization funding back over $200M and hopefully reach the Administration request in the current…
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Added by Stan Harbuck on February 12, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Smart Grid Projects for Improved Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a term given to the process of using energy that maximizes power saving without reducing service or utility. In a developing country like India, energy is the capital on which industries thrive. To fulfill industrial needs, a lot of energy is produced within the country as well as purchased from foreign lands. The result is a lot of expenditure and pollution. To make things worse, there is a lot of mismanagement of the grids that leads to considerable loss of…

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Added by Daina Martin on February 12, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Fast and Easy Fuel Monitoring

Fast and Easy Fuel Monitoring

In the quest for faster results and more accurate heating fuel use data, the folks at YShape have come up with a nifty device called the HeetMeter.…

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Added by Dale@EnergyWright on February 11, 2015 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Check Out Few Amazing Wind Energy Facts That You Didn't Know About!

Generation of power through renewable energy resources has increased in good numbers over the past. Wind power is one of them. There are various pros and cons of…

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Added by Mclean Harry on February 11, 2015 at 1:55am — No Comments

A Guide To Caring For Gas Wall Heaters

A Guide To Caring For Gas Wall Heaters

Added by Xavier Smith on February 10, 2015 at 3:36am — No Comments

Online Reviews Can Make or Break Business

Consulting online reviews has become an integral part of the modern consumer’s buying process. A recent study from Dimensional research found that the buying decisions of 90% of respondents were influenced by positive online reviews, while 86% were influenced by negative reviews.

To dig deeper, Software Advice (an…

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Added by Macie Melendez on February 5, 2015 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing

It’s no secret that finances are often a barrier to home performance upgrades for homeowners. This is precisely why programs like the PowerSaver loan program are helpful as they work with contractors and equipment installers interested in offering energy efficient financing at the point of sale.

So what is the PowerSaver loan?

Choose from Three Loan Products

There are three PowerSaver…

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Added by Macie Melendez on February 5, 2015 at 12:20pm — 3 Comments

Greetings!

This place is awesome. Kudos! My name is Avi Yashchin and I wanted to introduce myself to everyone at Home Energy Pros. Just a brief description of me and what I do:

I began my career in finance and eventually became a vice president in the Global Products Group at Barclays. With my background in technology development, I realized I could do more than increase Wall Street's considerable profits. So, in 2008 I left and founded CleanEdison, which provides vocational training in…

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Added by Avi Yashchin on February 5, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

Energy Tips - Fresh Look at Heating and Cooling the Home

Understanding how heat is transferred from the outside into your home and from your home to your body is vital for understanding the challenge of keeping your house cool. Understanding the processes that facilitate keep your body cool is vital in understanding cooling ways for your home.…

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Added by Crosbey Archery on February 3, 2015 at 1:31am — No Comments

How People in San Diego Are Facing The Energy Crisis

One of the biggest issues with living in large cities like San Diego is the sheer amount of energy expenditure. Simply keeping your business up and running requires you to shell out a huge amount of money annually on lighting, equipment, cooling, connectivity, etc. And this is all in addition to the money you have to invest in starting up initially, and restocking regularly. Spending money on these factors can take a major slice out of your profit margin.…

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Added by Mary Desilva on February 2, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sales funnels are funny shaped things

One challenge seems to be at the forefront of a lot of the discussions I'm having with colleagues and associates these last few weeks is sales. Closing sales. Making the sale. Getting some traction...getting any movement at all...

Mark Mitchell is a sales and marketing consultant for the building materials industry who writes a good blog. I have been reading Mark's blog for a little while now, diving into the archives…

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Added by Shawna Henderson on January 26, 2015 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Easy Ways to Go Green

Unlike what some people believe, going green doesn’t have to be a daunting and expensive task. There are simple things that people can do every day, such as unplugging electronics, or over a weekend such as fixing leaky faucets and changing air filters. These quick and easy ways to go green can help make a difference, no matter how small they are. Below is a short list of some of the things that you can easily do in order to go green without having to make major changes in your…

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Added by Alicia Hobbs on January 25, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What Is Air Pressure Tank's Main Use and Which Industries Use Them Mainly?

Air pressure tank is nothing but basically a vessel that holds air in it at a pressure that is considerable different than the atmospheric pressure. This allows the use of air tanks at multiple places where air pressure is required. Air pressure can also contain liquid sometime in pressurized conditions that may convert into pressurized gas after being released into the atmosphere. Therefore, as you may notice, the concept of…

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Added by Mary Desilva on January 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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