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Renewable Energy Grants Available in New Hampshire

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in @ Municipalities, @ Work

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC) recently announced the release of the Utilities Commission’s 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Renewable Energy Projects. A copy of the RFP is attached, and is also posted on the Commission’s website. Funding is available for electrical and thermal renewable energy projects in the “non-residential” sector in New Hampshire….

Cooling Down

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in @ Home

If you are looking at ways to cool down in the summer heat, energy efficient fans and air conditioning can certainly help. From inexpensive box fans to full central air installations, ENERGY STAR® options will help you save money and energy on your cooling needs, and you’ll be doing your part to help use our…

Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner

Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in @ Home

• Don’t hire a contractor who wants to size your unit based solely on the floor area of your house. • Even though it will cost more initially, buying a higher efficiency unit saves money in the long run. • Different models have different abilities to handle humidity (moisture) Selecting the correct air conditioner for…

Go With the Flow: Circulating Fans Save Energy

Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in @ Home

Go With the Flow: Circulating Fans Save Energy Key Points Air circulation saves energy year-round by reducing the need for space heating and cooling. In summer, moving air creates a wind chill effect, making building occupants feel more comfortable. In winter, ceiling fans save on heating costs by creating a more uniform building temperature. Circulating…

Save Big with Low-Flow Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in @ Work

Save Big with Low-Flow Pre-Rinse Spray Valves Key Points Conventional spray valves consume up to one-third of the water used in a commercial kitchen. Food service establishments use approximately 51 billion gallons of water every year to rinse dishes. Replacing one fixture can save $115 to $165 per year in energy and water costs. There…

Lights for Learning

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in @ Home

The Lights for Learning Program provides free presentations for K – 12 students across New Hampshire. Presentations cover energy efficiency, energy conservation, and practical home applications that students can share with their families as we work to become a more sustainable society! An optional fundraiser, featuring the sale of energy efficient lighting products, serves to further the message of…

LED 101

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in @ Home

LEDs can be used to build energy-efficient lighting products that save energy, help protect the environment, reduce maintenance costs and make people and things look much more attractive than traditional lighting. And they can last much longer than traditional lighting.

Power Kitchen: Energy-Efficient Cooking Equipment

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 in @ Work

Significant savings can be found in ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances.

Understanding the Basics of Insulation

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 in @ Home

Insulation is a key element in maximizing energy efficiency and home comfort. R-value measures the level that insulation resists heat flow. There are three basic types of insulation; fiber, foam, and reflective. Insulation is arguably the most important element in achieving energy efficiency in your heating and cooling system and in maximizing home comfort. Primarily,…

LED Traffic Signals: A Brighter Choice

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 in @ Municipalities

Each year, more than 4 million traffic lights consume an estimated 3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.