October 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Use LEDS for outdoor lighting

Outdoor lights are usually left on for a long time. Using energy efficient bulbs with these fixtures will save lots of energy. LEDs work well indoors and outdoors because of their durability and performance in cold environments.…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Energy Saving Tip: Use Small Lamps for Small Jobs

If you're reading alone, use a reading lamp rather than lighting the entire room.

Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Benefits of Solar Energy: Personal vs. Societal

Solar energy isn’t anything new. The technology has been around in one form or another for more than 100 years. However it has never been as practical and financially viable than it is today. Companies and individuals around the world have begun to harness the sun’s rays as a form of sustainable energy at a rate that…


Added by Alicia Hobbs on October 9, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Inventors of LEDs for general lighting win Nobel Prize

Three people who together helped increase the energy efficiency of lighting systems across the world have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 9, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments

Landscaping for Shade

A trellis with a climbing vine can shade a home and still allow air circulation. 
| Photo courtesy of John Krigger, Saturn Resource.

Solar heat absorbed through windows and roofs can increase cooling costs, and incorporating shade from landscaping elements can help reduce this solar heat gain. Shading and evapotranspiration (the process by which a plant…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 2, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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