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Consumer Devices that Drain Power in Standby Mode

Many people have heard the old adage, “turn it off when you’re not using it.” The advice is generally good. A device that is in standby mode every day for years can add a few dollars to the electrical bill. However, some devices have gotten a bad reputation for sucking power. Yet, new regulations demand …

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Going Green Around the Globe

Developing and implementing greener, cleaner means of energy production is on a world-wide priority list. Check out some awesome advancements in green energy progression around the globe: * Opposites Attract: Solar energy and crude oil might seem like opposite ends of the green spectrum, but developments are being made to use solar energy during the …

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Be smart and savvy when it comes to going solar

Thinking about going solar? There are tons of reasons to set a place for the sun at your proverbial table. As fuel and energy costs climb higher and higher, moving to a clean, sustainable energy source becomes more and more important for the earth and for your wallet. You can reduce your utility expenses and your carbon footprint. You …

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What is LEED?

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, which provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies geared towards improving performance across five major green goals: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. The rating …

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