All posts tagged energy efficiency

Energy Engineer Green Job Profile

Energy Engineer Green Job Profile

Energy engineers design, develop, and evaluate projects or programs related to energy efficiency and energy use. This green job helps to reduce energy consumption or reduce energy costs during the designing, building, or remodeling phases of tradition or green building construction.

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Energy Auditors Green Job Profile

Energy Auditors Green Job Profile

Energy auditors help uncover the secrets of energy efficiency and money saving techniques to conserve energy. This green job is expected to grow at an above average rate and has a median annual salary of $62,450.

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The World Didn’t End Today But What About Tomorrow?

The World Didn’t End Today But What About Tomorrow?

The world didn’t end today but we sure can’t tell you what tomorrow brings. With political strife everywhere, civil wars halfway across the globe and gas prices soaring, is it really that bad, could doomsday be knocking on our door?

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Facts About Aluminum Foil Reuse and Recycling

Facts About Aluminum Foil Reuse and Recycling

Surprisingly many recycling centers will not accept aluminum foil even though it is 100% recyclable. Learn how to save money and reduce energy consumption by reusing that old aluminum foil, rather than tossing it in the trash.

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EPA Rules Force 6 Polluting Coal Fired Power Plants to Shutdown

EPA Rules Force 6 Polluting Coal Fired Power Plants to Shutdown

Thanks to the EPA’s new regulations, six obsolete coal fired power plants are going to be shutdown. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards were introduced in December and could result in the closing of nearly sixty polluting power plants.

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The Super Bowl is Going Green & So Should You!

The Super Bowl is Going Green & So Should You!

The NFL has made a commitment to go green for this year’s Super Bowl and we welcome this change. So the question is, if the Super Bowl can go green, why can’t you? We have compiled the following tips aimed at helping you do your part to make this a Green Super Bowl.

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Zero Energy Homes Are Now a Reality

Zero Energy Homes Are Now a Reality

Zero energy homes have arrived taking neighborhoods across the U.S. off the power grid. Forget having to use energy efficient tips to save money, just buy a house that ensures your energy bills will be free, or in some cases energy companies can even pay you.

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Cleaning Up a Broken CFL Bulb to Limit Mercury Exposure

Cleaning Up a Broken CFL Bulb to Limit Mercury Exposure

In our recent article discussing the safety of CFL bulbs, we uncovered that while CFL bulbs are safe to use in your home, there are some precautions that need to be taken.   To recap, CFL…

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The Lowdown on Modern Electric Vehicles

The Lowdown on Modern Electric Vehicles

The electric vehicle (EV) has been around for over 150 years with significant improvements in modern times. The EV is 55% more energy efficient than a traditional gas powered car, often they are faster and more fun to drive as well.

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President Obama Announces Energy Savings Initiative

President Obama Announces Energy Savings Initiative

President Obama and former President Clinton unveiled a new energy savings initiative in partnership with the private sector. This $4 billion energy efficiency plan builds on the existing Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) program which has been in place for over a decade.

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