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HVAC Retrofit vs. Replacement

June 12, 2019
You loved your first car. It took you through grad school, several romances and your first job. But when the…
Energy

Energy Efficiency Means QSR(Quick Savings Realized) for QSR

April 4, 2019
No one ever said it would be easy. Operating a quick service restaurant in today’s business environment is a challenge…

Energy

LED Quick Facts

March 29, 2019
LED bulbs are the best friend to the business owners bottom line.
Energy

Case Study: McDonald’s Mountain View

March 29, 2019
McDonald’s is a leading Quick Serve Restaurant chain when it comes to green business operations.
Energy

Energy Efficiency Cooks up Savings and More for Food Processing Industry

March 28, 2019
The United States is the world’s breadbasket…not to mention its fruit bowl, vegetable bin and pantry. Countries around the globe…

Energy

How do I love thee, LEDs? Let me count the ways…

March 28, 2019
We’re not actually aware of any love sonnets that have been written about Light-Emitting Diodes, but listening to business owners…
Energy

A Handful of Energy Efficiency Ideas that Can Save Your Business a Fistful of Money

March 27, 2019
Running a business in today’s economy is a huge challenge. Whether it’s a restaurant, retail store, office building or any…
Energy

Frequently Asked Questions about HVAC

March 25, 2019
Q. What does HVAC stand for? A. HVAC (often pronounced “AYTCH-vack”) stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. It refers…

Energy

Putting the ‘GREEN’ in Walgreens

March 25, 2019
Sometimes it’s the little things that get me excited, so I was absolutely thrilled when I recently read about the…
Energy

Walmart shows that Size Matters

March 25, 2019
Big corporations don’t come much bigger than Walmart, and the steps they’ve taken to reduce their energy use and shrink…
Energy

Energy Efficiency Makes ‘Just Another Day at the Office’ Anything But That

March 18, 2019
Few things in the American economy have undergone such drastic changes over the past few decades as the concept of…

Energy

Energy Efficiency Helps Retailers Increase Profits and Improve Customer Experience

March 18, 2019
These are difficult times for the retail sector. The list of iconic retailers that have filed for bankruptcy protection and/or…
Energy

CASE STUDY: Fite Development Company

March 15, 2019
Fite Development Company builds, leases, and manages more than 5 million square feet of industrial, office, and commercial space in…
Energy

CASE STUDY: B&Z Properties

March 15, 2019
B&Z provides development, investment, and property management services, and it currently manages a real estate portfolio worth more than $300…

Energy

CASE STUDY: Julius Clothing Store

March 15, 2019
Julius, a boutique clothing store, has been a family-owned business in Sacramento since 1922. While their core focus is on…
Energy

Case Study: B&Z Properties

March 12, 2019
B&Z provides development, investment, and property management services, and it currently manages a real estate portfolio worth more than $300…
Energy

Commercial Refrigeration FAQ’s

February 28, 2019
The cost of energy needed to run some commercial refrigeration equipment over its life span can be…

Energy

Case Study: Fite Development Company

February 12, 2019
Fite Development Company builds, leases, and manages more than 5 million square feet of industrial, office, and commercial space in…
Energy

Paying the Price of LED Procrastination

January 4, 2019
You’ve heard the old adages since childhood: “Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today”; “There’s no time…
Energy

Cold, Hard, Cash Thanks to New Refrigeration Technology

December 21, 2018
In the beginning, there was ice – the original refrigeration. Some of us may remember our grandparents referring to the…

Energy

Deferred Maintenance is the Best Reason(among many) to upgrade to LEDs

December 20, 2018
LED lighting offers so many advantages over other technologies that it can be hard to decide which of them presents…
Energy

5 Ways to Stop Sweating the Utility Bill

December 19, 2018
There’s an age-old argument about whether something new is better than the old version just because it’s more recent. While…
Energy

Thermostats deliver on Comfort and Savings

October 31, 2018
The idea of “divide and conquer” may have originally been created for ancient warfare, but that concept can also apply…

Energy

Stop sweating the utility bill

October 31, 2018
There’s an age-old argument about whether something new is necessarily better than its older version just because it’s more recent.…
Energy

Sun + Technology = Savings

October 31, 2018
Solar energy has been around for as long as…well, the sun. But while the sun has provided our planet with…
Energy

The BIG benefits of LEDs

October 31, 2018
If Nick Holonyak, Jr.’s name isn’t as familiar to you as Thomas Edison’s, it’s understandable but unfortunate. Because while most…

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The Sustainable Life at Ecology Action

February 8, 2017
Ecology Action’s mission is to help people act now against climate change. It’s clearly apparent in our work, but we…