Archive for the “Energy Efficiency” Category


EcoHomeHands

How Green is Texas? Part 4: The Handy Home Builders

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but [...]

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How Green is Texas? Part 3: The Terrific Texas Universities

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but [...]

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How Green is Texas? Part 2: The Superb School Districts

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but [...]

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NaturalGasMeters

Can the Spring 2016 Natural Gas Market Affect My Electricity Bill?

More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever. In fact natural gas makes up about half of the generation capacity for Texas, while the Northeast United States is 95% powered by natural gas. Thus, understanding what’s happening in the natural gas industry ca [...]

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How Green is Texas? Part 1: The Creative Companies

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but inst [...]

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BabyMonitor

How Much Energy Does This Appliance Use? Your Baby Monitor

Saving energy (and money) is always easier when you know how much you’re using. But because many of our smaller appliances draw little amounts of power, we often discount how their combined impact contributes to your home’s energy usage. With our "How Much Energy Does [...]

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How Can I Be More Energy Efficient with My House Cleaning?

Have you ever watched young children tend to their chores at school? Warned of the dangers of electrical outlets, they don’t use vacuums to sweep the crumbs or blowers to rake the leaves. Without even knowing, their approach to chores is energy efficient! [caption id="a [...]

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CFLBulbsInLove

Help Your Partner or Spouse Fall in Love with Energy Efficiency

We get it - talking energy and energy usage is not the most romantic topic. But if you're an earth-worshipping treehugger, and your partner is the sort who would rather eat the whales than save them, then you have a conundrum on your hands. The principles of saving energy [...]

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How Much Energy Does This Appliance Use? Your Phone Charger

Saving energy (and money) is always easier when you know how much you’re using. But because many of our smaller appliances draw little amounts of power, we often discount how their combined impact contributes to your home’s energy usage. With our "How Much Energy Does [...]

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Become an Energy-Efficient Vacation Guest with 6 Effortless Tips

Going on vacation stirs up this instinctual desire to indulge a little more than usual. This typically includes longer showers, not recycling properly, and lapping up the luxury that comes with staying in a room you don't have to clean. Now, we aren’t saying you can't [...]

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