Energy Management

Keeping It Green With Self Storage

“I’ve got some more in the back.” Have you heard that statement from a your surf shop when seeking something that wasn’t out for display? Probably so, and it was usually followed by a quick trip for the proprietor into the bowels of the building to retrieve the promised good. It seems fairly efficient on the surface. But when you’re the friendly shop ...

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GOING BUSINESS-GREEN (PAPERLESS) WITH CLOUD-BASED QMS

If you’ve ever worked in a government regulated industry, you know that the amount of paper that accumulates due to forms, data sheets, policies, SOPs, and quality manuals is monumental. Besides that, paper is constantly being printed and thrown away so that only the most up-to-date documents are being used. In a government regulated industry there are enough rules and ...

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Industries Compared: Green vs. Dirty

Although the key goal of any business is to maximize profits, there are other important factors to consider such as eco-responsibility and company sustainability. A company is considered to be a truly green industry if it has a double-fold policy. This means that being green is not only restricted to the operations of an organization, but it’s also reflected in ...

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6 Green Ideas for Schools

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

Schools are great places to start green initiatives for two reasons. First, these large buildings are often among the largest and most energy-consuming buildings within our communities, meaning that their green initiatives can make a greater impact on the environment. Second, this is where we’re teaching the next generation of consumers how to care for the planet we depend on ...

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Rising Sun: The Slow Transition to Solar Power

Moving toward a solar energy world is the goal for many environmentalists. But the road to a golden radiation energy scenario is fraught with economic issues. With all the excitement in the industry, the big question remains: Can the long-term promise of renewable energy shift down to common, everyday use by homeowners and businesses? For the most part it can, ...

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Why Every Business Should Invest in Energy Efficiency

Your business doesn’t have to belong to some special club for “greeners” in order to truly benefit from practicing energy efficiency. The money that can be saved from becoming more conscientious about efficient practices could be put to other uses. In today’s world, a bit of extra money for the business could greatly influence your success. In what ways can ...

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NREL Software Could Cut Commercial Building Energy Audit Costs 75%

NREL Software Could Cut Commercial Building Energy Audit Costs 75% (via Clean Technica) These days, there’s an app for pretty much everything. From gaming to home energy management, tasks are done on handheld devices through the cloud. So why are energy audits still stuck on clipboards and pencils? Good news – by next year, commercial…

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