Technology

Gas Prices and Electric Vehicles

Gas Prices and Electric Vehicles

Posted on 18. Jul, 2012 by .

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While gas prices have leveled off in recent months, I think we can all agree that the days of cheap gas are over for good. As people continue to look for ways to save on gas costs, more and more are turning to electric vehicles.

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Paving the Way to Greener Projects

Paving the Way to Greener Projects

Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by .

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Green isn’t a really a destination so much as a journey. When CFLs first hit the mainstream market, many folks scoffed at the higher cost, the funny shape and the inconvenience of special recycling.

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$3 Billion Power Drain

$3 Billion Power Drain

Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by .

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$3 billion in electricity. That’s how much energy set-top boxes – the ubiquitous household device that liaisons between signal and television – consume in the United States per year. Even more shocking is that 66 percent of that energy (about $2 billion worth) is used when no one is even around to enjoy the actual televisions set-top boxes enable.

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Be Green and Save 80% on Your Energy Bills

Be Green and Save 80% on Your Energy Bills

Posted on 27. Apr, 2011 by .

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Imagine harnessing the underground temperature of Mother Earth to provide heating, cooling and hot water at amazingly high efficiencies. Today that dream has become a reality. The geothermal heat pump system is now available and introduces a new paradigm for heating and cooling.

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Cloud Computing Services

Cloud Computing Services

Posted on 13. Apr, 2011 by .

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In the same way that we trust Google to host email and Facebook to provide a social site, a process called “cloud computing” allows companies to host infrastructure, software and computing capacity. They sell this hosting as “services.”

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Let the Sun Shine In with Solar Leasing and Power Purchase Agreements

Let the Sun Shine In with Solar Leasing and Power Purchase Agreements

Posted on 02. Mar, 2011 by .

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Everyone would like to get their electricity from a clean energy source but cost can be a prohibitive factor, particularly for rental properties. Two ideas that may merit further investigation are power purchase agreements (PPAs) and leasing of solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment.

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Save Energy by Marketing Properties to Local Employees

Save Energy by Marketing Properties to Local Employees

Posted on 12. Jan, 2011 by .

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Buildings account for approximately 30% of all energy used in the United States. While this may seem like an astounding number, consider that transportation to and from home and work can consume an equal and more often greater amount of energy. As a real estate and property management professional, there are several ways to decrease this load by attracting local employees to your rentals and altering office practices to encourage greater sustainability.

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Green Property Managers Use iPads and Other Tablets

Green Property Managers Use iPads and Other Tablets

Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by .

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What is “greener” than using recycled paper or writing notes on both sides of the paper? How about not using paper. If you’re a property manager, greening your business may involve using an iPad or a similar “tablet” device. By accessing the internet from your mobile device, you can use web-based property management software to run your business from wherever you are.

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Green Strategy Number One: Head in the Clouds

Green Strategy Number One: Head in the Clouds

Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by .

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Who would’ve thought that having your head in the clouds would be considered a smart green business strategy? Well, it is—if you’re talking about cloud computing. More organizations are turning to web-based tools to save time and money while reducing their overall footprint.

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High-Performance, Affordable LED Light Bulbs Have Arrived

High-Performance, Affordable LED Light Bulbs Have Arrived

Posted on 11. Jun, 2010 by .

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As I’ve written in past articles, the LED light bulb is a super efficient source of light. It is the future of lighting, but so far, for most consumers the available LED bulbs have been too expensive and dimmer than the incandescent bulbs many still utilize. But that seems to be changing.

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