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Savings Milestone for LED Lighting at State Facilities

Savings Milestone for LED Lighting at State Facilities posted on Jul 17

Light bulb swap out program has saved an estimated $5 million to date since 2012 Who knew that changing light bulbs could save millions of dollars? Well, that’s exactly what’s happened at 39 state colleges, universities and agencies that have installed more than 85,000 high   …Continue Reading Savings Milestone for LED Lighting at State Facilities

Natural Wildlife Setting Enhanced by New Zero Net Energy Building

Natural Wildlife Setting Enhanced by New Zero Net Energy Building posted on Feb 6

Constructing a commercial zero net energy building (ZNEB) is no easy task, especially one that is 45,000 square feet and sits in Massachusetts where the winters are cold and summers often hot and humid. This is why over 100 people gathered enthusiastically in December in   …Continue Reading Natural Wildlife Setting Enhanced by New Zero Net Energy Building

No More Leaking Steam or Millions in Energy Costs

No More Leaking Steam or Millions in Energy Costs posted on Nov 7

Imagine paying more than $2.5 million for energy and seeing steam leaking from underground and having to wait two days to control your bedroom temperatures even as the outdoor temperatures run hot and cold. That’s what the Hogan Regional Center, a residential facility for developmentally   …Continue Reading No More Leaking Steam or Millions in Energy Costs