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Earth Day 2016: A Day Your Business Can’t Ignore

earth-day-2013-istock23733018Without a doubt, today’s Earth Day celebration will be the most globally significant in the history of the holiday.  No longer is Earth Day a celebration of picking up trash in the park. Today marks entry into a new era, where climate change becomes a catalyst for action for political and business leaders alike.

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Top 5 Energy Trends to Watch in 2016

Energy efficiency is out; Operational Efficiency in IN (and in a very big way!)

operational efficiency2016 is all about integration; solutions that work together to change processes rather than changing a specific technology or behavior.

The major trends for the coming year indicate that building owners recognize the financial value of measuring and monitoring building performance, and using that data to guide operational strategies and make smarter investments.

While lighting retrofits remain the most popular CapEx investment, this year we’re seeing more businesses – both large and small – developing comprehensive resource management strategies to drive cost savings even further.  With the changing energy grid, rising water prices, and tighter regulations, these growing trends can give savvy companies a real competitive edge and improve their bottom line. Let’s take a closer look:

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EES Featured on ‘EnergyMatters2U’ Podcast

em2u blog photoFrank Collins recently sat down with Ron Gillooly and Leo Ryan of the popular podcast, EnergyMatters2U, to discuss energy efficiency opportunities in Massachusetts. If you’re looking to cut costs and boost profit margins through energy efficiency improvements, then this podcast is for you!

Click here to listen to the full interview >

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Save Money on Your Taxes with 179D Deduction

Energy Efficiency Tax DeductionWith tax season quickly approaching, it’s important to identify every opportunity for savings before it’s time to file with Uncle Sam. If your building was built or renovated after 2006, or if you’re planning an energy efficiency upgrade for this year,  you could qualify for a tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot! Taking advantage of this deduction can significantly offset the upfront costs associated with implementing energy efficiency measures and improve cash flow.

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Celebrating Our Clients’ Sustainability and Stewardship

As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to recognize the tremendous impact our clients have made on the environment this year. Through your energy efficiency improvements and company-wide sustainability efforts, you have saved over 7.5M kilowatt hours energy and avoided over 10,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. We sincerely thank you for your contribution to a more sustainable planet.

We would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season and a bright year ahead. We thank you for using EES Consulting to help your business reduce costs, improve profit and help the environment.

Happy holidays from all of us at EES.  We wish you all the best for a prosperous 2016!

2015 Environmental Impact Infographic

Easy Ways to Save Energy (and money!) This Winter

Winter Energy SavingsThe start of winter can be tough for many small and medium-size businesses. Shorter days and colder weather can throw operating costs out of whack, and dwindling budgets make it difficult to implement major changes. Plus, if you’re located in a cooler climate, there’s a good chance your electric rate is increasing for the next 4-6 months.

But you don’t have to let winter energy woes put a damper on your holiday season. There are many easy (and free!) ways you can cut energy expenses and save money this winter – and you’ll continue to reap the benefits well into the summer.

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Lower Operating Expenses: How to Improve Your ROI on Energy Efficiency

Getting the Most Return-On-Investment from Energy EfficiencyAs energy prices continue to rise 3 to 28%, many business owners are looking for ways to cut costs and improve profits permanently. Making your business energy efficient could dramatically cut down on your utilities. Most buildings can benefit from energy efficiency improvements but there are certain things that can improve your return-on-investment. Here are four simple ways to look for and receive the highest return-on-investment from energy efficiency improvements.

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Solar Industry Creating Jobs for Highly Skilled Veterans

solar-ready-rotatorSolar is one of the fastest growing industries in the US and is adding jobs 20 times faster than the wider economy. The declining cost of solar has made the technology more accessible to both residential and commercial customers, causing a tremendous spike in demand over the last 5 years.  By adding new jobs that require highly skilled individuals, solar companies have created an important opportunity for service men and women to find meaningful work upon returning home.

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Massachusetts Winter Electric Rates Go Up (Again)

The bad news:National Grid Rates Nov 2015

National Grid electric rates increased 21% on November 1, 2015.

The good news:

It’s not as bad as last winter’s 37% rate increase.

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5 Spooky Energy Monsters Terrorizing Your Building (and how to fight back)

Energy efficiency monstersThirty percent of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, according to the US Dept. of Energy. But where does it go?

The answer: energy monsters.

There’s a good chance that your building has fallen victim to several common monsters who are leeching off your energy supply and costing more money than you realize.  They lurk in the cracks and crevices, above your head and below, and just far enough out of sight that you forget they’re there. We’ve identified the top 5 energy monsters, so keep reading and learn how arm your building and banish them for good.

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