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Choose: LED light bulbs over traditional light bulbs

If your energy bill is higher than you’d like, there’s one simple item you can change in your home that could have a huge impact: light bulbs! You may …

2017 Top 5 Energy Efficient States in the U.S.

When it comes to being energy efficient, some states do a better job being green than others. While many states have initiatives in place that benefit the environment, not all …

How to Install Energy-Efficient Windows

By Christine Tusher, Houzz Whether it’s buying a hybrid car or unplugging appliances when they aren’t in use, these days everyone seems to be looking for ways to reduce energy …

Do home energy efficiency upgrades actually save you money?

This post is brought to you by our content partners at the Chicago Tribune. In a sobering surprise for American homeowners, a recent study by economists at the University of …

9 smart ways to save your business from high energy bills

This post is brought to you by our content partners at the Chicago Tribune. If you’re running a business, no matter how large or small, there are some costs you …

7 high-tech home hacks to help save on utility bills

This post is brought to you by our content partners at the Chicago Tribune. The fast-paced advance of technology has made it easier than ever to optimize home energy …

Are you ready for a blistering heatwave? 8 Ways to Stay Cool

Summer is a glorious time of year, but it looks like the dog days of summer are going to be relentless and keeping cool can be costly. The air conditioner is …

You Subscribed. We Donated. They Built.

Remember us talking about our 2014 Giving Tuesday project of donating to Houston Habitat for Humanity (HHH) for each newsletter subscriber? Because of you, we donated more than $1,000 in …

Energy Storage Enables More Energy Choice

You’ve heard a ton of news about Tesla’s new PowerWall but it’s more than just the one tech giant building a cool new gadget. Energy storage is a big …

Earth Hour By The Numbers

Earth Hour is one hour a year where we turn the lights off. Flip the switch. Unplug. On Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Earth will go …