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Blogs 2018-05-31T19:14:06+00:00

4 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Business’ Carbon Footprint

So, you’ve reviewed your company’s energy usage and performed the math to determine your business’ carbon footprint. Now that you know what it is, it’s time to look into making some improvements to that calculation! Here are four easy ways to reduce your business’ carbon footprint: 1. Implement More Energy Efficient Lighting and Lighting Controls Making the switch to LED [...]

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How to Easily Calculate Your Business’ Carbon Footprint

Each and every human being can take an essential role in keeping the environment as clean as possible. Due to their size, businesses have the ability to make an even bigger positive impact. That’s why it’s vital that as a company owner, you take the time to realize what type of emissions your business’ operation is releasing into the environment. [...]

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LEDs a Bright Idea: A Few of the Benefits that LED Lighting Has to Offer Your Workplace!

Everybody wants to know how much you can save by switching to LED lighting! Before we delve into that, however, let’s take a look at a few of the other benefits. Did you know that cost savings is just ONE of the many benefits that LED lights have to offer your workplace? And what if we told you that some [...]

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Lighting Retrofit: What it is and Why You Should Consider It?

If you’ve never heard the term “lighting retrofit” before, it may seem that you probably don’t need one! This couldn’t be further from the truth. In simple terms, a lighting retrofit is when you upgrade your existing energy wasting light fixtures and/or bulbs with hyper-efficient LED lights. Why on earth would you want to do such a thing when you [...]

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U.S. trade antics no match for low-carbon manufacturers

Paul Rak on the floor of his VeriForm Inc. metal fabricating plant in Cambridge, Ont.  (VERIFORM INC.) What do the Trump tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel, announced last week, have to do with the transition to a low-carbon economy? When it comes to my steel fabrication company in Cambridge, Ont., quite a bit actually. The threat of the Trump tariffs [...]

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Energy Saving Tips for Commercial and Industrial Buildings

The best way for any individual, and especially any company, to save energy is to start by monitoring energy usage. Once you know which systems in your facility use the most energy, it will be much easier to come up with an energy-saving plan. However, many facilities would benefit from following the energy-saving tips below (with or without an energy [...]

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LEDs Then vs Now

LED lighting wasn’t always the obvious choice for all your lighting needs. However, improvements over the past few years have changed that. To reiterate some points from the Retrofit section of our website, LEDs reduce your lighting and energy costs, have reduced environmental impact and positively influence mood and attentiveness. But many people still cringe when they hear about [...]

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The LED Market Today

Positive results from surveys show a growing desire for more use of LED lights in and outside of businesses, homes, and in public areas (such as parking lots, parks, and even along city streets). There are several areas in which LED lights are far superior to conventional lighting: Durability - failure rates continue to hover around the 1% mark, [...]

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What To Expect From Your LED Lighting Upgrade

Conduct Detailed Lighting Audit If you are considering upgrading to LED lighting for your building here are some things to look for from your supplier to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your upgrade. Each building is unique and it is important that your supplier take the time to understand your operation and particular needs so that you get the [...]

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A Walkthrough of a Typical Residential Solar PV Install

Having spent the last six-plus years designing and installing solar PV and other renewable energy systems I often forget that the vast majority of my friends or people that I meet have no idea about what’s actually involved in having solar panels installed on your roof. I am reminded of this when I talk about a particular job with [...]

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