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21/03/2011
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Gas Price Drives Greening Of Small Firms

“Everybody is trying to cut costs wherever they can,” said Michelle Henderson, showroom manager for Chicago-based Banner Plumbing Supply Co, which has seen increasing interest by commercial customers in energy-saving equipment such as low-flow toilets and tankless water heater systems. “Businesses in this economy are really trying to button down.” Continue reading

10/03/2009
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Daylight savings? Let’s get rid of it.

But it’s the energy claims that have received the most scrutiny. When Indiana adopted statewide daylight saving for the first time in 2006, University of California-Santa Barbara conducted an extensive study (seven million monthly meter readings across southern Indiana), and found the change cost ratepayers an extra $8.6 million in electricity bills. The key factor: the reduced cost of lighting in late afternoons was outweighed by higher air-conditioning costs on hot afternoons and higher heating costs on chilly mornings. Continue reading

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