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2013-11-05 23:24:38

D.C. City Council honors the DCSEU for its work helping District residents, businesses, and institutions reduce their energy costs and carbon footprints. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), the District’s resource for energy efficiency, was honored today by the D.C. City Council for its work helping District residents, businesses, and institutions reduce their energy costs and carbon footprints. The DCSEU is a utility with a difference:...

2013-10-26 23:03:51

Campaign to Promote Importance of Credentialing for Clean Energy People, Products and Programs Cocoa, FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 In response to groundbreaking growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, the SRCC™ (Solar Rating & Certification Corporation), the leading independent, third-party certification entity for solar thermal products, along with a group of other well-established, nationally accredited credentialing organizations, announces the formation of a...

2013-08-26 23:23:57

BuildingOS quickly aggregates energy data from multiple vendors’ technologies, giving building managers easy access to energy information and analytics at an unprecedented price point. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Today, Lucid announced the availability of BuildingOS®, the world’s first online operating system for energy management. The revolutionary software enables managers of facilities, energy, and sustainability in commercial buildings to quickly aggregate building...

2013-08-23 23:01:30

By Switching to L.E.D. lighting, the United States could save billions in energy costs by reduce energy consumption by 50%. Vero Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Older lighting technologies still dominate the US market, technologies that have gone unchanged for 40+ years. These outdated lights waste incredible amounts of energy, and won’t be sustainable in the future. In 2012, the US Department of Energy conducted a study based up nine different lighting applications where LED’s...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'