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commercial hvac efficiency
Aug 02 2023

SEER Meaning for Energy Efficiency in HVAC

What Does SEER Mean in HVAC? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is a measure of how efficiently an air conditioner or heat pump cools your home. The higher the SEER rating, the…

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two stage air compressor
Aug 01 2023

Compressed Air Energy Efficiency

Compressed Air Energy Efficiency: How to Save Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Compressed air is a versatile and essential tool for many businesses. However, it can also be a significant source of energy consumption.…

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energy recovery ventilator
Jul 31 2023

What is an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)?

Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) for Businesses In today's world, businesses are more aware than ever of the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ). Not only does good IAQ improve employee health and productivity, but it…

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outdoor heat pumps
Jun 13 2023

Electric Heat vs Heat Pumps

We recently had an experience where a customer decided to go with a traditional energy efficiency upgrade over a Very High Efficiency HVAC upgrade (Energy Recovery Ventilators combined with Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat pump system). …

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air pollution and energy usage
Jun 07 2023

High Costs of Energy in 2023

How Does it Impact Energy efficiency There is a growing reason to convert your building to LED lighting, but… spoiler alert, it is the same reason it has always been - energy savings. In our…

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decarbonizing buildings in Chicago
Mar 24 2023

Grant and Federal Funding for Decarbonization

What is Decarbonization? Decarbonization is a hot buzzword these days. But what does it really mean? In its most simplest terms, the reduction of carbon. When it comes to our built environment, it refers to…

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EV Charging installations
Jun 12 2022

All Charged Up for EV Cars

A lot has changed in just the past few months around EV (electric vehicle) car charging, so it makes for a great topic for our November newsletter. The recent passage of Illinois legislation in September…

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Heating and cooling for energy efficiency
Jun 11 2022

Heating & Cooling Equipment – Deep Dive into Energy Efficiency

The biggest power draw in any building is heating and cooling - so any conversation around saving energy and costs must include those two big aspects of energy usage. We will take a deeper look…

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Recycling and waste at Verde
Jun 09 2022

Recycling and Waste

At the heart of our organization, Verde is committed to environmental protection. That is who we are, and what we do. For over a decade, we have been recommending and implementing energy efficiency measures for…

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solar CEJA Illinois
Oct 25 2021

CEJA Law Passes in Illinois

September 2021  Illinois had some exciting legislation passed last month. CEJA, or the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, will stabilize our solar PV (photovoltaic) market in Illinois and provide essential funding for EV Car Charging Stations. Illinois…

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air pollution and energy usage
Sep 03 2021

Inflation – How does it impact investments in Sustainability and should it change our strategy?

Back when I was a firefighter, I was incredibly lucky to study Economics and Environmental Policy at the University of Chicago in a graduate degree.  In fact, much of my business is centered around a…

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Night and security led
Mar 15 2021

LED and Fluorescent Emergency Ballast

As we continue to replace older lighting to LED, it is important to understand building and life safety code as we retrofit old lights to more modern systems. Emergency ballasts are one of the most…

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