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Dec 22 2020

I Intend to Create Change in 2021

Creating an organization is very difficult work, but there are tools to make it easier. Growing from a single person that did everything (screwed in the lightbulbs, processed utility paperwork, created invoices and sales) to…

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Nov 30 2020

Photocells for LED Lights

Daylight harvesting and Photocell controls have a huge benefit for building and lighting controls, but do you know the difference between these two common energy efficiency terms? Photocells Photocells have been around for a long…

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Nov 23 2020

2021 Comed Rebates for Fast Food Restaurants

2021 will be an exciting year for the overall Comed Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives.  While 2020 was rough on the economy as a whole, the incentive program is tax funded through a line item…

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Nov 22 2020

Convert Fluorescent with Ballasts to LED with Drivers

Most lighting and lamps for commercial and municipal buildings over the past 50 years have been fluorescent lighting.  New construction is entirely made of LED, which lasts longer and is more efficient. However, converting or…

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Nov 05 2020

Net Present Value – Business Energy Savings over Time

In commercial buildings, there are always repairs and maintenance to be done, from the biggest manufacturer to the smallest retail shop.  Municipal buildings can be very similar in usage, although quite different in how they…

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Sep 01 2020

Retro-commissioning Your Building to Its Intended Design

In the Comed Energy Efficiency Program, one of the more interesting and complex energy savings opportunities is through the Retro-commisioning program. Buildings that are 10 years or older start to hit the magic age when…

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Aug 23 2020

Pelican Smart Thermostat Site Manager

Commercial HVAC equipment is a huge energy user in Chicago - cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Sensors, controls, and smart thermostats are essential to optimize equipment usage, and the Pelican smart…

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Jun 24 2020

Nest Smart Thermostat Portal

Our company frequently recommends and installs smart thermostats for our commercial and public sector clients. If you are considering or have a Nest Smart Thermostat, this is a good post for you. Smart thermostats are…

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Jun 03 2020

Ecobee EMS Si SmartBuildings Platform

When it comes to energy efficiency in Chicagoland, you can't have a meaningful conversation without talking about HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Cooling). While HVAC replacement is an important consideration for commercial spaces and public buildings,…

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May 05 2020

No Need To Put All Those Eggs in One Basket

We all work together to make this world a better place, everyday. When it comes to your business, improving the physical space is not always cheap or a top of mind priority.  It can be…

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Apr 29 2020

Keeping our Partners and Employees Safe During #Coronavirus

What we are doing to keep our employees and partners safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:   Limited Onsite Exposure All of our office staff, including our energy efficiency analysts, are taking the necessary measures to limit…

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Mar 14 2020

Why Energy Efficiency is Important to Montessori

When it comes to identifying a company’s perfect customer, both profitability and value alignment should be top of mind. Montessori is one of those “blue chip” customers for Verde. Verde is an L3C, which means…

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