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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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Mar 11 2020

Comed Rates in Illinois – Should I switch Suppliers?

Illinois electricity markets were deregulated a few years back, and all the rage was saving money by switching to an alternative provider to Comed to save money on the electric bill.  Even large municipalities were…

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Mar 08 2020

5 Ways that Building and Lighting Controls Improved My Role as CEO

Energy savings are a huge benefit of building and lighting controls, but there are 5 other reasons to consider these improvements to your building. 1. Better Space for Employees Lighting and building controls make spaces…

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Feb 22 2020

US Manufactured LED Lighting

Verde Recently was welcomed to visit the site of our High Bay LED Lights for warehouses by Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). This plant is in Tupelo, Mississippi and has a strong heritage and high quality…

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