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Feb 22 2018

Bringing Energy Efficiency to Libertyville, IL

(Photo Credit: Build a Better Burb) This last Thursday our team went out to Libertyville, IL ( a town in Cook County, 37 miles outside of Chicago) to spread awareness to businesses about energy efficiency!  We started our…

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Feb 21 2018

Building Your Brand: David Kelbaugh of Tacklebox Podcast

On Jan 15th, David Kelbaugh and Jamie Johnson sit down in David's home on the north side of Chicago to discuss how and why he left a huge advertising firm in Chicago to build a…

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Feb 15 2018

Five Ways a Smart Thermostat Will Be Useful for Your Business

Smart thermostats have a lot of features and look nice, but do they do anything valuable? When I recommend them during my work in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program , it’s for more of these…

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Feb 06 2018

The Verde Manifesto

In mid 2017, Verde Energy Efficiency Experts hired Tacklebox Brand Partners to do a deep dive on our brand strategy. After 7 years of growth through bootstrapping, we finally felt we could afford outside help to…

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Feb 06 2018

Are Smart Power Strips Worth the Money?

Really there are two questions here: Is it worth the money to replace all of my existing power strips with smart power strips? If I’m already buying a power strip, is it worth paying for…

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Feb 02 2018

Unexpected Benefits of Outdoor LED Lighting

LED lighting has seen tremendous growth over the past several years, especially in Chicagoland, where we are supported by some fantastic ComEd rebate programs and incentives to help make LED conversions affordable. These rebates are…

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Jan 31 2018

Working for Customer Service: Ryan Coon of Rentalutions Podcast

Ryan Coon and Laurence Jankelow, both managing properties as a side job, noticed there were no available programs or software in order to make the tasks of property management smooth and easy.They wondered why there…

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Jan 16 2018

Phantom Power Drain Is a Real Monster

Electricity is impossible to see, so it’s difficult to figure out how much is being used when you turn on lights or play video games. In fact, you even waste a little electricity when that…

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Jan 13 2018

International Manufacturing of LED Fixtures

I recently had the opportunity to visit a lot of our international manufacturing partners in Shenzhen China. Shenzhen is a fascinating town, one of the 14 cities with more than 5 million people. I was…

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Jan 11 2018

Where Are the Best Places for Linear LEDs in Commercial Offices?

Let me turn the tables a bit and ask you a question, buster. Do you currently have linear fluorescent fixtures in your office lighting? You do? Well badda bing bada boom, there you go. You…

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Jan 09 2018

5 Tips for Improving Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency

Commercial refrigeration represents about 7% of total commercial building energy usage in the U.S. In supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, refrigeration, hospitals, and hotels can account for half of the total energy usage. But, by applying…

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