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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 regarding Smart Power Strips: Is it worth the money to replace all of my existing power strips with a smart power strips? If I’m already buying a power strip, is…

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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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Verde Chicagoland Business Stories Season 1 Episode 4
Jan 31 2018

Working for Customer Service: Ryan Coon of Avail 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 for LED Lighting in Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen is a fascinating town, one of the 14 cities with more than 5 million…

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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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Jan 08 2018

Do You Need a Ballast for LED Lights?

The water fountain spigot kind of acts like a ballast in this situation. A ballast regulates the current that’s coming at a lamp. It gives an initial burst just to get things going, then it…

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Jan 03 2018

International Manufacturing and Inventory Solutions

Inventory is a huge challenge for a growing business, and I have been surprised to find that it has been harder than I expected to manage in my growing enterprise. Too much inventory on hand…

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Dec 28 2017

9 Reasons to Repair or Replace Your Business’ HVAC System

In my energy efficiency firm, we mostly focus in terms of ROI on energy efficiency regarding lighting, refrigeration, weatherization, smart thermostats, and computer management. However, HVAC systems are much more complicated, and most of the…

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Verde Chicagoland Business Stories Season 1 Episode 3
Dec 27 2017

Adaptability to Thrive: Chuck Matthews of Matthews Fan Company Podcast

A hobby was sparked for Chuck Matthews back in 1986 when he was gifted a trip to Sao Paolo, Brazil and noticed an intriguing fan buzzing above him. With the help of a friend, he…

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