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10 Christmas Light Tips to Save Time, Money, and (Possibly) Your Life

Here’s how to light up your Christmas light display safely and economically.

Christmas lights can be modest displays to show good cheer, or million-bulb light-apaloozas that draw gawkers from near and far. 472 more words

Interesting Things

Friday Night Lights: It's Beginning to Look a lot like... Edition

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the Christmas lights are going up all over town. It’s that time of year again, the holidays are among us. 628 more words

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Energy vampire hunters: ENERGY STAR

Energy vampires—products that stay on and quietly suck energy from your household bill—are being hunted down and banished all together, thanks to the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR latest projects: set-top boxes and small network equipment. 414 more words


NRDC on "Tenant Star," and Americans' support for energy efficiency

The U.S. House passed an energy efficiency bill that includes a groundbreaking “Tenant Star” program designed to accelerate energy efficiency in leased commercial spaces, which could cut utility bills for landlords and tenants by an estimated $2 billion dollars by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 12 metric tons. 100 more words


IWLA Sustainability Council Tip of the Week: Winter Savings

As winter approaches, take some time to make sure your heating is truly energy efficient. Here are some helpful hints:

  • During the heating season, set your thermostat when you are at home between 65° and 68° Fahrenheit (18o to 20° Centigrade).
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Business Insight

Top 5 reasons to give ENERGY STAR

The best gifts do great things, and the hottest gifts this season are in electronics and home entertainment. But the best gifts are also good for the environment. 425 more words

Energy Efficiency