Dave VanTol

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Energy Efficiency Incentives: What Are "Prescriptive" Incentives?

Does Your Kentucky Or Tennessee Business Qualify For TVA Energy Efficiency Incentives?

Understanding Incentive Categories

In a previous article I discussed what categorizes a lighting project as "custom" for TVA and also gave an example project to show the great rebate incentives they are offering their customers. In this article I would like to highlight the "prescriptive" lighting program they offer.

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Topics: energy efficiency incentives, tennessee valley authority

Metal Halide:The Shocking Truth In The Life Of A Metal Halide Bulb

How Long Is The "Real" Life Of A  Metal Halide Bulb?

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Topics: metal halide, 400 watt metal halide, energy efficient lighting

Energy Efficiency Incentives: TVA Incentives For "Custom" Lighting

Does Your Kentucky Or Tennessee Business Qualify For TVA Energy Efficiency Incentives?

Understanding Incentive Categories

This article will highlight categories that the municipality incentives fall into. More specifically, these are the categories of TVA in the Kentucky and Tennessee area.

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Topics: energy efficiency incentives, tennessee valley authority

TVA Incentives: 400W Metal Halide vs. T5 Fluorescent.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)Recently Improved Cash Incentives For Energy Efficient Upgrades.

What Are The Benefits Of Upgrading To T5 Lighting? 

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has recently reconfigured and ramped up it's energy efficiency incentives program in an effort to make people more aware of the need to upgrade your lighting. Let's take a look at the incentives and how much free money is available to help business owners make improvements to their facilities.

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Energy Efficient Lighting: What Are The Different Types Of Lamps?

What Are The Different Types of Lamps When Considering Energy Efficiency?

The wheels of change are already spinning. The government has already mandated that Incandescent lamps and older fluorescent lamps are "inefficient". Lets take a look at some common lighting and also what our options for replacement lamps are.

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Topics: energy efficient lighting, LED

4 Energy Efficient Devices That Increase Energy Savings

Energy Efficient Devices:

I recently did an article called Energy Efficient Products: What We Like and Why We Like Them. In the article I wrote about some of the newer technologies that are out on the market place to help conserve energy.

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Topics: energy efficient, energy efficient device

Energy Efficient Products: What We Like and Why We Like Them

What are the best products energy efficient products for energy efficient installations? 

Take a look at some we really like....(just our opinion)

Top Energy Efficient Products:

This post is going to highlight some of my top picks for energy efficient products and new technology. In this article, we are going to cover lighting, power monitoring, and drives.

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Topics: energy efficient products

Energy Efficient School Parking Lot Lighting

Budget Strapped School Systems Should Be Looking At Energy Efficient Strategies...

Energy Efficient Schools Reduce Annual Energy Expenses and Annual Maintenance Expenses....

Budgets are being cut, teachers laid off, even schools being closed!

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Topics: energy efficient school, energy efficient lighting

A Case For Occupancy Sensors in Schools

If there was ever a place:

If there were ever a perfect place for occupancy sensors, school buildings would be it. Occupancy sensors are a great fit for almost every area in a school, from gymnasiums and bathrooms to the main hallways that our children walk every day.

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Topics: energy efficient schools, motion sensor

Energy Efficient Lighting in Schools: How Much Does It Cost?

Energy Efficient School Lighting:

I live right down the road from both of my kid's schools. They are involved with in after school sports.  We end up carting them back and forth at various times of the day.  Last evening I picked them up and I was amazed to see all the lighting on throughout the buildings for the cleaning staff as late as 9 P.M.

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Topics: School Gymnasium, energy efficient lighting