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Managing Energy Costs – Lima Allen County Sustainability Seminar

We recently were invited to speak with local businesses about managing energy costs and energy efficiency options at Lima Allen County Chamber's Sustainability Seminar. Check out our feature on HomeTown Stations!

By |2022-11-04T14:56:05+00:00November 4th, 2022|News, Efficiency, Incentives|Comments Off on Managing Energy Costs – Lima Allen County Sustainability Seminar

Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for our annual customer appreciation event. We loved getting to spend the day outdoors and raising money for an amazing local non-profit. We are grateful for all of your generous donations. This year, we were able to raise over $7,200 for Truly Reaching You, Inc. (TRY).

By |2022-11-04T14:37:34+00:00November 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Accelerated Depreciation on Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy efficiency projects can provide economic benefits in a number of different ways, such as with the help of the 179D Tax Deduction. The 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction allows building owners to claim a tax deduction on eligible lighting, building envelope, or HVAC projects. Eligible projects can qualify for up to $1.80

By |2022-11-03T21:08:07+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Efficiency, Incentives|Comments Off on Accelerated Depreciation on Energy Efficiency Projects

179D Adjustments with Inflation Reduction Act: Schools & Hospitals

Since 2006, the 179D tax deduction, also known as the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, has provided tax deductions up to $1.80/square foot on qualifying projects for both new construction as well as any renovations done on existing buildings. The passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has brought some changes to 179D that present

By |2022-10-11T13:58:12+00:00October 11th, 2022|Efficiency, Incentives|Comments Off on 179D Adjustments with Inflation Reduction Act: Schools & Hospitals

International Day of Clean Air

According to the United Nations, September 7th is known as the International Day of Clean Air. The purpose of this holiday is to spread awareness of the harmful effects of air pollution and explore what steps we can take to minimize it. Air pollution affects both the health of humans and animals, as well as

By |2022-09-07T19:17:26+00:00September 7th, 2022|Holiday|Comments Off on International Day of Clean Air

Solar Case Study – Forest Meadow Villas

Forest Meadow Villas—a beautiful 55 and older apartment complex located in Medina, Ohio—was the perfect candidate for solar with its individual, all-electric, single-story units and ample south facing roof space. One of the building owners, Jim Gerspacher, was interested in converting the building to solar to reduce electric costs, simplify the rental process for his

By |2022-08-01T12:12:33+00:00August 1st, 2022|Renewable Energy, Solar, Case Studies|Comments Off on Solar Case Study – Forest Meadow Villas

How to Avoid Greenwashing by Making a Real Impact

Companies that value sustainability want to show their customers and investors that they are taking steps to decrease their carbon footprint. Unfortunately, some industries have gained a reputation for misrepresenting their activities, or “greenwashing.”. This unfortunate practice makes it harder and harder for legitimate carbon reduction activities to be recognized by the public, so it’s

By |2021-11-18T16:28:00+00:00November 18th, 2021|ESG, Carbon Reduction|Comments Off on How to Avoid Greenwashing by Making a Real Impact

RECs vs Offsets

Many organizations today are turning to RECs and carbon offsets as means of reducing their carbon footprint. RECs, or Renewable Energy Certificates, are commonly purchased by organizations to reduce the carbon footprint of their electricity. Carbon offsets also work to reduce an organization’s overall carbon emissions. These two methods of carbon footprint reduction are frequently

By |2021-11-18T15:29:59+00:00November 1st, 2021|Carbon Reduction, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on RECs vs Offsets

Helping Employees Go Green

Climate Change - A Matter of Employee Wellness? As many of us are aware, climate change impacts our physical health. More recently, the term “eco-anxiety” has emerged as an alarming new reality. Borne out of concern for the long-term impacts of climate change, a new study has revealed that "eco" or "climate anxiety" has become

By |2022-02-28T18:53:59+00:00October 25th, 2021|Health, Carbon Reduction|Comments Off on Helping Employees Go Green

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