The US Air Force Base in New Boston, NH just dug up and threw away their heating oil tanks and installed a geothermal system. They anticipate saving $21,000 a year with this change. Not only that, the civil engineer at the base said it’s a boon in other ways, “from decreasing maintenance costs to creating […]
is a nice, succinct summary in the Wall Street Journal of the status of alternative energy subsidies that exist at both the state and federal levels, with direction on where to find out more information for your particular passion—like geothermal!
“We found that not only is geothermal a very efficient system to run in terms of cost, but it is a very effective system in terms of ongoing maintenance, utilization, and comfort,” said Leo Bernabei who oversaw the installation of a geothermal system at the Wayne (PA) Elementary School. The school district already has three […]
We routinely recommend Compact Florescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) when electricity savings are important and light quality is not. They are improving the color of the light emitted, however, and with the demise of the incandescent bulb, we expect there will be many more CFLs use in the coming years. However it is no small matter when […]
Northern Vermont will be home to a new geothermally heated and cooled complex at St Michael’s College in Colchester. It gets cold in Colchester (average January low temp is 10° with dips to -20°) but there is no concern about staying warm in the new Quad Commons student center and residence hall. Dramatic architectural design […]
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I thought you might all enjoy learning a little bit about my Dad, Dee, who started Dee’s in 1964. Recently, we came across a trove of his letters from WWII. How it happened and what we found was very moving for my family and it was even interesting enough that WCAX TV in Burlington came […]
The giant retailer Ikea—the hip, affordable Swedish furniture & accessories company—opened a new store in Centennial, CO with all sorts of impressive renewable energy features. Their styles may lean towards trendy, but their building design shows genuine long-term thinking.
This is good news all around. A large geothermal power plant is beginning construction in Oregon AND providing jobs. With significant funding (and implicit blessing) from the Dept of Energy, it indicates a governmental shift, or at least a leaning, towards alternative energy: “Every day we send a billion dollars overseas to countries that often […]