Common Sense Safety

Common sense safety is often simply thinking before doing, working safe and responsibly is everyone’s job. Read more

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DOE Subpoenas Compliance Data from AeroSys, Inc.

DOE issued a subpoena to AeroSys, Inc. on July 23 to obtain data necessary to determine whether certain AeroSys commercial air conditioners and heat pumps comply with relevant DOE energy efficiency standards. Share and Enjoy:

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Heat Stress

Overexposure to high temperature and humidity levels during prolonged physical exertion may result in HEAT CRAMPS, HEAT EXHAUSTION, or HEAT STROKE. Read more

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Preventing Electrical Shock on the Job

If electrical tools and their power cords are not checked and properly maintained, the user of that tool or cord may be subject to electrical shock, which could result in burns and even death. Read more

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Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $300 Million Rebate Program to Encourage Purchases of Energy Efficient Appliances

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of nearly $300 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for state-run rebate programs for consumer purchases of new ENERGY STAR qualified home appliances. Share and Enjoy:

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The Road to Solar

Facing a very similar situation as the Bashas’ layoffs, more than 30 years ago Richard Harmon was a casualty of budget cuts while working as a service electrician for A.J. Bayless. Read more

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Obama Administration Delivers More than $448 Million for Weatherization Programs in 13 States

DOE is providing more than $448 million in Recovery Act funding to expand weatherization assistance programs in Alabama, Idaho, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Share and Enjoy:

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Energy Saving Parking Lot Light Fixture Retrofits

This fixture is extremely efficient, it has an average lamp life of 100,000 hours compared with a standard Metal Halide lamp that has an average lamp life of 10,000 hours. Read more

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DOE Offers $3.9 Billion to Support Smart Grid Technologies

DOE is offering $3.9 billion in grants to support the development and demonstration of smart grid technologies, with the bulk of the money going toward awards of up to $200 million that will enable smart grid functions on the nation’s power grid as soon as possible. Share and Enjoy:

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Energy Star Homes Achieved a 17% Market Share in 2008

While only 12% of new homes built in the United States in 2007 earned the Energy Star label, the market share increased to 17% in 2008, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nearly 940,000 Energy Star-qualified homes have been built to date. Share and Enjoy:

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Fish Tape Safety

Fish Tapes are used in our industry on a daily basis, used to fish or snake power runs and low-volt communication lines through walls and ceilings. Fish Tapes are a quick and convenient way to pull lines without having to resort to unneeded demolition. Fish Tapes that are most commonly used are made of spring metal and can present laceration or electrical hazards to their user. Below you will find a few helpful hints to make your Fish Tape usage a little safer. DO NOT RUN A FISH TAPE THROUGH YOUR BARE HANDS; fish tapes can have sharp edges or … Read more

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Preventing Electical Damage from Summer Monsoons

If you experience an outage, turn off lights, computers, televisions, air conditioners, digital equipment and dishwashers. Surge protectors, while helpful, are not designed to control a surge of large proportions. Read more

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LED Lamps and Luminaries – Will You Save Energy?

Before you go out and spend a small fortune to replace all or your existing lamps with an LED equivalent, you need to educate yourself about the issues the you can face. Read more

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