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10 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Backup Generator

As a consistent power supply, a backup generator can help your business endure unpredictable power outages–your company’s core, profit-generating systems will continue to operate as long as you have a reliable backup generator.  Previously, we have given a brief introduction on what a backup generator is and how different businesses can benefit from it. In …

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MACRS Depreciation for Solar: One Major Tax Benefit of Installing Solar

What is MACRS Depreciation?  MACRS, or Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System, Depreciation is the current tax depreciation system in which the capitalized cost of tangible property is recovered over a specific life by annual deductions for depreciation.  MACRS allows firms to recover the costs of capital investment faster than the straight line approach. However, salvage …

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Key Differences Between Lithium Ion and Lithium Iron Batteries

A lithium-ion battery and a lithium-iron battery have very similar names, but they do have some very different characteristics. This article is going to tell you what the similarities and differences are between a lithium-ion battery and a lithium-iron battery.  Similarities Between Lithium-Ion and Lithium-Iron Batteries First of all, both battery types operate based on …

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Why You Should Use C-PACE for New Construction Projects

Why You Should Use C-PACE for New Construction Projects

As you may know, regular C-PACE is used for already-constructed buildings, and the money is usually used to install a new energy system upon the existing building.  However, new construction projects can also use C-PACE to make the project affordable. C-PACE New Construction is technically a different program than regular C-PACE.  What is C-PACE Financing? …

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The Top 7 Strategies to Infuse Sustainability into Architectural Design

The Top 7 Strategies to Infuse Sustainability into Architectural Design

Wouldn’t it be nice to move into a building that already has a high-quality, renewable energy system installed so you don’t need to revamp the facility to install a new energy system?  Even though cost is almost always the top consideration for civic building planners, taking an extra step in implementing sustainable architecture strategies into …

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Why Your Company Should Focus on Holistic Energy Management

In short, holistic energy management refers to a bottom-up, inside-out approach for energy solutions. Even though many business owners tend to favor one-shot, hardware-driven changes, this one-size-fits-all approach usually cannot provide an efficient energy solution. Therefore, business owners should pay attention to holistic energy management to increase their company’s energy efficiency.  What is Holistic Energy …

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8 Big Differences Between Commercial and Residential HVAC Systems

Despite the similar functions and purposes, there are still some differences between commercial and residential HVAC systems that are worth noting. The ways of installing and maintaining the equipment may differ due to these differences. However, don’t be scared by the technological terms, many of the differences are very obvious and self-explanatory.  Size As you …

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Three Different Types of Commercial HVAC Systems

HVAC, or heating, ventilation and air conditioning, is designed to control the environment in a space. It can control the temperature, humidity, ventilation, pressure, and some special conditions like smoke removal. And there are 3 different types of commercial HVAC systems in the market now. Commercial HVAC systems can be utilized by almost any commercial property …

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