Monthly Archives: June 2014

Introduction to Passive Houses

The term “passive house” originates from its German counterpart “passivhaus.” It is among most stringent standard in building energy efficiency today, with a typical carbon footprint 20% that of a conventional building. The passive house is accomplished by, among other … Continue reading

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The Clean Power Plan

On June 2nd, President Obama proposed a massive U.S. carbon regulation under the 1970 Clean Air Act. Using executive power, the President issued a new rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Consequences of this rule are … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Use Furthers Demand

Many studies have shown that heat generated by air conditioners at night raised outdoor temperatures, intensifying the heat island effect in urban settings. This positive feedback effect, in turn, escalates the demand for cooling. It was found by Arizona State … Continue reading

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WGBC Recognition

On June 5th, one of Bright Energy Service’s clients, The Colonial Needle Company of White Plains, NY, was recognized for their extraordinary energy efficiency efforts. Hosted at the Crowne Plaza White Plains, the 4th annual Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC) … Continue reading

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Some More Really Cool Benefits of LEDs

We at Bright Energy Services have been advocating LED lighting for a quite some time now. The high efficiency and aesthetic appeal of modern LED lamps are unmistakable. But for those of you who still need some convincing to make … Continue reading

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