Energy Efficiency Works: Use Less, Save More
Question whether energy efficiency will save you money? Just look at how much Texas businesses, organizations and cities are saving and investing in efficiency measures.
A recent headline read: Continued Investments in Energy Efficiency Good For Business. The article was about how companies in Texas and across the country are “continuing to invest in energy efficiency and to incorporate sustainable practices that will lower their future carbon emissions while creating jobs and helping their own bottom line.” Since TexasIsHot focuses on YOUR bottom line, this last point is particularly important. Energy efficiency will save you money – but don’t take our word for it – see for yourself below. Reducing business-related energy use is particularly important in Texas because it accounts for more than 60% of our state’s energy consumption.
Efficiency Projects Save Texas Instruments $5.1M
Texas Instruments saved $5.1 million last year byundertaking 159 projects designed to save energy, water and other resources.
Saving Energy Saves EPISD Millions
We’ve heard how going “green” can save the planet, but how about your cold hard cash? El Paso Independent School District officials say it’s saving them about seven million dollars a year.
AT&T Collaborates With GE to Switch to LED Signage More Energy Efficient Lighting
AT&T is expected to save more than 5.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year. Because GE LEDs are up to 80 percent more energy efficient than commonly used neon, the new lighting system will also provide AT&T with financial savings.
Farmers develops ‘green’ homeowners insurance policy in Texas
“This is quite literally an investment in our global future.”Customers who add Farmers’ “Eco-Rebuild” option to their homeowners’ policies will have access, as part of claims, to $25,000 to rebuild or replace a home using “green” materials, upgrade qualified homes to meet Energy Star requirements and be reimbursed for recycling debris rather than disposing of it.
HEB gets greener with solar power
“We are continually pushing for more energy efficiency all across our stores.” The company has a history of experimenting with energy-saving measures, Lockett said. Programs that began on a trial basis, such as freezer lights that turn on only when a customer opens the door, are now common in new stores.
USAA Real Estate once again honored for energy efficiency
San Antonio-based USAA Real Estate Co. is the only real estate company in America that has won seven Energy Star awards. Nationwide, American saved $19 billion on their energy bills last year and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an equivalent of 29 million vehicles by investing in Energy Star products, services, new homes and buildings, according to the EPA.
TexasIsHot.org would like to congratulate Karen Wickwire of Round Rock. Karen is the winner of the TexasIsHot.org drawing at Time Warner Cable’s Movies in the Park event for an Energy Star EcoHD 42” LCD Television.
We would like to thank everybody who took the time to visit the website, sign up for the newsletter and participate in the drawing. As the summer continues on please remember to check www.TexasIsHot.org for great tips on how to use energy efficiency to save money.
STAT OF NOTE
Consider Texas, the nation’s biggest single-family home market and the epicenter of the Energy Star program. Some 32,000 Energy Star houses were built last year in Texas — five times as many as in the No. 2 Energy Star state, Arizona. Fully 41% of all new single-family homes built last year in Texas got the Energy Star label, according to the EPA.