It’s Summer Time Miami!

A summer-time PSA from the folks over at EnergyStar.gov: Is it time for a new EnergyStar pool pump? ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps save money, save energy, and protect the climate. See how much your pool pump could be costing you in energy bills, learn when it might be time for new pool pump, and get

Live in Central Miami-Dade and want to go solar?

Have you considered installing solar panels on your home, but concerned about the upfront costs? Here’s an idea: solar co-ops. Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FLSUN) is helping homeowners throughout the state form community solar cooperatives to benefit from bulk purchase discounts for solar panels. Neighbors across the Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, City of Miami west to

Miami International Airport Receives Environmental Achievement Award

Miami International Airport has received the top “Environmental Achievement Award” in the “Environmental Management” category from Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). The award was presented for Miami International Airport’s ongoing Sustainability Project – “one of the largest energy-saving programs ever in the eastern U.S.” Launched in August 2015 in partnership with Florida Power & Light Services (FPLS),

What is the HERS Index?

HERS is the acronym for Home Energy Rating System, and it is “the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.” Homes are rated for energy efficiency and issued with a HERS Index Score based on their energy performance. The rated home is compared to the HERS Reference Home to determine how

In Honor of #GridWeek in Washington DC

An infographic from Energy.gov: Understanding the Grid Ever since Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla battled it out during the War of the Currents in the late 19th century, electricity has been a central part of life in America. We are constantly connected to the power grid, which keeps our food refrigerated, our homes heated, our

Ida Went Solar (You Can, Too)

Last week, the Obama Administration announced the “Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative“. Included with the White House press release was this cute and informative video: Ida lives in Baltimore with her family. There was a time when she had to choose between buying groceries and paying her electrical bill. But a couple weeks

Pools of Our Lives

Today is the first day of summer, and here in South Florida that means our swimming pools will be in especially heavy demand. As any pool owner knows, the energy needed to run the pool filtration pump can add some serious dollars to our electric bills – an average of $460 per year according to EnergyStar.gov!

EcoSystems Uses Leak Detection & Retrofits Lower Water Bills

Miami-based EcoSystems was featured on ABC Channel 10 News for their Earth Day broadcast. Brothers Richard and Lawrence Lamondin were interview by ABC reporter/anchor, Victor Oquendo,  on how they are able to save their clients “millions of gallons of water, while lowering water bills by thousands of dollars” Saving the environment and saving money usually don’t

The Biggest Green Building Trends for 2016

What will be trending in green building for 2016? Citizen’s General Insurance Brokers put together this excellent infographic with their ideas for a more eco-friendly new year: Their 2016 predictions include: Net Positive Energy Homes Water Reuse and Supply Drought Resistant Yards Health Conscious Building Cool Roofs Nanotechnology Sustainable Flooring Recycled Countertops A Return to Steel Down