September 2017

6 ways colleges can reduce garbage at football games

A new study suggests ways college sporting venues could exceed the standards of “zero-waste” operations and achieve greater environmental benefits.

The study is based around analysis of waste and recyclables during the University of Missouri’s 2014 home football season.

Officials...

2017 Energy Action Month- Video Competition!

 

Governor McMaster has proclaimed October as Energy Action Month, an event meant to encourage energy savings through...

5 Things You Should Know about Geothermal Heat Pumps

Consumers have a lot of choices these days when it comes to heating and cooling systems. One option is right below their feet—taking advantage of the earth’s constant underground temperature nearly 30 feet below the surface.
 
Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), also known as...

Timely New Video Shows Cities and Towns How Energy Storage Can Protect Critical Facilities During Extreme Storms while Saving Money

Sterling, MA Municipal Light Department’s 3.9MWhr energy storage system will save over $400k per year while providing continuous power to first responders
 
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New and improved self-scoring tool can help cities reduce their energy use and carbon emissions

The federal government’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord galvanized many cities. Within hours of the announcement, 369 mayors...

South Carolina State library Offers Grant Research and Proposal Writing Classes

The South Carolina State Library is pleased to offer two popular grants research and proposal writing classes:
 
Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization
 
This class...

Save the Date! Upcoming Conferences

2017 ASCEM Fall Conference
The Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) provides information to members to foster a common energy management program for South Carolina. ASCEM:
  • consolidates...