January 2018

6 Smart Energy Resolutions for 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017, we usher in a new year with champagne toasts, singing “Auld Lang Syne” and -- of course -- resolutions. Why not make 2018 the year you resolve to take simple steps to save energy? It’s not too late! Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

1. Seal...

LED Lighting Now Available on State Contract

Public entities understand the value of purchasing goods and services from available statewide contracts. The procurement process is simpler and prices are almost always lower with current vendors offering a 28% discount on average on a unit price basis.  Generally, items on state contract are...

New Year Brings Newly Available Energy Data

 
PUBLIC ENTITIES STRIVE TO MEET
ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION GOAL
 
The latest information on South Carolina public entity energy...

Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 36 Now Available!

The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 36. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for VTO....

SC ENERGY SUCCESS: Waccamaw High School

Georgetown County School District (GCSD) installed 45 LED bulbs as a test case for a science class at Waccamaw High School. The test classroom showed the lights were brighter and used less energy. The project also demonstrated how the utility rebate program worked.
 
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Free service helps South Carolina manufacturers save money by going green

Some of South Carolina’s manufacturers are lowering their energy bills by tens of thousands of dollars and reducing their carbon footprint with the help of a free U.S. Department of Energy funded Clemson University program that is entering its second year with plans to more than double its...