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Energy Efficiency, the Hidden Energy Resource

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Energy efficiency is often overlooked in debates over energy production and use. We often hear about renewable technologies like solar and wind, and there’s lots of talk about reducing carbon emissions by switching from coal-generated power to natural gas. If you are concerned about climate change, these are all important...
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Sustainability Among Top 10 Restaurant Trends in 2014

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There is a clear trend toward sustainability in the restaurant industry. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Culinary Forecast, the top 10 trends in 2014 are all related to either environmental issues or nutrition and health. In fact, the third most important trend is environmental sustainability itself. Consumers are now more aware...
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Convenience Store Energy Management

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High energy bills are a problem faced by convenience store chains across the country – with 24 hour operations requiring constant lighting, heating/cooling, and refrigeration, energy costs can feel out of control in these small facilities. We talk a lot about energy use here at Powerhouse Dynamics, but even for us, the...
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