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February 4, 2019 by Robin Lisowski
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Think of something that is important to you. What did you pick? Our changing climate already impacts what’s important to you, whether that’s your child’s health, favorite vacation spot or your retirement portfolio. More
January 18, 2019 by Kristin Haas
USGBC Impact conference – April 8-9: will you be there?
The 2019 IMPACT conference will be held April 8-9 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and will be co-located with the Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE), More
December 16, 2018 by Elizabeth Schroeder
'Tis the Season for Energy Efficiency!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—but also one of the most expensive. Give yourself the gift of energy savings. By making just a few small changes, you could see a big difference on your energy bill. Read on to discover five easy tips and tricks for saving energy this holiday season and beyond! More
December 12, 2018 by Andy Lick and Lee Shaver
Who is the real Rodney Dangerfield of energy? Part two
Source: Rodney.comThe last post left off with a real cliffhanger about which energy source has the most valid claim to be the coveted Rodney Dangerfield of energy. More
December 6, 2018 by Andy Lick and Lee Shaver
Who is the real Rodney Dangerfield of energy?
Rodney Dangerfield died almost 15 years ago but the legacy of “no respect” lives on in the minds of energy geeks looking to catch a headline. He may be best known for one-liners involving some form of “I don’t get no respect!” Proponents of different energy sources have used this tag line to relate to and ask the commons for more of what Rodney never got enough of for their favorite energy source. Why are proponents of energy sources eager for awareness by continuing to invoke this image? More
November 1, 2018 by Kevin Frost
Engineers Without Borders: building a better world for others
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) is an international nonprofit organization. Their mission is to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Seventhwave’s Kevin Frost, project manager, has been involved in EWB for 12 years. This is his story. More
October 26, 2018 by Elizabeth Schroeder
How WECC is Saving Energy
Over the summer, WECC completed retrocommissioning at our main office building in Madison, Wisconsin. Here at WECC, we are passionate about the environment, and are constantly seeking out opportunities to be more energy efficient. Retrocommissioning the building is just one way that we are “walking the walk” with our commitment to saving energy, starting with our own building. More
October 22, 2018 by Marge Anderson
Privilege creates blind spots: the diversity and inclusion imperative in energy efficiency
“To hear is to let the sound wander all the way through the labyrinth of your ear; to listen is to travel the other way to meet it.” – Rebecca Solnit More
October 5, 2018 by Andy Lick and Brett Bridgeland
Vast potential for a clean energy future shown by western states
In honor of Energy Efficiency Day today, Friday, Oct. 5, we reflect on the ways Wisconsin, the home of our headquarters, can learn from our more progressive western neighbors. Many states out west are decades ahead of Wisconsin in terms of energy efficiency and moving toward 100% clean electricity. Two of our experts had the opportunity to live and work in California and Colorado previously. Andy Lick, research analyst, resided in California for several years, and Brett Bridgeland, project manager, lived in Colorado. More
October 5, 2018 by Elizabeth Schroeder
Today marks America’s third annual Energy Efficiency Day! Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort between businesses, utilities, government agencies, and individuals working to promote the benefits of energy efficiency! Already, more than 300 organizations have signed on as official supporters. Want to help us extend our reach even further? Read on for five easy ways to celebrate and get involved. More