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Save Money and Energy During the Winter Season.

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Making sure exterior doors have adequate weather stripping along the bottom and sides of the door jam to help to prevent air infiltration. Programming your thermostat to automatically adjust at times when your home is unoccupied. This works well with individuals who have regular schedules. Having an energy audit done by their utility company to help them to identify energy saving measures. And especially to inspect insulation levels to ensure that they are up to code. If there’s not enough, they may be spending more on their heating bill. For newer homes that have several can light fixtures…these can be […]

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TEG Visits Adventure Lighting

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

  A recent venture to Adventure Lighting, a local lighting vendor, shed new light (pun intended) on the emerging world of LED lighting and controls. A staggering amount of coal and natural gas is burned every day to supply light to empty spaces. Whether we are looking at empty corridors, parking lots, or offices, the savings potential of replacing legacy lighting with LED and using controls are considerable, as is the electricity and dollars wasted by not pursuing energy efficiency.   The first thing shown to the TEG crew was the increasingly popular linear LED tube lamp, which is quickly […]

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The Super Bowl and Energy Efficiency

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Super Bowl LI is this Sunday! Whether you’re a Patriots fan or a Falcons fan, chances are you’re either holding a Super Bowl party or attending one hosted by friends or family. With so many people tuning in, you may think that energy usage spikes during this time- but in reality, it actually drops! How does this work? According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, this drop in energy use occurs precisely because of the number of people who hold or attend Super Bowl parties. Say you’re attending a watch party with seven other people. Only one TV is […]

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The (Savings) Power of LED Lights

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

2017 has brought some exciting new changes with our installations! TEG is now installing LED light bulbs and fixtures as part of our Energy Efficiency for Affordable Housing program. Check out the infographic for more details on how LEDs can save you and your tenants even more money.  

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M&M Lighting Stops by to Showcase Lighting Controls

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Wes Langfilt from M&M Lighting and Julie Hudson from Adventure Lighting joined us for a lunch and learn on Friday.  During the lunch and learn, we discussed the changing technology in the lighting industry.  Wes brought LED troffer, parking lot, HID, and flood light fixtures.  While showing us the lights, Wes stressed “controls, controls, controls”.  Just purchasing an LED light fixture will only save so much on your next energy bill.  Learning to control the LED light through dimming and occupancy sensor features will customize the light to best fit your needs while further decreasing your electric consumption.  One cool […]

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Innovative Lighting, INC Lunch & Learn at TEG

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Blaine Bancks, Regional Sales Manager of Innovative Lighting Inc, visited TEG this afternoon to inform our staff about the linear LED products offered from the Roland, Iowa based LED lighting manufacturer.  Innovative Lighting, Inc is one of the only LED lighting manufacturers in the state of Iowa.  They produce new fixtures and retrofits for many different operations.  The LED manufacturer started in 1997 when the owner produced a new LED light to be placed on his boat.  Now, they have expanded their market capabilities from just marine to marine, truck/trailer/RV, commercial and retail, refrigeration, and injection molding applications. During the lunch and learn, Blaine […]

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TEG Acknowledged in The Simpsonian

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

The Simpsonian, Simpson College’s student newspaper, published an article discussing the college’s recent outdoor LED lighting project.  The Indianola college updated 200 of their outdoor lighting fixtures from 81 Watt high pressure sodium lamps to 51 Watt LED lamps.  In the article, TEG is credited for helping to secure the funds to complete the project. We were able to provide the energy analysis necessary for Simpson to apply for a State Energy Program grant as well as facilitate the selection and purchase of materials. Perks of the lighting upgrade not only include decreased utility and maintenance costs, but also a cut […]

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