March 2015

Weatherstripping 101: Battling the Draft

According to the most recent census numbers, more than twenty-five percent of South Carolina’s homes are fifty years old or older. As homes age and settle they can become drafty, leaking warm air in winter and cool air in summer and increasing home energy bills. Weatherstripping is an easy and...

ConserFund Plus is now available

The ConserFund Loan program was established by the South Carolina Energy Office to assist government and non-profit entities in carrying out energy efficiency projects. The program has recently been expanded using funds repaid to the State by entities which received loans under the American...

Register now for the spring Accredited Commercial Energy Manager class

The next ACEM class will be held March 10-13, 2015
Hoffman and Hoffman
Training Room
104 Vantage Point Drive
Cayce, SC 

The Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM), in partnership with the South Carolina Energy Office, will hold its...

Boiler Efficiency Institute classes set for April/May

The Boiler Efficiency Institute (BEI) has presented several hundred practical workshops on plant operation improvement for reducing costs over the last 25 years. Even in today’s robust economy, savings from improving equipment performance offer exceptional opportunities to improve the bottom...

USDA to hold REAP grant workshops

The US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development group will hold half-day workshops across the state to discuss their Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). USDA Rural Development offers agricultural producers and rural small businesses in South Carolina the opportunity to reduce their...

Darla Moore School of Business LEED Tour

The Darla Moore School of Business has invited the Midlands Branch of the USGBC SC Chapter for a behind the scenes LEED Platinum tour of their new facilities. The tour will provide in depth discussions regarding the roof materials, building automation and controls, and materials utilized during...

Tracking energy-related legislation at the SC Statehouse

The South Carolina Energy Office compiles weekly reports on energy-related bills introduced when the state legislature is in session. These weekly reports are usually posted each Friday during the legislative session and can be found on our website under the “...