May 2015

It's getting warmer, time for an HVAC check-up!

As the weather gets warmer, the familiar hum of air conditioning units can be heard across the state. Nationwide, homeowners spend $11 billion a year to power air conditioners. But running your air in the summer does not have to take a big bite out of your wallet. Annual maintenance on your HVAC...

SCEO holds solar workshop for municipal employees/first responders

Are you a municipal employee or a first responder? Are you interested in learning more about solar installations? The SC Energy Office is here to help! This is your last chance to register for a series of workshops that will address the expected surge in solar installations across the state over...

Join us at the 2015 ASCEM Spring Conference

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) Spring Conference on Thursday May 28 at the SC Department of Public Safety. Sessions at the conference will address energy conservation planning, solar incentives, LED replacement lighting, lifecycle costs, and...

Gearing up for Ozone season

Summer heat in South Carolina can result in an increase in ground level ozone, which results in unhealthy air. Ozone (O3 ) is formed when heat and sunlight mix with exhaust from cars, gasoline vapors, and industrial facility emissions, creating unhealthy air that concentrates at...

SCEO and Sustainability Institute offer equipment leasing

The South Carolina Sustainability Institute has energy efficiency testing equipment available for lease and/or purchase. The performance testing equipment includes blower doors, duct blasters, combustion safety testing kits, and thermal imaging cameras. The equipment is available for daily or...

Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition working to create DC fast charger network

ChargeUp EV, Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition, and Clemson University are partnering to connect South Carolina with electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The project will place DC fast chargers (DCFC) at strategically placed locations across the state, allowing owners of all-electric...