November 2015

Let's talk turkey about energy efficiency

It’s that time of year again! Time to cook, decorate, and celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. Thanksgiving, while occasionally taking a toll on your emotional stability, can also take a toll on your energy bill. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you through mandatory family...

Ten SC schools earn ENERGY STAR designation

Ten more South Carolina schools have earned the honor of being designated as ENERGY STAR buildings. The 2014 honorees, located in Lexington District 1, Lexington/Richland District 5, and Sumter County School District, were awarded the designation based on their energy performance in relation to...

U.S. Department of Energy launches small business voucher program

The U.S. Department of Energy, in conjunction with a number of National Laboratories, recently announced a new Small Business Voucher Program (SBV) for clean-energy businesses.  The SBV is a pilot program that seeks clean-energy small businesses with innovative technologies that would benefit...

State agencies honored for energy reduction

Four more South Carolina state agencies have reached a significant milestone; they have reduced their annual energy consumption by 20 percent. On Thursday October 29, each received an Energy Milestone Achievement Award at the Association of SC Energy Managers (ASCEM) Fall Conference.

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New class received Accredited Commercial Energy Manager certification

The Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) held its fall Accredited Commercial Energy Manager (ACEM) course in October. South Carolina Accredited Commercial Energy Managers are government, industry, and utility energy-management professionals who have completed specialized...