energy efficiency

Alabama’s State Energy Office Announces Funding for Two Critical New Energy Programs with Fast-Approaching Deadlines

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) recently announced two new vital energy programs for Alabamians, both of which are funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). State Energy Program (SEP) IIJA Energy-Efficiency Retrofits Program The State Energy Program (SEP) IIJA Energy-Efficiency Retrofits

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Why Your Utility Bill Is So High (And What to Do About It)

It’s wintertime, and let’s face it: Your utility bill is going to be high this time of year. Even so, you might still be frustrated with your utility company when you get a bill that’s three or four times higher than normal. But before you call up your provider and give them a piece of

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Energy Efficient Gadgets: Recommendations from Energy Alabama

Here at Energy Alabama, we’re always on the lookout for new and innovative, energy-efficient gadgets that further progress us towards a future of 100% sustainable energy. But we also love the idea of offering ideas to help you better manage the energy and resources you have now, because, you know, we’re just cool like that.

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SELC, partners push for open dialogue around energy efficiency in Alabama

A rate increase proposed by Huntsville Utilities, a municipally-owned utility in northern Alabama, has spurred discussions around the importance of making energy efficiency programs more widely available in a state where efficiency policies have not been widespread. “A major first step in moving the needle and opening access to energy efficiency is to start an

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Understanding Energy Performance Contracting

An investment in sustainability can take many shapes, but one unavoidable fact about today’s high-performance technologies is that they usually cost money to implement—and most of the time, it’s all up front. But if you’ve been ruling out a sustainable solution for purely financial reasons, we’d like to introduce you to a concept you really

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Energy Audits: Is Your Building in Top Shape?

Cross-posted to NABPC.org The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge is up and running, which means it’s time to start conserving energy. If you’ve signed up for the challenge, you’ve committed your company to attaining 20% energy savings in your building within 10 years. Today, we’re continuing our three-part series about the primary steps that facility

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Energy Benchmarking: Does Your Building Match Up?

Cross posted from NABPC.org The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge is up and running, which means it’s time to start conserving energy. If you’ve signed up for the challenge, you’ve committed your company to attaining 20% energy savings in your building within 10 years. That’s fantastic. Hooray, you! But wait, now what? We’re glad you

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