17 Eco-friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again when we round up our savviest Cost Control Associates holiday elves and send them looking for gifts. All the gifts on their list are energy-efficient or kind to the earth. Here’s what they found. (Prices are approximate.) Turn Down the...

Time to Turn the Clocks Back

Ready for a Cat Nap? Turn your clocks back one hour when you go to bed this Saturday night and catch an extra hour’s sleep. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4th, but most people won’t feel any benefit from that extra hour. The time...

Do the Updated Energy Star Ratings Affect You?

by Keith Laake If you take pride in your Energy Star building score and use it to market your organization’s investment in sustainability, you may have taken a hit recently. Energy Star updated its building inventory statistics on August 27th. Because the stats are...

6 Ways to Stay Cool and Save Energy

Staying cool during the hot summer months is a challenge for those who are also concerned about their electricity bill. Here are some ideas for staying cool without turning up the air-conditioning. 1. Make windows work. As much as a third of your warm weather heat...

7 Reasons Why Your Cell Phone Drops a Call

What You Can Do to Fix It Have you ever launched into a monologue during a cell phone call only to realize that the person you are speaking to is no longer on the other end? No matter where you live or who your cell phone carrier is, all of us have suffered the...

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