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7 Benefits of Pushing More Investment Into School Energy Efficiency


Public Schools are WASTING 25-30% on Energy Costs

According to the Department of Energy Energy Start Program,  it is very possible for public schools to realize 25-30% savings. 
Why wait?

Who Pays For The Utilities For Public Schools?

$7.5 Billion, the cost of providing energy to our schools. A 25-30% reduction in that cost would be roughly $2.25 Billion per year.  Not bad!

How to Calculate Total Fixture Wattage for Fluorescent Lighting


Step 1 - Determine Your Type of Fluorescent Fixture

In order to calculate your total fixture wattage, you need to know what the wattage is of the existing system you have in place.  There are numerous variables, but typically we see T-12 fluorescent lighting in most places.  Even if you are aware of that you use T-12's, knowing what type of T-12 fixture is very important.  Here are the 3 that we run into most

How toTake Advantage of Incentives for Energy Efficiency


Consumers Energy announces results from 2010 energy efficiency incentive program.

Hovey Electric has customers who took advantage of the utility incentive programs last year.  Consumers Energy posted the facts today from the 2010 program.

How Auto Dealer Found Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency


Dave VanTol from Hovey Electric interviews Jeff Crippen, President of Crippen Auto Mall located in Lansing, MI.  Jeff and Dave discuss some of the unique challenges encountered on the project and how Hovey Electric was able to conquer those challenges.   

How Honda Found Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency


Automobile Manufacturers and Energy Efficiency;

Honda’s East Liberty and Marysville High-Performance Auto Plants Save Energy and Money-BIG TIME! 

Honda ( has a new Green Factory initiative that aims to make a big environmental impact while also keeping operational costs low.

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