FES View: Making Smart Energy Easy

Peter Hawsworth
By Peter Hawsworth
on April 30, 2020

We have seen a shift in business that we never expected. Even the savviest business owners were not prepared for the massive hit that resulted from COVID-19. It’s always been our mission to help businesses save money. Now, we’re feeling more of a call than ever to help businesses like yours discover new ways to boost the bottom line and weather this storm. 

Peter Hawsworth
By Peter Hawsworth
on April 23, 2020

There is a strong case for the 21st-century business executive to add sustainability to the core of their business strategy. More and more businesses are seeing a positive impact on performance and revenue after applying sustainability-based principles and practices. Yet, executives are still wary of putting sustainability at the top of their priority list. They have the mistaken belief that the costs outweigh the benefits. 

Peter Hawsworth
By Peter Hawsworth
on April 15, 2020

When you consider converting to LED lighting, you may envision huge capital expenses, hours of interrupted business, lost sales time, and a massive inconvenience for your team members and customers. 

Peter Hawsworth
By Peter Hawsworth
on April 02, 2020

In the light of recent economic events, business owners are scrambling to reduce overhead and expenses. Taking a hard look at operating expenses can give your business the runway you need to survive a financial crisis.

Daniel Gold
By Daniel Gold
on March 19, 2020

Green energy is the new green. Businesses are turning to green energy sources to save money and free-up resources to invest in growth.

Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on March 09, 2020

Lighting as a Service (LaaS) has recently emerged as a solution to commercial lighting needs. Not only does this model allow businesses to upgrade their lighting with zero-capital investment, but it also provides numerous financial, environmental, and business benefits. LaaS makes it easy for businesses to afford other improvements to their business, while still taking advantage of a lighting upgrade.

Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on March 03, 2020

Retail business owners face a silent bandit that's stealing their profits – inefficient commercial lights. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that retail buildings consume $20 billion in energy each year, most of which is attributed to lighting.

Daniel Gold
By Daniel Gold
on February 27, 2020

Providing a safe work environment for employees is imperative. According to OSHA, 5,250 workers died on the job in 2018. They report that more than 14 work-related deaths occur every day. Reasons cited for these fatal accidents range from misuse of equipment, gross negligence, miscellaneous impairments, and poor lighting

Daniel Gold
By Daniel Gold
on February 18, 2020

About 2 years ago, your business decided to take advantage of your power company’s rebate offer and you replaced all your parking lot lights from High-Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide lights to new, LED light fixtures.  Everything was going along smoothly, until you noticed that a couple of your new fixtures have “blocks” of LED lights that are no longer working.

Daniel Gold
By Daniel Gold
on February 04, 2020

We live in a consumer society.  As buyers, we have bought into a “consumer model”.  Simply put, we buy cheap, so we get… well, we get cheaply made goods; goods that simply don’t last.  However, because the products are so cheap, we are willing to simply throw the product away when it no longer works and buy a new one.

The saying “They don’t make ‘em like they used to” is true.  But it’s true because that is what we, as consumers have demanded.  Here’s the problem though...