FES View: Making Smart Energy Easy

Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 12, 2020
Congratulations. You’re still standing. As we all know, this has been one of the most challenging years in history -- especially for retailers, restaurants, schools, and non-essential businesses.
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 10, 2020
Over the past ten years, the adoption of LED lighting has skyrocketed, with 60 percent of all businesses adopting it.  Whether your commercial building was an early adopter or among the 40 percent that yet to ma...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 05, 2020
Flickering lights and the adverse effects of fluorescent bulbs are just two of the many ways lighting can impact workplace health.  We tend to think of lighting as a way to showcase businesses, improve the performance of workplace tasks, and keep shoppers and employees secure. But lighting can also play a significant role in human mental and physic...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 03, 2020
The ENERGY STAR  program was established in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency to “deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions through voluntary acti...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 29, 2020
As many as 25,000 retail businesses may shut their doors in 2020. As of this writing, 8,000 brick-and-mortar locations are gone for good.  ...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 27, 2020
When business managers think of construction or repairs, they often think about how to maintain business-as-usual while capital improvements are being made.
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 22, 2020
Has there ever been a more frightening time to be a business owner, small or otherwise? The financial effects of Covid-19 have been wildly unpredictable (and rapid!) on businesses on a global scale. As the upcoming holiday shopping season looms ahead, many business owners are understandably reluctant to make the usual preparations.
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 20, 2020
This era has been one of the most challenging ones in history for restaurants. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented huge hurdles to even the most successful dining establishments, including well-established chains and QSRs. 
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 15, 2020
Green is good. That is, cash—something that small business owners are desperately in need of these days of Covid-19. Happily, one way to find more funds is to turn to another source of green: sustainable energy. Green energy incentives for small businesses is a great way for little fish to get their brands afloat again. 
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 13, 2020
It seems that the biggest topic right now—aside from Covid-19, anyway—is sustainable business practices. Everyone wants to go green. Maybe you’ve thought about it too, have taken steps to become one, or are already operating an energy efficient small business.
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 08, 2020
When you own your own business, no matter how large or small, finding new ways to reduce costs or even find new money is a boon. If you’ve cut costs and streamlined your business model until it can be trimmed no further, consider adding additional revenue via grants.

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