April 2017

Earth Day: April 22, 2017

Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of...

How's your building performing?

Commercial building managers usually know how much energy their building uses per square foot. However, understanding how your building performs against its peers is essential to understanding whether you should plan for energy retrofits to reduce energy consumption.

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10 Energy Saving Tips for Spring

It is the beginning of spring and the end of winter for the United States. With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money.
Here are just a few simple things you can do to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home as warmer...

Clemson University Presents: Geothermal Summit

May 15, 2017 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Mark your calendar for May 15, 2017 for an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of one of the most reliable and efficient energy sources – geothermal energy (also known as ground-source heat pump systems). Like wind and solar, geothermal could play...

April Showers Bring Energy Savings- Water and Energy Use

You can lower your water heating costs by using and wasting less hot water in your home. Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 18% of your...

FREE Technical Assistance

Would you like to implement projects to conserve energy but do not know where to start? The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff-Energy Office can help. We offer free energy assessments to state and local governments and other entities to help with identifying energy conservation measures....