Break Room Sustainability

Heritage Institute of Sustainability is pleased to offer a break room Sustainability Pack. This pack will help encourage your employees to operate more sustainably. Your Pack will contain: One Paper Towel Holder Sticker, One Coffee Pot Sticker, Two Recycle Bin Stickers, and Two Lights Off Stickers. These packs will enhance your commitment to sustainability. Please email us at info@heritageios.com, or call us at 469-687-5706 and order your pack today!

LED Light Bulb Purchasing Tips

Today, many of the light bulb replacements are LED. No one has given anyone any hints on just which light bulb to purchase. What do all the colors mean? Here is any easy guide: 1) Warm white 2700-3000 K. These are the bulbs you want to primarily use inside of your home. They put out a soft yellowish light which is relaxing. Your home is your respite, the light should be warm and relaxing. 2) Cool white 3500-4000 K This is the color temperature you will see in the office. Why? Your employer wants you to be awake while you work, it gives your work area the feeling of light and industrial. Let's get er done!! 3) Daylight 5000 K+ This color most closely resembles daylight. For your ba

Buyers Beware

I am passing along a bit of information you may find useful if you find yourself needing to replace and HVAC(air conditioning) unit this summer. I recently reviewed an HVAC proposal for a building owner. The proposal was for the replacement of 5 and 10 ton package units. Half of the units did not meet the requirements of DOE Federal Register 76 FR 37431 June 27th 2011 (requirements for HVAC purchased after 2011). Even more interesting was that under ASHRAE 90.1 2016 all but one would have passed. Why you say?? We live in a hot humid region where the DOE requirements are stricter than ASHRAE 90.1 minimum requirements. Not only were half the units non-compliant, but by running calculatio

Save Money Today!

Happy Spring! As we head into the summer season ask yourself, have I upgraded my lighting to LED?? If not upgrade now. I just helped CASA VALLARINO upgrade from CFL/Incandescent to LED. $250 expense saves $750/year (probable savings based on 3 hours per day operation per bulb). Call us to help you upgrade your home or business. #savingmoney # energysavings #sustainability #heritageios

Energy Saving Tips from ONCOR

Most manufacturing facilities can benefit from low- or no-cost energy-reducing actions. Turn Things Off Turning things off seems simple, but remember that for every 1,000 kWh that you save by turning things off, you save $100 on your utility bill (assuming an average electricity cost of 10 cents per kWh). Walk-through audits. For facilities that don’t operate constantly, one method to identify energy-efficiency opportunities is a walk through the facility after hours. Much of the equipment that is left on overnight or over the weekend in an empty building is a good candidate for saving energy by switching it off. Consider recruiting volunteers from each shift as monitors. Motors. Identify mo

Water Efficient Products Tax Free Holiday

WATER-EFFICIENT PRODUCTS SALES TAX HOLIDAYMay 27-29, 2017 You can buy certain water-efficient and water-conserving products tax free during the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy. If you are a contractor, landscaper or other service provider, see the link at the bottom of the page for specific information. The 2017 holiday begins Saturday, May 27, and goes through Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day). WaterSense Products During the holiday period, you can buy any product tax free that displays a WaterSense label or logo. These items can be bought for either personal or business purposes. Water-Conserving Products You can also

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