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Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy News and Links for July

Big news in the clean energy world, both in the U.S. and abroad, means it is time to bring back… READ MORE

Commercial Direct Install – New York’s Secret Weapon for Reforming the Energy (Efficiency) Vision

In this post, co-written by Adam Procell, Lime Energy President and CEO, and Matthew Kahn, Lime Energy blogger and content… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy News and Links for February

After a long hiatus, we are back with some of the best articles and energy news for you.  This month’s… READ MORE

Efficiency in 2018: A State of the Energy Efficiency Industry

Where does the energy efficiency industry stand at the start of 2018? Two new reports offer insight into that question…. READ MORE

49 Groups’ Energy Efficiency Love Letter to Gov. Cuomo

This Valentine’s Day, Lime Energy, along with 48 organizations, sent an energy efficiency love letter to New York Governor Andrew… READ MORE

Celebrating 2017 Energy Efficiency Achievements

2017 was a big year for Lime Energy and our employees. We asked our team members to share their biggest… READ MORE

Lime Energy’s Adam Procell Quoted in Article About Energy Efficiency in New York

A recent article from Politico featured quotations from Lime Energy President and CEO Adam Procell regarding the slow pace of… READ MORE

Is Bitcoin Energy Efficiency’s Newest Villain?

Bitcoin’s value is skyrocketing. So is bitcoin energy consumption.

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for November

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. This month we give thanks for another year of growth… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for October

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. This Halloween, energy efficiency doesn’t have to be scary or… READ MORE

LED History Lesson, Part 4: The LED Growth Spike

  One hundred ten years ago, a British inventor created the first ever light-emitting diode (LED). To mark the anniversary… READ MORE

Dispatch from the ACE NY 11th Annual Fall Conference

Our blogger attended the Alliance for Clean Energy New York’s annual conference in Albany. Here he shares his thoughts on… READ MORE

LED History Lesson, Part 3: The Many Consumer Applications for LEDs

One hundred ten years ago, a British inventor created the first ever light-emitting diode (LED). To mark the anniversary of… READ MORE

LED History Lesson, Part 2: Expansion of the LED Spectrum

One hundred ten years ago, a British inventor created the first ever light-emitting diode (LED). To mark the anniversary of… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for September

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have… READ MORE

LED History Lesson, Part 1: The LED Origin Story

One hundred ten years ago, a British inventor created the first ever light-emitting diode (LED). To mark the anniversary of… READ MORE

Industry Advantages: Series Summary

LED lights can benefit any business by saving the business owner money from energy costs. Certain businesses, however, profit uniquely… READ MORE

Industry Advantages: LED Lights for Car Dealerships

LED lights can benefit any business by saving the business owner money from energy costs. Certain businesses, however, profit uniquely… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for July

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. As energy efficiency continues to grow across the globe, it… READ MORE

Industry Advantages: LED Lights in Restaurants

LED lights can benefit any business by saving the business owner money from energy costs. Certain businesses, however, profit uniquely… READ MORE

New York Must Make Energy Efficiency a Priority Now

With the federal government turning its back on commitments to combat climate change and promote clean energy, state leadership is… READ MORE

Industry Advantages: LED Lights for Grocery Stores

LED lights can benefit any business by saving the business owner money from energy costs. Certain businesses, however, profit uniquely… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for June

In this month’s Fuel for Thought, we’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. The White House has… READ MORE

Industry Advantages: LED Lights for Retail

LED lights can benefit any business by saving the business owner money from energy costs. Certain businesses, however, profit uniquely… READ MORE

Industry Advantages: LED Lights in Warehouses

LED lights can benefit any business by saving the business owner money from energy costs. Certain businesses, however, profit uniquely… READ MORE

Refrigerator Recycling: A Personal Energy Efficiency Story

One of the goals of this blog is to identify opportunities for energy efficiency. The benefits of efficiency are plentiful,… READ MORE

An Unexpected Defense of the Popular Energy Star Program

In his first budget proposal, President Donald Trump suggested major cuts for many federal environmental programs. Among the casualties of… READ MORE

Lime Energy's Fuel for Thought – Energy Efficiency Links for April and May

Lime Energy gathered some of the latest industry news for you. After a long hiatus, we are back with even more… READ MORE

Overcoming the Challenges to Small Business Energy Efficiency

Research shows that it is hard to improve the efficiency of America’s small businesses. They are among the hardest utility… READ MORE

The Energy Assessment: A Painless First Step to Unlocking Your Energy Savings

Curious about your facility’s energy savings potential? Begin with a quick visit from one of Lime Energy’s Energy Service Representatives…. READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for February

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. This month in Fuel for Thought we have promising developments… READ MORE

The Clean Energy Super Bowl: The National Football League’s Most Efficient Stadiums

When the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots kick off Super Bowl LI on Sunday, they will do so under… READ MORE

Remembering Arthur Rosenfeld

This week our community mourns the passing and celebrates the legacy of one of its pioneers. Arthur H. Rosenfeld passed… READ MORE

Tracking Early Energy Changes Under President Trump

In office for a few days, President Donald Trump has already initiated major changes in US energy policy. From energy… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Financing – Clean Energy Made Affordable

Although its benefits usually outweigh its costs, energy efficiency can be expensive. Even with generous utility incentives, upfront costs for… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for the End of 2016

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. The calendar has flipped to 2017 and we offer a look at some… READ MORE

Seasonal Efficiency Advice from the Lime Team

The holidays can be a stressful time of year. Gift-giving, decorating, travel plans, shorter days, and cold temperatures take a… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for November

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. With the shakeup in Washington at the top of everyone’s… READ MORE

What the Election of President Donald Trump Means for America’s Energy Strategy

When the American people elected Donald Trump as their next president, they chose a new course for America’s energy strategy…. READ MORE

The Secret to Customer Satisfaction: Don’t Just Engage, Delight!

If you represent a utility struggling to meet expectations for customer satisfaction, you are not alone. Lime Energy has helped… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for October

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. This month, with an eye on the past, present, and… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency: The Quiet Giant. An Interview with Lime Energy’s Jonathan Baty.

In the first in our series of conversations with industry experts on the past, present, and future for energy efficiency,… READ MORE

Efficiency Spotlight: Lime Energy Builds on Results in New York

Since Lime Energy started serving New York’s small business customers in 2009, we have rapidly expanded our energy efficiency operations… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for September

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. With Fall upon us, let’s take a look at what… READ MORE

Energy Efficient Refrigeration: The Coolest Way to Reduce Your Energy Bill

Grocery stores, delis, restaurants, and other businesses in the food industry can spend more than half of their energy bill… READ MORE

Bright Lights Made Easy: Make Your Home Lighting More Energy Efficient

Lime Energy makes it easy for small businesses to upgrade to more efficient lighting, but small business employees don’t have… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for August

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. As the end of August approaches, let’s take a look… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for July

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. From Pokémon warnings to the furry terrors right under our… READ MORE

Glen Canyon and Diablo Canyon Offer Looks Backward and Forward

The Glen Canyon Dam and the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, two of the most controversial energy projects in American… READ MORE

Explaining, Analyzing the New Proposal for Clean Power Plan Incentives

The EPA just released a series of design details that clarify the CEIP component of the CPP for both RE… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for June

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. Take a look at what is happening in the world… READ MORE

GE to Phase out CFLs, Focus on LED Lighting

Earlier this year, General Electric announced it was breaking up with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Read more to find out… READ MORE

Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for May

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. Take a look at what is happening in the world of… READ MORE

Senate Passes Bipartisan Energy Bill

Last Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the Senate passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act, a sweeping energy bill and its first attempt… READ MORE

Welcome to the New Lime-Energy.com

Lime Energy is excited to announce the launch of our new, redesigned website. The new Lime-Energy.com is the final phase… READ MORE

The Secret to Customer Satisfaction: Don’t Just Engage, Delight!

If you represent a utility struggling to meet expectations for customer satisfaction, you are not alone. According to a 2013… READ MORE

Lime Energy's Transformation Will Enable Delivery of Energy Efficiency to the Masses

Here at Lime Energy we have always been passionate about delivering energy efficiency solutions to small and medium businesses, and helping… READ MORE

New York State of Efficiency: How New York's Utilities Have Stepped Up To Meet The Regulatory Challenge

In June of 2008, New York State created the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS). This statewide initiative’s goal was to… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Policies, Initiatives, and Predictions: Mississippi

Since 2012, Mississippi has taken a leadership role in the Southeast for energy efficiency, rising from the bottom of the… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency for your Medical or Dental Practice

As a doctor or dentist, your primary focus is patient care. At Lime Energy, our focus is finding energy saving… READ MORE

5 Energy Efficiency Tips for Industrial Buildings

Energy efficiency isn’t just for car dealerships, grocery stores and restaurants. Industrial buildings can benefit from energy efficiency, too. Industrial… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency for Your Retail Business

As the owner of a retail business, you know that the energy needs of your store are different from the… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Solutions for Your Restaurant

At Lime Energy, we help all types of small businesses become more energy efficient. We have completed over one hundred… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency for Your Small Business: Automotive Dealerships

As the owner of an Automotive Dealership, you are the expert on all things automotive. At Lime Energy, we are… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency for Your Small Business: Grocery and Convenience Stores

We know that when your business doesn’t waste money on energy, it adds to your bottom line. Of course, energy… READ MORE

How Utilities Can Initiate, Facilitate, and Deliver Successful Small Business Energy Efficiency Solutions

Implementing effective small business energy efficiency programs can be a challenge for some utilities. It can be difficult to develop the… READ MORE

How Energy Audits Can Save Your Business Money

As a small business owner, you know the impact energy costs have on your bottom line. Trying to find ways… READ MORE

How Utility Companies can Break Through Barriers to SMB Energy Efficiency

One of the largest remaining opportunities in energy efficiency is the small business market. While utilities are often quick to… READ MORE

Why Does Your Business Need a Lighting Upgrade?

Installing a lighting upgrade in your space now can save your business thousands of dollars over time. In fact, nearly… READ MORE

4 Steps to Improving Small Business Energy Efficiency (SBEE) Program Participation

Small businesses are the driving force behind today’s economy and have created more than 65% of new jobs over the… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Policies, Initiatives and Predictions: Indiana

Indiana is a Midwest state that is well known for its importance in the energy industry. In 2012, the state… READ MORE

5 REV Initiatives and their Impact

When the NY Department of Public Services’ (PSC) released the 66-page report (REV) in April 2014, it introduced a new… READ MORE

A Solution to the Small Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Challenge

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Council on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate has recently released a report entitled… READ MORE

How to Increase SMB Energy Efficiency Program Participation

Small businesses are the backbone of America. Despite their prevalence across the US and their undeniable impact on the economy,… READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know about the History of Utility 2.0

To understand how to transform your utility into Utility 2.0, it’s important to start at the beginning. From the early… READ MORE

Lime Energy's Throwback to AESP 2013

We’re throwing it back this Thursday! Back to the year of the royal baby, Snapchat, the Super Bowl blackout and… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Policies, Initiatives, and Predictions: Illinois

Illinois is one of approximately 25 states in the U.S. with a fully funded Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) initiative… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Policies, Initiatives, and Predictions: Missouri

As of 2014, approximately half of U.S. states have enacted enforceable, long-term Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS). According to the… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Policies, Initiatives, and Predictions: Georgia

Georgia is among the roughly half of states that have not established an Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS). In the… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency Policies, Initiatives and Predictions: Florida

As of 2014, approximately half of U.S. states have enacted enforceable, long-term Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS). According to the… READ MORE

5 Reasons Utility Companies Should Hire a Small Business Efficiency Partner in 2015

As the nation’s attention turns to concerns around carbon footprint, global warming, clean energy, and environmental protection, utilities increasingly feel… READ MORE

3 Smart Devices to Lower Energy Costs for Small Businesses

Saving money throughout the year can be a challenge – so why not take advantage of every tip and trick… READ MORE

3 Eco-Friendly Breweries

More breweries these days are becoming eco-friendly by taking simple steps to help ensure sustainability and energy efficiency. Eco-friendly breweries… READ MORE

Save Energy in 2015: The Utility Company's New Year's Resolutions

Electric Light and Power Magazine is calling next year “the year of energy”. Their experts predict that the April 2014… READ MORE

Seven Hacks for Reducing Energy Costs in 2015

If your strategic goals for 2015 include “grow the bottom line”, then reducing recurring costs is probably on the agenda…. READ MORE

The Downfalls of Traditional Energy Efficiency Program Implementation

Small businesses represent roughly 80% of the KwH consumed by commercial customers, and very few small businesses participate in utility… READ MORE

Small Businesses with the Highest Energy Expenses

Small businesses need to watch energy expenses even after they become successful. It’s too easy for costs to get out… READ MORE

7 Reasons to Shop at Small Businesses

Over the last couple of decades, the nation as a whole has seen the number of mega-stores and big box… READ MORE

Top 4 Energy Expenses for Small Businesses

Small business owners uniquely understand the impact energy costs have on operations and know that they must be mindful of… READ MORE

6 Tips for SMBs to Stay Energy Efficient During the Holidays

During the holiday season and winter months, keeping an eye on your company energy usage can mean big savings. A… READ MORE

How Energy Efficient Holiday Decorations Save Small Businesses Money

It’s that time of year again to put up the holiday decorations and prepare for seasonal shoppers at your small… READ MORE

Commercial Refrigeration Measures Offered by Central Hudson G&E

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. has expanded its commercial electric energy efficiency program to include measures for non-residential applications… READ MORE

Four Reasons for Small Businesses to Choose LED Lighting

These days, it’s important for small businesses to stand out from the competition and create a setting that will give… READ MORE

Wall Street and Rankin Avenue parking garages get LED upgrades

Two City of Asheville parking garages will been seen in a different light thanks to the City of Asheville’s participation… READ MORE

New Jersey Small Business Direct Install Program in the News

Hillsdale Parish takes an Environmental Step St. John the Baptist Parish converted all 443 incandescent 90W bulbs in the Church,… READ MORE

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 8

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Education – Part 8 of an 8 Week Series

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 7

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Medical and Dental Offices – Part 7 of an… READ MORE

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 6

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Manufacturing Facilities – Part 6 of an 8 Week… READ MORE

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 5

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Office Space – Part 5 of an 8 Week… READ MORE

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 4

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Restaurants – Part 4 of an 8 Week Series

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 3

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Automotive Dealerships – Part 3 of an 8 Week… READ MORE

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 2

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Retail Stores – Part 2 of an 8 Week… READ MORE

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Part 1

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses – Grocery and Convenience Stores – Part 1 or an 8 Part… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency: The Invisible Fuel for Power Companies

This article, from the Institute for Market Transformation, originally appeared on March 29, 2013 and is being re-posted with permission.

Charting 1,600 Clean Energy Projects in New Jersey

In an article published last week, the New Jersey Spotlight reported that the state has been spending approximately $1.3 million… READ MORE

The 6 Advantages of LED Lighting

LED lights are a high-efficiency, long-life alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs.  Their durability and versatility can dramatically reduce long-term operating… READ MORE

The Top 10 Energy Efficiency Smartphone Apps

The top 10 energy efficiency smartphone apps, courtesy of the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE).  The Alliance to Save Energy… READ MORE

Award-Winning Energy Efficiency Solutions

On February 27th, Lime Energy was proud to receive the 2012 National Grid Energy Solutions Distinguished Partner (ESP) Award. This… READ MORE

Energy Efficiency and the State of the Union

In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama stated that no area holds more promise than our investments… READ MORE

6 Green Valentine's Day Gifts

This Valentine’s day, show your loved one you care about the environment too! We’ve found six great gift ideas that… READ MORE

14 Ways To Reduce Your Refrigeration Costs By As Much As 50%

Refrigeration for grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants can account for as much as 60% of their electricity consumption.

4 Easy Ways to Improve the Efficiency of your Business Lighting

Depending on your business type and size, lighting accounts for anywhere from 20-50% of your total electricity use. Advances in technology… READ MORE

6 Ways to Make your HVAC More Efficient

Did you know that Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems account for approximately 40% of the electricity used in… READ MORE

3 Reasons You Should Consider Energy Efficiency Before Alternative Energy

As a clean energy provider, we receive inquiries about renewable energy every day.  While we advocate for a healthy generation… READ MORE

Boston Showcase Goes Green With All New Energy Efficient Lighting

Blog post excerpted from the Boston Showcase Company November/December 2012 Newsletter

Energy Engineering lecture to UNC MBA students

In October, Dom Lempeurer, Lime Energy’s East Coast Director of Engineering spoke to MBA students at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School… READ MORE

Save Big on Heating, Cooling Costs with Efficiency Controls

U.S. commercial building owners could save an average of 38 percent on their heating and cooling bills if they installed… READ MORE

The Growth of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in Commercial Buildings

According to a new study published by Pike Research, the market for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in commercial buildings will… READ MORE

Energy Efficient Lighting Commercial Grade: How High Are the Savings?

If you think that your building’s biggest source of electric use is partitioned away in a furnace room or HVAC… READ MORE

LEED Gold facility showcases sustainability & design build capability

The LEED Gold Dewey Short Visitors Center at Table Rock Dam in Branson, MO encompasses 15,000 square feet with an… READ MORE

Lime at the Mallard Creek Science & Energy Engineering

Lime Energy’s Lead Energy Engineer (East), Samuel Carrara, PE, MBA, LEED Green Associate, presented information about the field of Energy… READ MORE

Lime Energy President Presents to Lee College of Engineering

Lime Energy President and Chief Executive Officer John O’Rourke spoke to 130 Lee College of Engineering students at UNC Charlotte… READ MORE

Lime Energy and sOccket at Huntersville Elementary School

On February 22nd, Tim Lewis, Digital Media Channel Specialist, from Lime Energy, spoke to Mrs. Queen’s 5th grade science class… READ MORE