Thursday, December 30, 2010

Contractors - Go Solar!

3-Day Solar Design & Installation Boot Camp
from the HeatSpring Learning Institute

Learn to design & install solar electric systems from A to Z. This course guides students from system fundamentals to advanced mechanical and electrical concepts - it was designed for electricians and will be taught by a master electrician with fifteen years of solar installation experience - Ken Thames.

Date & Location
February 8-10, 2011
Dominion Electric Supply
4080 Westfax Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

Friends of Dominion Electric Supply Save $495 if you sign up using our flyer. Download it from our website: or

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

ASHRAE GreenGuide

In today's mail, from TED Magazine's GreenRoom:

ASHRAE GreenGuide
The Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings
Third Edition

Whether you are an HVAC&R system designer, architect, building owner, building manager/operator, or contractor charged with designing a green building, ASHRAE GreenGuide aims to help you answer your biggest question—“What do I do now?” Using an integrated, building systems perspective, it gives you the need-to-know information on what to do, where to turn, what to suggest, and how to interact with other members of the design team in a productive way. Information is provided on each stage of the building process, from planning to operation and maintenance of a facility, with emphasis on teamwork and close coordination among interested parties.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Federal Legislation on light bulbs

Sylvania has a easy to understand chart explaining the upcoming Federal Legislation on light bulb phase out and replacement changes. You can download it from our website.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) is phasing out the iconic incandescent light bulbs and is requiring manufacturers to replace them with new, energy efficient bulbs that comply with EISA's mandated performance levels for incandescent and incandescent halogen bulbs.

The phase-out of the general service bulbs will begin January 1, 2012 starting with the 100W. The 75W will follow in 2013 and the 60W and 40W will follow in 2014. This means you will have to use more efficient lighting alternatives and there are plenty!