Mercury Rising – A Case for LED in the Ontario Workplace part 1

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Clean air, clean water; two areas where we should all work together in order to provide a better, cleaner planet for future generations.  But there’s a growing threat most Ontario businesses seem to be unaware of and are contributing to on an alarming scale – pollution from mercury. Millions of fluorescent lights seem are used by Ontario businesses each year.  …

Global CO2 Emissions Decoupled from GDP. Have We Turned The Corner?

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Last month the International Energy Agency reported that 2014 was ”the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn.”  It looks like, globally, we’re finally turning the corner in the fight against global warming. As the IEA looks toward forging a …

Fuel From Water – It’s Finally Here

Jon Bryan Uncategorized

We live in a time of incredible technological advances.  The breakthroughs of the past decade alone make me wonder about what’s to come in the next few years.  Many of these advances are aimed at reducing the world’s carbon output, providing us a cleaner planet to live on.  This past week German car manufacturer Audi announced that, along with their …

OUCH! Hydro Rates Increase Again. Here’s A Way To Beat Them.

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We all knew another hydro rate increase was coming.  Rate increases are a fact of life here in Ontario, where we’re in the second year of five continuous years of semi-annual hydro rate increases, and they’re putting the squeeze on businesses. All businesses aim at making a profit; it’s why we are in business to begin with.  We look to …

Spring Energy Saving Tips for Ontario Businesses

Jon Bryan Uncategorized

Spring is in the air!  In the Province of Ontario that means one sure thing – another hike in your hydro rate is right around the corner.  Frustrating as it is, the best way to fight against higher bills is to increase the energy efficiency of your business.  Let’s take a look at a few tips on how to cut …

Stop Trashing the CFL!

Jon Bryan Uncategorized

First things first – the Canadian Football League is great.  Secondly, this post isn’t about the Canadian Football League, it’s about our moral obligation to help the environment. The CFL I’m talking about today is the Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb, the ones we see every day in homes and businesses.  The concern is; what happens when they fail, what are you doing …

How LED Works

Jon Bryan Uncategorized

People in Ontario are really beginning to explore LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting for business and home, and that’s a good thing.  Good for the environment, good for the wallet.  But I’m often asked ‘how do LEDs work?’  I think that’s a good starting point for my first blog post. First a little history, and for that we go all …