Friday, October 22, 2010

How The World Feels About Green Brands

Today we share with you a cleverly designed info graphic on how the world feels about green brands.

The graph denotes that the US & the UK appreciate on the economy (as opposed to the environment) and good value when in green brands, while India and Brazil focus believe environmental conciseness (as opposed to the economy) and trustworthiness is most important when it comes go green brands.

Do you find this true in your culture & community?

Click on the image so you can view it in its full size and see all the interesting stats for yourself.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

U.S. Energy Information Administration Projects Increase in Winter Bills

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected today that energy bills will be higher in the winter for New Yorkers.

Those whole use heating oil and natural gas will see an increase, and those who use electric heating will see a decrease.

To lower your heating bills and asses your home's energy use, contact BrightHome about a comprehensive home energy audit or energy efficient appliances.

BrightHome customers are seeing as much as 40% decrease in their energy bills since last year. Click here to read BrightHome customer testimonies.

From the EIA:

Heating Oil.

EIA expects households heating primarily with heating oil to spend an average of about 12 percent more this winter than last winter. About 7 percent of U.S. households depend on heating oil for winter fuel. The Northeast accounts for 80 percent of U.S. heating oil consumption. The average Northeast household is projected to spend 13 percent more ($259) than last winter as a result of a 5-percent increase in consumption and regional prices 8 percent higher than last winter. EIA projects residential heating oil prices in the Northeast to average about $3.06 per gallon during the winter season, 22 cents per gallon more than last winter.

Natural Gas.

EIA expects households heating primarily with natural gas to spend an average of $27 (4 percent) more this winter. About 52 percent of all U.S. households depend on natural gas as their primary heating fuel. The 4-percent increase in natural gas expenditures reflects a 6-percent increase in prices and a 2-percent decrease in consumption.


Households heating primarily with electricity can expect to spend an average of $18 (2 percent) less this winter. Projected household electricity expenditures are 2 percent lower this winter because a 4-percent decline in consumption more than offsets a 2-percent increase in prices.

Meet Eco Ed at The EcoCare Green Market

The EY EcoCare Green Market is coming to the Meadowlands!

When: Wednesday, October 13 2010
Where: The Atrium at 200 Plaza Drive
Time: 10 AM to 9:30 PM

The Green Market offers an excellent opportunity to learn about how easily and economically you can switch to eco-friendly, sustainable options from regional sourced right here in our atrium.

All participating vendors will their own products and services that include solar energy, home energy consulting, lighting fixtures, clothing, gifts of all kinds, household cleaning products, personal items, local farm produce and delicious chocolates.

EcoCare will also raffle several donations from our vendors. Proceeds from the raffle will support The Nature conservancy's "Plant a Billion Trees" initiative.

An expert from the NJ Meadowlands Commission will be at the market to answer your questions one-on-one about environmental and green living issues.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

$5 Million In Appliance Rebate Money Still Available

Due to a large number of rebate reservations that were never claimed, there are still funds available under New York's Great Appliance Swap Out.

Replace those old appliances and save today! Call BrightHome Energy Solutions New York, a certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR at 914.909.5300 to see how you can save today.

Monday, October 11, 2010

BrightHome Welcomes Charlie Simmons

Charlie Simmons, a heating and cooling specialists, joins the BrightHome New York Office. With more than 29 years in heating and cooling, Charlie values customer care, safety and energy efficiency. His professional experience with custom layout ductwork systems and proper airflow on existing homes, supports BrightHome's mission to make homes more comfortable and energy efficient.

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