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Study: Working from home increases electricity use

COVID-19 has caused a lot of people to spend most – if not all – of their time at home. This includes people who work from home, employees who are unemployed or laid off, and students learning virtually. As a result, consumers in Texas and around the country are consuming more energy at home. Most […]

7 things to do in Texas during winter break

December 7th, 2016

To help keep your guests or kids from getting cabin fever, show them some of what Texas has to offer during the holiday season. Whether you live in Houston, Dallas or somewhere in between, here are a few festive must-sees.

Eco-friendly holiday celebration in College Station

November 23rd, 2016

There’s plenty to do in Texas to celebrate the holiday season. If you want to check out a green holiday festival, however, then look no further than College Station’s Santa’s Wonderland.

Tips to go green at work

November 11th, 2016

Green habits can help you conserve energy in the home, but have you ever thought about using them in your office? Set a good example by using some of the following green office tips.

Save your resources this Halloween

October 31st, 2016

Halloween is that fun time of year when we want to go all out with decorations, candy and fun. We’ve got some tips for making the most of fall fun while not going overboard on resources.

Easy-to-care-for plants for your home or office

October 10th, 2016

Creating a welcoming environment in your home or office isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Greenery can make any room inviting, but the benefits go beyond adding a decorative touch to your space.

Surprising items you can and can’t recycle curbside

October 6th, 2016

Curbside recycling programs have increased Americans’ commitment to recycling. Here are a few surprising items that generally can and can’t be recycled at home.

What do smart grid and smart meter mean?

October 3rd, 2016

Much of the United States has legislation on file that implements the use of smart meters. If you’re a Texas resident or business owner, for example, you most likely have a smart meter, or advanced metering system, that monitors your electrical usage.

Which thermostat should you use?

September 26th, 2016

While your old, standard thermostat might do a satisfactory job at controlling your home’s desired temperature, a smart or programmable thermostat could do the same and maybe save you money.

Tips for helping kids save energy

September 20th, 2016

Part of your kids’ family education should include helping save energy. Follow these tips so your babies – no matter their age! – will help both your family and the planet.

How to save energy in the laundry room

September 13th, 2016

Washing machines and dryers are essential appliances, but if you’re not careful they can make your energy bill spike! Follow these tips to make sure you’re using your appliances as efficiently as possible.