Green Living

How Can I Achieve LEED Certification for My Home or Small Business?

How Can I Achieve LEED Certification for My Home or Small Business? | Direct Energy Blog

Working or living in a LEED certified building means more than just lower energy bills. It’s a badge of distinction that shows your commitment to sustainability and green building practices that preserve and protect the earth’s environment. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED certification is an achievement in green building that’s recognized around the world. READ MORE

What are the Best Green School Supplies?

What are the Best Green School Supplies? | Direct Energy Blog

At the beginning of every school year, your family receives a long list of school supplies you’re supposed to purchase for your child. And after all that back-to-school shopping, you wonder how you can soften your impact on the planet, since so many products come from paper, trees, petroleum, and other planetary resources. READ MORE

Green Camping, Carbon Dioxide, & Electronic Waste – the Direct Energy Buzz for August 2016

Welcome to the August 2016 installment of the Direct Energy Buzz! In this edition, we will head outside to get some fresh air into our lungs and commune with nature! We’ll examine some solar-powered camping gear, the power potential of an artificial leaf to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2), and how new technology might dissolve future electronic trash. READ MORE

5 Easy Ways to Hold an Eco-Friendly Company Picnic

5 Easy Ways to Hold an Eco-Friendly Company Picnic

Time to Get Green and Gregarious with Your Coworkers

With summer right around the corner, businesses of all sizes will be holding their annual company picnics. Here are a few suggestions to ensure your business’s event is both enjoyable and environmentally-friendly. READ MORE

How Do I Choose the Right Solar Company for My Home?

How Do I Choose Between So Many Solar Offers?

We want to help you make the best solar energy choice for your home!

As a homeowner, you probably feel like you’re receiving solicitations from the growing number of solar companies on the market. New offers via email, traditional mail, and phone flood into your world, causing you to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices. READ MORE