The Peoria magazine, Interbusiness Issues, dedicated their October 2016 issue to energy. As publisher Jan Wright mentions in her note on Investments in Innovation, “Like water, the distribution of electricity is something most of us take for granted—but we would notice immediately if it wasn’t there. Continued innovation—in both the source and delivery of energy—is essential if we’re to keep up with the demands of today’s information economy. And that’s something we don’t have to make a decision about.”
Todd Abercrombie, of EverGreen Home Energy, wrote an article for this issue titled, Home Energy Audits: Going Beyond Energy Efficiency. Here’s a brief excerpt from the article:
Imagine this scenario: Each year, your energy bills for gas and electricity keep going up, and it doesn’t seem like it is going to stop. In the middle of the summer, no one in the family wants to sleep upstairs because the air conditioning cannot keep the bedrooms cool. In the winter, there are often cold floors and condensation on the windows. Do any of these complaints sound familiar?
They are common complaints from homeowners today, in homes both old and new. Many of them realize the answer lies in making their home energy-efficient. However, they do not always know where to start. They may decide to begin with a window replacement after seeing an advertisement for a discount on the installation. Or the latest Energy Star refrigerator may be on sale at the hardware store—ready to replace the energy hog at home. The neighbors across the street just saved a lot of money on an insulation upgrade through their utility’s energy efficiency program, but when getting quotes, the insulation contractors propose conflicting solutions. [If this resonates with you, continue reading the article at iBi’s site.]
Other Articles of Interest in the October Issue
This issue is packed full of articles you may enjoy, including:
- The feature article, A Clean Energy Revolution by Jason Hawksworth
- From the Windy Plains to the Windy City by Kevin Borgia
- Bundling Energy Efficiency with Solar by Kiersten Sheets and Don Howerter
- Processing Biomass for Fuel by Liz Scoville
- Modernizing the Grid by Daetta Jones
And more! Remember this issue is focused on energy, especially clean and renewable energy. You don’t want to miss out.