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Top 11 Sustainable Building Practices for Eco-Homes [Plus 5 Sustainable Materials]

When it comes to green initiatives, none are more essential than sustainable building practices. According to Architecture 2030, building operations are responsible for 27% of global Co2 emissions annually. To reduce the environmental impact caused by construction, we must transition to green building practices.  Why? Because this transition will [...]

2023-03-13T11:50:33-04:00March 13th, 2023|

10 Smart Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home

Many Americans seek ways to live more sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint. However, this endeavor becomes challenging during the winter. Lights and heating systems run longer than usual, increasing household energy usage.  Fortunately, small and intentional actions can go a long way toward saving energy and helping the [...]

2023-01-25T12:36:22-05:00January 25th, 2023|

Green Renewable Energy—What Makes It Different Than Clean Energy?

Becoming more sustainable isn’t just an individual decision—states and countries across the globe are making a determined shift toward clean and renewable energy. These efforts go hand-in-hand with the priority of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.  But what is green renewable energy? Is it the same as clean energy? [...]

2022-12-09T10:21:29-05:00December 9th, 2022|

6 Simple, Sustainable Tips for Taking Eco-Friendly Showers

Proper hygiene is an important part of everyone’s daily routine. Enjoying a long, warm shower or bath is an easy luxury to take for granted. When you learn that 771 million people don’t have access to a safe water supply, it can inspire you to find ways to live [...]

2022-11-29T12:05:43-05:00November 29th, 2022|

6 Reasons Why Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Is Important

You’ve probably heard the term “carbon footprint.” You may have even been encouraged to limit your carbon footprint. But what exactly does this mean, and why should you reduce it?  The Spring Power & Gas team has got you covered. Learn why reducing your carbon footprint is important and [...]

2022-11-22T13:38:30-05:00November 21st, 2022|

Plastic Bottles Are Bad for the Environment: Why You Need a Reusable Bottle

Despite the bottled water industry growing every year, the case against buying single-use plastic bottles is expansive. The earth needs all hands on deck, which means reducing our plastic consumption and switching to more renewable and reusable sources.  Let’s get into why plastic bottles are so bad for the environment. [...]

2022-06-23T17:21:27-04:00November 1st, 2022|

How Much Energy Does A Light Bulb Use?

Any homeowner should be interested in the types of light bulbs they choose to implement in their home lighting scheme. When choosing a lightbulb, there are several questions to ask such as,  What are your priorities? Are you hoping to save energy or maximize output in one area? How much [...]

2022-07-12T10:22:00-04:00October 1st, 2022|

What is Sustainable Fashion? Plus, How to Support It

As consumers become more committed to protecting the planet, more and more people are voicing concern over the ethical issues surrounding fast fashion. This has caused many buyers to switch to sustainable fashion for their wardrobe choices. What is sustainable fashion? How can you support it? And why should you? [...]

2022-09-28T10:48:08-04:00September 28th, 2022|

Beware of Imposter Emails and Telephone Scams!

Energy scams are a growing problem across the country. People presenting themselves as “sales representatives” are using manipulation tactics to gain access to your personal information. Stay safe and know how to protect yourself from Spring Power & Gas imposter scams. Learn how to identify call or email scams with [...]

2022-09-21T11:49:57-04:00September 21st, 2022|
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