Sustainability, going green, staying green. It can all be confusing with a great deal of information—and even misinformation. So to help clarify the process, as well as highlight some of the great services that GEE offers, we’ve put together our three part ABCs of Sustainability. This is a great kick-off point for anyone looking to reduce their energy costs and go a little greener, but if you’re interested in doing more, reach out to on of our great Energy Advisors today!

Audit

A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. GEE’s Energy Advisors can work with customers to get them started on a more energy-efficient path.

Bulbs

One of the best ways to lower your energy costs is switching from traditional light bulbs to LED light bulbs. GEE will conduct a free, no-obligation lighting audit to evaluate your potential savings.

Composting

Composting has become easier than ever in homes and businesses looking to reduce their waste. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20-30% of what we throw away, where they take up space and release greenhouse gasses, but composting can help reduce the materials in landfills.

Demand Response

Demand response can reduce your electricity consumption to meet critical utility demand periods. In exchange, participants are paid by local utilities and energy grid operators.

Electricity, Renewable

GEE is proud to offer fixed renewable electricity plans. When a customer chooses a renewable electricity plan, they will receive Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). RECs are proof that clean energy has been generated and represents the environmental benefits of 1 MWh of renewable energy generation.

Fridge

Keep your fridge clean! The average refrigerator consumes about 14% of its household’s total energy. Cleaning out old and unneeded food from your refrigerator as well as any dirt lining the coils will allow the air to circulate easier.

Great Eastern Energy

Great Eastern Energy is a leading supplier of electricity, natural gas and renewable energy in the Northeast. Founded in 1996, we remain one of the longest standing alternative energy companies in the region. Our full service energy solutions help businesses and residences in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Learn more about our history here!

Heating

Heating your home or business during the colder winter months can get pricey if you don’t have the right energy partner. GEE has 5 tips on how you can reduce your winter energy costs, but signing up for a fixed rate on your natural gas supply can also cut down on your winter bills.

 

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