Entries by Natalie

Let Students Breathe Easy: The Importance of Air Quality and Efficiency in Schools

By: Meggan Shoberg The health and safety of students in the classroom is of crucial importance. According to the U.S. Department of Education, currently 55 million people spend their time in K-12 buildings. That is about 20 percent of our current population! Teachers, students, administration, and staff are all spending a majority of their time […]

Guest Spotlight: City of Columbia Water & Light Sets the Green Standard for Energy Efficiency

Guest Blog by Jane Hinds; Edited by Natalie Phillips City of Columbia, Missouri Water & Light was recognized as one of the Department of Energy’s 2019 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year. The City also achieved this award in 2018. This prestigious accomplishment recognizes Water & Light’s innovative and inclusive approach to energy efficiency and […]

Autogas Workshop Offers Insight to Local School Bus Fleet Operators

Metropolitan Energy Center and Grain Valley School District, in conjuction with the national nonprofit Propane Education & Research Council, hosted the “Autogas Answers for Schools Workshop” Friday at the Courtyard Marriott Kansas City East/Blue Springs. The workshop explained the advantages of running school bus fleets on propane autogas and showed Grain Valley’s propane-powered school bus […]

Guest Blog: The Best Kept Secret in Commercial Energy Retrofits

By: Mary English Those that have been in the lighting business a long time can probably remember the struggle of energy efficient lighting: The product came into the market higher priced than their older cousins, the fluorescent light bulb. They were too bright. Too white. What was the benefit? The benefit, it turned out, was […]