Posts Tagged ‘EV’

GreenHomes Parent Company installs EV Charging Station

April 2, 2013

ABM, GreenHomes America’s parent company, helped the US Navy celebrate the 1st EV Charging Station to be installed at a US NAVY site on the West Coast.

Great to see charging stations going up in all areas. Vroom!

Thanks,

Jason

Getting a charge out of (and into) electric vehicles in California

July 26, 2011

The times they are a changin’.  And the cars they are a chargin’!

Our sister company, Linc Lighting & Electrical, has installed the first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations of their kind in downtown Laguna Beach, California, as part of City’s wider effort to implement an array of climate protection measures.   The EV charging stations were officially unveiled at a June 21 press event conducted by the Laguna Beach City Council and attended by my colleagues at The Linc Group. 

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An EV charging station in Laguna Beach--A state-of-the-art Coulomb system installed by Linc Lighting & Electrical

“We are proud to be a part of this sustainability initiative in partnership with the City of Laguna Beach,” said Ken Sapp, vice president of Linc EnergyHub. “The Linc Group is strongly committed to providing superior, sustainable services to all of our clients across all of our service areas, including IT, electrical, lighting, controls and HVAC. We also are pleased to have the opportunity to work once again with Coulomb Technologies to help deliver leading sustainability solutions.” 

LLE is also installing charging stations for Nissan Leaf purchases and supporting business locations. 

I’m particularly excited by the in-home installs.  We have the ability, with our GreenHomes Partner locations in San DiegoFresno, and Hayward to work hand-in- hand with LLE, not just with charging stations, but to look at the whole house and find ways to save energy–offseting the electrical consumption of the car!  That’s a huge deal.  And the Energy Upgrade California incentives help pay for the home improvements.  Less gas, less smog, lower utility bills, and money back!  It’s a quadruple win!

You don’t have to buy an electric vehicle to start saving in your home and taking advantage of the cash back rebates.  And the funny thing is, the improvements make sense even without the rebates.  You wind up with a more comfortable, healthier home with lower utility bills.  Good stuff!

Cheers,
Mike

Electrics cars mean we need energy savings at home

August 7, 2009

There’s growing buzz about electric cars as a way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and address climate change.  It really is one of the ways we can address energy use in our transportation system (there are many others, including public transit).

GM's Volt and the Nissan Leaf--from the GM website

GM's Volt and the Nissan Leaf--from the GM website

But if we’re going to start powering our cars with electricity, we need to think about where that electricity is coming from.  Even with new power plants coming online, most regions of the country are looking at capacity shortfalls (brownouts and blackouts, anyone?).  We won’t be able to generate our way out of this.  And some of the lowest hanging fruit here is energy-efficiency, including electrical efficiency, in homes.   Just another reason that moving forward, we won’t have any choice but to become more efficient.

Thanks,
Mike


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