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MyEnergy Home Dashboard

I’ve been tracking my energy use with the MyEnergy Dashboard for about a year now, and it’s a really easy way to parse data. You just save your username and password for your utility’s site (electricity, natural gas, or water), and each month it automatically updates on MyEnergy. Then you can browse through the information […]

LED Lamps Redeemed

I felt so bad writing a horrible review of the Greenlite LED 5W Desk Lamp that for a bon voyage present when I left Berklee, my boss gave me a new lamp: the Softech DL-90 Multi-Function LED Desk Lamp. It’s so wonderful that it’s cleared the name of all LED lamps in my eyes. So I […]

An LED Lamp to Avoid

Normally I don’t post bad reviews of things, unless I’m listing the pros and cons of multiple items to figure out which I want. But this LED desk lamp is so bad that I have to say something. When we moved into our new office at work, there was more natural light, but on gray […]

Which TV Is the Most Energy Efficient?

Here’s a guest post from my resident gadget freak, Jason. (Yes, I agreed to a new TV in exchange for a blog post.) I’ve been contemplating replacing our old TV (a 13-year-old Sony Trinitron KV-27S42) for a while now. Brenda argued that the CRT was perfectly fine, but I’ve finally talked her into a Samsung UN40ES6500 by speaking to […]

Greenovate Boston

We’ve had some great visitors in my classes this semester, but a standout has been Brad Swing, Director of Energy Policy for the City of Boston. He was there to talk about the city’s new Greenovate Boston program. Mullen Advertising created the umbrella branding for the city’s environmental efforts, encompassing such activities as public transit, recycling, […]