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Spaces to Roam

Čtvrtek, Duben 26th, 2012

Indeed. A recent tour of National Life’s headquarters reveals just how much has changed in a year. I’m greeted in the second-floor lobby by Rusnock and Tim Shea, National Life’s vice president for facilities, purchasing and contracting. Shea, who’s overseen much of the building’s internal transformation, is there to explain “how the furniture can help people think differently about the way they work.”

We’re joined by Stephen Frey, architect and owner of Arocordis Design. Frey was hired by National Life to re-create its workplace to, as he puts it, “better reflect the values of the company in three-dimensional form.”

To understand how dramatic the change has been, we enter one of the last remaining sections of the building not yet renovated. It’s a drab, Dilbert-esque cubicle farm with harsh, overhead fluorescent lights and 67-inch-high partitions. Much of the furniture is three decades old and sprawls with mazelike complexity.

“Welcome to the cutting-edge action office of the late 1960s,” jokes Frey. “It’s like a rabbit hole. People used to get lost here.”

From there, we enter a stairwell that bathes us in gentle, ambient music as we climb to the third floor.

Inside, the transformation is dramatic. Gone are the high cubicle walls, replaced by glass walls and lower partitions that allow employees to see and converse with one another. Overhead fluorescents have all been replaced by soft, diffuse, energy-efficient lights. In fact, the entire lighting system is controlled by sensors that self-adjust based on the presence of people and the amount of natural light coming in from outside.

“I’ve heard a number of people comment that they feel healthier in the new space,” Rusnock notes. “Air flow is better, the lighting is better and the views are spectacular.”

Denise Graves, a programmer and analyst who’s been with National Life for 17 years, agrees.

“I like the open concept, and I like being able to see everybody,” she says. “You can find out if someone is available if you just stand up.”

Graves admits that the loss of personal space was “definitely a change. It takes a little longer in the morning to get set up, but once you do, you don’t have all that clutter, which can be a good thing.”

As Frey explains, such changes reflect a fundamental shift from “‘I’ space to ‘we’ space.” In the past, an office like this one was 80 percent workstations and 20 percent meeting areas; today, National Life’s offices are about 40 percent workstations and 60 percent communal areas for meetings, group projects, teleconferences and brainstorming sessions.

“It’s kind of exciting because people are more energized at their work areas. They’re not all alone in a room anymore,” Frey adds. “Literally lowering the walls and opening up the floor helps people move to a more collaborative space.”

Collaborative space is a buzzword also heard at Office Squared, a “professional coworking space” at 106 Main Street in downtown Burlington. Office Squared — O2 for short — provides freelancers, independent businesspeople and telecommuters with an affordable, centrally located spot where they can set up shop, hold business meetings, do presentations and work on projects anytime, day or night.

Europe on the Cutting Edge: ‘Organic’, the New Electronics Revolution

Čtvrtek, Duben 19th, 2012

An ‘organic’ revolution is unfolding in the electronics industry. From flat-screen TVs and flexible displays to windows, lighting, and solar panels, organic electronic components are offering unprecedented features, design flexibility and versatility at relatively low financial and environmental cost. EU funding is helping Europe strengthen its R&D lead in this fast-developing field by encouraging greater cooperation and coordination across national and commercial research efforts.

‘Organic and large-area electronics’ (OLAE) is focused on materials and devices built from organic carbon-based molecules that are able to conduct electricity. Because these are lighter, more flexible and less expensive than inorganic conductors, such as copper or silicon, they are a viable alternative for many electronics applications.

More significantly perhaps, their unique properties create possibilities for many new applications that would simply be impossible with standard inorganic materials. Organic electronics could lead to intelligent packaging, low cost radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponders, rollable displays, flexible solar cells, disposable diagnostic devices and printed batteries.

‘The range of applications for OLAE is extremely diverse… we are probably only just scratching the surface of what organic electronics can do, and, to top it off, OLAE materials are more cost-effective to manufacture and more environmentally-friendly than traditional electronics,’ explains Herman Schoo, a senior research fellow at Dutch research organisation TNO.

Dr. Schoo coordinated the Polymap* project to help ensure funding for OLAE research is distributed and used as effectively as possible within the European research community. Supported by EUR 600,000 in funding from the European Commission, the project team helped to establish an ERA-Net Plus network. This will build cooperation and coordinate funding streams from national governments and regional organisations. They also set up an online database to maintain up-to-date information on OLAE research and provided support and training workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in this technology.

‘Organic light-emitting diodes’ (OLEDs) are the most common commercial application of the technology. They are behind the bright, ultra-high-contrast screens in high-end portable devices, and, increasingly, are replacing inorganic LED and standard lighting in homes and buildings.

But other organic electronic materials are also being used for flexible displays and ‘electronic paper;’ for ’smart glass’ that can switch from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button; for new types of semiconductors; for ultra-thin printed batteries; for smart clothing; and for flexible photovoltaic panels that can cover entire buildings.

Much of the pioneering work on organic electronics has been led by European researchers ever since Henry Letheby, a British analytical chemist created a partially conductive organic material by anodic oxidation of aniline in sulphuric acid in 1862. Today, innovative European companies such as Nanoident, PolyIC, Polymer Vision and Philips are working on devices, while leading materials suppliers such as Degussa and Merck are actively involved in R&D.

SavWatt Installs Eco-Poles in New York

Čtvrtek, Březen 29th, 2012

SavWatt USA, Inc. pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today that SavWatt has completed Eco-Pole installations at three New York sites: City of Riverhead - Riverhead, NY, Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY, St Raymond’s School - Bronx, NY.Further per our February 6, 2012 news release, our Solar Panel program has enabled SavWatt to close its first major Solar Panel EPC project totaling $3.4 million in New Jersey.

Martin Gerber, SavWatt’s CMO, commented, “Eco-Pole installations continue, with each new site providing feedback and statistics. Our continuous upgrading strengthens our offering for mass deployment. On another note, our Solar initiatives have started to produce results especially due to Federal Tax incentives and accelerated depreciation which covers 50% of the cost, making solar opportunities very attractive. We are looking forward to working with any municipalities that want to go green.”

About SavWatt Fast becoming the market leader in LED lighting, SavWatt focuses on developing innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED lighting solutions. By delivering value added, application-specific LED lighting systems, we can significantly reduce energy costs and minimize our carbon footprint world-wide. SavWatt is leading the LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to obsolete the incandescent light bulb. SavWatt’s product families include LED fixtures, bulbs, street lights, and parking lights.

This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, including the risk we may encounter delays or other difficulties in ramping-up production of our new products; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render SavWatt’s products obsolete; and other factors discussed in SavWatt’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and subsequent filings.

The improved lights, offering better illumination and significantly improved reliability to reduce airline operating costs over current LED lights, will be integrated in the aircraft nose landing gear in two locations. Additionally, due to the plug and play design, the LED lights are easy to install in 15 minutes or less. The work will be done at Goodrich’s Lighting Systems facility in Lippstadt, Germany.

“Goodrich has worked closely with the Lufthansa Technik team to create a superb technology LED solution which extends light service life and offers a ‘no touch - maintenance free’ product,” says Brian Sartain, vice president of Goodrich’s Interiors Cabin and Lighting Systems business. “Our LED runway turnoff lights are reliable and are fully interchangeable (mechanically and electronically) with the existing lights. Moreover, during the extensive field trials, pilots reported that they can see better with these new lights which is a welcome safety improvement for exterior lights on board the Airbus A320 Family aircraft.”

Tim Wenger, A320 Family aircraft system engineer for Lufthansa Technik AG, expressed his appreciation to the Goodrich team for collaborating with the airline. “I am impressed with the way Goodrich worked to provide us with a cost effective lighting solution for our needs. The Goodrich lights certainly exceeded our expectations and we are confident in the quality and use of these lights,” he says.

MAINTAINING AND OPERATING SLUGGERS

Čtvrtek, Březen 22nd, 2012

Running strictly off donations from individuals and businesses, Sluggers quickly became “a hit” with local coaches, parents and players.

Sluggers features four batting cages, two pitching machines and portable mounds, a tee area and a small practice area as well.

Woods quickly began to schedule teams and individuals for the facility.

“After living in this County all my life, I knew the athletes and gene pool here was outstanding,” he said. “So I wanted to tap into the people of the community to give the kids proper instruction. Appomattox has an abundance of knowledge for this need, and having many former players with college and professional experience, the response has been outstanding.”

Through mainly word of mouth, news spread that Appomattox boasted an impressive indoor facility that could accommodate kids from 4 years old through college age.

Sluggers’ popularity grew to the point where teams from as far away as Danville, Richmond and Roanoke were requesting reservations there.

“And with the popularity of travel teams, coaches love the fact that you can come into Sluggers and get a productive and efficient practice in,” Woods said. “Plus we are well-equipped to handle multiple teams. The hardest part of Sluggers is the scheduling because everyone really needs it because of the weather.”

The other hard part, Woods said, is “the transition from the younger kids to high school because there is just so much to cover.”

“We teach the fundamentals all the way through for each level as the kids progress,” he said. “We pride ourselves on the fact that when you come into Sluggers, you get the proper mechanics and instruction each player needs. We believe in a relaxed environment with discipline.”

Woods has never charged any coach or player to use the facility, however, there is a donation jar for anyone willing to give.

The facility must endure regular maintenance, such as replacing baseballs and softballs securing batting cage netting, replacing blown light bulbs, and fixing pitching machines.

All of those tasks are willfully handled by Woods, who donates his time to Sluggers without pay.

Woods’ main benefit is being able to watch Appomattox County’s youth ballplayers succeed on the diamond.

Another benefit of Sluggers is that it alleviates some of the overcrowding issues that take place in Appomattox, where ballfields and practice locations are limited.

Appomattox Community Park boasts a cloverleaf of four ballfields – three of which are completed – and two tee-ball fields. The old Town Ballpark is also available, as is the Spout Spring Ruritan Softball Field.

Not to mention similar problems in the counties of Campbell, Amherst, Bedford and Prince Edward, all of which have been forced to use Sluggers’ facilities at some point.

Fed gives green light to 15 banks, improved take on economy

Čtvrtek, Březen 15th, 2012

Hours after upgrading its view of the economy Tuesday, the Federal Reserve announced that 15 of the 19 largest U.S. banks had passed tough stress tests that showed they’d be able to weather another catastrophic economic slump.

The Fed was expected to release the results Thursday but instead issued the report about a half hour after markets closed up sharply Tuesday. While the market was still open, JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank, had announced that it was going to pay dividends to investors.

That was a signal it had been told that it had passed the stress test, designed to gauge whether bank holding companies regulated by the Fed had capital buffers large enough to survive a steep economic downturn and 13 percent unemployment.

Four banks were deemed to lack sufficient capital to meet minimum requirements in a hypothetical deep downturn. Citigroup Inc. and SunTrust Banks Inc. were the two traditional banks that failed to make the grade. The weakest, other two bank holding companies that must raise more capital were MetLife Inc., the nation’s largest life insurer, and Ally Financial, formerly known as GMAC.

“Strong capital levels are critical to ensuring that banking organizations have the ability to lend and to continue to meet their financial obligations, even in times of economic difficulty,” the Fed said in a statement announcing the test results.

The news followed a statement earlier in the afternoon from the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee, which virtually repeated January’s statement but offered a better read on the jobs front.

Financial analysts had hoped for direction from the Fed on whether it would take any more steps to stimulate an economy that’s sluggish by historical standards, but they got none. Instead, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee concluded its meeting with a statement virtually unchanged from its last one, issued Jan. 25.

The Fed repeated that it intended to keep the federal funds rate — which banks charge each other for overnight lending — within the range of zero to 0.25 percent. This means the prime rate — which banks charge their best customers — is expected to remain at 3.25 percent.

The Fed also repeated that it’s sticking to a program, announced last September, that extends the maturity of its bond purchases in a bid to hold down long-term lending rates. This is designed to keep mortgage interest rates and rates for car loans low in hopes of spurring home sales and auto purchases.

“Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately. Labor market conditions have improved further,” the statement said, sounding a more optimistic tone than January’s “some further improvement in overall labor market conditions.”

But as in January, Fed governors warned that the housing sector remains depressed and that rising crude-oil and gasoline prices continue to push up inflation in the short run. They didn’t expect energy prices to create inflation over the medium run, however. The Fed repeated that it didn’t expect to begin raising interest rates until late 2014 at the earliest, an indicator that a long climb back remains ahead for the U.S. economy.

Laurel couple laid to rest in tornado-ravaged plot

Čtvrtek, Březen 8th, 2012

Denny McCowan recalled Wednesday how Wilburn Pitman gave him his first treeing dog 45 years ago, getting him started on a lifelong love of hunting, and what a fine mother Virginia Pitman was to the couple’s five sons.

“They were precious people,” he said.

McCowan spoke Wednesday at the funeral for the Pitmans, the first of three scheduled for the five people who died when a deadly tornado destroyed their homes in Laurel County last Friday.

Wilburn Pitmann, 81, and his wife, 72, were at their mobile home on a ridge in the northern part of the county when the tornado hit.

One of their sons, Clint Pitman, his wife Tracy and their grandson Konnor, 4, were home next door.

As the fast-moving storm roared in, Tracy Pitman put Konnor on the floor and covered him with a pillow, then wrapped her arms around him while Clint Pitman covered both of them, she said.

They could feel their 14-by-70 foot mobile rocking, then flipping and twisting before the tornado slammed it down, shattering the structure, Tracy Pitman said.

Clint Pitman pushed debris off of them, and led them out of the rubble to a pickup truck in the yard. The three were cut and bruised.

Clint Pitman, 47, immediately went to look for his parents, but their home was gone and he didn’t have a flashlight to penetrate the pitch blackness.

He drove his wife and grandson through a fence and a field to the home of a neighbor, who returned with him to look for his parents, Tracy Pitman said.

Frantic searchers found the couple in the wreckage of their home, which had been blown into a treeline about 200 feet from where it had sat.

The two were clinging to life. A grandson, Dale Pitman, carried his grandmother to a waiting truck to go meet the ambulance. Clint Pitman and others carried Wilburn Pitman on a piece of wood, Tracy Pitman said.

“He kept saying, ‘Son, take care of your mom,’” Tracy Pitman, 41, said Wednesday.

Wilburn Pitman died by the time emergency workers got him to Saint Joseph London hospital.

His wife died the next day at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

The couple, who had 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, would have been married 56 years this July.

They lay together Wednesday in separate polished-wood caskets in the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home, flanked by flowers and photos of themselves as a younger couple.

Virginia Pitman had worked at the American Greeting and Caron Spinning factories in Laurel County and later at Shiloh restaurant, where others called her Granny, Tracy Pitman said.

Virginia Pitman enjoyed decorating her home and yard, worked hard and was devoted to her family, Pitman said.

“Her family was her life,” Pitman said.

Wilburn Pitman had been a truck driver for the state. He was a kind, humble man who loved to trade dogs and hunt.

Wilburn Pitman also was an Army veteran, serving in the early 1950s.

The funeral for the Pitmans opened with a recording of “Amazing Grace” played on the bagpipes as an honor guard from Chapters 66 and 158 of the Disabled American Veterans filed in.

Randy Bingham, pastor of Hazel Patch Baptist Church, where Wilburn Pitman attended regularly, talked of how difficult it is for the couple’s sons to lose both parents at once.

“There’s going to be a great void,” he said.

Bingham also noted the hope of heaven that Christians have.

“There’s another life out there,” he said. “I want you to trust that your parents are in the hands of a merciful God.”

The five deaths — and the injuries and destruction caused by the tornado — have caused great loss in the county, but the disaster also has brought an encouraging outpouring of support from the community, Bingham said.

“You’ve got a community that’s behind you in this hour of grief,” Bingham said to the Pitman family.

As the funeral procession of dozens of cars traveled north from London on U.S. 25, oncoming cars pulled off the road. One teary-eyed woman stood in her yard and bowed her head.

At the graveside ceremony, the honor guard fired a 21-gun salute before playing a recording of the mournful “Taps.”

The Pitmans were buried side by side, the first two graves in a new family cemetery on the ridge where they lived, where their family still faces the job of clearing away the wreckage of lives cut short and turned upside down.

Energy policy reeks of hypocrisy

Úterý, Březen 6th, 2012

President Barack Obama looks down on drilling almost as much as he does on people clinging bitterly to their guns and religion.

At a recent campaign event, he mocked Republicans for their alleged three-point energy plan, every point of which he said is a call for more drilling. When the hilarity died down, he assailed all this prospective oil and gas exploration as “not a plan,” but “a bumper sticker,” a cynical and witless attempt to demagogue soaring gas prices. Pity the fools who propose such asininity and the simple-minded souls who believe it.

In practically his next breath, though, the president bragged that “under my administration, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years.” The “under my administration” is particularly rich. It implies that the lights have been on late at night at the Department of Energy — compact fluorescents, no doubt — figuring out how to make the United States a pincushion for the great and good work of those much misunderstood oil companies.

While lamenting the bumper-sticker simplicities of his opponents, the president of nuance neglected to mention a few details. On federal lands, oil production declined 11 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the pro-drilling Institute for Energy Research. On state and private lands, production increased 14 percent. Natural-gas production on federal lands dropped 27 percent from 2009, and increased 28 percent on state and private lands. The president took credit for a trend with which he had nothing to do and has tried to obstruct.

Leases for on-shore exploration under the Obama administration are down roughly 35 percent from the Bush administration and 70 percent from the Clinton administration. The administration deigned to look at opening new off-shore areas to exploration in 2010, then the BP oil spill hit and the administration locked down again. When he wants to pose as pro-drilling, Obama essentially pretends that he’s the president of North Dakota.

If the sheiks who run OPEC prospected for new members in America’s heartland, they’d be trying to sign up the Peace Garden State. North Dakota’s oil production increased more than 50 percent during the past year, and tripled during the past five years. This has nothing to with the president. It is the work of old-fashioned ingenuity — innovations in hydraulic fracking and horizontal drilling that unlocked the Bakken formation — and the profit motive.

We should want to replicate North Dakotas everywhere we can. Yet we deny ourselves access to oil and gas off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, off about half the Gulf Coast, and in and around Alaska. We could be sitting on as much as 1.4 trillion barrels of technically recoverable oil. That’s an enormous amount of wealth that we turn up our noses at. If nothing else, recovering our oil and gas would create thousands of the blue-collar jobs that Democrats — rightly — say we need more of.

And oil companies will pay the federal government for the privilege. Imagine if Solyndra had given the feds $500 million to build its solar-panel plant in California, rather than the other way around. At the same time the Obama administration has thrown billions of dollars at green energy — the president’s latest enthusiasm is algae — it has denied the government billions of dollars of revenue from new leases.

It also happens that fossil fuels actually work, and even have unexpected benefits. The always-fascinating energy experts Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger note that carbon emissions in the United States have been declining and are projected to continue to do so. The short-term decline is a byproduct of the recession, but the future decline will have to do with new supplies of cleaner-burning natural gas. Europe, meanwhile, hasn’t made progress on emissions despite its cap-and-trade system. Fracking is helping us do what euro-regulations are failing at.

Grand local home follows Victorian, Downton Abbey style

Pondělí, Březen 5th, 2012

Don and Bridget Farrall were smitten with all things Victorian long before PBS’s “Downton Abbey” topped the television ratings with its British accents, brocade wallpaper, swagged windows and tufted furniture.

Filmed in an overfurnished castle, the first two seasons of the upstairs/downstairs Sunday night series follows a blue-blood family from 1914 to 1920. Although not technically the Victorian era , the staged interiors reflect many Victorian styles.

The Farralls prefer Victorian accuracy in their surroundings — with one exception. The house itself, which replicates a floor plan of a home built in Kansas City in the mid-1880s, was completed in 2002. They have duplicated the custom ornate woodwork, quarter-sawn oak floors, 12-foot ceilings and even the push-button light switches, but with modern building materials.

“We loved the charm of the old houses we have lived in, but we also loved the conveniences of new houses,” Don Farrall said.

So they decided to combine the old and the new.

Walking through the front door, into the open foyer and seeing the oak, barley-twist spindles on the staircase confirms their success with the project that took almost two years to build on 60-plus acres near Raymond.

Pictures hang from braided cords on picture rails; ornate chandeliers and brass light fixtures light the way; and wallpaper is in every room.

The house was a well-researched project. Volumes on Victorian homes line one shelf of the library, adjacent to the cozy seating bench in the turret. In the kitchen, for example, soapstone is on the counters, and although the exterior of the stove is vintage, the interior is completely modern. Bridget Farrall lifts a stove panel and shows off the digital displays. A dishwasher is hidden behind an oak panel.

They followed the original architectural plans, with the exception of a “maid’s quarters” — which has become Bridget’s sewing room — and eliminating a back staircase. Surprisingly, the master bedroom did include a large closet and bath, with double sinks and a large tub and separate shower.

The Farralls know this type of historical accuracy is not for everyone. “There is no open floor plan, and that’s fine with us,” Bridget said.

After living in the home for nearly a decade, the Farralls now have it on the market, as they plan on downsizing. They are not sure what style their next home will be, but they are positive it won’t match their current Victorian dream house.

In Lincoln, a “handful” of still-standing homes built in the late-19th century reflect the richness of the Victorian era, according to Ed Zimmer, historic planning specialist for the city planning department. Many more that were built around the downtown area now are gone, he said, cleared out as the town has grown.

Zimmer described the Victorian style as a “density of decoration, visually rich and a highly sensory environment.” He singled out some of the standard Victorian style markers as hard-wood floor with rich carpets, embellishments in cornices, ceiling medallions and tassels.

Not surprisingly, since the “Downton” series has been one of the most watched on PBS, design experts are starting to see some trickle-down trends in both decor and on the fashion runway. Last month at New York’s Fashion Week, Ralph Lauren showed many Downton-ish garments.

Latest Field School Design Details Revealed

Pátek, Březen 2nd, 2012

The latest renderings of the Field School were revealed in a meeting held Feb. 29 at the Case House, where Architect Jonathan Levi spoke about details of the new school building and what’s changed since plans were last presented to the public last fall.

Since Field School design funds were approved at Town Meeting in the fall, Levi said the architects worked to create a more detailed design of the school, while maintaining the look and feel the public saw then.

“One of the things in the back of our minds was making certain the project development continues forward in the spirit of that design,” Levi said.

The plan presented last night included more detail, and spaces that had been refined. Building matrials have also been planned.

The exterior of the building will be mostly brick, Levi said, with ironwood accents, and include large windows to capture sunlight, while trellises will serve to protect the glass and prevent the sun from overheating the interior spaces.

“The effect will be very much like the buildings around us, made of masonry and wood,” Levi said.

The interior of the building will not have suspended ceilings, but instead have exposed structural ceilings, meaning the ceiling will be the beams that make up the roof.

Doing so allows the building to capitalize on natural sunlight, Levi said, while the light-color paint on the explosed ceiling will reflect the sunlight down into the classrooms. Additionally, light shelves will reflect light off the ceiling down into the rooms, instead of overhead lighting, to be more natural. Those lights will be on sensing devices, so they’ll brighten when sunlight wanes.

The cafeteria will look out onto a terraced outdoor space, sloping up slowly with benches built into the grade. A pathway leads to an upper courtyard, where four areas can be utilized for teaching.

An accordian door separates the cafeteria from the gym, just as accordian doors between pairs of classrooms allow for learning spaces to change as desired. The classroom walls will be equipped with Smart Boards and writable surfaces, while a tacking surface will be outfitted along the upper perimeter. Durable material will also be used to protect the walls closest to the floor.

At the meeting, a handful of residents asked questions about the design, or about how the school will be situated on the property in relation to the sports fields.

Levi said once the old school is demolished, there will be more room than there currently is for playing surfaces, including a soccer field and ball field.

Next up, the architects will complete design development and in mid-March will ask the Permanent Building Committee for approval to move forward with plans. Construction documents will take about five months to create, while approals will be sought from police, fire and the building inspector over the summer months.

Clean Green Nation Partners With Lockhart, Texas’s Lanetta McClure

Úterý, Únor 28th, 2012

Clean Green Nation, a company that provides renewable energy equipment and energy efficient products to consumers, has formed a partnership with Lanetta McClure, a green professional based in Lockhart, Texas.

As an authorized Clean Green Nation partner, McClure will provide the highest quality green products and services to consumers throughout the region. She specializes in various topics dealing with green living including solar power, wind power, LED lighting, energy efficient products and green living education. McClure’s foremost goal as a Clean Green partner will be to supply tips for going green in Lockhart TX to consumers based on her extensive knowledge of regional eco friendly topics.

“I’m definitely looking forward to helping out our great country through advocating a number of environmental advances,” says McClure. “There are plenty of new and different energy solutions that many people are not aware of; solutions that will ultimately lead to a greener lifestyle. Take for example, the residential solar power Lockhart, TX has to offer: it’s a readily available tool that many residents would benefit from on a daily basis.”

McClure will also feature a number of energy efficient products for sale in her online store. Here, businesses and homeowners in the Lockhart area will be able to shop, compare and purchase green products ranging from solar generators to LED light bulbs directly from a reputable dealer: Clean Green Nation.

“Clean Green Nation is giving me the opportunity to provide people with a multitude of different resources to help them live greener,” says McClure. “The overall goal here is to create a green energy supply that residents in Texas, and eventually the country, can use in lieu of traditional sources. The idea is that soon wasteful sources of energy, like coal power, will be phased out by renewable alternatives.”

Through both the sale of its products and the efforts by its professional partners, Clean Green Nation aims to heighten the public knowledge of renewable energy sources and advocate a greener standard of living in North America. The company’s top goal is to strive toward foreign energy dependence and the creation of a thriving green energy industry.