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Whether you need information about LED lighting solutions, EV charging, city ordinance updates, lighting codes, or company news, we’ve compiled all of that and more for you right here. Simply filter by the type of news you’d like to find below and you’ll be well-versed in lighting, EV technology and more in no time.
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The Different Options of Rebates for LED Lighting in Colorado

Financing your LED lighting project is a very important step in the process. Luckily, there are many different options available, such as rebates for LED lighting. Rebates are optimal as you get a chance to earn a portion of your money back. Learn more about some local rebate options in Colorado and how MAC Electric […]

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How Much Do Electric Car Charging Stations Cost in Colorado?

It’s no surprise that the electric car industry has grown in popularity over the past ten years as gas prices surge and more affordable options become available. For businesses, this provides an opportunity to provide value to customers, employees, and tenants by providing EV charging stations for use. In this blog, we’ll cover the costs […]

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Xcel Energy Awards Mac Electric For Energy Efficiency

Mac Electric was recognized as one of the top-performing contractors in the 2020 Energy Efficiency Program by Xcel Energy.  Mac Electric & Lighting Company, Inc. is family-owned and operated by Loveland, Colorado, native and master electrician Shannon McLaughlin and Michelle’s wife. In business for twenty years, Mac Electric & Lighting Company specializes in commercial LED […]

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BPO vs Dark Skies

BPO vs Dark Skies BPO vs Dark Skies We are often asked, “what is the Dark skies ordinance?” and “Is it a part of the BPO?”. They are 2 different ordinances. The City of Boulder’s “Dark Skies” Ordinance was designed to make sure the city’s collective exterior lighting doesn’t obscure the stars. The ordinance went […]

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What is the BPO?

What Is The BPO? The Boulder Building Performance Ordinance is a set of rating, reporting, and energy efficiency requirements. It is designed to reduce energy use and improve the quality of Boulder’s commercial real estate overall. Deadlines for meeting the city’s requirements are based on the size of your building. There are four requirements needed […]

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Transportation Museum Taps Colorado C-PACE Program to Save on Energy Costs

Transportation Museum Taps Colorado C-PACE Program to Save on Energy Costs First nonprofit to use the program projected to recoup more than three times its initial investment Lafayette, CO, May [TBD], 2018—Brian McCarter, chief executive officer of Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, which administers the Colorado commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program on behalf of […]

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Mac Electric Earns Customer Satisfaction Award

Mac Electric Earns Customer Satisfaction Award In the wake of a successful 2016 business rebate program, the Efficiency Works™ Business program awarded Mac Electric Company of Loveland with the Highest Customer Satisfaction Score. The award is based on completing a minimum of 20 projects, working in at least 3 of 4 communities served by Efficiency […]

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Tuning the Light at a Senior-Care Facility

Tuning the Light at a Senior-Care Facility The U.S. Department of Energy’s GATEWAY program has released a new report on a pilot installation of tunable-white LED systems at a senior-care facility in Sacramento, CA. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) conducted this trial installation at the ACC Care Center and invited GATEWAY to document the […]

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9 Benefits of LED Lighting for Business in Colorado

9 Benefits of LED Lighting for Business in Colorado Have you been considering LED lighting as a potential investment for your business?  Even if you haven’t, here are 9 benefits that make LED lighting worth your time. Return on Investment (ROI)—ROI is one of the most exciting benefits of LED lighting implementation. LEDs not only […]

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LEDs vs CFLs

LEDs vs CFLs We are all familiar with the twisted CFL bulb that promised an energy efficient alternative to incandescent light bulbs.  With recent and continuing innovation in the LED lighting industry, CFLs are becoming an obsolete technology.  Here is why LEDs are quickly becoming the dominant technology in the lighting industry. CFL Concerns CFLs […]

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