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Portage High earns top energy rating

PORTAGE | Portage High School recently received a top rating in energy efficiency, and school officials are looking to improve efficiency at other district buildings.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal recognized for energy efficiency

ArcelorMittal recognized for energy efficiency

ArcelorMittal is trying to cut its energy use by 10 percent at all its plants, including in Northwest Indiana.

December 17, 2013 6:00 am

ArcelorMittal lauded by feds for energy-saving measures

ArcelorMittal USA on Tuesday was named a Energy Star Partner of the Year for sustained excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 27, 2013 7:54 am
NIPSCO Provides Incentives for New Energy Efficient Homes

NIPSCO Provides Incentives for New Energy Efficient Homes

As sustainable building - "green" construction that uses environmentally friendly materials and saves energy and water - becomes more mainstream.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Money, morals spark interest in energy efficiency

BURNS HARBOR | Speakers at an industrial energy conference Thursday said there are economic and moral reasons why businesses should be good stewards and make efficient use of the Earth's limited resources.

October 04, 2012 6:00 pm
6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

Mike Rogers sees it all too often: Homeowners want to reduce their high energy bills, so they immediately order new windows.

August 07, 2011 12:30 am Photos


eco-friendly features continue to pop up, even if their value can be tough to see

A gorgeous local-quarried granite countertop. Bamboo floors that didn't destroy a tropical forest. A xeriscape of drought-tolerant plants that don't guzzle water. All are green-home features that don't just offer visual appeal but should be among the tipping points for sellers to sway potent…

April 23, 2011 12:00 am Related


Energy Star credit has reached its cap

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Revenue announced Thursday that as of Tuesday, claims toward the Energy Star Heating and Cooling Equipment Credit had reached the state's $1 million limit, which the Legislature assigned to cover claims toward this credit.

March 03, 2011 9:45 am

Tame These Top Energy Users and Start Saving


January 29, 2011 12:00 am

The heat is on

A programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to conserve energy and money in your household. You just buy the thermostat, install it and let the little robots inside take care of the rest! It's the perfect Earth Day tip for the lazy Cheap Guy.

April 20, 2009 7:35 pm

Hot water, part two

I have another water-relating energy-saving tip to pass along in the Earth Day spirit.

April 11, 2009 3:40 am

Dancing with the Energy Stars

Earth Day is a little more than two weeks away. Regardless of your opinions about global warming, recycling and Ed Begley Jr., you can still save money while you save the environment. Therefore, I will try to offer as many environmentally friendly tips as I can before you party hearty on Apr…

April 06, 2009 6:40 pm
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