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S-Tek Greenline offers commercial and residential green energy solutions for your home and business. 1) Solar Powered Panel Systems Off-Grid and Grid-Tied 2) Residential Microhydro Electric 3) Wind Power
4) LED Lighting Solutions 5) Residential Energy Audits
Thinking of going green, but don’t know where to start? Why not change out one light fixture at a time in your home or business from those heat producing, inefficient incandescent bulbs to an energy saving LED option! Did you know the popular compact fluorescent CFL’s (or ice cream bulb) contain toxic mercury that when broken can contaminate our home and areas we reside? Ultimately the problematic neurotoxin mercury makes its way to our landfills, water supply, fish and then back to us when we consume those fish.
Don’t eat fish? There’s still cause for alarm in using CFL’s – just listen to what the EPA instructs in their website article, “Cleaning Up a Broken CFL, Steps to Take When a CFL Breaks”.
Recommendation from the EPA for CFL cleanup:
“Have people and pets leave the room.
Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment.
Shut off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning system, if you have one.
Collect materials needed to clean up broken bulb: stiff paper or cardboard; sticky tape; damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes (for hard surfaces); and a glass jar with a metal lid or a sealable plastic bag” Source Web 3/3/14.
Give S-Tek Greenline a call at 864-888-1620 and get on the path to saving money today! S-Tek Greenline also offers and installs solar options and are proud installers of American made panels from SolarWorld!
S-Tek Greenline would like to recognize Rainmaker Ponds & Irrigation as an Upstate business that’s a bit greener (energy efficient) today thanks to LED lighting alternatives. S-Tek recently did an entire office LED retrofit (relamping) project for Rainmaker changing out their old inefficient lights to energy efficient LED lighting.
Project Energy Savings: The old bulbs totaled 1100 Watts, our solution reduced total usage to 235 Watts.
Results: Rainmaker now has a total savings of 845 Watts per hour with LED lighting!
Above Photo Collage: Relamping project for Rainmaker Ponds & Irrigation from S-Tek Greenline. Note total Watts and hours of use between the two lights – traditional flood light = 65W and 2,000 hours compared to the 9.4W and 50,000 hours of the LED replacement.
Above Photo Illustration: Side by side comparison of lighting for Rainmaker Ponds & Irrigation project from S-Tek Greenline. Photo taken as relamping was in progress and shows unedited side by side of light flow and beam spread between the two bulbs within existing track light.
More about the benefits of sustainability and LED lighting…
The first and most obvious benefit of switching to LED lighting is that they simply use less energy. There are plenty of other reasons, including waste reduction, recyclability, the use of materials & resources and the effect on building and design practices.
LED lighting supports sustainable design in several ways. LED’s uses less energy than most other types of lamps (see comparisons in images above), they lasts longer which means less replacement and reduced waste, LED’s are mercury-free, and can be housed in special luminaires designed for easier disassembly and recycling.
A big thank you to all those who came out to the 10th Annual Home & Remodel Show at Shaver Rec Center! It was our pleasure meeting everyone, discussing your project needs and networking with other great companies in our area. The below collage showcases some of the great vendors present at the 2 day HBA event. If you didn’t have time to visit the vendors at the show, please take time to visit them online! (See links below).
Various vendors from the HBA of Oconee, SC Home Show 2014
Been thinking about solar for your home or business? There’s no better time than the present to lower your energy costs, reduce carbon footprint and harness renewable energy resources for years to come.
Using solar energy instead of gas and coal also reduces your carbon footprint and the effects on global warming all while creating jobs in the renewable energy industry. Listen to first hand accounts below and give S-Tek a call today to set up your consultation.
S-Tek Greenline is a division of S-Tek Building Solutions and a leading provider of Commercial & Residential Green Energy Solutions. S-Tek Greenline offers a variety of solutions to rising energy costs facing home and business owners alike and is determined to help clients lower the energy consumption.
S-Tek is a Registered Installer of SolarWorld USA products
From hail storms, to water exposure, to wind and snow loads, SolarWorld solar panels are designed, built, and tested to withstand the harshest conditions all while exceeding international testing requirements and providing the maximum power output year after year.
SolarWorld Sunmodules are made in the USA from American materials and components and meet all applicable Buy American Act requirements.