“Green is the new black.” The book by Tasmin Blanchard has a sub-title, “How to Change the World with Style.”
The choice of words is significant. Disaster alone, and in particular the disaster of long-term decay is not exciting. It is not immediate. Style works. It catches our attention. It is today. Our Earth is decaying and unless we do something now, our planet will reach the point of no return. Why bother, I hear you ask? Each person makes a significant impact on our planet, for better or for worse.
The race to eliminate polluting electricity resources in favour of cleaner, renewable ones has a logical twist — we are knowingly depleting our limited oil and gas energy resources. Consequently, the price is increasing. Like an alcoholic taking the last sip from the bottle, tomorrow’s supplies are tomorrow’s problem. So, when I write that Green is the new Black I mean that we need to make energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy solutions fashionable and affordable.
We must find energy solutions that meet the “3 Es” — Effective, Efficient and Economic.
Bermuda is small but an ideal environment to make changes the world can watch and learn from. Bermuda Engineering are making those changes a reality.
You can become “energy savvy” with The Energy Detective (TED) — an accurate and affordable home electricity usage monitor. TED is the market leader in energy management because it is user-friendly and cost-effective. TED can be installed quickly and easily and no further maintenance is required. The information is displayed in real time, in the palm of your hand or on your computer screen.
At any given moment you can see how much money you are spending on electricity and predict monthly bills long before they arrive.
Applications (apps) can be downloaded for free which make the savings even more stylish... Third party studies have concluded that homeowners will save around 10 to 15 per cent of their electricity bills simply by using TED and managing electricity usage. You can start saving and start measuring today — knowledge is power.
The next step is solar water heating. Why pay to heat your water when the sun is free? It takes a lot of energy and money to heat water with electricity, whether instantly or conventionally. Instead, let the sun do the hard work. Bermuda Engineering is the authorized dealer for ProgressivTube solar water heaters, which can be retrofitted to any size or type of existing water heater. Do you have a large water heater already, or thinking about renovating? Bermuda Engineering is also the exclusive dealer for SunEarth solar water heaters, an ideal system for these situations. The company has solutions for you because it offers diverse and professionally certified options to custom fit your needs. Additionally, solar hot water rebates are awarded to applicants based upon the size and performance of the system once installed — up to $1,500.
Adorn your home with a solar thermal collector and proudly display your ‘Badge of Honour’, and save money at the same time.
By going Green we are investing in our future. By investing in a solar hot water system, one will typically appreciate returns in excess of 10 per cent for something used every day — how does this compare to your average mutual fund or savings account?
Bermuda Engineering takes a cost-effective approach to energy savings and believes in Bermuda. An investment in energy management now is an investment in our future. Bermuda Engineering is a one-stop-shop for “Going Green” — including TED, solar water heaters, photovoltaics (solar-electricity), energy efficient lighting, energy monitoring, auditing, and more.
Bermuda Engineering believes it is the future of energy in Bermuda today.