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Community Hero from Bartow County

Bartow County Green Company, Electrical Cost Cutters, Inc. (ECCI) is a total electrical cost saving solutions provider that offers proven systems for lowering electrical costs in commercial and industrial facilities, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For every system our company installs, we offer a written guarantee of the facility's electrical savings. We can also calculate the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.  Herschel has over 20 years experience in reducing the wasted energy that is intrinsic to all industries. Herschel can help you get the current tax credits. He is also helping to create green jobs in Bartow County.

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings

A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available
for systems "placed in service" from January 1, 2006 through December 31,2013. can help you with this.

Facts about Car Idling

Each day, Americans waste 3.8 million gallons of gas by voluntarily idling their cars.  Ten minutes of idling equals 90 grams of pollutants.  Check out next month's newsletter for more facts about idling.

Federal Energy Tax Incentives Extended

The Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives originally enacted in 2005 and set to expire  in 2008 have been extended. The commercial buildings tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot for energy efficiency has been extended to 2013. 

The residential tax credit for efficient furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, water heaters, and insulation and window upgrades has been extended but only for improvements installed in 2009, so hold off on anything you were planning to do in your home this yearp>The new law also extends tax incentives for wind, solar, geothermal and energy conservation. These include both business tax credits for investing in energy conservation measures and homeowner tax credits for installing renewables.

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Over 300 Buckhead Commuters are doing it, are you?

Each weekday morning, these commuters wake up, get in their cars and bypass the gas stations.  They meet up with co-workers and/or other local Buckhead employees, get on the highway and laugh as they zoom through the angry drivers in traffic because they are the HOV lanes.  How are they doing this, you ask?  They are vanpooling and you can too.  It's's smart...and it's easy.  BATMA will even pay you to do it! Join one today.

The Story of Stuff

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