No one has ever labeled New Orleans as bland. With its gritty edge and profusion of exuberance and culture, the city has made great strides since Mother Nature dealt her Katrina blow 10 years ago. Neighborhoods and business districts are rising up, though many struggle with the challenge of building smarter while still retaining the historic charm and essence that define this unique city.
When Andress Blackwell, President and CEO of Swerve, moved her company into a former manufacturing facility in the Mid-City neighborhood near the heart of the city, her goal was to retain the character of the space first built in the 1950s. The building was home for a time to the... Read More
When Congress passed the Energy Independence Act in 2007, its purpose was to encourage consumers to switch over to more energy-efficient light bulbs. At the time, compact fluorescents, called CFLs, and LED light bulbs were considerably more expensive to buy than standard incandescents, but in recent years, costs have come down. Consumers are realizing the savings on their electric bill and these savings can be substantial in commercial spaces.
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Will you be among the millions flocking to amusement parks this summer to experience the latest thrilling rides? Our friends at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, have created a spectacular 4-D interactive ride called Voyage to the Iron Reef that opened to rave reviews in May.
“I rode it on opening day and it was awesome,” says Andy Romanski, outside salesman with American Electric who worked with the company on the exterior lighting for the new attraction. “The ride takes you on a journey to the bottom of the ocean where you battle sea creatures with a freeze ray.” Andy was on hand in May to celebrate the opening of the... Read More
One of the best parts about being a blogger for Barn Light Electric is that I hear about all sorts of great projects — new home builds, office overhauls, restaurant remodels, and renovation projects that take on a life of their own. Customers generously share their photos with us so that we, in turn, can share them with you to use as inspiration for your own projects!
Today we visit with Elizabeth who, along with her husband David, tackled the renovation of a 1949 bungalow in Ojai, California, a tiny rural town near Santa Barbara. They fell in love with the location and timeless charm of the cottage and set about modernizing yet protecting the roots of this... Read More
Like many communities in California celebrating today’s 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the city of Vista will hold an Earth Day Festival with games for kids, special speakers, gardening demonstrations, plant sales, food, and more. But you can find earth-friendly organizations and businesses every single day of the year in Vista including today’s Featured Customer The Wall Climbing Gym located in north San Diego County.
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