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ECP News & Views December 2013

Current Ad Campaign Direct Mail Statewide Cut and Cap CampaignM NGAD Outreach Statewide NGADs are canvassing every premise on our cut & cap list, leaving door hangers AMORM Energy Conservation Workshops City of HialeahM TELEVISION Miami Dade Comcast -Heat SponsorshipM M N. Dade/S. Dade/Hialeah & DoralM Brevard Brighthouse-Brevard CountyM OUTDOOR Miami Dade Billboard-PalmettoM ONLINE Miami Dade MiamiHerald.comM Statewide Google Adwords MOVIES Dolphin MallM DIGITAL - ALL COUNTIES PandoraM

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Current Outreach Florida City Gas is now in Best Buy and Home Depot! Fl. City Gas has recently partnered with Best Buy and Home Depot to bring consumers information about our money saving rebates. In order to effectively communicate how our rebate program works, we have a variety of signage components to communicate the benefits of natural gas appliances and conservation rebates available including tear off pads to for the sales staff to give the customers at the moment of purchase. These are conveniently placed near the stoves, dryers and hot water heaters. Additionally, the bulk of our rebate partners utilize an on online rebate platform which is both available via the web or mobile phones. This platform combines federal, state and utility incentive programs; manufacturer/trade promotions; merchant deals; and other offer types to optimize offer delivery and end customer benefits. This powerful tool presents highly-targeted, location-specific, product level offers that should greatly increase our rebate numbers for 2014!


City of Hialeah ‘Official Energy Conservation Partner’ July 2013 - July 2014 Florida City Gas has had the opportunity to promote our energy education program, energySMART as an Official Energy Conservation Partner of the City of Hialeah through offer a series of (12) energy conservation presentations. As the Official Sponsor of the City of Hialeah Aquatics Program, these presentations are allowing us to help promote energy conservation practices among the city’s residents. We have been giving one presentation per month on average at a variety of locations and facilities. Here are a few pictures of our banner placement at events throughout the city.


2013 Annual Meeting Highlights The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and over 300 of the Space Coast’s top decision-makers met for our 2013 Annual Meeting at the KSC Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. During this meeting, the EDC presented two powerful marketing videos it has commissioned. The videos are available at the EDC’s website and on its Facebook page. The first video, “Powered by Innovation,” highlights the strengths of the Space Coast through the words of leading executives and officials. The second, “Welcome Home,” centers on the myriad lifestyle amenities and quality-of-life attributes of the Space Coast. Both videos are marketed towards building tourism in Brevard. Also during this meeting, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast joined Florida Governor Rick Scott in announcing that Embraer S.A. will open an aircraft assembly plant and related facilities at Melbourne International Airport for its twin-engine Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 executive jets. The new project will create 600 jobs and add 250,000 square feet to Embraer's operations on the Space Coast, which include the company's customer center and Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 assembly plant and paint facility. Additionally, Embraer's Engineering and Technology Center is scheduled to open in the second half of 2014 at the airport.


Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you'll save up to 5 percent on heating costs. Wear warm clothing like a sweater and set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower during the day and evening, health permitting. Set the thermostat back to 65 degrees or off at night or when leaving home for an extended time, saving 5-20 percent of your heating costs. Replace or clean furnace filters as recommended. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy use. Now is also the time for a furnace "tune-up." Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted will reduce energy use, saving up to 5 percent of heating costs. Reduce hot water temperature. Set your water heater to the "normal" setting or 120-degrees Fahrenheit, unless the owner's manual for your dishwasher requires a higher setting. Savings are 7-11 percent of water heating costs. Seal up the leaks. Caulk leaks around windows and doors. Look for places where you have pipes, vents or electrical conduits that go through the wall, ceiling or floor. Check the bathroom, underneath the kitchen sink, pipes inside a closet, etc. If you find a gap at the point where the pipe or vents goes through the wall, seal it up. Caulk works best on small gaps. Consider replacing your old gas appliances with an ENERGY STAR速 water heater or furnace.


When speaking to homeowners, Team ECP has found that consumer’s thoughts turn to saving energy around the same time as they begin thinking about the holidays. Our job is being ‘green’, so we’re always on the lookout for new efficiency gadgets to try out. We’ve put together a list of eco-friendly and energy efficient holiday gifts for you to consider this holiday season. Click on each image to learn more. Evolve Showerhead - Do you turn on the shower hot water and then walk away while the water heats up? Then this product is for you. It automatically turns off the water flow when it reaches a set temperature so you know when the water is hot and it doesn’t go down the drain.

Glimpse LED Fixture - I installed four of these in my dining room recessed lights. It took 5 minutes to install each one. You do not need to be handy; you’re basically just screwing them into the existing light can. They consume 15 watts each and are dimmable.

Nest Learning Thermostat - Programmable thermostats were supposed to help, but only 11% of people program them. Nest is simple: turn it up, turn it down. Nest will remember what you like and help you save energy. You'll be able to see and adjust your schedule, change the temperature and check energy history from anywhere with a smartphone.


Belkin Conserve Smart Powerstrip - Works great for entertainment systems! It drove me nuts that one or more video/audio components were always left on in our house. But everyone knows to turn off the TV – now when we turn off the TV, everything gets turned off. Awesome.

Belkin Conserve Insight™ Monitor - People are shocked when I tell them that the refrigerator in their garage could be costing them $50+ per month to operate. This cool gadget is a neat way to learn about the energy usage in your home. Great educational tool for kids too.

Brinkmann Solar Accent Light - These are a great alternative for lighting your yard when you don’t want the expense of digging a trench and running wires. They don’t need a lot of sunlight during the day in order to give light throughout the evening.

LED Holiday String Lights - Have a greener holiday with LED lights! If you still have those old incandescent holiday string light that you use for a couple months, these LED string lights will pay for themselves in one season.


Temporary Incentives! In ADDITION to the rebates listed above, we have temporary incentives for customers on our cut and cap list. To qualify for the reactivation rebate or cut and cap temporary incentives a water heater must be installed, and all appliances must be connected at time of turn-on. Only connected appliances are eligible for rebates. If a customer is on the cut and cap list, and their service has already been deactivated, they are still eligible for a portion of the temporary incentives if they reactivate their service in accordance to the program guidelines. If you have any questions, please call: Nelly Rodriguez—(305) 835-3608 x63608 Marc Seagrave—(321) 638-3404 x63404


Rebate Information

•www.floridacitygas.com To purchase natural gas appliances:

•buygasappliances.com US Dept. of Energy – Natural Gas


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