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EPA Recognizes Light Bulb Finder as Best App

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Light Bulb Finder mobile app as the Winner, Best Overall App, in the Apps for the Environment Challenge. Developed by Eco Hatchery, a company started in Milwaukee, the Light Bulb Finder app enables users to easily switch from conventional incandescent to energy-efficient lighting. It is available as a free download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android mobile devices.

“The typical U.S. household can save over $120 per year on electricity by switching to energy-efficient lighting,” says Adam Borut, president and co-founder of Eco Hatchery, a sustainability technology and services firm specializing in energy efficiency software and mobile applications. He adds, “The Light Bulb Finder app cuts through the confusion and provides instant bulb recommendations for standard and specialty lighting with key financial payback information and uses the EPA’s eGRID data to calculate environmental impact.” Users can buy bulbs through the app or at local stores.

Eco Hatchery partners with utility companies, cities and counties nationwide to raise consumer awareness of local energy efficiency initiatives and resources, such as bulb discounts, recycling services and whole-house energy audits.

Location: 4230 North Oakland Ave., #115, Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-332-8347, email or visit or or follow!/LightBulbFinder.

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