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    All over the country, businesses and homeowners are looking for ways to deal with the hot summer weather that has led to a major increase in electricity demand.

    To help its customers cope with the heat and rising electricity bills, Constellation Energy is sharing its energy efficiency solutions. The initiative came as meteorologists and climatologists sought to determine if the triple digit temperatures that have swept over parts of the country in recent years are a normal occurrence.

    The consensus, however, is currently up in the air. The experts did say though that volatile storms and extreme heat will always have the potential to send the cost of energy higher, driving costs for businesses, manufacturers, government facilities, office building owners, colleges and universities up as well.

    "If there's a silver lining to the extreme heat we've seen of late it's that it often prompts the private and public sector to look anew at the benefits of energy efficiency as a key part of their energy strategy," said Bruce Stewart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Constellation Energy.

    According to Environmental Leader, Constellation recently helped the Baltimore Convention Center lower its business electricity rates through a $10 million energy savings contract.