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Commercial & Industrial Equipment Rebate & Retrofit Programs - Philadelphia Gas Works (PA)

Posted by Danielle Marquis

April 24, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Philadelphia Gas Works Commercial & Industrial Equipment Rebate & Retrofit Programs (PA): Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) Commercial and Industrial Retrofit Incentive Program is part of EnergySense, PGW’s portfolio of energy efficiency programs designed to help customers save energy and money. This program offers incentives of up to $75,000 to commercial and industrial rate customers who make energy efficiency improvements to existing buildings. Incentives are awarded to projects which obtain the greatest amount of gas savings, contain comprehensive energy-efficiency measures and utilize the highest efficiency equipment available.

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Topics: Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Utility Rebate Updates

SmartWatt Named Qualified Contractor for C-PACE Energy Upgrade Projects

Posted by Kayla Bellair

April 15, 2015 at 12:17 PM

SmartWatt Energy announced today they have earned a spot on the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy's (C-PACE) list of registered contractors. Inclusion on this list requires a thorough application process including proof of highly-qualified staff, description of a number of successful completed projects and extensive training on delivering energy upgrades to meet the program's requirements.

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Topics: Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Press Coverage

Business Energy Efficiency Incentives - ComEd (IL)

Posted by Danielle Marquis

April 15, 2015 at 9:50 AM

ComEd Smart Ideas for Your Business® Energy Efficiency Program: Provides a wide range of incentives for commercial, industrial, nonprofit, multi-family residential and private schools to install energy efficiency improvements. Standard incentive amounts vary according to equipment type, size and relative level of energy efficiency. Custom incentives are available. The maximum incentive for new T5 or T8 lighting fixtures is $150/fixture, with a maximum of 100% of the incremental cost and 50% of the total project cost.

 

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Topics: Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Warehouse/Distribution, Utility Rebate Updates, Utility Programs Division, Industrial

Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Financing - Energize NY (PACE)

Posted by Kayla Bellair

March 19, 2015 at 5:00 AM

 

 

Energize NY Finance (PACE Financing): Provides financing to commercial properties for free energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects. The program is financed with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) structure to provide low interest rates, long repayment terms, transferability of the loans and other benefits. Loan term lengths are from 5-15 years, with fixed rate interest rate between 5% and 7% (depending on the term).

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Topics: Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Utility Rebate Updates, Utility Programs Division, Industrial

5 Steps to Engaging Employees in Your Sustainability Efforts

Posted by Danielle Marquis

March 16, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Engaging employees is at the core of any successful Energy Management Program and a key best practice for reducing costs and overhead. Employees frequently end up being the biggest champions of energy efficiency. Nurturing employee engagement is a win-win on many important levels. What’s more, a robust energy program can help employee morale just as much as it helps a corporation’s bottom line.  Not only do employees help corporations meet their energy goals—especially when offered incentives—but an effective program gives employees a much-needed sense of purpose and focus on that goal.

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Topics: Proposition 39, Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, Sustainability Branding, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Warehouse/Distribution, Utility Programs Division, Industrial

How Can I Tell if I Have T-12 Lighting?

Posted by Kelsey Raftery

February 24, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Wondering if you have T-12 lighting in your school, store, warehouse, hospital, office or manufacturing plant? T-12 fluorescent lamps can commonly be identified by:

 

  • their half-dollar sized diameter
  • flickering and humming while turned 'on'

 

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Topics: Proposition 39, Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Warehouse/Distribution, Frequently Asked Questions, LED Lighting, Industrial

DIY Commercial Energy Audit

Posted by Danielle Marquis

February 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM

While a professional energy audit is the best way to determine whether your commercial, industrial or institutional facility is losing energy and where to save, you can conduct your own simple but diligent walk-through and spot problems in many facilities. This "do-it-yourself" commercial energy audit will not be as thorough as a professional energy assessment, but it can help you pinpoint some of the easier areas to address. When walking through your facility, utilize our free commercial energy audit checklist to guide your inspection and note any problems you've found. This checklist will help you prioritize energy efficiency upgrades at your facility. 

 

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Topics: Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Warehouse/Distribution, Industrial

Building a Business Case for Energy Efficiency - PowerPoint Template

Posted by Danielle Marquis

February 12, 2015 at 3:00 AM

As a savvy and proactive facility manager or engineer, you understand the benefits of energy efficiency. You know there are opportunities to upgrade your facility ranging from no and low-cost opportunities, to lighting retrofits, to large scale integrated energy efficiency projects. But what about the senior leadership that still needs to be convinced? Do they even know what benchmarking is or how it helps cut energy bills an average of 7%, according to the EPA? With energy costs continuing to rise, and the most energy-efficient buildings in America using 35% less energy than typical buildings, now is the time to make energy efficiency improvements.

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Topics: Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Warehouse/Distribution, Industrial

What's the Difference Between ASHRAE Level 1, 2 & 3 Energy Audits?

Posted by Danielle Marquis

February 10, 2015 at 3:30 AM

An energy audit or energy analysis is the first step to making your commercial facility more energy efficient. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) defines best practices for energy survey and analysis for those providing energy services. ASHRAE has standards for four types of energy audits, which vary in depth.

 

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Topics: Proposition 39, Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Warehouse/Distribution, Frequently Asked Questions, Utility Programs Division, Industrial

5 Benefits of the Design-Build Approach to Energy Efficiency

Posted by Danielle Marquis

January 23, 2015 at 5:16 AM

When undertaking an energy efficiency upgrade project, one of the first—and most important—decisions you’ll make is whether to use a design-build approach or a design-bid-build approach. While each approach has merit, the advantages associated with a design-build approach far outweigh the cons. Before we dig into the nuances, let’s define the terms.

 

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Topics: Proposition 39, Higher Education, Multi-Family Buildings, CII Division, Healthcare, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Warehouse/Distribution, Industrial

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