Efficiency Programs and Rebates: Save More Do More

Thursday, September 28, 2017 By Kristen Osborn

In the early days of lighting rebates and incentives, the concept of utility companies handing out checks as a reward for more efficient energy programs sounded too good to be true.

This discussion typically generated common questions, such as:

“What’s the catch?”

“How much extra will that cost me?”

“Is it a lot of extra work?”

Several years later, and with a successful track record of $3.8M in rebates managed and returned to our customers, we understand the process, see the value, and know without a doubt it is still the real deal.

So, if your company is considering a property-wide lighting project, what does all of this mean to you?

  1. SAVE MORE: Lighting rebates mean greater savings to you. Let’s say you want to retrofit all of your stores to garner savings off your electric bill first and foremost as well as become a more energy efficient corporate citizen. A lot of utility companies understand this and are offering cash/credit rebates to help you to become greener and more efficient. Does the project have the measurable kWh savings in order to receive a rebate? Programs can be custom or prescriptive; we’ll handle all of that for you.
  2. DO MORE: Maybe there’s a project that’s not even made it on to your list due to current budget constraints, or it’s in an area that you aren’t currently targeting. It’s a big decision and a large expenditure. Some utility companies offer cash incentives as motivation to move forward with an energy-efficient program. In these situations the utility will let you know if you qualify.

Whether the energy efficiency project was pre-planned and took advantage of an existing lighting rebate, or the offered incentive was the project catalyst, the end result is the same. Your organization will be reaping the rewards of energy savings month after month, year after year.

In the coming months, we’ll discuss more of the nuances of rebates in general as well as provide real time information you can use. For now, please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions regarding an efficiency program or rebates. Our highly qualified team handles all the work and our customers garner all the rewards. No catch, just our way of going the extra mile for our customers.

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