Energy-Saving Solutions as a Cornerstone to Your Business
Energy investments can deliver cost savings that you can redirect to making your business grow. Energize Connecticut helps you prioritize improvements and connects you with funding resources to make your projects affordable.
Whether you own your building or are a tenant, you typically need lighting, heating, air conditioning and power for office equipment and other services to operate your business. Energy-saving improvements and equipment can reduce your operating costs and improve your bottom line.
Some Small Businesses Have Unique Energy Needs
Auto Dealers – The average auto dealership uses more energy per square foot than a typical office building. Fortunately, energy-efficient or renewable energy upgrades to lighting, HVAC and other services can reduce energy costs significantly while maintaining or improving lighting quality, safety and customer comfort.
Grocery Store or Convenience Store – Whether you operate a grocery store or convenience store, you know that refrigeration uses a lot of energy. Nationally, grocery refrigeration costs an average 38 percent of total energy use1. That’s why it’s important to maintain your refrigeration systems and install energy-efficiency options. Energy efficiency can be applied to all types of refrigeration equipment, including reach-in, walk-in and under-the-counter refrigerators and freezers, as well as a variety of food and drink storage and display cases. Renewable energy systems can also help reduce your energy costs.
Source: 1ENERGY STAR®
How We Help
Your Connecticut small businesses can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. You can benefit from cash incentives, financing options and the full service energy efficiency program Small Business Energy Advantage program.