Stock Up on Energy Savings
Take control of your operating costs with energy-saving strategies in your government or municipal warehouse. Smart energy investments can deliver immediate savings that can help you get the most out of your budget. Energize Connecticut helps you prioritize improvements and identify funding resources to make your projects affordable.
Because they are often unoccupied, warehouses are strong candidates for energy-saving upgrades that reduce lighting and HVAC costs. Energy-efficient technologies can also provide significant savings in warehouses with controlled environments. Energize Connecticut’s partners are ready to work with you to identify opportunities that deliver a range of benefits including lower operating costs through energy savings and reduced maintenance; improved comfort and healthier indoor environments for employees; and lesser impact on the environment, contributing to a clean energy future.
Warehouses are moving beyond simply providing storage. Many now offer high-tech inventory tracking and value-added services such as quality control testing and repackaging. As warehouses evolve and energy consumption grows, energy efficiency improvements can make a difference for the bottom line.
Warehouses in the U.S. spend an average of $0.70 per square foot on energy. For some, energy costs exceed 10 percent of total revenue. Heating and lighting – the two largest energy consumers – account for 64 percent of total warehouse energy use, making them the best targets for energy-saving investments1.
1Source: ENERGY STAR ®
How We Can Help
Your distribution center or warehouse in Connecticut 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. Many warehouses are especially good candidates for the Natural Gas Infrared Heater Rebate. In addition to cash incentives and financing options, you can benefit from the full-service energy efficiency program, Small Business Energy Advantage.