Despite the long-term energy savings and environmental benefits natural refrigerant systems offer, their higher upfront costs remain a primary barrier to retailers’ widespread adoption of these technologies.
Last year was the program’s most successful year yet with more than $12 million in rebates
June 13, 2016
Georgia Power is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Commercial Energy Efficiency program in 2016. Since its launch in 2011, the program has helped thousands of commercial customers save money and energy through consultations and resources with additional rebates for incorporating energy efficiency improvements.
Sets target of 1 million smart thermostat installations over the next five years
October 22, 2015
Consumers in Chicago and across northern Illinois are now eligible for rebates on smart thermostats that can cut the cost of the devices nearly in half, making their convenience and increased control of energy use more affordable.
Resort Also Gained an Additional $500,000 in One-Time Rebates from Local Electric and Gas Utilities
March 9, 2015
Owners at Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, California, expect recently completed infrastructure upgrades to generate first-year savings of more than $540,000 in energy and operational costs, including nearly $343,000 in energy costs and on top of that, nearly $203,000 additional in operational savings.
Optimism remains high that the federal government will extend existing tax credits beyond 2016, and local utilities and state governments will start (or continue) offering incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in GHPs.
Company Increasing Office Footprint by More Than 50 Percent and Expanding Workforce by 20 Percent
January 31, 2014
Bluestone Energy Services LLC, a leader in energy conservation engineering and services for a variety of sectors including industrial and retail, has announced plans for a significant company expansion that includes the physical footprint of its Norwell corporate headquarters and an increase in staff.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an increase in rebates offered through the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program of up to 45 percent. CPUC authorized the higher rebates to help boost adoption of solar water heating technology and encourage involvement in the statewide program.
Lime Energy Co. announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract by AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, for the implementation of its Small Business Direct Install Program. The AEP Ohio program provides significant incentives to help offset the costs of implementing energy efficiency upgrades.
Consumers Energy announced that it awarded nearly $3.7 million in incentives to commercial and industrial customers in the third quarter of 2012 to help fund 996 energy efficiency projects that will provide long-term savings.
Consumers Energy announced that it awarded more than $2 million in incentives to Michigan commercial and industrial customers in the first quarter to help fund 697 energy efficiency projects that will provide long-term savings.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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