Rutland-area businesses may be visited over the next few weeks by representatives from Efficiency Vermont. The energy efficiency utility is conducting research in an effort to update and improve their services for southern Vermont commercial customers. Efficiency Vermont offers technical assistance, rebates, and special financing to all Vermont businesses—thousands of which are already benefiting. Bonnie Hawley, of Hawley’s Florist in downtown Rutland, is saving $1,150 each year, after an initial $800 investment in her store’s lighting. Energy efficient upgrades can have other benefits as well. Says Hawley, “The lighting upgrades I did have greatly enhanced my in-store flower displays.”
Businesses can work with Efficiency Vermont on just about any project that requires energy: from lighting (indoor and outdoor) to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, to commercial equipment replacement and more.
Source: Efficiency Vermont, July 11, 2014