There are many simple steps you can take in your business to help reduce energy costs. Many measures require little or no investment on your part, and can reap great energy benefits. Through San Mateo County Energy Watch, you may be able to fund more capital intensive energy efficiency retrofits using Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Energy Efficiency Financing program. Commercial customers may borrow up to $100,000, and non-profits, schools, and government agencies may borrow up to $250,000 to perform lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and other retrofits – with 0% interest loans repaid through your utility bill. Whatever you do, just make sure you aren’t throwing money down the drain, out the window, through cracks in your ducts … and so on.
San Mateo County Energy Watch can help you save energy and money and reduce your carbon footprint. They provide energy efficiency services and incentives to qualifying public agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, farms, residents, and businesses. They also assist local governments with greenhouse gas emission inventories and climate action planning and implementation.