3/21/2010 - Increase Your Bottom Line with an Energy Audit


Increase Your Bottom Line with an Energy Audit
SBDC Energy-Sustainability Program Targets Lower Energy Bills and Improved Energy Performance
The North Country SBDC is designating April "Green Savings" month and encouraging businesses to think green - both environmentally and in relation to your bottom line!   We are currently partnering with NYSERDA to provide low-cost energy audits that can provide big savings to your business.
 Who's Eligible?
Audits are available to small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as industrial and commercial facilities. Facilities must have less than $75,000 in annual electric bills to be eligible.
 What The Program Offers
The program provides energy audits to small businesses to help them make informed electrical energy decisions and implement energy-efficiency strategies. Audits help identify economically viable improvements that yield substantial annual energy savings.  Go to www.nyssbdc.org/services/energy/nyserdaprogram.html to download the brochure.
 The Audit
The audits are scheduled approximately two weeks after your application is received. North Country SBDC will assist you in applying for financing to implement the recommended measures.
 Financing Improvements
The North Country SBDC can help you develop your loan application and assist you in finding financing for energy improvements recommended through the program.  
 Apply Today...Start Saving This Spring!
 If you are interested in the Energy Audit program, please fill out the online application and submit to Mr. Tony Presti NYSSBDC Program Coordinator or contact the North Country SBDC if you have additional questions.
 Potential Savings
     Here is a sample summary audit report. 
 The NYSSBDC will subsidize  the audit fee if the recommended measures are implemented.  Contact North Country SBDC for additional details by calling (518) 564-2042 or emailing sbdc@plattsburgh.edu



  Go Green this Spring! Conserve energy; increase your bottom line. 

Financial Savings: "Economic Case for Going Green"
Business.gov: Small Business Guide to Energy Efficiency 
Business.gov: Energy Saving Calculators
Small Business Trends: Achievable Green Initiatives



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