7 Tips for Overcoming Participation Barriers in Small Business Energy Efficiency Programs

For most gas and utility companies, small businesses make up the vast majority of accounts within the commercial and industrial customer base. It makes sense, then, to target energy efficiency programs to your retail, grocery, restaurant, office and other smaller, nonresidential customers.

But as the new ACEEE report “Big Opportunities for Small Business: Successful Practices of Utility Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs” points out, that can be easier said than done.

Capture Energy Savings with the Updated Department of Energy Commercial Refrigeration Standards

Have you heard the saying “change is the only constant?” That rings true on many fronts – even in the energy efficiency industry. With continuous improvements being made and new inventions coming along, it can be challenging to keep up. One of the latest changes seen is to the new energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment, issued by the Department of Energy earlier this year.  What are these new standards, and how do they affect utility programs?


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