By Lori Pelersi
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Deb Hall wanted help shouldering the costs of her monthly energy bills at Danker Florist, and that's why she got in touch with NYSERDA.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program helps small businesses cut the costs of their energy bill through a no-cost energy assessment.
A consultant in the region will come to the business and assess the conditions of the heating and cooling system, lighting, hot water system, insulation, and more. They will create a report of their findings and how much the installation will cost and save the business owner. Low cost interest finance options are available and the consultant will explain the different options and help with the decision making.
In past studies, businesses have saved on average about $5,880 per year with a payback period of about 5.2 years.
In order to qualify for the no-cost assessment through the Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program, your business must be considered a small business or a not-for-profit organization in New York State with 10 or fewer full-time employees and average annual electric demand under 100 kW.
If you are interested in the Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program through NYSERDA, check out their website: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Small-Commercial-Energy-Assessments.