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Ask the Expert: Measures, Rebates, and Really Fast Paybacks

Question: What energy efficiency measures often have the shortest payback, including potential rebates? Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits Answer: Here are a few measures with quick paybacks from projects recently crossing our desks: Compressed air setpoint – Frequently we find that the pressure in compressed air systems is set much higher than necessary. While extensive […]

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Selling HVAC Efficiency to an Increasingly Educated Consumer Base

Technique Matters When Presenting Energy-efficient Options ACHR News, September 26, 2016 In today’s marketplace, customers are opting to educate themselves on HVAC products via the internet prior to a contractor’s arrival. A recent American Home Comfort study from Decision Analyst reinforces this revelation, reporting that, for the first time in years, homeowners are more trusting of the […]

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SCE Efficiency Initiative to Enhance Resiliency in Long Beach

Long Beach Announce Energy Efficiency Plan Port Technology, April 13, 2016. Image credit: MichaelFertig In April 2016 the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Energy Efficiency Rebate Match Program, creating US $500,000 to reimburse tenants up to 100% of their equipment purchase costs. The port’s rebates would match Southern California Edison rebates for eligible energy-saving equipment but are […]

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Ameren Missouri’s Energy Efficiency Program Under Scrutiny

Ameren efficiency program may end after Missouri regulators reject utility’s plan St. Louis Today, October 22, 2015. Image credit: Lucas23 Energy efficiency rebates under an Ameren Missouri program could expire at the end of the year after state regulators rejected the utility’s electricity saving plan. The Missouri Public Service Commission unanimously voted Thursday against an Ameren […]