Better Energy for Businesses

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Apple Valley businesses are showing that energy efficiency makes sense for their bottom line and the environment. Since 2007, Apple Valley businesses have worked with Dakota Electric and Center Point Energy on over 100 efficiency projects and cut their annual energy bills by over $285,000.

In partnership with the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce and with input from Apple Valley business leaders, Better Energy is finding ways to help businesses cut their costs by saving energy. Two roundtable meetings identified the following opportunities:
  • Benchmarking to help businesses compare their energy use and costs to industry peers
  • Bulk-buys of proven, low-cost, and quick-payback efficiency devices 
  • Conducting an energy survey to identify progress and opportunities throughout the business community
    • Energy survey for businesses that lease their space
    • Energy survey for business that own their space
  • Connecting businesses to efficiency rebates and utility programs
  • Employee "green teams" to save businesses money through no-cost behavior solutions
  • Exploring ways building owners and tenants can both benefit from energy efficiency
  • Recognizing energy-efficient businesses

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