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Edina – As part of an Energy Smart LED lighting blitz, staff reached out to the Cooks of Crocus Hill stores, encouraging owner Karl Benson to consider LED lighting upgrades. Benson agreed. Energy Smart staff completed a lighting count and prepared a cost savings estimate for the business. They helped Benson select from the list of Energy Star qualified bulbs and assisted with a test of several. “Energy Smart was instrumental in making this project happen,” says Benson. “They did extensive research to find the right LED bulb for our purposes and helped us locate funds to pay for the project.”
In addition to helping the retailer work through the project details, staff connected the business to the Center for Energy and the Environment loan program. “Energy Smart connecting us with the CEE loan for this project tipped the whole thing for us,” says Benson.
Cooks of Crocus Hill has completed installation of 756 LED lamps in three stores, including their new Stillwater location. “LED bulbs are highly desirable from a conservancy perspective, but the up-front expense is a significant hurdle. This enables us to be environmentally and fiscally responsible. The perfect complementary position,” says Benson. The company expects to save 121,025 kWh per year, or an estimated annual cost savings of $10,477. Energy Smart also worked with the business to ensure that they secure the proper documentation for an Xcel Energy rebate and then submitted the rebate application. The business will soon receive a rebate check of $16,855 from Xcel Energy.
Would you like to explore LED lighting opportunities for your business? Contact Jill Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org (651)292-4653.
Polar explorer and sustainability champion Will Steger was the
keynote speaker at the 2012 Minnesota Waste Wise Annual meeting on October 2nd: “Making the Connection: Business Sustainability Practices and the Global Environment.” Steger made the first public announcement about his new business venture, an off-the-grid sustainability retreat center near Ely Minnesota. Click here to view Mr. Steger’s presentation. It is 36 minutes and is in four parts, all accessible at the link above.
Rebate levels range from $125 to $1000 for gas equipment and $100 to $400 for electric equipment. Click here for more detailed information on the food service rebates.
If you’d like to explore the opportunity for food service rebates at your business, please contact Jill Curran at email@example.com (651)292-4653.
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