Energy Efficiency as a Bottom-Line Advantage

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October 30, 2019

From family-owned businesses to entrepreneurial franchise owners and multi-site operations, addressing aging equipment and energy efficiency are common challenges often pushed aside due to lack of time and resources.

Today, thanks to the new NH Small Business Development Center and Eversource partnership, small and mid-size businesses across the state have enhanced access to energy efficiency resources, technical assistance, and energy expertise.

Our turnkey program will connect your business to new ways to save, provide you with professionals to complete the upgrades and improvements, and help you access financing and incentives to lower the cost of completing the project work.

The result: immediate and year-after-year cost savings that you can put back into your bottom line. 

 

Getting Started

An Eversource-authorized professional contractor will conduct a no-cost, no-obligation energy usage evaluation of your business, inside and out. You'll then receive a customized proposal with costs, incentives, financing, and details on how the energy savings will translate to dollar savings.

Money-saving upgrades will be completed with minimal impact on daily operations, allowing business owners to stay focused on running their business.

Interested in learning more about how energy efficiency solutions can help your business? Below are three common areas where most businesses can save money:

Lighting

LED lighting and lighting controls can deliver energy savings, provide added flexibility, and create a more professional and productive environment.

HVAC

Rightsizing your HVAC equipment and building automation system controls let you easily manage heating and cooling only when you need it while creating a more comfortable environment for your employees and customers.

Equipment Controls

It’s easy to plug something in and forget about the energy being used. In fact, plug loads account for about 25 percent of the total electricity consumed within office buildings. Installing advanced power strips and controls makes it easier to power down devices like computers and copiers when they're not needed. And, in restaurants, manufacturing facilities, and businesses that rely on specialized equipment like advanced ventilation systems, conveyor belts, and compressed air, controls can make a big difference in your operating costs.

 

Who to Contact 

We understand every decision and dollar invested can have a lasting impact. Businesses in New Hampshire that are interested in getting started and learning more about ways to save money and energy can call the Eversource Business Contact Center at 866-554-6025 to schedule a visit and evaluation. If you are outside of Eversource’s region, go to NH Saves.com or contact your electric or natural gas utility. NH SBDC’s Business Sustainability Program can help you navigate your energy project wherever you are located and can help you structure the financing so your bottom lines sees immediate and lasting results. Contact andrea.obrien@unh.edu or 603-641-4379.

 

Thanks to Eversource for this article.

Eversource (NYSE: ES) is New Hampshire's largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns, and also supplies water to approximately 9,300 homes and businesses in Hampton, North Hampton and Rye. Eversource is proud to be recognized as the top contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceNH) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceNH). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.

 

NH SBDC Business Sustainability Program

The Business Sustainability Program (BSP) provides one-on-one confidential business advising in the areas of energy efficiency assessment and funding, environmental management, emergency planning employee safety, and other issues that impact the sustainability of a business.  The goal of the BSP is to help the business owner adopt best management practices to reduce operational risk, increase profitability and therefore, enhance the value of her or his company. 

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