Commercial Energy Incentives

Long-standing relationships with energy companies and financial institutions allow EPCO to maximize the value of each energy-saving project we become partners on.

Energy efficiency incentives can come from rebates, tax credits, or financing programs.

Utility and Local Energy Incentives

Contrary to popular belief, utility-related energy incentives are more popular than ever.

  • Rebates – Given to customers who purchase energy-efficient appliances, lighting solutions, or HVAC systems.
  • Discounted Rates – Discounted electricity rates during off-peak hours to encourage energy consumption while demand is low.
  • Feed-In Tariffs – When consumers utilize renewable energy methods such as wind turbines or solar panels to feed energy back into the grid.
  • Financing – Some utilities also offer low-interest loans for purchasing and installing more energy-efficient equipment.
  • Energy Audits – Discounted energy audits may also be provided to help customers identify energy-saving opportunities within their business or facility’s system.
Utility and Local Energy Incentives
Other Localized Energy Incentives

There’s also a diverse variety of more localized energy incentives as well.

  • Green Building Incentives – Local governments occasionally grant expedited permitting or reduced fees for buildings that meet specific energy-efficiency or sustainability criteria.
  • Tax Credits – These may be given under certain circumstances when qualifying renewable energy systems have recently been installed.
  • Public-Private Partnerships – Some private companies partner with local governments from time to time to improve accessibility to renewable energy solutions such as electric vehicles, solar panels, and other modern technologies.

Utilities and local government agencies are providing more energy-saving incentives now than ever. EPCO is ready to help you find the best energy incentive programs for your energy optimization needs.

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Government Energy Incentives

These days, the U.S. Government offers liberal incentives for industrial and commercial businesses to be among the first vital adopters and advocates of energy efficiency and sustainability.

The U.S. Department of Energy has even gone so far as to start providing tax incentives for energy-efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings to make companies and owners double-take at their current systems and facilities.

For example, the 179D Tax Deduction incentivizes energy-efficient building design and construction. And in 2023 alone, the maximum deduction increased to $5.00 per square foot!

As additional legislation and bills are passed each year to help persuade the market to start aggressively pursuing energy efficiency and sustainability solutions, EPCO is here to help guide our customers in the right direction every step of the way.

And with new government energy incentives popping up almost every month, it’s never been a better time to upgrade your commercial for a greener future and better ROI.

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Energy Star Incentives

If there’s one true titan within the energy management and planning sector, it would be Energy Star. The Energy Star program is a voluntary labeling program to promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program was established in 1992 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

According to the EPA, as of 2019, the Energy Star program has helped American consumers and businesses save nearly $400 billion on utility bills and prevent more than 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy Star currently offers energy efficiency rebates for commercial buildings along with various other programs, including industrial plant certification, partnership programs for non-profit organizations, and more.

Although there’s much to digest regarding Energy Star’s incentives, services, and requirements, EPCO will help you find the best opportunities to partner with this exceptional organization.

Government Energy Grants

Government energy grants are financial incentives provided by federal, state, and local governments to individuals, businesses, or organizations to help foster sustainability and greener energy optimization efforts.

While Energy Star and the DOE offer various energy grant options, other governmental institutions can assist with particular client situations and sectors.

For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers guaranteed loans & grants through their Rural Energy for America Program to help bolster renewable energy systems and energy efficiency within non-urban areas.

Taking advantage of such available grants will help lower your overall energy costs and contribute to environmental conservation while improving your corporate image.

As professional energy consultants for clients across commercial sectors, EPCO will look into the best government energy grants available that you can obtain to help make your future energy-saving projects a reality.

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