Barbagallo’s Express Mart Saves with LED Gas Station Canopy Lighting Retrofit and Interest-Free Financing through National Grid Small Business Program

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Barbagallo’s Express Mart, a convenience store and gas station in East Syracuse, NY, is saving more than $2,000 per year after a LED gas station canopy lighting retrofit installed by SmartWatt Energy through the National Grid Small Business Program. Barbagallo’s also received a $4,854 rebate and interest-free financing for two years from National Grid through the program.

Barbagallo’s Express Mart, a convenience store and gas station in East Syracuse, NY, is saving more than $2,000 per year after a LED gas station canopy lighting retrofit installed by SmartWatt Energy through the National Grid Small Business Program. Barbagallo’s also received a $4,854 rebate and interest-free financing for two years from National Grid through the program.

SmartWatt Energy conducted a complimentary energy analysis of all outdoor lighting, then proposed a plan to replace Barbagallo’s existing exterior gas station canopy lighting with more energy-efficient LED lighting. According to National Grid, the LED lighting retrofit will pay for itself in about 33 months. This energy savings project has removed pollutants from the air and is estimated to have the same effect on the environment as removing 20,537 pounds of greenhouse gases or planting 330 trees according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

SmartWatt Energy is the sole Administrator and Implementation Contractor for National Grid’s Small Business Program in Central and Northern New York. The National Grid Small Business Program helps businesses, with an average peak demand of 100 kW or less per month, upgrade to energy-efficient lighting. Through this program, National Grid will pay up to 70% of the installation costs and finance the remaining amount interest-free for up to 2 years.

ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.

SmartWatt Energy, Inc., is a leading nationwide provider of turnkey energy-efficiency solutions. SmartWatt Energy is dedicated to lowering businesses’ operational costs through energy-reduction strategies. SmartWatt Energy provides whole building energy assessments and implements lighting retrofits, variable-frequency drive upgrades, control system enhancements, ECMs and other mechanical upgrades to help commercial, industrial, government and utility customers meet their sustainability goals. SmartWatt Energy’s energy-efficiency services include construction-grade energy audits, value-engineered designs, self-performed installations, utility incentive procurement, facilitation of EPAct 2005 tax deductions and maintenance support. SmartWatt Energy is the sole Program Administrator and Implementation Contractor for National Grid’s Small Business Program in Central and Northern New York.

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