Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
The National Grid Small Business Services Program has helped thousands of small business owners in Upstate New York reduce their energy usage and costs. One small business owner, Michelle Ricciardi, recently took advantage of this program for her business and upgraded her interior and exterior lighting systems to energy-efficient technologies. The lighting upgrades, performed by SmartWatt Energy, are expected to save Michelle $76 per month on her National Grid bill.
SmartWatt completed a complimentary energy audit of all interior and exterior lighting systems, and proposed a plan to replace the existing lighting fixtures with high-efficiency fluorescent and LEDs throughout Michelle's business, Industrial Color Labs’. According to National Grid, the project will have a payback period of only 10 months. In addition to dramatic improvements in lighting quality, this energy savings project is estimated to provide the same benefit to the environment as planting 148 trees or saving 646 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.
“The Small Business Services Program team did a great and efficient job. I’m thrilled with all of my new lights!” said Michelle Ricciardi, owner of Industrial Color Labs.
SmartWatt is the administrator and implementation contractor for National Grid's Small Business Services Program in Central, Northern, and Mohawk Valley New York. The National Grid Small Business Services Program helps businesses with an average peak demand of 100 kW or less per month to conduct energy-efficient upgrade measures. Through this program, SmartWatt will provide a complimentary energy audit and National Grid will pay up to 70 percent of the installation costs completed by SmartWatt and finance the remaining amount interest-free for up to two years.
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