Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
Carlton Management, LLC, a multi-family residential and commercial property management firm in Central New York, recently completed exterior LED lighting upgrades at 22 of its properties. The upgrades, completed by SmartWatt Energy via the National Grid Small Business Services Program, have reduced Carlton Management’s monthly energy costs by more than $5,000.
“We have completed lighting upgrades at 22 of our properties through the National Grid Small Business Services Program because we saw the energy savings,” said Marke Lantry, Property Manager for Carlton Management. “It was a no brainer.”
After conducting a complimentary energy analysis of all outdoor lighting, SmartWatt proposed a plan to replace the existing inefficient exterior parking lot, building, and canopy lighting systems with energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures. These upgrades came with a National Grid rebate of $141,932 and, according to National Grid, are expected to pay for themselves in approximately 23 months.
Additionally, Carlton Management has referred 18 of its tenants to complete interior lighting upgrades at their facilities through the National Grid Small Business Services Program. One tenant, Mother Nature Pet Supply, completed interior T-12 to T-8 fluorescent lighting upgrades at its retail store in Manlius, NY. The upgrades are expected to save $122 per month in energy costs and came with a National Grid rebate of $2,143.
“The lighting upgrades have made a huge difference in our store,” said Carla DellContrada, Owner of Mother Nature Pet Supply. “The new lights are at least three times brighter.”
SmartWatt is the administrator and implementation contractor for National Grid's Small Business Services Program in Upstate New York. The National Grid Small Business Services Program helps businesses with an average peak demand of 100 kW or less per month conduct energy-efficient upgrade measures. Through this program, SmartWatt Energy will provide a complimentary energy analysis, and National Grid will pay up to 70 percent of the installation costs completed by SmartWatt Energy and finance the remaining amount interest-free for up to two years.
ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.
SmartWatt Energy is a unique energy-efficiency firm. It provides turnkey solutions for utilities, commercial, industrial and institutional clients and also develops proprietary software that streamlines internal workflow processes and provides comprehensive program reporting. SmartWatt Energy’s three divisions use cutting-edge technologies, design and processes to take on and solve their client’s toughest sustainability challenges:
•The Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Division works with end-use clients throughout the United States to design and install multi-measure energy-efficiency projects. Clients look to SmartWatt Energy to provide large-scale savings through turnkey energy auditing, engineering, project management and installation services.
•The Utility Division contracts directly with utilities to manage their commercial energy efficiency programs. SmartWatt Energy’s vertically integrated program delivery platform ensures utility program success and client satisfaction, because all elements of the utility program are handled by a talented, integrated, cross-functional team.
•The Software Development Division creates customized, proprietary software applications to increase efficiencies and provide added value to utilities and national accounts clients.
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