Central New York Property Management Firm Saves $3,994 Per Month After Exterior LED Lighting Upgrades Through the National Grid Small Business Services Program

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Carlton Management, LLC, a multi-family residential and commercial property management firm, reduced its annual energy consumption by 431,059 kWh after implementing exterior LED lighting upgrades to seven apartment complexes and four shopping plaza properties in Central New York. The lighting upgrades were completed by SmartWatt Energy via the National Grid Small Business Services Program and are expected to save the company $3,994 per month in energy costs.

Carlton Management, LLC, a multi-family residential and commercial property management firm, reduced its annual energy consumption by 431,059 kWh after implementing exterior LED lighting upgrades to seven apartment complexes and four shopping plaza properties in Central New York. The lighting upgrades were completed by SmartWatt Energy via the National Grid Small Business Services Program and are expected to save the company $3,994 per month in energy costs.

SmartWatt Energy performed a complimentary energy analysis of all outdoor lighting, and proposed a plan to replace the existing inefficient exterior parking lot, building, and canopy lighting systems with energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures throughout 11 of Carlton Management’s properties. These exterior LED lighting upgrades came with a National Grid incentive of $108,384 and, according to National Grid, are expected to pay for themselves in approximately 24 months. This energy savings project, designed to remove pollutants from the air, is expected to provide the same benefit to the environment as planting 7,798 trees, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

SmartWatt Energy is the administrator and implementation contractor for National Grid's Small Business Services Program in Central and Northern 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’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 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’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.

SmartWatt has won an Inc. magazine “Hire Power” award and has been named the “5th Fastest Growing Private Engineering Company in the United States” on the magazine’s annual 5000 list. For more information, visit http://www.smartwattinc.com.

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