The SmartSTART (Savings Through Affordable Retrofit Technologies) advantage is simple-pay nothing out of pocket to have energy efficiency products and services installed in your business. The cost of the improvements is repaid over time, using the savings generated by the products themselves!

For instance, let's say you've installed energy efficiency products worth $1,000 and those products save you $100 per month. You pay for the product in easy monthly payments on your electric bill equal to ¾ of the savings, or $75 per month. You still realize overall savings on your electric bill while paying for energy efficiency improvements that will save you money for years to come. If you move and the installed products stay, your obligation to pay for them ends. The next occupant will "pay as they save."

You can use the SmartSTART program for:

  • Weatherization; including air sealing, insulation and recommended through a Whole Building Energy Analysis.
  • Lighting and Lighting Controls recommended through a Business Energy Analysis.
  • Other verifiable energy savings measures (requires Co-op approval).

Funding and participation is limited for this program.


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