The energy audits will review and recommend improvements for:
• Lighting - Alternatives for inefficient lighting
• HVAC systems -- Replacement for old and inefficient heating and air conditioning systems
• Controls -- Improved or added controls for lighting, heating, and hot water to reduce costs
• Conservation measures -- Enhanced insulation, weatherproofing seals, and weather stripping
"The past spike in energy costs help make this project very timely for most small businesses," said NYSSBDC State Director Jim King. "We're enthusiastic about the potential to identify and work with small businesses throughout New York state and NYSERDA to implement changes in business operations that will save energy. These efforts will support the environment through reduced emissions, and the economy through a decreased reliance on imported oil. This simply makes good sense for both businesses and the state."
UAlbany's Small Business Development Center (SBDC, UA), partnering with the New York State Energy Development Authority (NYSERDA), is providing energy audits for small business owners to improve efficiencies.
SBDC, UA is offering the program to all small business owners. The Center will handle processing of energy review applications for Capital Region businesses free-of-charge. Contact the Center at (518) 485-7647 to implement the application process.
About the SBDC The Small Business Development Center, University at Albany (SBDC, UA) offers no-cost, one-to-one counseling: Assisting start-up and existing businesses in developing strategic business plans, identifying appropriate sources of funding, providing market research, management information and financial analysis. The Center works with nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs annually. Funding for the program is provided by the Small Business Administration, New York State, the University at Albany, and various corporate donors.
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