Spend less on utilities, more on mission.
All small businesses and non-profit organizations have to stretch their budgets. None should spend anymore on utility bills than necessary.
LCAN's technical staff assists small businesses and non-profits with cutting their carbon footprints and utility costs using some form of the following process, as makes sense for them:
Using the well-established Energy Star Portfolio Manager software, LCAN analyzes the most recent 12-24 months of utility bills to benchmark gas, electric, water and drainage use, and to look for any billing-classification errors that might bring a windfall savings. Clients are asked to sign up for LG&E's Commercial Rebates program and to authorize LCAN to receive digital copies of their utility bills for two years after step 4, below.
LCAN's technical staff makes a site visit to look for savings opportunities, from no- and low-cost steps to larger, capital projects with reasonable returns on investment and payback periods.
LCAN provides a written report, itemizing recommended savings opportunities and noting which recommendations are eligible for LG&E-KU rebates. If one or more rebate-eligible recommendation is implemented, the audit is eligible for a rebate, too.
As desired, LCAN can assist with identifying reliable contractors, soliciting and reviewing bids, selecting winning bids, overseeing contractors' work and reviewing invoices prior to payment.
After rebate-eligible recommendations have been implemented, LCAN assists with filing the required paperwork for all applicable rebates.
Optional: Want your customers and clients to know you care about their climate and environmental health? Consider applying to become an Energy Star certified building, so you may display this logo on it. LCAN can assist with that process, including the licensed, Professional Engineer's role.
These fee-based services* have fast pay-backs!
For more information, please e-mail (NGOServices@louisvillecan.org)
* some clients are eligible for assistance with finding financial support