Spend less on utilities, more on mission.
Nearly every small business and non-profit organization has to stretch its budget. And 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 at least one rebate-eligible recommendation is implemented, the audit also is eligible for a 25% rebate.
Whether LCAN has conducted an audit or not, we assist with identifying reliable contractors, soliciting and reviewing bids, overseeing the selected contractors' work and reviewing invoices prior to payment. Need to make unexpected, time-sensitive decisions on a major capitol expenditure, such as a replacement water heater? Want to consider adding solar panels? We can help.
After rebate-eligible recommendations have been implemented, LCAN can assist with filing the required two-step 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.