For some businesses, the process of identifying, prioritizing, and funding energy efficiency and renewable energy projects remains challenging. Although businesses may be interested in lowering their energy usage, and their associated electricity and gas costs, they are often unwilling or unable to invest in the assessments, such as energy audits or benchmarking, to identify energy savings measures. Even once projects are identified, costs, or the confusion associated with prioritizing projects, often impedes implementation.
As a component of the recently awarded California Energy Commission Local Government Challenge Grant, the Business Energy Efficiency Pilot Program (BEEPP) aims to assist businesses in overcoming these barriers. BEEPP will help identifying energy upgrade opportunities through the kWh Countdown’s free benchmarking and energy audit services, as well as free consultations following the audit services.
BEEPP aims to develop excitement about energy savings opportunities for local businesses in hopes of taking the “BEEPP” out of energy efficiency projects.