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New Energy Efficiency Resources for Marin Small Businesses

Posted on June 29, 2021


New energy efficient program opportunities are available for small and medium sized businesses. The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) has launched a new energy efficiency program for Bay Area businesses. Depending on the size of the businesses, there are a couple of options for participating:

  • BayREN Business:
    • Who: For small and medium sized businesses (i.e., those with less than 50,000 square feet and average monthly energy costs of $2,500 or more).
    • What: The program installs new energy efficient hardware, including lighting, smart thermostats, and HVAC sensors, and provides 24/7 equipment monitoring from a team of experts. The program provides businesses with a free energy assessment and works with owners to help businesses reduce operating costs by up to 25%.
    • How: Interested businesses can join a webinar on June 30th at 2pm to learn more about the new program.
  • BayREN Microloan:
    • Who: For smaller businesses (i.e., those with average monthly energy costs of less than $2,500) who need assistance financing smaller energy efficient equipment and light upgrade projects (i.e, ENERGY STAR appliances, LED lighting, etc).
    • What: The Microloan Program, launched in partnership with the nonprofit Mission Asses Fund (MAF), offers 0% interest loans, ranging from $500 to $2,500, to cover the cost of certified energy saving improvements.
    • How: Interested businesses can learn more and apply¬†or schedule a time to speak direction with a MAF representative to learn more and discuss options.
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