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Department of Development Energy Loan Fund

The Energy Loan Fund is a financing program authorized through the State of Ohio Department of Development. The fund provides low-interest financing to install efficiency measures that reduce energy by at least 15%. Current interest rates are well below commercial lending rates.  The list of eligible applicants includes: Small businesses Local governments Nonprofit organizations

By |2023-11-11T16:13:40+00:00April 11th, 2023|Efficiency, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Department of Development Energy Loan Fund

Solar Case Study – Wraptite

About the Client Wrap-Tite is a manufacturer in Solon, Ohio focused on packaging, shipping, and safety supplies. They are committed to not only to producing quality product with reliable customer service, but also to being good stewards for their community and the planet. Industry: Manufacturing & Warehouse Sustainability Solution: Rooftop Solar Array Results: 296 rooftop

By |2023-03-23T14:15:36+00:00March 21st, 2023|Case Studies, Solar, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Solar Case Study – Wraptite

Why Solar Makes Sense in Ohio

Solar systems are becoming an increasingly more reliable source of energy as the traditional energy market remains uncertain and volatile. Innovations, material availability and workforce capability paired with expanded tax incentives and funding options make systems more affordable than ever. Solar energy is reliable even in climates and environments that have more cloudy than

By |2023-03-16T15:50:51+00:00March 15th, 2023|Solar|Comments Off on Why Solar Makes Sense in Ohio

Ohio’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

The electric vehicle (EV) landscape is changing and expanding and will continue to do so over the next several years. 50% of all car sales are forecasted to be EV’s by 2030 and this will require an estimated 12.9 million charge points across the country. Utilities across the state of Ohio are preparing for

By |2023-03-08T17:22:38+00:00March 8th, 2023|EV Charging|Comments Off on Ohio’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

Manufacturer LED Lighting Retrofit

Client: Fuserashi International Technology, Inc. (FIT) Industry: Manufacturing Sustainability Solution(s) Implemented: LED Lighting Results after finished install: • 40,000 square foot building expansion with total building LED lighting upgrade • Annual energy cost reduction of 57.3% compared to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001/2007 • Immediate tax deduction of $365,983 Since 1996, Fuserashi International Technology, Inc. (FIT) has

By |2023-02-24T16:13:53+00:00February 24th, 2023|Incentives, Efficiency|Comments Off on Manufacturer LED Lighting Retrofit

Energy Audits and How Your Business Can Benefit

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) established 3 levels of energy audits created to improve a building’s energy efficiency, save businesses money, and help them build an energy plan to implement and maintain any energy conservation measures identified. An ASHRAE Level 1 audit consists of utility bill analysis and short building

By |2023-01-12T19:23:58+00:00January 12th, 2023|Efficiency, Solar|Comments Off on Energy Audits and How Your Business Can Benefit

Managing Energy Costs – Lima Allen County Sustainability Seminar

We recently were invited to speak with local businesses about managing energy costs and energy efficiency options at Lima Allen County Chamber's Sustainability Seminar. Check out our feature on HomeTown Stations!

By |2022-11-04T14:56:05+00:00November 4th, 2022|Incentives, Efficiency, News|Comments Off on Managing Energy Costs – Lima Allen County Sustainability Seminar

Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for our annual customer appreciation event. We loved getting to spend the day outdoors and raising money for an amazing local non-profit. We are grateful for all of your generous donations. This year, we were able to raise over $7,200 for Truly Reaching You, Inc. (TRY).

By |2022-11-04T14:37:34+00:00November 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Accelerated Depreciation on Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy efficiency projects can provide economic benefits in a number of different ways, such as with the help of the 179D Tax Deduction. The 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction allows building owners to claim a tax deduction on eligible lighting, building envelope, or HVAC projects. Eligible projects can qualify for up to $1.80

By |2022-11-03T21:08:07+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Incentives, Efficiency|Comments Off on Accelerated Depreciation on Energy Efficiency Projects

179D Adjustments with Inflation Reduction Act: Schools & Hospitals

Since 2006, the 179D tax deduction, also known as the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, has provided tax deductions up to $1.80/square foot on qualifying projects for both new construction as well as any renovations done on existing buildings. The passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has brought some changes to 179D that present

By |2022-10-11T13:58:12+00:00October 11th, 2022|Efficiency, Incentives|Comments Off on 179D Adjustments with Inflation Reduction Act: Schools & Hospitals


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