Energy Savings Program

Save money by reducing energy costs: use less, pay less, earn incentives

Key Program Opportunities:

  • Free comprehensive energy studies
  • Incentives for implementing recommended energy efficiency measures and for installing select energy efficient equipment
  • Free technical assistance to qualified businesses
  • Incentives to become a certified energy professional
  • Low-cost financing for energy upgrades

The Focus Program

The best first step is the free NYSERDA energy efficiency study that provides a compehensive evaluation to identify cost-effective methods to reduce energy use and cost, and to identify economically viable improvements that will yield substantial energy savings.

The study (valued at $1500) is available whether the business or not-for-profit owns or leases its facility and is free if its average electric demand is less than 100 kW.  The SBDC can fill out the Consolidated Funding Application for you. We can also help you obtain generous financial incentives to implement the recommended energy-efficiency measures.


Click here to download: "Opportunities for Small Businesses in Upstate New York's Clean Energy". The study was prepared for the SBDC by James Heaney, a former reporter of The Buffalo News and Orlando Sentinel.

Commissioned to advance the mission of the SBDC to provide professional business advisement, education, network resources and advocacy for small businesses, the study includes extensive research on business opportunities for small business and recommendations for both businesses and policy makers.