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Title: Achieving Energy Efficiency In Small Businesses In Low-Income Areas

Abstract

Lime Energy, with funding from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), recently concluded a project demonstrating a new business model for executing energy efficiency for small businesses, in which we aspired to focus on low-income urban areas. As initially conceived, the Project would advance beyond the current best practices used to foster energy efficiency action in small and midsized commercial buildings (under 25,000 square feet), which represent 95% of all commercial customers in the United States. As the project proceeded, Lime Energy discovered that the business model needed to be further refined in areas where Lime already had a presence in the community and the benefit of a relationship with the known utility. The need for this intermediate step – of deploying the business model in an established region – has since been validated.

Authors:
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  1. Lime Energy Co., Newark, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lime Energy Co., Newark, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Org.:
Institute for Market Transformation; Houston Advanced Research Center
OSTI Identifier:
1478651
Report Number(s):
DOE-LIME-07560
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0007560
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; Energy Efficiency; Lime Energy; Pay for Performance; Small Business; Low Income; Energy Savings

Citation Formats

Kass, Lloyd, and Kahn, Matthew. Achieving Energy Efficiency In Small Businesses In Low-Income Areas. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1478651.
Kass, Lloyd, & Kahn, Matthew. Achieving Energy Efficiency In Small Businesses In Low-Income Areas. United States. doi:10.2172/1478651.
Kass, Lloyd, and Kahn, Matthew. Wed . "Achieving Energy Efficiency In Small Businesses In Low-Income Areas". United States. doi:10.2172/1478651. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1478651.
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abstractNote = {Lime Energy, with funding from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), recently concluded a project demonstrating a new business model for executing energy efficiency for small businesses, in which we aspired to focus on low-income urban areas. As initially conceived, the Project would advance beyond the current best practices used to foster energy efficiency action in small and midsized commercial buildings (under 25,000 square feet), which represent 95% of all commercial customers in the United States. As the project proceeded, Lime Energy discovered that the business model needed to be further refined in areas where Lime already had a presence in the community and the benefit of a relationship with the known utility. The need for this intermediate step – of deploying the business model in an established region – has since been validated.},
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