Achieve Your Commercial, Industrial or Municipal Energy Efficiency Goals
Electric resources and incentives are available to help.
Whether you’re constructing a new building, expanding your existing facility, installing new equipment or replacing aging equipment, your NHSaves® utility partners offer financial incentives and technical assistance to help with your project. Review the electric program flyer.
Efficient chillers can lower the temperature of machinery and industrial spaces—reducing the wear and tear on equipment and lowering energy costs. Chillers provide centralized cooling in buildings and work by producing chilled water, which is used to provide air conditioning.
Compressed air systems are a critical part of many businesses. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most inefficient and expensive. The good news is that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of the equipment and the system, which will improve performance and reduce expenses. Opportunities such as new compressors, additional storage, dryers, zero-loss condensate drains, low-pressure drop filters, engineered nozzles and leak repairs can provide significant energy savings.
Food Service & Commercial Kitchen Equipment
Food prep is a top energy expense for restaurants, and refrigeration consumes up to 50% of the energy in a typical grocery store. Boosting efficiency can reduce these costs, keep food fresher longer, improve workspaces and strengthen your business’s bottom line.
Get more out of your existing equipment with some important low- and no-cost fixes. Clean coils regularly, replace gaskets, use LEDs and install automatic door closers. Replacing old evaporator fan motors with new, efficient electronically commutated motors (ECMs) and installing controls for fan run-time and door heaters can make your existing equipment operate more efficiently.
If you need to replace existing equipment or add extra equipment, your NHSaves utility partners offer instant incentives on new food service equipment through participating distributors.
Heating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Water Heating
Heating and cooling are a significant energy expense and a major factor in employee and customer comfort. By upgrading to high-efficiency systems, businesses can enjoy long-term reduced energy costs, decrease equipment maintenance, reduce emissions and create a comfortable work environment.
Some of the HVAC upgrade options available to commercial customers are:
- Package Terminal Heat Pump
- Heat Pumps
- Air-Source Heat Pumps (Mini-Splits)
- Variable Refrigerant-Flow Heat Pumps (VRF)
- Ground-Source Heat Pumps (Geothermal)
- Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH)
- Dual-Enthalpy Economizer Controls
- Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) Circulator Pumps
Heat Pump Technology
While heat pump technology is not new, the equipment and technology are always advancing. A heat pump uses technology similar to a refrigerator to heat or cool your home. Heat pumps move heat rather than create heat, so it is much more efficient than other heating and cooling systems and offer efficiencies of up to 300%. A cold-climate heat pump can even provide heat when it is -15°F outside! In hot, humid summer months, they are able to effectively dehumidify without having to overcool the space, which results in more comfort and lower energy costs.
Instant discounts at participating distributors
Eversource, Unitil and New Hampshire Electric Cooperative customers can now access instant incentives when purchasing high-efficiency HVAC equipment from a participating distributor. Incentives are provided instantly off the cost of the equipment, with no applications or paperwork to complete.
Qualifying HVAC equipment that is not purchased through a participating distributor may still be eligible for an incentive using the application below:
Lighting and Controls
LED lighting can provide savings of over 50% compared to traditional lighting while lasting over twice as long. Choosing LED lighting options that meet strict quality and efficiency standards and are tested by accredited labs and certified by a third party will ensure you get the quality and performance you expect. Incentives of up to 50% are available to defray the upfront costs of installing LEDs and controls.
Even if your business’s lighting system is newer, you may still have opportunities available to save. If your current fixtures are newer and/or in good condition, retrofitting your existing light fixtures to LEDs can be an inexpensive way to start saving energy.
Upgrade to new, efficient lighting fixtures: Install new fixtures and receive the benefit of an aesthetic upgrade while you save energy!
Install lighting controls: As an added benefit, many new LED fixtures come with the option to have controls added to the fixtures right at the factory or as an add-on at the install location. These controls can enable you to save additional energy by dimming the lights when adequate natural light is coming through the windows or when a space is unoccupied, as well as by tying into your building automation system.
New-Construction High-Performance Buildings
Get start–to–finish support from qualified energy consultants to help you design, build and operate a building that meets your energy goals. No matter the building or project size, we can help your business design a more efficient building.
Save Money and Energy on New Construction
High-efficiency equipment can help your facility perform better, look better, and save you money on maintenance and your energy bills. Our incentives and rebates can help offset the upfront costs of new, energy-efficient equipment for your facility, helping you save even more.
Technical Expertise to Maximize Savings
Our experts can also provide technical assistance to help you ensure that you’re purchasing the best equipment for your facility to optimize performance and savings.
If the upfront cost of energy-efficient equipment is holding you back, your NHSaves utility partner may be able to assist with financing options. Contact your utility for more details.
Variable-Frequency Drives (VFDs)
A VFD ensures a smoother start that is easier on your equipment while also saving energy by adjusting the speed of the equipment to meet the needs of the task. Fans and pumps that are turned down just 10% can save up to 25% in energy costs and, in most systems, reducing its speed by 50% can cause a 75% drop in energy consumption. Some common opportunities for VFDs are cooling tower fans, exhaust fans, air-supply fans, boiler draft fans, kitchen hoods, HVAC rooftop units, dust collection fans, hot water pumps, chilled water pumps, process pumps and water-source heat pump loops.
Virtual Energy Assessment
Are you a business owner, property manager or small business operator looking for energy cost savings while improving your facilities through equipment upgrades?
The NHSaves Virtual Energy Assessment for Commercial Buildings provides a comprehensive suite of energy efficiency product offerings specific to your facility type and equipment interests.
Energy savings installations that use electricity more efficiently than industry practices or building code requirements may qualify for custom incentives. Project costs and energy savings are quantified through a benefit/cost model to determine eligibility.
Any business, regardless of size or industry, may inquire about custom incentives and technical support if there are no standard incentives available to fit their needs. These projects are unique and typically require additional energy analysis or other technical assistance. Technical assistance & engineering services support for businesses implementing customized energy efficiency projects may be available—including quantifying how much energy is projected to be saved at project completion.
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