Monday, March 21, 2011

One million square feet of local business space assessed!

 Here at the Community Energy Challenge, we're all about the numbers. The CEC is working toward the goal of helping Whatcom County save $1,000,000 in energy costs by providing affordable energy assessments to local businesses and homes. So far we've assessed 330 homes and completed projects on 80, finding potential savings of $200-$400 or 20-30% of annual energy costs per home. As for local businesses, 59 have signed up so far and we are finding the potential for an average of $500-$1,000 in annual savings per business, or 3-5% of energy costs per year.

Commercial Conservation Services, the division of the Community Energy Challenge that serves local businesses, has recently reached another exciting numerical milestone. Our Commercial Conservation Specialist, Martin Selch, has assessed over 1,000,000 square feet of local business space.