Energy Star®: Driving energy savings AND rebates

So, what does ENERGY STAR have to do with Encentiv Energy? Encentivizer (Encentiv Energy’s best-in-industry utility rebate intelligence platform) integrates ENERGY STAR’s information so that users can get this data in the rebate calculator. The entire product catalog is in Encentivizer and updated regularly so you will never miss an ENERGY STAR product update or new catalog version. You have confidence that the quotes you are sending out are products with eligible rebates. See more information about the ENERGY STAR list requirements and learn more about their product catalog: https://www.energystar.gov/products.

Energy Star and Encentiv EnergyENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. It’s a continuously updated resource and they just released their latest lamp specification Version 2.1 as of June 2017 which increased the quality minimums for LED lamps.

ENERGY STAR tools and resources help businesses determine cost-effective approaches to managing energy use in their buildings and plants—enabling the private sector to save energy, increase profits, and strengthen their competitiveness. From commercial properties such as hospitals, schools, and offices, to industrial facilities such as cookie and cracker bakeries and integrated steel mills, thousands of businesses and organizations look to ENERGY STAR for guidance on strategic energy management.

Lighting projects are in many cases available for Midstream rebates. (Midstream rebates are instant rebates available at the point-of-sale through a distributor.) The ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® online tool allows you to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It’s used to track energy performance of nearly 500,000 commercial buildings – representing 50% of all commercial floor space across the U.S. You can use it to manage the energy and water use of any building and to benchmark the performance of one building or an entire portfolio. You will need energy bills and some basic information about your building to get started.

Top-performing buildings and plants can earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR, which, for certain property types such as commercial real estate, has been shown to command a premium of up to 16 percent for sales prices and rental rates. Learn more about ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

You can also import your portfolio from ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager into Encentivizer Portfolio Awareness and streamline efficiency for multi-site projects that may or may not be located in one utility territory. See which locations offer the highest rebates and prioritize project rollout plans to maximize ROI.

See Encentivizer’s Portfolio Awareness

 

Source Site: https://www.energystar.gov/

By Mike Cham, CTO

Dead End: Looking for Utility Rebates Online

By Jeremy Struhar, Product Manager

The typical process of looking for energy efficiency rebate information is frustrating, complex, and time consuming. Let’s say you are on a manufacturer’s website and want to learn more about rebates for their products. One scenario might be that their site offers a Resources section that directs you to DSIRE’s website to get that information. Or maybe you visited DSIRE’s website directly 

DSIRE

to try and find the information, but you’re met with a long list of options, after you enter a zip code, that take time to sort through and it may not even be the most up-to-date information. Perhaps you call the utility directly to figure out the rebate? It can feel like a dead end. More questions might even start popping up…What if you don’t have the extra time to invest in all this? And, why is it so hard to find rebate information?

Rebates are an important part of any energy efficiency upgrade/retrofit or new construction project – after all they can win you the job. If manufacturers had accurate rebate information right on their website, it would make searching for rebates a much faster – and easier – process. All the information you need in one place.

Encentivizer Widget Mockup

We feel your pain and know exactly what you’re going through. That’s why we created the Encentivizer Widget. It allows anyone with a website to add a widget that shows accurate, real-time energy efficiency rebate intelligence by product line or category and by utility. So, it’s perfect for product manufacturers that invest in getting fixtures listed on DesignLights Consortium QPL – this enhances the investment and increases ROI. If you’re an agent, distributor, or contractor and would like to be able to access this data for the fixtures you’re using, you can add it to your website or suggest the manufacturers that you work with to get this on their site! Have someone in mind right now? Let us know.

Looking for more information on the Widget? Look no further.

Even if you do not have a website, Encentivizer has a solution for everyone! Visit our product page to learn more about how Encentivizer will help you.