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Business Council Offers Energy Efficiency Grants

on Apr 22, 2019 in Laramie Chamber Business Alliance | 0 comments

The Wyoming Business Council’s State Energy Office will have competitive federal grant funds available for Wyoming local governments, public schools and small businesses seeking to improve their buildings while reducing utility costs.

 

The money will be split between four programs.

 

Local Government Energy Improvement

Comprehensive Retrofit Grant

Available to towns, cities and counties for improvements and retrofits like installing insulation; adding weather sealing; purchase of Energy Star or solar powered appliances; upgrades of showers and faucets; or replacement of boilers, hot water heaters, HVAC systems, windows and doors.

Retrofit Grant (LIGHTING ONLY)

Available to towns, cities and counties to upgrade current lighting systems to energy-efficient systems, which may include occupancy controls and auto dimming according to natural light.

 

Public School Energy Improvement

Retrofit Grant (LIGHTING ONLY)

Available to K-12 public schools to upgrade current lighting systems to energy-efficient systems, which may include occupancy controls and auto dimming according to natural light.

Applicants must sign up for the Wyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program by May 31, 2019, to receive a free energy assessment. The assessment must be completed before submitting the grant application. Grant applications are due July 31, 2019.

 

Small Business Energy Audit/Retrofit Grant

Small businesses, nonprofits and local governments are all encouraged to apply to the Small Business Energy Audit/Retrofit Grant Program.

Energy efficiency improvements are often overlooked as cost-saving and building-improvement opportunities.

The program funds up to 75 percent of the cost of an energy audit and some energy efficiency improvements. Grants are not to exceed $5,000 to entities pursuing an energy audit and retrofits that were identified in the audit.

Residences and housing units are ineligible.

 

 

For additional information and to download an application, please visit http://wyomingbusiness.org/energy or email Sherry Hughes at sherry.hughes@wyo.gov.