City of Framingham and Town of Natick launch small business energy efficiency initiative
In full disclosure, the following is a City of Framingham press release submitted to SOURCE media.
FRAMINGHAM – As part of the Mass Save Community First partnership, the City of Framingham and the Town of Natick are partnering with Eversource on the Main Streets Energy Efficiency Initiative.
During the month of September, the program will help small businesses, places of worship and non-profit organizations reduce their energy costs and environmental impact. This year’s program builds on the success of similar initiatives held in recent years and offers improved incentives for local organizations.
Energy experts from Eversource-certified contractor, AECOM, will be in Natick September 12-16 and Framingham September 19-23 to meet with businesses and nonprofits, schedule free energy assessments, and respond to questions about energy efficient equipment upgrades and other improvements.
“The City of Framingham is proud to partner with Eversource and the Town of Natick to help small businesses and non-profit organizations in MetroWest save money and energy,” said Mayor of Framingham, Charlie Sisitsky.
Paul Joseph, Chairman of the Board of Natick Select, said, “This program provides excellent information and incentives to advance energy efficiency. It’s a great way to lessen the impact of rising energy costs, and I encourage all eligible organizations to participate. »
“Our mission is to amplify and accelerate the success of local businesses, and we believe energy efficiency can be a powerful tool for business owners to improve their competitiveness,” added Jim Giammarinaro, President and CEO. of the executive of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.
All small local businesses, places of worship and non-profit organizations can participate. There are
incentives available to organizations that own or rent their space. The Main Streets Energy Efficiency Initiative begins with a free energy assessment to identify energy saving opportunities such as new lighting, occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, refrigeration controls, insulation and Moreover.
Some of the improvements, such as the installation of new energy-efficient light bulbs, occur directly on the
Larger improvement projects, such as new HVAC equipment or energy-efficient motor controls, must be installed at a later date and may qualify for Mass Save® incentives from Eversource and interest-free financing to offset the cost of upgrades.
“Over the past few years, we’ve had great success bringing main streets to our communities and helping thousands of local small businesses implement energy efficiency solutions that help
enable them to save money, reduce energy consumption and gain a competitive advantage,” added Eversource Vice President of Energy Efficiency and Electric Mobility, Tilak Subrahmanian. “As businesses continue to evolve following the uncertainty of the past two years, we are delighted to bring Main Streets to almost 50 communities across the Commonwealth this year to connect businesses to these resources which can be vital to their survival.
Local licensed electricians contracted by Eversource will carry out approved projects, ensuring minimal disruption to day-to-day business operations. All high-efficiency products installed under the program will include warranties for materials and labor.
In preparation for the initiative, Eversource will send more information about the program directly to Framingham and Natick companies.
For more information about the program and to schedule a free evaluation at a convenient time, companies should visit Eversource.com/mainstreets or contact Eversource’s contractor, AECOM, directly by calling 617-371-4512 or emailing an email to [email protected] com.