SCCA August Member Meeting:
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Be Energy Smart!
Time: 8:45 – 10:00 am
Location: Capitol Café
2417 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
At this workshop, Jill Curran from Energy Smart, a program of the MN Chamber of Commerce, outlines opportunities for saving energy – all the way from no-cost through deep retrofits – and explains the financial incentives available to you. Attendees can sign up for a FREE energy consultation for their business and understand how to calculate the ROI (return on investment) of energy improvements. Jill will focus on what kind of investments make sense for small businesses and where funds can be found to pay for energy projects.
Energy Smart can help your business with the following:
- Evaluating lighting upgrade options
- Contractors – how to find one qualified to do energy efficiency projects
- Energy efficient building management
- Making the financial case for upgrade
- Finding financial incentives for upgrade
Energy Smart has worked with over 500 local businesses on energy efficiency upgrade projects. Learn about and hear from some of the Seward businesses they have helped, like Welna Hardware, Seward Co-op, Coastal Seafoods and Lawless Distilling. Come discover how your business can save energy and money and sign up for a free energy assessment!
Jim Welna says, “They were wonderful to work with. We had looked at putting solar panels on our roof and thanks to Energy Smart’s assessment learned we would save far more energy and money by switching out the existing fluorescent lighting in the store to LEDs. We were able to use our existing fixtures and ballasts and our energy usage dropped more than 25% immediately.”
Please RSVP if possible so we can plan for refreshments. SCCA will provide Somali tea and crepes, and additional food and drinks from Capitol Cafe will be available for purchase.
Open Streets returns to Franklin for the third year on Sunday, August 21st from 11 am – 5 pm. The deadline to register is July 22nd so don’t delay. Register here.
This year, thanks to Great Streets funding, SCCA is offering mini grants to help Seward businesses participate in and enhance their presence during Franklin Open Streets. This event attracts 4,00 – 5,000 people to Franklin Avenue, and is a great opportunity … More