Business Start Up Guides
State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs
Here you will find a listing of state, local and regional programs that help small businesses become energy efficient. These programs offer financial assistance in the form of grants and loans for making energy efficient upgrades. Grants are also available to firms developing energy efficient technology. These programs also offer free or low-cost technical assistance to help small business owners conduct energy audits and implement energy efficient technology.
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District of Columbia
- Small Business Energy Audit Program
This matching grant provides 75% of up to $4,000 for a level 2 energy audit, a survey to assess the energy efficiency of buildings. It is open to all who meet the SBA definition for small business. Topics include building shell, lighting, HVAC and process energy. Manufacturers may use the audit to qualify for sales tax abatement on energy used in the manufacturing process.
- Wyoming Financial Incentives for Renewables and Energy Efficiency
Find state and local financial incentives that promote the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.