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Energy Efficiency Program Targets Alaska’s Largest Energy Users

The Alaska Energy Authority solicits applicants for Commercial Building Energy Audit Program

Anchorage – Businesses and commercial building owners are encouraged to identify potential energy cost savings by participating in the Alaska Energy Authority’s Commercial Building Energy Audit Program.

Non-residential buildings equate to half of the building energy use in Alaska and the majority of these buildings are privately owned. In order to reach these large consumers of energy, AEA has encouraged increased energy efficiency measures through the Commercial Building Energy Audit Program.

“These audits are the first step in reducing energy costs,” said Cady Lister, energy efficiency program manager for AEA. “Previous Commercial Building Energy Audit Program participants have reduced their energy costs by 30 percent by implementing recommended energy efficiency measures.”

Since 2011, 146 Alaska businesses have received audits through the Alaska Commercial Building Energy Audit program. The average immediate savings of implemented efficiency measures are 29 cents per dollar invested.

Applications are accepted Nov.1 through December 20. Successful applicants will reimbursed up to the full cost of energy audits performed on privately-owned commercial buildings. Selection criteria include timeliness of grant application submittal, the per unit cost of energy where the building is located and the building’s energy use intensity.

Additional information and applications can be found online at Akenergyauthority.org. For program information contact Cady Lister at (907) 771-3039.

AEA's efficiency programs focus on commercial and rural public buildings, private commercial buildings statewide, industrial facilities and general education and outreach, AEA also provides support for the Alaska Energy Efficiency Partnership, AKEnergyEfficiency.org.

The Alaska Energy Authority is a public corporation of the state with a mission to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska. This mission is achieved by investing in Alaska’s infrastructure; diversifying Alaska’s energy portfolio; energy planning and policy; and training and technical assistance.

Alaska Energy Authority | 813 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503 | 907-771-3961 | Akenergyauthority.org/

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