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Small businesses urged to use energy audit program

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports

The Wyoming State Energy Office, a division of the Wyoming Business Council, is encouraging Wyoming's small businesses, agriculture producers, non-profits and local governments to win the battle against energy waste, and save money at the same time, through its Small Business Energy Audit program.

The SBEA program is offered through the collaboration of the Wyoming State Energy Office, the University of Wyoming Extension Service Office, and Manufacturing-Works.

According to SEO Energy Efficiency Program manager Sherry Hughes, energy efficiency improvements and small-scale renewable energy systems are an often overlooked and cost-effective opportunity for Wyoming's business owners.

"It's not easy knowing how to conserve energy without knowing where that energy is being consumed, or possibly wasted," she said. "The small business energy audit program can help businesses identify problem areas and get started on a better energy efficiency strategy."

A total of 51 grants have been issued since 2005, but it's been within the past two years that grant funds have been made available for retrofits identified in the audits, according to Hughes.

For more information, visit www.wyomingenergy.org or contact Sherry Hughes at 777-2824 or sherry.hughes@wyo.gov.

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