Cambridge Launches Energy Efficiency Campaign for Small Businesses

6/17/20212 years ago

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The City of Cambridge announced that it is partnering with Eversource to help local small businesses reduce their energy costs and impact on the environment.

From June 21-25, energy experts from Eversource-approved contractor AECOM will be in the community meeting with businesses, scheduling no-cost energy assessments, and answering questions about energy-efficient equipment upgrades and other improvements.

“Energy efficiency is a great way for businesses of all sizes to reduce their energy bills and lower their carbon footprint,” said Assistant City Manager for Community Development Iram Farooq. “The Main Streets campaign will make it easier for Cambridge businesses to learn about and take advantage of the energy-saving solutions that Eversource provides, many at little or no cost to the business owner.”

The Main Streets energy efficiency initiative begins with a no-cost energy assessment identifying energy-saving opportunities such as new lighting, occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, refrigeration controls, insulation, and more.

Some of the improvements, such as installing new energy-efficient light bulbs, occur right on the spot. Larger improvement projects, such as new HVAC equipment or energy-efficient motor controls, are scheduled for installation at a future date and may qualify for incentives from Eversource through Mass Save® and interest-free financing to offset the cost of upgrades.

“Our Main Streets initiative provides personal attention to small businesses to help them take advantage of the energy-saving solutions available to them,” said Eversource Energy Efficiency Spokesman Bill Stack. “Last year, we held Main Streets events in 15 communities and completed more than 700 energy efficiency upgrades to help business owners save on their energy costs. We hope to help even more businesses save this year.”

Local, licensed electricians contracted by Eversource will complete approved projects, ensuring minimal disruption to daily business operations. All high-efficiency products installed as part of the program will include warranties for both materials and labor.

Eversource has delivered letters with more information about the program to Cambridge businesses. For more information about the program and to schedule a free assessment at a convenient time, businesses should contact AECOM directly at (617) 371-4512.

To learn more about Cambridge’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for renters, homeowners, and landlords, please visit or call 857-305-8812.