Resource: Free Energy Assessments for Small Businesses and Institutions
Title: Free Energy Assessments for Small Businesses and Institutions
Resource type: Program/project
Topics: Business, Energy
Keywords: waste prevention, energy conservation, business
Audience: All
Region: Minnesota Statewide
Summary: RETAP provides no-cost, non-regulatory energy efficiency and waste reduction assessments for small businesses and institutions in Minnesota.
Content: Are your small business' or institution's furnace, door seals, recycling program, and lighting working at their best? If you answered 'I don't know', consider contacting RETAP.

The Retiree Environmental Technical Assistance Program (RETAP) provides no-cost, non-regulatory energy efficiency and waste reduction assessments for small businesses and institutions in Minnesota.

When you have an assessment done, an experienced team of retired professionals will:

* Analyze your utility bills,

* Visit your facility, and

* Send you a written report with high priority changes and estimated financial and environmental savings.

Recommendations range from simple behavioral changes to maintenance improvements or retrofits.

While you are under no obligation to implement the recommendations, a high percentage of surveyed clients do implement many of them. Average savings from RETAP recommendations implemented last year is over $2,000 per client.

Since RETAP's start in 2001, over 200 businesses and institutions - including dry cleaners, coffee shops, and fire stations - have benefited from RETAP assessments. You can too!

To find out more or to request a free assessment, visit www.pca.state.mn.us/retap or contact Mike Vennewitz, RETAP Coordinator, at 612-781-1307 or mvennewitz@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/retap
Suggested by: Paul Moss
Added: 12/3/12
Updated: 01/3/13