Top resources for calculating energy savings and finding lighting rebates
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Calculating energy savings and finding lighting rebates is no easy feat. You're often left searching on your own for seemingly impossible-to-find answers to your questions. Well, search no further. We've compiled a list of our top resources for energy savings and lighting rebate information.
There is a plethora of information to choose from so by no means does this list reflect everything that is available, these are just a few of our favorite resources.
Energy savings resources
If you're looking for general information on energy savings, lighting, and even residential lighting options, the Department of Energy has some great resources to look over. From comparing the various light bulb varieties to learning about lighting standards and how they affect you, they have it all on their site.
Perhaps one of the best resources we've personally offered so far is our energy savings calculator. In this
- Original bulb wattage
- Number of bulbs being replaced
- Replacement bulb wattage
- How many hours a day the bulbs are in use
- How many days per year the bulbs are in use
- Initial cost of investment
Calling all energy or data enthusiasts: this website is for you. If you love to dive into the nitty gritty details of energy and lighting, the EIA has an abundance of resources to comb through. With everything from energy pricing trends, current industry reviews, energy usage trends and more, you'll be able to stay up-to-date on the latest in energy news and information.
When it comes to a lighting retrofit, having all of the details in one place can be a life-saver. That's where the Ultimate Guide to Energy Savings can come in. Chapters in this resource include:
- What to include in your lighting retrofit savings
- How to calculate energy savings for lighting only
- Energy savings from heat reduction
- Material savings for long-life lighting products
- Labor savings for long-life lighting products
- Return on investment (ROI) and payback.
If you're planning a retrofit, this is a resource you don't want to miss.
Lighting rebates resources
If you're looking for lighting rebates, this resource established by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center is gold. You can choose the state you're located in and search for grants, rebates, and incentives available in your area. When it comes to getting the most out of your retrofit investment, what could be better than that?
3. Your Local Utility Company
Perhaps the easiest and most convenient lighting rebate resource for you is right down the road. Reach out and call your local utility company to see what rebates and incentives they currently offer.
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