Last year, the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) launched a Small Business Support Program aimed at helping local businesses reach new customers and lower their expenses. As part of that initiative, the BID sponsored free energy audits to identify equipment improvements that can lower operating costs, and worked with Con Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to provide incentives for making energy improvements.

That program has already been hugely successful, helping to make changes that save business owners over $100,000 annually on their energy costs. And the equipment improvements made as part of this Energy Savings Program are good for more than the bottom line, they are also good for the environment: that reduced energy consumption is the equivalent of pulling 85 cars permanently off the road.

You can read more about the success of this program on the BID’s website.