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1 Want to lower your business s energy costs? Let s talk! Save with financial incentives and energy efficiency upgrades.

2 It Pays to Be Energy Efficient Whether you run a corner market, commercial warehouse or public facility, BGE s Smart Energy Savers Program can help improve your bottom line through energy efficiency solutions. We ve got the expertise you need for retrofit, equipment replacement and new construction projects, operations and maintenance improvements, building tune-ups, and facility management systems. In fact, our financial incentives and technical assistance are helping Maryland businesses of all types and sizes achieve substantial savings. Want to find out how energy efficiency can improve your bottom line? Let s talk! We all have to make do with tight dollars. These programs make sense. They help you spend money on your mission and programming, rather than electricity. Mark Benson Baltimore City $2.5 million Annual Energy Savings: $987,000 Equipment & Construction Incentive Programs Energy Solutions for Business Put our financial incentives to work making your energy efficiency projects more affordable. Choose from an à la carte menu of proven technologies or opt for custom solutions designed to fit your unique situation. Save up to 50% of the total cost of equipment retrofit projects and up to 75% of the cost difference between standard- and highefficiency equipment for new construction and equipment replacement. Receive payback in as little as 1.5 years. No matter what business you re in, we can guide you to a variety of off-the-shelf technologies that will reduce your energy use and costs, from lighting and occupancy controls to kitchen equipment and HVAC systems.

3 Small Business Energy Solutions Designed specifically for small businesses and nonprofits, this program offers turnkey solutions to improve energy efficiency at a reasonable cost. Save up to 80% on most equipment retrofit projects involving lighting, electric water heating, cooling and refrigeration controls. Qualifying projects can spread the remaining 20% cost contribution over 12 monthly payments on your BGE bill. Get a fast return on your investment. We were able to make our dining room brighter and livelier, while seeing a tangible difference in our monthly bills. Jaime Vasquez El Andariego Restaurant $1,091 Annual Energy Savings: $961 The process is simple. We provide onsite analysis of your energy use and then enlist prequalified contractors to perform the work. Our easy-to-follow recommendations and costeffective options can help you manage your energy use and improve your bottom line. Instant Lighting Discounts Instant discounts on qualifying energy-efficient lamps are available at participating local distributors. Receiving your discount is easy, because it s included automatically in your purchase price. Save on a variety of energy-efficient lighting, from reduced wattage fluorescent lamps to recessed trim kits. Lower your energy use and save money. Increase employee and customer satisfaction with better light quality.

4 Combined Heat and Power Businesses with year-round thermal and electric requirements may be able to take advantage of up to $2.5 million in financial incentives to install a combined heat and power (CHP) system onsite. CHP systems capture thermal energy for use in space heating, cooling, domestic hot water, dehumidification and process heating. CHP systems can help: Improve operating efficiency. Cut energy costs. Reduce emissions. Other benefits include improved power reliability, better fuel use and energy security. Our energy efficiency projects have made us stronger in everything from customer service to economics to maintenance. Rick Snyder Mars Super Market $226,750 Annual Energy Savings: $430,100 Operations & Performance Incentive Programs Building Tune-up Diagnose energy efficiency problems in your facility with our building tune-up. Then take advantage of our financial incentives to make relatively low-cost operations and maintenance improvements to optimize your facility s energy performance. Our tune-up returns equipment to its proper operating state, extends service life, and improves occupant comfort and air quality. Save up to 75% of the cost of tune-up services up to $30,000 a project. Get typical energy savings from 5% to 15% without a significant capital investment. Quick payback in 1.5 years or less.

5 Automated Benchmarking The ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is the industry standard benchmarking tool that creates a numerical score to quantify a building s energy performance. But entering and updating the required 12 months of energy consumption data, especially for structures with multiple meters, can be challenging. That s why we developed the Automated Benchmarking Tool, an easy and secure way to manage your benchmarking data. Automatically push your energy consumption data directly to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. With the financial incentives available through BGE s Smart Energy Savers Program, we paid less money for more energy-efficient equipment. It was a no-brainer. And it s the right thing to do. Steve Kolb Towson University $1.7 million Annual Energy Savings: $656,000 Aggregate your building s usage data, from start to finish, into a single virtual meter that Portfolio Manager can use to generate your benchmark score. Building Operation Training Operating a building at the highest level of efficiency can be challenging. Our Building Operation Training Program provides incentives for building operators to enroll in training to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of how to optimize interdependent building systems heating, ventilation and air conditioning motors, variable frequency drives, lighting and more. Get incentives to cover 80% of enrollment costs or up to a maximum of $1,000 in associated costs per certification, whichever is less. Choose courses related to equipment upgrades and replacements involving variable frequency drives, lighting retrofits, lighting controls and other energy-saving measures.

6 Ready to Talk Energy Savings? Through BGE s Smart Energy Savers Program, you can take advantage of energy- and costsaving solutions for projects including: Retrofits of inefficient equipment New construction Major renovation and remodeling New equipment purchases Equipment replacements Tune-ups of existing equipment and building management systems Operations and maintenance improvements Visit BGESmartEnergy.com to learn more or, better yet, call or and let s talk! e d had our eyes on W these technologies for a while, but they became more economical with the incentives that were available from BGE. Mike Sullivan General Growth Properties $577,810 Annual Energy Savings: $445,302 University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health has been pre-approved to receive up to $1.75 million in incentives to offset the cost of installing its CHP system.

7 Mercy Medical Center used $368,112 in incentives to install energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling equipment, and building management controls. Let s Talk Energy Savings. Call us today to learn more about how our energy efficiency programs can help your business save energy and money. Visit BGESmartEnergy.com, call or BGE-IC Printed on recycled paper using environmentally friendly inks. These programs support EmPOWER Maryland.

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