Ohio Offers Energy SavingsMarch 2013
Companies wanting to employ new energy-efficient measures and/or undergo renewable-energy projects can now find a partner in the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Energy. The Office of Energy provides financing through federal and state funding resources to eligible entities that demonstrate a reduction in energy usage and associated costs, avoidance of fossil fuel emissions, and the creation or retention of jobs.
"Implementing energy-saving initiatives can be daunting," says Reed Tarkington, Vice President of Four Seasons Environmental, Inc., "especially when companies consider how to finance the up-front costs. However, through the ODSA, companies can afford the initial costs, and still reap the benefits of the savings later on."
Interested entities should review the specific program guidelines to determine their eligibility, and then submit a pre-application. All pre-applications are reviewed and then applicants will receive a written notification outlining the next steps in the application process.
Specifically, the Office of Energy features Energy Loan Funds for manufacturers, public entities and small businesses. Other programs may also be eligible depending on the availability of funds and other factors.
Facilities interested in pursuing the energy loan funds can learn more about it at http://development.ohio.gov/files/bs/EnergyRLFOverviewGuidelinesFINAL_update_2-5-13.pdf, or by contacting Four Seasons Environmental, Inc.
"We at Four Seasons have a history of helping buildings decrease their energy use, as well as save money," says Reed. "We're committed to learning about and implementing the newest and most energy-efficient equipment and practices."