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Postponing the installation of energy-saving equipment can be an expensive decision. Use ENERGY STAR tools and resources to calculate the impacts of energy efficiency investments.

Don’t forget to look for rebates and incentives before you begin … you might be able to broaden the scope of your project with help from your local utility or other organization.

And, if you’re in the public sector, you have access to some additional options to finance your energy efficiency projects. Learn how to capture wasted energy dollars with performance contracting and tax-exempt lease purchase agreements.

And don’t forget to check out the financing chapter of the Building Upgrade Manual for detailed guidance.

Have a predetermined financial method for financing energy projects that incentivizes those that manage the projects.

~Jacob Cain & Jennifer Bodine, Weber State University, #1 winner, entertainment/culture category, 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition