Business Specific Tips

Get energy-saving tips specific to your business:

Breweries and Wineries
Breweries and wineries are energy-intensive businesses that can benefit from energy-saving strategies that promote a sustainable image for the facility, reduce operational costs and save money.


Convenience Stores
Convenience stores use more energy per square foot than virtually any other retail market segment, including grocery stores. Energy-saving measures can help improve efficiency and reduce costs.


Dairies
Energy efficiency is often an inexpensive way for dairies to reduce costs, enhance environmental quality and increase productivity and profitability.


Grocery Stores
Grocery stores are generally the most energy-intensive consumers in the commercial sector. Energy-saving measures can save money and improve the shopping environment for your customers.


Health Care Facilities
For every $1 spent on energy efficiency, health care facilities can save $20-50 on energy costs. Energy-saving upgrades can improve patient and employee comfort, safety, indoor air quality and equipment life.


Hotels
Energy accounts for about 6% of a hotel’s total operating expenses. Getting the most value out of every energy dollar will improve profitability and guest satisfaction.


Office Buildings
Energy efficiency makes office buildings more appealing and affordable. Energy-saving upgrades improve tenant retention, occupancy rates and lease revenue for building owners.


Restaurants
Energy efficiency can cook up big savings and improve customer and employee comfort, visual appeal, safety, indoor air quality and equipment life.


Retail
Energy-saving improvements can allow for better product display, improved customer comfort and higher worker productivity, leading to increased sales.


Schools
Schools spend more on energy than any other expense besides personnel. Saving energy saves money, extends the life of equipment and improves the learning environment for students.


Wastewater Energy Efficiency Cohort Success Story and Energy-saving Tips
Wastewater treatment plants are generally among a community’s largest energy users, with equipment operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Idaho Power created a Wastewater Energy Efficiency Cohort to bring together wastewater treatment plant employees to reduce energy use.


Sustainable Design and Practice Benefits
Sponsored by Idaho Power, the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab developed these flyers about sustainable design and practice benefits of various types of buildings. Architects and engineers can use this information to make early design decisions and learn about additional non-energy benefits.

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