GreenFAX/Denver Energy Challenge
Working with Xcel, WCBID can recommend contractors who can finance your retrofits, with payment coming from energy savings realized. The result: you get new energy efficient lighting with no impact to your cash flow during payback. And after payback: 10-40% savings on energy bills.
Save $$ with Denver Energy Challenge on Colfax
Join the growing list of businesses on West Colfax who are saving money and taking advantage of up to $3000 in energy savings. To date twenty-seven businesses are participating. These include American Auto, Flameworks Auto Body, Infinite Auto, Q Superette Laundromat and Convenience Store, the Sidewok Cafe, Taquaria Mexico, Los Mesones Taquaria, Mas a Ti, the Viking, Lake Russian and Turkish Baths, Arctic Pacific Seafood, the Rose Lady, Yeshiva Dorm, Emergency Cash, Silvia’s Beauty Salon, Rocky SER, Frescor, Girls Inc and more.
West Colfax businesses are saving with upgrades:
LIGHTING: High-Efficiency Lighting; Lighting Controls; LED Exit Signs; Solar Power
American Auto Sales has seen their electricity use plummet to 65% of former levels and they are realizing an even greater 40% savings in monthly costs. Mike Haupt, the owner, clearly surprised by the results, stated that he was “very impressed by savings to date as well as anticipated future savings” and by the sustainability results the BID has provided to district businesses.
After replacing older fluorescents with high-efficiency LED’s at 3910, the owner Alex Kropf found the retrofit well worth doing. The new lighting has “helped tremendously as far as performance . . .we can see everything so much better.”
Energy Challenge Hall of Fame
American Auto Sales has seen their electricity use plummet to 65% of former levels and they are realizing an even greater 40% savings in monthly costs, They are taking the lead on energy savings through the Energy Challenge and win the first spot on the district’s hall of fame. Here are some details of their project’s impact:
With the Xcel and GreenFAX rebate, American Auto’s payback took only 7 months, meaning their investment is already providing them monthly savings. By next spring, they will see their investment show a return of 100%!
Annual energy savings will come close to double their annual BID assessment.
Retrofits also reduce 51 tons of greenhouse gases annually.
Congratulations to American Auto!