Business Roundtable #6 Co-Sponsored by the EZCB and Heritage Health Foundation at Grand View Energy Efficiency in the EZ
(03/30/2009) - On March 24th business owners in Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale learned about energy efficiency and no and low cost improvements to help the bottom line at the 6th Business Roundtable.
Lee Ann Briggs, Environmental Specialist for Duquesne University's Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) explained how businesses can obtain free energy audits and recommendations on improvements to save money on energy costs. Ms. Briggs discussed ways to reduce energy needs, encouraged the purchase of energy-efficient equipment and alternative and renewable energy options.
John L. Sullivan, owner of Sullivan Plumbing, discussed the audit he's had done on his business and improvements he's made. "Some of these improvements are simple and low cost. The process is painless and doesn't take a lot of time. I encourage others to participate"
Also, at the Business Roundtable, the Enterprise Zone unveiled the Business Energy Efficiency Program BEEP! The new Enterprise Zone Program is designed to reward local business owners for becoming energy efficient. Business owners who complete an energy audit and comply with at least 75% of the audit's recommendations will receive a BEEP sticker to display at their place of business. Danae Clark, Green Enterprise Developer for the Enterprise Zone, encouraged business owners to become BEEP members to show their community pride in creating a high performance area. The Enterprise Zone has set a goal of achieving 1 million square feet of energy efficient commercial space in 2009-2010. To find out more about EMAP, go to www.askemap.org/gogreen/.