Utah Agricultural and Small Business Energy Efficiency Audit Program

Attend a free energy efficiency audit workshop now -- and save on energy costs in the future!

FREE Energy Efficiency Workshops in Utah!

FREE Energy Efficiency Workshops in Utah! You can learn more to help you decide if an energy efficiency audit is right for you and discuss funding opportunities that can help pay for your energy efficiency project and audit.

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  • Tuesday, August 2nd, 1-3 pm: Salt Lake City USDA Bld. Room #4216 125 South State SLC, UT
  • Wednesday, August 3rd, 1-3 pm: Richfield, USDA Center 330 North 600 East Richfield, UT

Energy data collectors needed!

We are also looking to contract with data collectors to assist with on-site data collection. Free data collector training provided, call to pre-register.

  • Thursday & Friday, August 4th & 5th, Richfield, USDA Center 330 North 600 East Richfield, UT*
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    *Training location subject to change; call for more information (training only)

    Please call (800) 732-1399 ahead to pre-register, not required to attend.

      June 1, 2016

      Good news for Utah farms and rural small businesses looking to conserve energy and save costs!

      Richfield, UT – Panoramaland Resource Conservation & Development, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Richfield, UT, has received a USDA Rural Development grant to administer energy audits to businesses and agricultural producers in Utah.

      Recently, USDA Rural Development awarded 26 grants to help rural small businesses and agricultural producers across rural America conserve energy and develop renewable energy systems, ultimately reducing their carbon footprint, lowering overhead costs and helping to create jobs. The grants are made possible through the USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which helps farms and small businesses right-size their energy systems and helps with the installation costs for renewable energy equipment.

      Are you a Utah farmer or a rural small business owner? Would it help your business to reduce your energy costs? The Utah Agricultural and Small Business Energy Efficiency Audit Program is offering discounted energy efficiency audits to help agricultural operations and rural small businesses save energy and money. The program is funded through a grant from USDA Rural Development and implemented by Panoramaland Resource Conservation & Development Council and EnSave, Inc.

      “We are working to ensure rural communities and citizens have the opportunities to integrate natural resource sustainability, strong local economies, and healthy living conditions into their everyday lives,” says Steve Clark, Chairman of the Panoramaland RC&D Board. “Decreasing energy demands through energy efficiency improvements can, over time, help lower energy costs and increase profits.”

      The discounted energy efficiency audit will help these business owners identify and prioritize energy efficiency investments that can help their bottom line and can be used to access federal grants such as REAP. REAP offers guaranteed loans and grants up to 25% of a project’s cost. “This grant is a great opportunity for Utah farms and rural small businesses to identify ways they can reduce their energy costs,” says Jason Justesen of Utah’s USDA Rural Development office. “Our state’s farms and small businesses are busy running their operations and don’t always know how to navigate energy efficiency funding.”

      Equipment identified in the discounted energy efficiency audit could include energy efficient lighting, heating/cooling systems, refrigeration, doors/windows/insulation, irrigation pumps and motors, and more. Many of these systems present a reasonable payback period for businesses, especially when businesses can secure additional funding to install the equipment.

      Learn more about how you can benefit from an energy efficiency audit. On August 2nd and 3rd, two workshops will provide an overview of the audit process, typical savings opportunities, and how to obtain funding to install equipment through the REAP. Workshops will be held August 2 in Salt Lake City and August 3 in Richfield from 1-3 pm each day.

      The program is also seeking people located throughout Utah to work with EnSave to collect data at each audit site. EnSave has a 25-year history of assisting farms and rural businesses with energy savings. A free data collector training will be held in Richfield on August 4 and 5. Once trained, data collectors will contract with EnSave to provide on-site support and will be compensated on a per-audit basis.

      To apply for an energy efficiency audit or to learn more about the workshops and data collector training call EnSave at (800) 732-1399 or visit www.myutahenergyaudit.com.

      Good news for Utah farms and small businesses looking to reduce energy costs!

      Want to reduce your energy cost but are not sure where to begin? Have an energy efficiency project in mind but want to know how much you will save?

      The Utah Agricultural and Small Business Energy Efficiency Audit Program is here to help!

      An energy efficiency audit will help identify and quantify the energy savings opportunities for your business. The energy efficiency audit can be used to access federal grants such as the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), and can help you prioritize your equipment investments by showing you which energy efficiency projects are most cost-effective.

      Energy efficiency audits can identify opportunities such as:

      • Lighting
      • Heating/Cooling
      • Refrigeration
      • Doors/Windows/Insulation
      • Irrigation pumps and motors
      • Milk cooling and milk harvest
      • More!

      Energy efficiency workshops! You can learn more to help you decide if an energy efficiency audit is right for you and discuss funding opportunities that can help pay for your energy efficiency project.

      • Tuesday, August 2nd, 1-3 pm: Salt Lake City
      • Wednesday, August 3rd, 1-3 pm: Richfield, USDA Center

      Energy data collectors needed! We are also looking to contract with data collectors to assist with on-site data collection. Free data collector training provided!

      • Thursday & Friday, August 4th & 5th, Richfield, USDA Center

      We are currently accepting applications for energy efficiency audits! Call EnSave at (800) 732-1399 to apply or visit www.myutahenergyaudit.com to learn more.

      Project Partners:

      This program is available through a grant from USDA Rural Development. The program is implemented by Panoramaland Resource Conservation & Development Council in partnership with EnSave, Inc. Panoramaland Resource Conservation & Development Council is a non-profit public/private partnership developed to engage local leaders through collaborative projects to solve local problems, improve local conditions, and promote the local economy. EnSave, Inc. is an agricultural and rural business energy efficiency provider that has worked with rural America since 1991.