The Center for Island Sustainability is offering ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air-Conditioning Engineers) Level 2 energy audits to small local businesses for only 25% of the cost of the audit. Businesses who have this energy audit conducted will qualify for grants and loans from the USDA to implement renewable energy systems and for energy efficiency upgrades. For information about grants and loans from the USDA, visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency.
To see if your business qualifies for this grant, review the small business size standards here: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/Size_Standards_Table.pdf
What is an energy audit?
An energy audit is an assessment of energy needs and efficiency of a building or buildings to evaluate what measures can be taken to make a building more energy efficient.
ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audits include:
After adopting recommendations from an energy audit, your business will have:
This page consist of information regarding a basic energy audit conducted on the University of Guam Campus by the Center for Island Sustainability.