SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecology Action, a leading provider of innovative marketing and engagement programs that overcome barriers to reducing energy use and achieving environmental sustainability, announced today that it has been chosen by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to administer its Complete Energy Solutions (CES) program. The SMUD program, which will offer incentives and rebates to its business customers, provides a commercial "one-stop-shop" Demand Side Management program that will deliver comprehensive energy efficiency for small and mid-sized business customers with up to 499 kW in demand.
The energy efficiency solutions offered by the CES program will focus in the areas of low cost/no cost conservation, demand/time-of-use management, lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, controls (ADR-capable controls where applicable) and commercially available emerging technologies. The program provides free energy use assessments to businesses in order to determine ways they can reduce their energy consumption and save money. For more information about free assessments, call 855-822-2936 toll free or email CES@ecoact.org.
"Complete Energy Solutions is designed to take into account the building as a system and uses an innovative whole-building approach that makes a building perform better by cutting energy use," said Anson Battershell, CES Program Manager for SMUD. "Energy-efficiency improvements increase comfort and value, provide better indoor air quality, lower energy bills and deliver community benefits by enabling SMUD to reach long-term energy efficiency goals and reduce peak demand," said Battershell.
"Ecology Action is thrilled to be selected by SMUD to deliver the CES program," said Jim Murphy, executive director/CEO of Ecology Action. "Ecology Action is uniquely capable of engaging a wide variety of customers through innovative approaches in order to reduce their energy consumption and save them money."
As the nation's sixth largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and a small portion of Placer County). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. For more information, visit smud.org.
About Ecology Action
Ecology Action, a California-based non-profit founded in 1970, is passionately driven to empower individuals, businesses and communities to take actions today that achieve environmental and economic sustainability. A repeat winner of California's highly prestigious Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award, Ecology Action delivers marketing and engagement services statewide to serve consumers, businesses, public utilities, government agencies and community partners through numerous programs, some of which include Energy Upgrade California, RightLights, LodgingSavers, CasinoGreen, Earth Day Santa Cruz and Bike-to-Work. Learn more about Ecology Action online at ecoact.org or facebook.com/EcologyAction.
SOURCE Ecology Action