Cold Cuts, Hot Sausage, The Coolest Lighting

Staten Island Deli Boosts Savings with Efficiency -- A chicken parmesan sandwich with hot peppers isn't the only thing on the menu for John Noto, the owner of V&J Soriano's Pork Store on Staten Island. He's also serving up savings of more than $8,000 a year at his Italian deli.

Noto took advantage of incentives from Con Edison to help pay for lighting upgrades and refrigeration covers at his store. Con Edison conducted a free survey of the deli's energy usage and equipment and recommended the upgrades. Con Edison arranged for a program-approved contractor to perform the work at a pre-negotiated rate and paid for 70 percent of the installation costs.

"Con Edison was able to accommodate our schedule and business needs so we had no disruptions to our store," said Noto. "Working with them was fast and easy, and the entire upgrade will pay off in just a few months."  Over a three day period, Con Edison installed 56 covers that fit over the cheese, meat and salad refrigerators at night when the deli is closed and replaced 90 refrigerator lamps with low wattage LEDs. Con Edison also replaced incandescent ceiling lights with LEDs. 

Over a three day period, Con Edison installed 56 covers that fit over the cheese, meat and salad refrigerators at night when the deli is closed and replaced 90 refrigerator lamps with low wattage LEDs. Con Edison also replaced incandescent ceiling lights with LEDs.

Noto paid $5,122 for the upgrades with Con Edison paying $12,827. The deli is expected to save approximately $8,400 in the first year after the installations. To find out more information on how to sign up for energy efficiency upgrades for small businesses go to: http://www.coned.com/energyefficiency/businessdirect.asp.

Find information about all of Con Edison's energy efficiency programs here: http://www.coned.com/energyefficiency/.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $46 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

Find information about all of Con Edison's energy efficiency programs here: http://www.coned.com/energyefficiency/.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $46 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.