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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Are More Affordable Than Ever in Southeast Queens

Con Edison’s Neighborhood Program Offers Up To 100 Percent of the Cost Of Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Small-Medium Businesses and Nonprofits

Con Edison’s Small-Medium Business Neighborhood Program is expanding into southeast Queens with additional incentives and special offers that may cover up to 100 percent of the cost of installing energy efficiency upgrades for eligible customers.

That means small-medium businesses and nonprofits can benefit from an immediate return on their energy saving investment boosting their bottom line.

The energy efficiency investments include LED lighting, lighting controls, refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

“Fixed or hard costs are expenses every business incurs that are nearly impossible to reduce, but Con Edison is changing that thinking for businesses in our community that could benefit the most,” said Justin Rodgers, president & CEO of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. “Energy efficiency upgrades will have an immediate impact for business owners and we are glad to help introduce this program across southeast Queens.”

Now the Neighborhood Program includes business and nonprofit customers who use a peak of 300 kilowatts or less and are located in the neighborhoods of Briarwood, Jamaica, Queens Village, Bellerose, Floral Park, Hollis, South Jamaica, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Brookville, and Rosedale.

More than 10,000 Con Edison Neighborhood Program customers in Brooklyn and Queens have already reduced their energy use by 219 gigawatt hours annually. One gigawatt is enough energy to power 110 million LED lights.

Neighborhood Program customers have reduced the cost of their projects by an additional $59 million.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our local organizations to reduce their energy consumption, lower utility bills, and contribute to a more sustainable future,” said Council Member Nantasha Williams. “I encourage all eligible businesses and nonprofits in Southeast Queens to take advantage of this program, and make a positive impact on both their bottom line and the environment.”

"Con Edison's Neighborhood Program is going to provide a serious leg up for eligible small businesses and nonprofits in Southeast Queens who have not had the means to tackle energy efficiency upgrades until now," said Senator Leroy Comrie. "I'm grateful to see this initiative move forward from Con Edison and I strongly encourage those who are qualified to apply and participate to learn how the Neighborhood Program can benefit them and Southeast Queens consumers."

“Con Edison’s Small-Medium Business Neighborhood Program expanding into Southeast Queens offers incentives and offers for eligible customers and businesses to save. The offer includes lighting, refrigeration and HVAC equipment that would allow for an immediate return on energy saving investments to businesses and non-profit customers who use 300 kilowatts or less,” said Assembly Member Alicia L. Hyndman. “This opportunity's availability to members of Southeast Queens allows for businesses and customers to use the most of their energy, while saving money.”

Time is Money for Business

That’s why this program is designed to be as fast and convenient as 1,2,3.

  1. Submit an interest form or call 1-877-870-6118 to get started
  2. Set up a visit with a participating contractor to choose the right energy-saving upgrades
  3. Schedule the work at a convenient time

Con Edison pays the contractor directly and the customer pays the difference if there is one. There is no waiting for rebates and the energy savings begin right away.

The Neighborhood Program currently covers these areas in Brooklyn: Greenpoint, East, Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Brownsville, East New York, Cypress Hills, Williamsburg, Park Slope and Prospect Park. It also covers part of Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, and South Slope.

Queens neighborhoods in the program include Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Kew Gardens.

The Neighborhood Program also offers incentives for Multifamily residents and Commercial & Industrial businesses.

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Commercial customers can also earn incentives from Con Edison’s smart usage programs under which they agree to conserve at times when the demand for power is high.

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