How we help businesses save money
Sometimes our recommended Verde Solutions are right under your nose…and sometimes they’re screwed into the ceiling above your head.
Verde Energy Efficiency Experts exists to help your organization find, implement and maintain energy-efficient solutions. Our solutions make a measurable impact on the bottom line. Since 2010, we have been saving Chicagoland companies and organizations thousands of dollars every year. We do this by replacing outdated, inefficient methods and hardware with modern, efficient Verde solutions.
Our well-trained eyes can spot all the budget-draining inefficiencies that lurk in your business. We work with office buildings, restaurants, warehouses and beyond. Not only can our team identify energy-saving opportunities that may go otherwise unnoticed, we have the people, brains and expertise to actually come in and fix them for you.
Firefighters and Energy Efficiency?
Verde is a company with firefighters in our DNA. Not only was Verde founded by a firefighter, but we also employ our own installation team with firefighters at the core. Our attention to safety and teamwork is unparalleled in our industry.
Mission Driven Verde Solutions
In addition, Verde is a mission-driven L3C, which is a type of social enterprise. This means that we are more than a for-profit, and more than a non-profit. Our Verde Solutions are not only driven by profit for ourselves and our clients, but also via a deep drive to reduce energy in our community.
Not only do we recommend Verde Solutions for your business, but we implement those strategies. Verde also stands behind the quality of the work and products in a long term partnership for both of our bottom lines.
We look for lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, and compressed air opportunities to save energy. We also hope to recommend solar PV generation to complement your efficient business. After your usage is lowered, a source of onsite electricity generation to truly provide a sustainable business.
Replacement or Retrofit of incandescent and fluorescent lighting to energy efficient LEDs improve lighting performance, save energy and provide a more comfortable environment.
Daylight and Occupancy Sensors
Installing LED lights are a must, both to save energy on the business and labor side. However, one new trick that really takes profitability to the next level are sensors that control both for daylight and occupancy.
Replacement or Retrofit of high-intensity discharge bulb and ballasts to Energy Efficient LED solutions to reduce energy use but also provide incredible benefits such as safety and more.
The future of Solar is here and now is the time to act! Solar is the cleanest and the most abundant of energy sources available, and now going to be supported by incentives and rebates. There are so many benefits to going solar from the minimal impact on the environment to easy maintenance and more.
Many of our customers upgrade their HVAC rooftop units to Tier 2 energy efficient units. While the energy savings are significant, the main motivation is removing the expense and concern around older rooftop units. Brand new units come with the state of the art equipment, economizers, and are warranted. The best part for business owners – utility rebates can cover a portion of the cost, as much as 70% in Chicago land for small business classified customers.
Smart thermostats are a great way to address a high electric bill, along with high gas bills. Not only do they out program programmable thermostats, but they also have motion sensors that detect movement to set back temperatures on days that you are not occupied.
Smart Power strips
Computers and their associated equipment have some exciting features these days – low energy usage sleep settings, as well as more energy-efficient screens. When you combine these with a smart power strip, one that cuts the power to accessory items when not in use, you can find a little more profit in your business with a pretty low-cost move.
Yes, a very low-cost item like weatherstripping can really impact your business’s bottom line. Reducing the energy usage in summer and winter not only makes your business more comfortable for your customers but also saves energy business costs and will lead to increased profitability.
The Instant Discounts program is designed to help commercial customers acquire discounted energy efficient projects without jumping through any hoops. This ComEd rebate comes directly off your invoice from the distributor – that’s it!
WE INSTALL THE SOLUTIONS
Our highly-skilled installation team will install the materials with your business needs in mind
YOU SAVE MONEY
Once installed, it doesn't take long for your project to pay itself off. Energy savings often balance out the cost of the project within two years. You can even choose to pay for the project monthly, if you'd prefer, saving more monthly in energy than you pay us.
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Mar 25 2018
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Sep 05 2018
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