Commercial energy use in the United States encompasses nearly 5 million buildings. Together, they pay a combined total of nearly $107.9 billion dollars annually in energy costs and create 17% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). With these facts in mind, business energy management should not be addressed solely as a cost issue or an environmental issue; profitable energy management is executed with the understanding that these two issues are inherently connected.
Moreover, greenhouse gas reporting, which has been mandatory for many global companies for years, is an increasing concern in the United States, with EPA reporting requirements and sustainability mandates forcing organizations to measure and reduce their emissions. Regulations aside, it is good business from Corporate Social Responsibility, ESG, and shareholder perspectives for industrial companies to point out energy savings and reductions in their carbon footprints.
Ameresco provides expertise, innovative engineering, and financial options that companies need to reduce energy costs, increase resiliency, and address corporate sustainability goals. We have tailored projects with commercial and industrial (C&I) entities ranging from manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, financial institutions, retail and office buildings, hospitality and food service, and more.