Business Energy Improvements Mean More Money for Local NonProfits


Article Courtesy of The Indy Chamber Energizing Indiana continues to increase its support of Hoosier communities by giving nonprofits, like the Indy Chamber, the opportunity to now share in the energy savings rebates from the Commercial & Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program.  Nonprofit members and supporters, with commercial or business facilities, who participate in the C&I program can name a nonprofit to receive an incentive from Energizing Indiana equal to five percent of the total rebate amount they receive for their commercial energy-saving improvements. The C&I program provides businesses and organizations with rebates based on the installation of qualifying energy efficient equipment and system improvements. Upgrades can include lighting, HVAC, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), and efficient ENERGY STAR® commercial kitchen appliances. Energizing Indiana has traditionally given back to the community by allowing residents receiving a Residential Home Energy Assessment to name a nonprofit to receive an incentive for their participation in the energy savings initiative—adding the opportunity for businesses to get involved increases the potential to support important causes and organizations across the state.

“Now businesses can also support their favorite nonprofits through Energizing Indiana. We encourage all nonprofits to reach out to their membership to participate in the C&I program, which has already given more than $5 million in rebates to Indiana businesses,” said Bob Nuss, managing director of Energizing Indiana. For more on the C&I Program, including rebate charts for qualifying equipment, applications, complete program rules and eligibility requirements, terms and conditions and required Rebate Cover Sheet visit

Energizing Indiana is a united effort by the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, and participating utilities, including Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) and Duke Energy, and consumer organizations to offer comprehensive statewide energy efficiency programs. Energizing Indiana programs are funded by utility rates, and there are no separate fees to participate.

Follow Energizing Indiana on Twitter @Energizing_IN or check out its Facebook page at for energy-saving tips and program information.

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