Energy-Efficient Congregations

Religious organizations and houses of worship

Focus member donations on the mission and ministries of your congregation―not your energy bills.

Improve the comfort and appearance of your worship spaces and improve its flexibility while saving money. With incentives from Chelan PUD, you’ll spend less on your upfront lighting and equipment costs while getting better equipment.

Don’t put off upgrades that will reduce your operating and maintenance costs for years. Let us help pay for them and free up funds for your faith-based missions.

 

What's in It for Us?

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Invest in your sacred spaces while lowering your costs

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PUD pays up to 100% of your project costs for better equipment

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Demonstrate your environmental stewardship

 

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What Can Chelan PUD Help Us Pay For?

Your congregation can save money when installing better equipment with incentives from Chelan PUD.

 

Interested in updates on our incentive programs for your religious organization? We’re always adding ways for customers to save money on your electric bills and improve Chelan County buildings. Sign up for email updates and don't miss a chance to save on new equipment and upgrades!

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Lighting Solutions

About a quarter of your electricity bill is spent on lighting, but it doesn’t have to. High-efficiency lighting fixtures can use up to 90% less energy—and money—and controls save you money by automatically turning lights off in unoccupied spaces or dimming lights in empty parking lots.

New lighting fixtures and LEDs also provide better quality light, infinite colors, and dimming capabilities. Long lasting and shatter resistant, LEDs reduce your ongoing maintenance and replacement costs.

Learn more

Get started today by talking with your lighting contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: Moderate to high
Save up to 90% on lighting and maintenance costs for 10+ years

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Upfront Investment: Low to moderate
Chelan PUD pays up to 75% of your project costs. Remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

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Project Effort: Low to moderate
Projects range from quick and easy upgrades to involved relighting

 

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Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Solutions

Heating and cooling your buildings are your largest energy expense. Your needs are unique because of how your spaces are used: often they’re full on the weekend and during special events, but otherwise have low occupancy.

Optimize control of your HVAC systems to reduce your overhead costs and improve comfort. New equipment also operates more efficiently, lowering your operation and maintenance costs. Let us pay for your upgrades.

Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of the cost of these energy-efficient whole-building and zonal solutions:

Get started today by talking with your HVAC contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: High
Save up to 50% on heating and cooling costs for 20+ years

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Upfront Investment: Low to free!
Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of your project costs. Any remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

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Project Effort: Low to moderate
Projects range from quick switches to involved redesigns

 

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High-Efficiency Windows

If your building needs new windows, let us help pay for high-efficiency windows that will improve the aesthetics of your spaces, lower your energy bills, and block street noise.

Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of the cost of high-efficiency windows, saving you money now and for years to come on lower energy costs.

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Get started today by talking with your window contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: Moderate
Save 10% to 40% on heating and cooling costs for 20+ years

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Upfront Investment: Moderate to high
Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of your project costs, which vary significantly by the windows you choose. Any remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

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Project Effort: Moderate to high
Projects range from straightforward replacements to full redesigns

 

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Insulation

Reduce drafts and operating costs by increasing the insulation in your hotel. Chelan PUD will pay for up to 100% of your project costs.

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Kitchen and Food Service Projects

How long has that coffee pot been on? If you have a kitchen equipment in your building, it could be an untapped source of savings and improved safety.

We’re rolling out new incentives that can help you pay for new energy-efficient food service equipment that will improve your kitchen, lower your energy bills, and potentially offer better controls for improved safety.

Interested? Sign up for email updates and you’ll be first to hear of these new ways to save on equipment and upgrades!

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Scott Stanford, Chelan PUD commercial energy advisor

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Questions? Talk with Scott Stanford, Chelan PUD commercial energy advisor. Call (509) 661-4187 or email scott.stanford@chelanpud.org.

 

We're always adding new ways to help you save money on your electricity bills and improve your buildings. Sign up for email updates on our money-saving programs for your hotel or motel, so you don't miss a chance to save on new equipment or upgrades.

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