State and Local Government Energy Solutions

Cost savings initiatives have evolved into energy efficiency, conservation, and environmental responsibility strategies. Maximizing the energy efficiency of your facilities is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extend energy supplies and manage energy use. Graybar provides local and state government agencies and nonprofits nationwide access to an array of products and services to help meet your agencies’ energy management goals of increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption and lowering energy-related costs.

Did you know that...

  • Government agencies spend more than 10 billion a year on energy to provide public services and meet constituents needs (EnergyStar.gov)
  • Nearly one-third of energy used to run typical government building goes to waste (EnergyStar.gov)
  • As much as 30 percent of energy consumed in Commercial buildings is often used unnecessarily or inefficiently (EnergyStar.gov)  
  • Simple, comparable energy performance benchmarks for commercial buildings can be powerful motivators for change, leading to substantial energy efficiency improvements within public and private organizations.  (EnergyStar.gov)
  • A study by the Energy Cost Savings Council showed that Meters and Monitors pay for themselves within six months, delivering a total return of 200 percent
  • Most states have rebate incentive programs available to local government or education for energy efficiency projects. Graybar provides information necessary to complete the grant application and a contract vehicle for the customer to place the order.
  • The Clinton Climate Initiative is focused on helping cities become energy efficient – 40 large cities globally are working with CCI currently.
  • Cities contribute more than two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions (CCI website)

Challenges

Do you have a program in place to address local or federal energy-efficiency mandates by the designated timeframes? (i.e., lamp and ballast mandates, renewable energy mandates, emission reduction mandates, etc.)

Are you able to respond positively to local media or community advocacy organizations regarding your sustainability practices?

Do you have a solid energy management plan that will stand up to inquiries from your board, government institutions, and your community?

Do you have a program in place to secure or manage Federal grant money and state or utility rebates for energy efficiency projects?

Graybar Solutions

 

For more information, contact your Graybar representative or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

Resources

Graybar Emergency Services Government Brochure

From weather-related to man-made disasters, the need for quick and comprehensive response is growing. Graybar can be a key component of your Emergency Preparedness Plan and – more importantly – the trusted advisor you can rely on when disaster strikes.

Graybar Recycling Program

Graybar offers its customers, in conjunction with Veolia ES Technical Solutions, environmentally safe and cost-effective disposal of a wide variety of products as required by local, state and federal regulations.