An Energy Roadmap Helps Businesses Find Energy- and Money-Saving Opportunities

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Businesses are looking to cut costs, diminish their carbon footprint, and optimize operations in this new era of challenging, and changing, workplace structures. As they flex their workspaces to adapt to changing needs, they are also flexing their energy use to provide maximum efficiency and savings based on the way their facilities are used today.

An energy assessment is a great first step to determining the most effective energy strategy. Businesses are getting expert energy advice personalized for each building's characteristics, operations, and priorities. With this whole-building solution, businesses get field-tested recommendations that can be incorporated into their particular plans.

Creating a roadmap for success

A suite of assessments—from streamlined to highly detailed—identifies energy efficiency opportunities and charts a long-range plan of action in the form of a customized Energy Roadmap. This Energy Roadmap provides recommendations to help conserve resources by integrating all relevant efficiency programs and rebates that can help offset your initial costs.

But like other roadmaps, each assessment will be unique for every business's distinct needs. The type of assessment is specific to a range of factors, including:

  • The type and size of business – whether commercial, retail, or industrial.
  • Whether your building is equipped with a Building Automation System (BAS), and whether data from the system can be reviewed as part of the assessment.
  • The resources you have available to oversee and implement energy management.

Building the logic for company acceptance

A customized Energy Roadmap includes prioritized opportunities and options, including anticipated costs, savings, and rebates, making it an actionable guide to implementation. The Energy Roadmap also serves as a business case for garnering support for your plan with decision-makers and stakeholders across the organization.

Get direct benefits for your business

Xcel Energy offers qualifying customers a very low-cost assessment that may provide immediate, direct business benefits. Appropriate low- and no-cost opportunities may be implemented during the assessment itself or on the day the Energy Roadmap is reviewed. The Energy Roadmap details:

  • Equipment replacement options.
  • Demand charge savings (if applicable).
  • Energy and cost savings estimates.
  • Estimated costs to make energy upgrades or improvements.
  • Payback projections.
  • Savings through equipment rebates, as well as other energy-related opportunities relevant to your goals and objectives.

To avoid any roadblocks along the way, the suite of implementation services includes facilitation of internal stakeholder meetings; project prioritization, financial analysis, contractor proposal review; savings and rebate maximization, and rebate paperwork and processing support.

Learn more and schedule a Business Energy Assessment to start saving

Xcel Energy invites businesses in its service territory to learn about Business Energy Assessments and if interested, complete a simple assessment match at Or connect with Xcel Energy's business energy advisors at 855-839-8862 for more information.

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