Small Businesses

Benchmarking & Referrals to Energy Efficiency Services

The San Mateo County Energy Watch (SMCEW) connects small and medium-sized businesses with programs that provide energy audits, technical assistance and installation support, and financial incentives for energy efficiency projects.

The SMCEW team can also support small businesses in their energy efficiency planning with benchmarking services using Energy Star Portfolio Manager. This service is free of cost and will result in a broad analysis of your energy use over the past twelve months and a list of recommended action items. Contact the SMCEW team to get started.

Services & Financing

To help pay for energy efficiency upgrades, PG&E offers 0% interest loans for project costs above $5,000 via their  PG&E On Bill Financing program. If you are interested in learning more please contact your PG&E representative or the SMCEW team.

Looking to finance a smaller project? You may qualify for a loan for $2,500 or less via a partnership between BayREN Business and the Mission Asset Fund. Read more about this program here, or contact the SMCEW team for more information.

Interested in other ways to improve energy efficiency and lower costs at your business? Visit the PG&E Savings by Industry or Third-party Programs pages to learn about programs your business may be eligible for.

Take a look at what these businesses have done to increase energy efficiency by working with San Mateo County Energy Watch.

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Green Business Program

Certification as a San Mateo County Green Business provides local businesses with many benefits including technical assistance and resources to businesses working towards certification as well as promoting certified businesses. If you are interested in getting your business certified as a Green Business, check out the San Mateo County Green Business Program.