Get ideas on saving energy from other SMUD business customers who used our staff, programs or rebates. These customers shared their experiences in short videos that we produced to help businesses like yours.
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Fry's lightens energy load
Advice and rebates from SMUD on a lighting project helped Fry's in Sacramento save $143,000 a year on its electricity bill. The store replaced 617 metal halide lights with 315 metal halide lights that use less energy, but produces more light.
Valley Hi/North Laguna Library turns a new page on saving energy
Energy efficiency got in on the ground floor when the Valley Hi/North Laguna Library took shape with help from SMUD's Savings by Design program. The city of Sacramento and Sacramento Public Library Authority expect $5,000 a year in energy savings.
Sim Community Center in Sacramento
The city of Sacramento's George Sim Community Center added 31,000 square feet of energy-efficient space for estimated electricity bill savings of more than $14,000 a year.
Sac sewer and sanitation flush with cash from energy savings
Your local sanitation district worked closely with our Savings by Design program, receiving over $350,000 in rebates and incentives from SMUD on a new headquarters and warehouse. Plus, yearly savings add up to about $80,000.
Savings by Design saves money and energy
SMUD's Savings by Design Program helped Jackson Properties save $35,000 to $40,000 a year on energy costs with construction of a highly efficient office building in the Mather Business Park.
Marriott Rancho Cordova cuts energy usage
The Marriott Rancho Cordova implemented many energy-saving measures with SMUD's help, with special attention to timing of energy use, LED lighting and kitchen equipment.
Jackson Laboratory renovates old building
SMUD helped Jackson Laboratory turn an old warehouse in Sacramento into an energy-efficient site for its West Coast office and laboratory suites.
Sac city school district saves with software
The Sacramento City Unified School District saved money by installing PC management software that decreased electricity usage and qualified for a rebate from SMUD.
Hines Property Management cools down HVAC costs
Variable frequency drives placed on HVAC units at several of its buildings in Sacramento decreased energy costs for Hines Property Management. A rebate from SMUD helped pay for the project.
About the Savings by Design Program
Here's a video about the Savings by Design Program and a couple of customers who were helped by it.