Since our meeting with Dave Goebel from Missouri Enterprise, I’ve been researching our options for updating Sportsprint’s lighting system. Right now our facility is equipped with all T12 lights, and we want to upgrade to the more energy efficient T8 lamps. Actually, we could go further and upgrade to T5 lights, which are even more energy efficient. You know how the day after you buy a new computer it’s already old news? That’s what happened with T8 lighting- just as we’re looking into transitioning to T8, we learn that T8 lighting is already being phased out! It’s both the wonder and frustration of technology.
Since there’s so much green funding available these days, a (hopefully) substantial proportion of our improvement project can be funded by incentive programs. Plus the Lean, Clean and Green Assessment estimated this would save us about $1000/year! Not too shabby. There are tons of incentives out there if you’re interested in upgrading either your business or your home. Here’s the database of incentives I found when researching funding. Missouri has a lot of great programs. Maybe you can get your next project partially or fully funded for you!