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Learn how SF Energy Watch participants have cut energy costs, improved competitiveness and reduced their environmental footprint through energy efficiency upgrades.  Each featured case study describes the energy efficient upgrades, project cost, incentive received, annual savings, energy usage reduction, and payback time.

"We received help in financing the work, the installation took place without a hitch, finished ahead of schedule and the lights look great." - 1700 California Street ManagementRead>
"SF Energy Watch staff made our lighting retrofit easy. They were there to give guidance, answer questions and were genuinely interested and concerned about the project." Liz Johnson, Building SupervisorRead>
“SF Energy Watch facilitated the entire process. The staff was very helpful, patient and friendly. It was a pleasure working with them!” -Nancy Chárraga, Casa Bonampak Read>
“SF Energy Watch is very small business friendly and a tremendous resource to any company. Program staff facilitated analysis, options, planning and organizing with a contractor.” -David Sahagun, PresidentRead>
"Our customers are extremely impressed with our efforts to be green and in how the artwork appears with the new LED lighting. We were also impressed to see that our energy costs were reduced about half on the first PG&E bill after the retrofits were made!" -Todd Lejnieks, Chief Operating Officer Read>
“SF Energy Watch helped the Cliff House lower its environmental impact, reduce business costs and create good PR. It’s really a win-win-win all around!” Ralph Burgin, General ManagerRead>
"The Convent & Stuart Hall community has worked hard to 'go green' and we appreciate the efforts and support of SF Energy Watch." -Jo Ann Shain, Communications Director, Convent & Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart, San FranciscoRead>
"Participating in the SF Energy Watch program is a smart business investment. This Program helped my business save money." - Damoon Arman, Owner, Dollar MarketRead>
"We appreciate the help and guidance of SF Department of the Environment. They led us down many green paths, and we look forward to more collaborations in energy efficiency and the greening of Glide." - Terry Zukoski, Facilities Manager, Glide Memorial ChurchRead>
"As the only San Francisco hotel to earn the US Energy Star Award six years running, we take our carbon footprint seriously. SF Energy Watch has helped us maintain our energy consumption low." - Joseph Curran, Marketing Director, Hotel NikkoRead>