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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.

“SF Energy Watch guidance has helped us save money and improved our understanding of areas that we can change to make a difference to our customers and the environment.” -Kris Betz, Director of OperationsRead>
"I enrolled in the SF Energy Watch program to save energy and money. I'm very satisfied with the service and installation of the LED lighting. I would recommend this program to neighboring businesses." -Gary Weiss, Owner Read>
"The new fluorescent lights enhance the color of the merchandise. I invite you to come to the store to take a look at the new energy efficient lighting that was installed through SF Energy Watch." - Steve Lombardi Jr., Owner, Lombardi SportsRead>
"The SF Energy Watch staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They made the process simple and the results look fantastic. We are greener than ever!" - Ray Beldner, Owner, Precita CleanRead>
"We are so very pleased with our installed light fixtures! We plan on using SF Energy Watch to provide site assessments and guidance for all of our San Francisco YMCA branches towards YMCA's efforts to become Green Business Certified." - Louise Figlia, Facilities Executive Assistant, YMCARead>
"SF Energy Watch enabled us to make this dream project a reality. We were able to reduce our energy consumption by over 90% in the Concert Hall while enhancing the capabilities of the system. I hope that this project serves as a benchmark for others with similar applications so they too can enjoy the savings and benefits as well" - Dave Mitchell, Chief Facilities EngineerRead>
"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>
“It is nice that the SF Energy Watch program exists. I am glad I did not wait to change my lights. The store looks brighter and I saved money on my energy bill. I would recommend this program to other businesses in Japantown and all over San Francisco!” Mariko Suzuki, Owner Read>
“SF Energy Watch enabled us to immediately change our entire lighting, saved us a ton of money, and saved important resources. For us, the biggest thing about the money we saved was that we could put those funds into our inventory. The whole thing was so easy and so professional that I wondered why every local business does not make use of this program.” -Ken Shelf, Co-OwnerRead>
“SF Energy Watch was successful for us. Once the correct LED lamps were installed, we've seen the immediate results in energy savings and labor savings now that we're not changing light bulbs every day. This is one less thing to manage in a busy high-volume restaurant setting!” - Tim Mullins, General ManagerRead>