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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 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>
“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 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 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>
"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>
“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 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>