Idaho Power rewards District 5 for energy conservation
Idaho Power recognized ITD’s District 5 for its commitment to energy efficiency with a sizable check Friday (July 29).
The $29,446 incentive was for the district’s energy efficient lighting project at its District 5 Headquarters in Pocatello. ITD earned the incentive through Idaho Power’s Easy Upgrades program, a cash incentive program that pays for qualifying energy-saving improvements to commercial and industrial buildings.
The program offers incentives for upgrades to lighting and lighting controls, HVAC systems, motors, building shells, plug loads and food service equipment.
Idaho Power’s “Building Efficiency for Commercial Construction” program also provides a financial incentive for converting to the new lights. District 5's Brian Poole (right in above photo) received a four-foot, $29,446 rebate check from Idaho Power's Mike Stokes.The rebate will cover about 80 percent of the costs of purchasing and installing the new fixtures.
The federal government requires conversion to the new fluorescent tubes by 2012, Curtis explains. Investing early enabled the district to take advantage of the rebate program.