Information is the key to maximizing efficiencies across your operations. Duke Energy knows that access to timely, relevant, and accurate information is important to you, and we've developed a series of resources to help you stay connected to your account's most important details.
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Here are some of the low-cost, energy-saving inspections and services available for new construction and retrofit** from your Duke Energy efficiency experts:
Building Envelope Improvements:
Adding insulation will help you save up to 15 percent on HVAC costs, and incentives are available for upgrades. If the insulation in your building is less than R-12, you may be eligible for this rebate program. For more information, download the Ceiling Insulation Upgrade Brochure. (PDF)
Incorporating plants as part of the roofing system provides natural insulation and an effective heat buffer, which can save you up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. For a full list of benefits, download the Green Roof Brochure. (PDF)
Increasing your roof’s insulation helps maintain interior building temperatures while saving up to 15 percent on heating and cooling costs. For more information, download the Roof Insulation Upgrade Brochure. (PDF)
Window film and solar screens can help increase energy efficiency, saving up to 15 percent on cooling costs by reducing the amount of heat coming in from the sun. It can also help protect interior furnishings and equipment from harmful ultraviolet rays. For more information, download the Window Film and Solar Screen Brochure. (PDF)
Installing a high-efficiency chiller or rooftop unit saves energy and reduces your cooling costs by up to 25 percent while maintaining a comfortable work environment. Duke Energy incentives are available for qualified facilities. For more information, download the HVAC Chiller / Unitary Brochure. (PDF)
High-efficiency heat pumps can save 40 percent on cooling and heating costs depending on the size and efficiency of the unit, and incentives are available to help offset the installation cost. For more information, download the Heat Pump Brochure. (PDF)
Thermal Energy Storage helps reduce the size and cost of replacement chillers. For businesses on a time-of-use rate, TES systems can also lower energy costs by shifting energy usage to off-peak hours. For more information about available incentives, download the Thermal Energy Storage Brochure. (PDF)
HVAC System Related Improvements:
Demand Control Ventilation helps maintain an appropriate temperature based on the occupancy of the room and can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. DCV can be installed on existing HVAC systems and may qualify for an incentive. For more information, download the Demand Control Ventilation Brochure. (PDF)
Indoor Lighting Improvements:
Occupancy Sensors for Indoor Lighting
Occupancy sensors help control lighting in spaces that are often left unoccupied such as conference rooms or restrooms. These sensors can save up to 30 percent of your indoor lighting cost. For more information, download the Occupancy Sensors Brochure. (PDF)
Other Energy Improvements:
An updated compressed air system can result in a 20-50 percent energy savings while improving production efficiencies. Incentives are available to help you update your system. For more information, download the Compressed Air System Brochure. (PDF)
Efficient motors result in long-term energy savings since over the life of a motor 95 percent of the total cost is for energy to operate the motor. Replacing old motors with energy-efficient models is one way to help control your business costs. You could also qualify for incentives that help offset the cost. For more information, download the Efficient Motor Upgrade Brochure. (PDF)
CurrentLines is a quarterly newsletter for commercial, industrial and governmental customers in Florida, designed to keep you current on all our initiatives to meet your energy needs. Regular features include news affecting our state, our company and our energy production. We also have a customer segment and we provide answers to your most frequently asked questions.
Below are a series of helpful links for Commercial, Industrial and Governmental customers. Duke Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information found at these sites.
- Association of Energy Engineers
- Nat. Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- National Fire Protection Association
- National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- Association of Plumbing Engineers
For Commercial/Industrial/Governmental electric service needs, please contact your Duke Energy Account Executive. If you have not yet been assigned an Account Executive, please call our Customer Service Center at (877)342-5372.