For Immediate Release: October 9, 2014


Workshops for Businesses Show How to Save Energy and Money 

Barnstable, MA – Cape Light Compact wants more Cape and Vineyard businesses to know about opportunities for substantial savings available through its energy efficiency programs. Later this month the Compact will be presenting three workshops to explain how businesses can benefit from a range of financial incentives, rebates, and technical assistance whether they own or rent their workspace.

“Energy efficiency is a great way to hedge against the higher energy prices expected this fall and winter,” said Meredith Miller, the Compact’s Commercial and Industrial Program Manager. “The Compact is able to offer financial incentives that make the improvements very affordable, with paybacks under a year in many cases, “ Miller said.

Businesses that have participated in the Compact’s programs see benefits. “We had a great experience. Not only did the project deliver substantial savings, but we got to work with very professional staff who really knew their stuff and were a pleasure to work with,” said Clark Guinn, Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth.

Any business that signs up for a free energy assessment at a workshop will get an additional 10% above the current financial incentive toward the cost of measures that are installed as a result of the audit (up to a maximum of $5,000 and not to exceed the cost of the measure.) Attendees also will receive a FREE Philips new SlimStyle LED light bulb.

While each of the three workshops will present an overview of the Compact’s commercial programs, the latter two also will provide industry specific information. The workshops are: 

Cape Light Compact’s Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1-3 pm


Cape Light Compact’s Energy Efficiency Programs for Lodging Establishments

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9-11 am

Cape Light Compact’s Energy Efficiency Programs for Grocery Stores

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9-11 am


All workshops are free and will take place at the Harborview Conference Room, Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street (Rte 6A), Barnstable Village. To register email

The workshops are sponsored by Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Community Capital. 


Cape Light Compact is an award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy, competitive electricity supply and green power options. For more information visit