Utility Savings Initiative (USI)
The Utility Savings Initiative is North Carolina's lead-by-example program supporting energy efficiency in public buildings. The program was created to assist North Carolina governmental units manage the use and cost of energy, water and other utilities in their facilities.
The program serves state agencies, the University of North Carolina system, the state's community colleges, public schools, county and municipal governments.
Team activities are guided by the USI Strategic Energy Plan, which is updated annually and reviewed quarterly.
To learn more about the program, read the annual reports to the N.C. General Assembly:
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OPEN REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
The Utility Savings Initiative (USI) has issued a Request for Proposals for NC local government units (including community colleges, K-12 public schools, and county and municipal governments) to apply for a grant to optimize their building controls system. The funds are available through a grant from the US Department of Energy. Maximum grant amount for any local government unit is $10,000. The annual energy expenditure of the local government unit must be under $1,000,000 to apply.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Len Hoey at Len.Hoey@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-9250 to request an editable version of the document.
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