26 Aug '11, 9pm

Green Building Roundup: Retailers Reap $2.8M in Energy Rebates, Greener Sausage-Making & More

Green Building Roundup: Retailers Reap $2.8M in Energy Rebates, Greener Sausage-Making & More

• Raking in Rebates: In just nine months, California grocers and other retailers -- most of them small businesses -- have reaped $2.8 million in utility rebates thanks to energy audits done by surveyors from Energy Smart Jobs . The green jobs program run by nonprofit PECI is working with 12 utilities to provide the free reviews for power company customers. Changes or upgrades made by the businesses have saved money and energy -- almost 17.3 million annual kilowatt hours of electricity so far. • More VC Money for Home Energy Management: This fledgling market continues to stir up a lot of attention and cash as concerns about energy efficiency remain high and work steps up to make the grid smarter. EnergyHub scooped up $14.5 million in a series B round of funding this week. The firm says the money will support deployment of its home energy management systems and launch of its...

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