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Efficiency Maine Introduces Funding Opportunity

for Long-Term Care Facilities to Upgrade Heating, Lighting, and Refrigeration

Efficiency Maine has introduced a limited-time promotion that will help long-term care facilities across the state upgrade their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), LED lighting, and refrigeration systems to high-efficiency equipment.

The offer launched on October 1, 2021, with an application deadline of January 31, 2022. Accepted projects must be completed by July 1, 2022. Detailed incentive information on the qualifying equipment can be found at https://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/long-term-care/. Eligible facilities, such as assisted living program facilities, continuing care community centers, and nursing homes, are eligible to apply for incentives under this funding opportunity.

“A comfortable, well-lit, and efficiently ventilated environment is especially important to the residents and staff of a long-term care facility,” said Rick Meinking, senior program manager for commercial initiatives at Efficiency Maine. “Many of these facilities operate 24/7, putting added usage on these important systems. We hope this special promotion will help them improve resident comfort and reduce energy costs associated with their operation.”

Interested parties can learn more about this opportunity by attending one of three webinars Efficiency Maine is conducting on October 21, 26, and November 4. Registration information about these sessions can be found at https://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/long-term-care/ltc-upgrades/. More general information about energy efficiency for long-term care facilities can also be obtained by attending a session led by Efficiency Maine titled “Solutions to Increase Energy Efficiency in Your Facilities,” during the virtual 2021 Maine Health Care Conference & Expo on Wednesday, October 20, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Hospitals and independent living facilities are not eligible for this specific opportunity but may qualify for other incentives offered through Efficiency Maine, and are encouraged to visit the Efficiency Maine website to learn more about the Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Program, energy efficiency solutions, and how to get started.

To learn more about the Efficiency Maine Prescriptive Program and how to maximize its benefits visit https://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/ci-prescriptive-incentive-program/.

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