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Please note for the purposes of this web page, commercial/public buildings and facilities include governmental, healthcare and educational facilities. For more specific resources for educational facilities, see our schools web page.

Given that the commercial/public sector represents 13 percent of Kentucky’s total energy use, Kentucky businesses and governmental agencies have the potential to save millions of dollars annually by adopting technologies and practices that improve energy efficiency, conserve resources and increase productivity.

To help businesses tap into these opportunities, the following resources are provided:

Commercial Incentives & Financing: 
  • Maximize utilization of commercial tax incentives when installing efficiency measures
  • Consult with your gas or electric utility for available efficiency incentives
  • Consider low-cost PACE/EPAD financing through your community. Learn about EPAD under Local Government heading below.
  • Use the Financing Navigator to explore alternative financing options.
Performance Contracting: 
Energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) is a financial and procurement mechanism that allows entities to pay for energy savings measures with existing budgets. While performance contracting is mostly utilized by educational entities, state and local governments, the private sector can also take advantage of ESPCs. 


Building Energy Management Resources:

  • LEED  – U.S. Green Buildings Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification
  • ENERGY STAR – many free tools for achieving energy efficiency

Portfolio Manager – this free web-based database allows anyone to easily enter facility information and track energy usage, benchmark facilities against other facilities in your portfolio, and see how your facilities compare to others across the nation.

Local Governments

Local governments are making significant investments in energy efficiency. Learn what your county or community can do to save energy and save money.