Meeting sustainability goals and saving energy has become increasingly important to business owners. Now more than ever, businesses are finding creative ways to cut energy costs and save money. Many advantages come with energy efficiency, such as lower energy costs, increased comfort for employees and customers, and improved productivity. Washington Gas provides business solutions that improve energy use—and the bottom line. The commercial program benefits a variety of businesses of all sizes, including industrial facilities, nonprofit organizations, restaurants, hotels, retail stores and medical facilities. Energy-efficiency solutions Washington Gas participates in the EmPOWER Maryland program and offers rebates to help offset the cost of upgrading to new, energy-efficient equipment such as: Boiler systems Steam traps Food service equipment Furnaces Wi-Fi thermostats Infrared heaters Water heaters The program is a straightforward process thanks in part to the assistance of an approved list of contractors provided by Washington Gas. “The Washington Gas Energy Efficiency programs have been instrumental in helping our commercial, industrial, and multifamily clients improve their buildings and save money over time,” said Mike C. Cain, Managing Director at Era Building Solutions in Bethesda, Maryland. “From thermostats and kitchen equipment, to large boilers and advanced controls, the Washington Gas Energy Efficiency programs have helped many of our clients choose more efficient building options that don’t just save energy, but also improve occupant comfort and maintain a healthier building environment,” he said. You can learn more about the Washington Gas commercial rebate program here. Additionally, Virginia businesses can now enjoy commercial rebates as well.