Boulder city, county partner on energy-savings program for grocers, restaurants

BOULDER — Boulder, Boulder County and Partners for a Clean Environment announced Monday the launch of the Small Business Equity Program, which “help[s] small businesses save energy and money by replacing outdated restaurant/grocery equipment and lighting,” according to a joint news release.

The grant program covers 70% of the cost of qualifying replacements. 

To be eligible for this program, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Business is located within Boulder County. Minority-owned businesses are highly encouraged to apply
  • Restaurants must be under 2,000 square feet and other businesses must be under 5,000 square feet.

For restaurant and grocery equipment:

  • Existing equipment must have been manufactured in 2005 or earlier.
  • Commercial equipment included in the grant: refrigerators, freezers, merchandisers, dishwashers, ice machines

Outdated lighting upgrade bonus:

  • T12 fluorescent or incandescent lighting only.

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