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       TIME A LIGHT, a computer,



or a motor is turned on, a power plant




consumes fuel to generate electricity.



When fossil fuels are burned to produce




electricity, pollutants are released into,



the atmosphere, affecting climate



change and increasing smog and acid



rain. If you lower your demand for



energy, your business helps reduce the



amount of energy generated—and that



means less pollution.





The easiest way to cut your energy use



— and save money — is to join EP/fe"



ENERGY 'STAR® Small Business program. .


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CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS
Energy consumption may be costing you more than it has to. To lower your energy costs, you need energy-efficient equipment —
ENERGY SiAR-labeled products that give efficient, reliable service and make your workplace comfortable. All at a reasonable cost.
EPASs ENERGY STAR Small Business program can help you choose the most efficient equipment for your business.

IT  TAKES MONEY TO MAKE  MONEY
For every month you pay to' operate inefficient equipment, you've lost what could have been a down-payment on improved
equipment. Wouldn't you rather invest in equipment so efficient it "pays for itself?" Of Course! That's why we're working with
lenders to develop loan programs that support small business energy efficiency. Our financial database can help you find lenders
who understand the low risk and cost savings of energy efficiency.                                     ,.
                                                                                              
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 SUBWAY                           ..
 Twenty thousand dojkiS'Can buy'a lot of breaiThafs,;;,, .
 what one Subway franchise ;owner is 'saving by .installing
 energy-efficient lighting, 'heating, ventilating, 'air- '  '•• ••
 conditioning',' ceiling fans, arid-ice makers throughout" •.
 seven Subway locations*^ Okkhoma. Each new L.QOO-
 sq ft. Subway shop ..installed -an energy-efficient air ' •
 conditioning unit with increased capacity to compensate
 for the kitchens heat-generating equipment. Benefits  :''  •
 include a 40-percent reduction in energy costs, a 3-year
 payback period, and praise from customers about the
 freshness and appeal of the food as a result of the higher
 color-rendering of the new lamps.

 BOULD1R BOOKSTORE
; Energy-efficiency upgrades in a 20,000-sq.ft. historic •..
 building saved this Colorado retailer $4,800 annually and
 achieved a payback within three years. These      • •  •
. comprehensive upgrades, including the installation of
 more efficient lighting, low-emissivity (Low-E), super-
' insulated windows, and an evaporative cooler have helped
 the bookstores business dramatically In addition to
 cutting energy costs, the new equipment has substantially
, improved comfort and light levels, keeping customers in
 the store longer, reading;— and buying—books. .

 CENTERPLEX
• A Seattle-based ENEROT STAR Small Business Partner,
 Centerplex is saving 50 percent on its electric bill annually '
. This 26,500-sq.ft.  commercial facility is saving $23,000
' yearly from installing energy-efficient lighting and controls,
 window films, programmable thermostats, insulating
 paneling, low-flow toilets, aerated faucets, and water-
. conscious landscaping. Whatmakes the Centerplex
 upgrades so successful is the tenants: While the'upgrades
1 are comprehensive, it's the participation of the tenants
 who control the comfort of their individual office spaces'.
"that makes the biggest difference in the energy bills.  .   .

 For complete  case studies useful to your
 business, call toll free 1-888-STAR YES, or visit
 6iir website at  http://www.epa.gov/smallbjz
As a small business/organization (facility of 100,000 square
feet or less, not in the energy equipment industry) con-
cerned with the energy efficiency of its own operation,
with the quality of its workplace, and with the prevention
of combustion-related pollution, the undersigned joins the
US Environmental Protection Agency in the following
non-regulatory partnership.

SMALL  BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION
PARTNER  AGREES TO:

• Upgrade the energy efficiency of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-
 conditioning), and other high energy-use systems only where profitable
 (earning payback in three years or less). Upgrade only if new equipment
 maintains or improves the quality of lighting and/or facility comfort as well as
 indoor air quality Complete profitable facility upgrades within three years.

• Consider ENERGY STAR-labeled equipment when purchasing office equipment.

• Abide by guidelines for program logo use described under "Public
  Recognition" in the Upgrade Guide manual.

• If able, provide others with EPA information about the cost-savings and envi-
  ronmental benefits of energy efficiency—"preventing pollution at a profit"

EPA  AGREES TO:
• Publicly recognize Partners commitment to prevent pollution at a profit upon
 joining, followed by further recognition upon successful implementation.

• Provide objective technical, educational, and financial payback information
  on energy-efficient lighting, HVAC, and other energy-efficient technologies.

• Provide software and technical assistance to help Partner survey current
  equipment, determine profitability of energy-efficiency upgrade options,
  and estimate the amount of pollution prevented.

• Provide a finance directory of lenders and other institutions that support
  energy efficiency upgrades.

•  Provide a toll-free customer service hotline and website.

• Provide information on purchasing ENERGY Sw-labeled and other
   energy-efficient equipment.

The US  EPA and the undersigned recognize that this non-regulatory
partnership is a voluntary action and may be terminated in writing by
either party, at any time, for any reason. This agreement relies on a
mutual good-faith effort conducted in a spirit of partnership.

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  O YES I have read the memorandum of
  understanding and agree to the benefits and
  responsibilities of this mutual good-faith
  effort conducted in the spirit of partnership.
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