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How much annual electric or oil-based energy could we cut in the Adirondacks by 2013 by adding renewables and reducing waste?:

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An energy audit will address where energy is consumed and how much energy is consumed in an existing building, facility or structure. Energy audits identify economically justified, cost saving opportunities that result in significantly lowered natural gas, electrical, steam, water and sewer costs.

Is your business eligible for a NYSERDA energy audit?
This program will provide energy audits to small businesses and other facilities to help them make informed electrical energy decisions and implement energy-efficiency strategies. Audits help identify economically viable improvements that yield substantial annual energy savings.  Industrial and commercial facilities, state and local governments, not-for-profit and private institutions, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and non-residential facilities will be considered. Facilities must have less than $75,000 in annual electric bills to be eligible. Online Registration
What's the Cost?
Audit costs vary, depending on the customer’s annual electrical bills: 
Annual Electric BIlls                                  Energy Audit Fee
Less than $25,000                                               $100
$25,000 - $75,000                                                $400

Want to get started on your own?
Clean Air-Cool Planet
 has a downloadable carbon calculator to help with your Carbon Audit.  More information can be found here.  (Download the guidelines here.)

Another great idea is to participate in the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit held every November at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.  Their website is a wealth of resources, readings and other materials.