Business Success Stories

  • One less thing for a small business to worry about

    Courtney Stamm worked with the DCSEU to upgrade 22 lights to LEDs at The Cheeky Puppy.

  • Helping Georgetown University Achieve its Energy Goals

    Georgetown University and the DCSEU have worked together since 2012 to address the university's ambitious energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

  • Spotlight on Energy Savings

    The DCSEU helps Arena Stage invest in the most cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades and avoid making upgrades that don't make sense for their bottom line.

  • Light Speed Ahead

    As Piedmont Office Realty Trust remodeled NASA headquarters for LEED® Silver certification, the DCSEU made it easier to upgrade to LED lighting and meet energy savings goals.

  • All Aboard for Energy Savings

    Union Station’s satisfaction with the lighting upgrade extends beyond energy savings, operations cost savings, and reduction of carbon emissions.
  • Lighting the Path Toward Community Savings

    Capitol Park IV decided to retrofit all 218 neighborhood street lamps with highly efficient LEDs.

  • Energy Savings in Your Neighborhood

    The staff at Annie’s Ace does more than just sell the DCSEU’s discounted efficient lighting products; they also help customers make wise decisions that fit both their budget and needs.


  • Large-Scale Savings That Make a Difference

    Children’s National Medical Center works with the DCSEU to plan for energy efficiency upgrades at the hospital as well as to help staff, patients, and their families save energy at home.

  • Brightening a Ballroom

    A major upgrade of hundreds of lighting fixtures brightens the ballroom and saves tens of thousands a year. 

  • Shedding Light on Safety

    By upgrading to highly-efficient LED lighting, Providence Hospital has a brighter, safer parking lot in addition to lower energy bills.

  • Taking a Bite out of Energy Costs

    Restaurants waste more energy than a typical business—as much as $8 billion in energy every year. ThinkFoodGroup is taking steps to change that at Zaytinya. 

  • Low Risk Investments Yield Strong Returns

    The energy savings—estimated at more than $20,000 per year—will reduce operating costs not only from direct energy savings but also from maintenance savings. The retrofit will pay for itself in less than five years.

  • Energy Savings for Sustainable Business Model

    The measures installed in FY 2016 will pay for themselves in approximately two years.

  • Putting Energy into Education

    Together with the DCSEU, District schools are turning energy savings into more resources for their students.

  • Helping Contractors Grow

    Together with the DCSEU, contractors like Greenscape are expanding their business and serving their communities.

  • Supporting Small Businesses

    Together with the DCSEU, business owners in the District are pursuing their passions.

  • On the Path to Success

    Together with the DCSEU, District residents are pursuing green career pathways and finding success.

  • Serving Up Savings at Union Kitchen

    Working with the DCSEU, Union Kitchen saved thousands of dollars. The result: happier chefs, lower energy bills for years to come, and a trusted partner to turn to for future energy decisions.

  • Setting a new standard for multifamily solar energy

    Starting with 11 of the National Housing Trust's (NHT) multifamily affordable buildings in Washington, DC, NHT / Enterprise worked with the DCSEU to begin the largest solar installation across multiple properties in the city.

  • Mess Hall Puts High Energy Bills on Ice

    Since 2014, Mess Hall Founder, Al Goldberg, has been innovating commercial kitchen space for local food entrepreneurs and with help from the DCSEU, innovating ways to save and conserve.