DC Sustainable Energy Utility
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Success Stories

See how the DCSEU is helping residents and businesses across the District save money and energy.

Energy Savings for Sustainable Business Model

Energy Savings for Sustainable Business Model

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

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Low Risk Investments Yield Strong Returns

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.

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Taking a Bite out of Energy Costs

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. 

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All aboard for energy savings

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. 

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Energy savings right around the corner

Energy savings right around the corner

The DCSEU partners with 53 retailers in all of the City's eight Wards to buy down customers' costs of energy efficient lighting.

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One less thing for a small business to worry about

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.

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Economic growth that benefits small businesses

Economic growth that benefits small businesses

Participating contractors support DC's green economy by increasing the number of green collar jobs in the District and training entry-level professionals for work in a more sustainable DC.

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Setting a new standard for multifamily solar energy

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. 

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Helping Georgetown University Achieve its Energy Goals

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.

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Gallaudet University Cuts Its Energy Use, Campus-wide

Gallaudet University Cuts Its Energy Use, Campus-wide

The DCSEU has worked with Gallaudet to support campus efficiency projects through incentives and technical assistance. In 2013, the DCSEU provided incentives to upgrade 548 steam traps, reducing the university's annual natural gas consumption by 171,500 therms.

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Lighting the Path toward Community Savings

Lighting the Path toward Community Savings

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

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Serving Up Savings at Union Kitchen

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.

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Shedding Light on Safety

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.

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Light Speed Ahead

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.

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Brightening a Ballroom

Brightening a Ballroom

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

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Lighting Matters

Lighting Matters

Upgrading to high-performance T8 (HPT8) lighting significantly reduces operating costs for Johnny’s Half Shell.

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Large-Scale Savings That Make a Difference

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.

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Energy Savings in Your Neighborhood

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.

 

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Spotlight on Energy Savings

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.

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Energy Benchmarking

By 2014, all District buildings (commercial and multi-family) over 50,000 square feet must use Portfolio Manager to benchmark their energy efficiency and report that score to the city.

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