SBDC launches online marketplace to help Alaskans with energy efficiency

by Michelle Saport  |   

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) estimates that commercial facilities in Alaska could save an average of 30 percent on energy costs each year by implementing efficiency measures. But getting an energy audit, finding the right technology, and getting a project funded can be time-consuming for any business owner.

To take the inefficiency out of energy efficiency, the Alaska Small Business Development Center is providing free access to an online marketplace where vendors, service providers and customers can find each other.

According to Adam Krynicki, director of the SBDC's Energy Initiative, "The goal of the website is to provide a simple interface where homeowners, nonprofits, and government entities can browse their energy efficiency options, and connect with energy auditors, financiers and technology providers.

"It's an online marketplace like Amazon.com, but for energy efficiency services, technologies and financing."

In addition to browsing for solutions, companies can advertise their goods or services on the site, sign up for free advising or find financing - at no cost.

More information may be found at the website, e3arctic.org, or by contacting the Alaska SBDC via aksbdc.org.

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