Commercial and Industrial Properties

Nearly any building can be made more comfortable, safe and efficient. This is done through a process of evaluation, analysis, modeling, and improvement. What process we use depends on what we are starting with, but CEGC funding can provide money for all needed improvements.


Properties that have never been evaluated need to be audited. The American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)publishes a very specific protocol for commercial assessment called “Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits”. We perform ASHRAE Level 1,2,and 3 audits on commercial and industrial buildings according to this protocol. The task is to benchmark the consumption of the buildings, determine the condition and design of the building components, and explore the cost and savings potential of improvements.

The difference between the levels is explained in detail below, but the audits are cumulative (each level uses information from the audit below it), and are sometimes done in steps or all at once. CEGC requires a level 3 audit in order to provide owners with certified, computer-modeled, savings projections for recommended improvements. Level 3 is often referred to as an “investment grade audit”.


Our CEA improvement upgrades are a collaborative effort, on both the auditing and contracting sides. We have associations with accountants, engineers, architects, and specialty service providers that allow us to build the right team to thoroughly but efficiently analyze each project and recommend the best and most cost effective improvements.

We also have relationships with general contractors that have a variety of specialization, and some of the most competent subcontractors and distributors in the city. We work with the most appropriate General Contractor for a job to put together a selected group of subs that will get the job done correctly and professionally.

You get a lot of competent people working on exactly what you need without having to pay for a lot of people and overhead that have nothing to do with your project


Not long ago utility bills were a pretty straightforward affair. Not anymore.

Florida Power & Light has at least 12 different commercial and industrial electric rate structures, with the possibility of more all the time due to the potential for dynamic pricing schemes.

Being on utility rate schedules that are most advantageous for your building can save thousands of dollars per year for identical usage. There is certainly no assurance that the utilities themselves will make sure you are getting the most cost effective service possible.

An important part of a Sustainable Environments audit is to review utility bills to look for mistakes (more common than you might think) and to make sure you are getting water and energy for the lowest cost possible.


All CEGC energy conservation projects will be entitled to an array of manufacturer and utility rebates and state and federal tax incentives.

An important part of a Sustainable Environments audit is to include the accumulation of these incentives into the improvement financial analysis so an owner can make decisions based on real net costs.