Energy Programs for Businesses and Multifamily Properties

  1. SmartLights
  2. MCE Multifamily Rebate Program
  3. Green Business Loan Program
  4. MCE Deep Green Program
  5. SmartSolar

SmartLights: Free Energy Assessments and Rebates


SmartLights is specially designed to help small and medium-sized businesses become more energy-efficient. This program offers free start-to-finish technical assistance, project management, and instant rebates towards lighting, refrigeration and heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) energy specific projects. Participating Richmond businesses may be eligible for an additional enhanced energy upgrade incentive funded by the City of Richmond.

Since 2005, this program has performed over 1,000 energy assessments in Richmond and assisted nearly 600 of those businesses improve their operations and reduce their energy use by a total first-year savings of 56,500 megawatt-hours.

Services include: a free, no obligation energy-efficiency assessment, instant rebates (typically range from 25%-75% of total project costs), negotiated volume pricing with qualified installation contractors, free start-to-finish project management and quality control, rebates paid directly to your contractor to help defray your out-of-pocket costs, and referrals to other energy efficiency programs as needed. 

Find out more information and enroll.