Business Energy Retrofit
The Business Energy Retrofit (BER) program is funded by Iron Range Resources & Rehabiliation and administered through a partnership with Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) to assist business owners with energy efficient improvements to their buildings.
FY17 Business Energy Retrofit Grant Program Evaluation
Contact: Vincent Meyer, AEOA, 218-735-6828, Vincent.Meyer@aeoa.org
Eligible applicants: Small business owners located within the IRRRB service area.
Funding: The BER program is funded at $750,000 for FY 2017.
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Two Grand Rapids businesses recently received BER grants. Itasca County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore used its BER grant to pay a portion of the costs for electricity connection to its warehouse, blown-in insulation and energy efficient lighting fixtures. These upgrades were part of a larger renovation needed to expand its growing operation. P&D Sewing Center used its BER grant to help pay for a new roof, insulation, siding, windows, air conditioning system, an on-demand hot water heater, interior LED lighting and plumbing fixtures. P&D just received its first heating bill and it was 50 percent less than comparable bill cycles.