Organization / Company

The U.S. Energy Efficient Lighting Fund partners with organizations and companies to improve budgets, lighting quality and environmental stewardship by providing the capital and expertise for energy efficient lighting installations. Organizations are under increasing pressure to reduce budgets while being stewards of the environment and setting a standard of sustainability for employees, customers and stakeholders. Balancing these demands requires a multi-faceted approach, which can be demanding for overburdened staff and often involves unchartered territory in dealing with a complex set of issues and questions, such as:

  • What impact will this have on the budget both in the short and long term?
  • How do we pay for the program and what impact will it have on the ability to
    borrow in the future for other needs?
  • What sort of positive lifecycle environmental impact will energy efficiency
    lighting have?
  • How do we ensure that we are installing the right lighting technology and product?
  • How will it impact the aesthetics of our organization?
  • What additional controls like dimming and other central controls are possible?

The multi-faceted Fund's lighting program answers questions and provides solutions to these questions in an integrated fashion. The Fund program furnishes capital, creativity and expertise while working closely with officials to:

  • Reduce annual operating budgets through energy savings and reduced
    installation and maintenance expenses.
  • Provide the upfront capital to pay for large and small installations/retrofits while improving the financial health of the organization. No more inefficient piecemeal
    or staggered purchases / installations of equipment. 
  • Provide freedom to choose which manufacturer/brand/type of product to install
    among a qualified group whose products’ quality and longevity meet the Fund's financial underwriting criteria and technical review. This approach maintains
    product choice for an accepted Fund participant, but ensures that it is working
    only with proven products and technology.
  • Provide better, more reliable and safer lighting environments for employees and
    others experiencing the LED lighting.
  • Significantly lower greenhouse gases and pollution.
  • Enable the organization to be recognized for adopting progressive sustainable
    energy and green technology policies.
  • Provide more efficient pricing by purchasing equipment in larger volumes.
  • Identify additional supplemental funding sources, including grants, rebates and
    other incentive programs. The Fund program staff can even assist with writing
    grant proposals and other opportunities.
  • Provide an efficient process through a turn-key solution.

The Program is now accepting and reviewing applications from organ-izations and companies on a rolling admissions basis. To fill out an application, please click on the following link.
Funding Application