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The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)

The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)

The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP), sponsored by a coalition of public interest nonprofit groups, government agencies, and other organizations in the energy efficiency field, is designed to give consumers and businesses information they need to make use of the federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and subsequently amended several times.

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DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

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U.S. Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.


National Grid recognizes ESCO for the second consecutive year with the Distinguished Partner and Champion Award for its accomplishments as an Energy Solutions Provider in Upstate New York.   This honor reflects ESCO’s contributions in energy savings as well as innovation, marketplace contributions and professionalism in delivering energy efficiency solutions for its clients.


Constellation Energy has selected ESCO as a Channel Partner to offer and implement their new Efficiency Made Easy program (EME). EME bundles fixed price electricity (+3 yrs) with energy conservation measures, such as lighting retrofits. Customers pay for the cost of the energy conservation measures as part of their per kWh commodity charge over the length of the contract. There’s no upfront capital or financing required, and customers retain the benefit of the installed energy efficiency measures at the end of the commodity contract.

ESCO was chosen based on their outstanding customer service and more than twenty years lighting upgrade experience.


CLEVELAND, Ohio — (NYSE: GE)  GE Lighting’s dedication to providing customers with a full-service approach to energy savings has resulted in the establishment of an ESCO Energy Services Program and alliances with selected energy services companies (ESCOs). Through the program, GE aims to help customers explore energy strategies that take into account such factors as cost-of-light payback, return on investment, rebates, financing and government incentives that can reduce investment costs.

“The ESCOs involved meet high customer service, integrity and credibility standards,” says Lou Mane, ESCO sales development manager with GE Lighting, a unit of GE Appliances & Lighting. “By working together, we’re better able to develop comprehensive strategies for customers’ lighting and electrical controls, motors, drives and overall building management. These alliances enhance our ability to help customers develop all-encompassing plans for energy savings.”

The primary focus of this approach is to analyze, design and implement solutions that work together to conserve energy for customers over the long term. Throughout the process, including planning and installation, GE’s specification team will work closely with customers and ESCOs to create customized plans that ensure optimal energy-saving results and seamless transitions. Several lighting service providers currently using GE products have witnessed considerable increases in energy-efficient projects.

Amerinet Agreement

Agreement between Amerinet Choice Energy Solutions and ESCO Energy Services Company to Benefit Members

Contact: Evan Danis
Director, Communications and Media

St. Louis (April 1, 2011) – Amerinet Choice, the private-label and sourcing company of Amerinet Inc., announces a new agreement with ESCO for energy management services.

Effective March 1, 2011, through February 28, 2014, the contract – which is part of the new Amerinet Energy program – offers members significant savings on state-of-the-art, high-efficiency lighting products custom-designed for a variety of applications.

About ESCO Energy Services Company
Since 1992, ESCO has been an industry leader in delivering turnkey, energy-efficient lighting products via individualized retrofit solutions. Based in Lenox, Mass., ESCO maximizes energy savings and improves light quality with minimal operational disruption. ESCO services include presentations and educational seminars, building surveys, design engineering, savings and rebate analysis, light-level verification and turnkey installation with professional project management. Exclusively for Amerinet members, ESCO will process Free Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) tax incentive paperwork. To learn more,

About Amerinet
As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and non-acute care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit


The U.S. Department of Energy’s fluorescent lighting mandate is official. As of July 1, 2010 magnetic ballasts most commonly used for the operation of T12 lamps will no longer be produced for commercial and industrial applications. Also, many T12 lamps will be phased out of production starting July 2012.

For more information, please download the T12 Phase Out PDF here