What Makes Us Different?

We deliver a comprehensive, turnkey direct install energy efficiency services on behalf of utilities to thousands of small business customers annually.

And we maintain high participation, customer satisfaction and realization rates bringing our utility clients a combination of capabilities, small business expertise and personnel – all under one roof – that no other company can match.

Lime Energy – Ten Ingredients for Success.

A Scalable Program Under One Roof.

Lime has a well-established, scalable infrastructure which is built specifically for our Small Business Direct Install program implementation. We’ve got everything you need to succeed  – from program sales and marketing, administration and reporting, auditing, construction management and implementation, financing, M&V, and web-based technology.


Custom Integrated Programs.

We have designed and implemented Small Business Direct Install programs for dozens of major utilities and it’s this experience that enables us to each program from inception through execution, providing a truly integrated service tailored to the utility and region.


Industry Leading Program Administration Expertise.

Our leadership team has been involved in the development and management of successful Direct Install programs for decades. And we understand the issues around program design and cost effectiveness measures and often participate in Public Utilities Commission working groups alongside utility staff.



Pay for Performance Model.

Our focus is on delivering energy efficiency savings to our customers. As a truly integrated services firm, we provide our clients with a “unit pricing only” model that includes all required services and provides complete risk mitigation for our utility clients. So we’re only paid on savings that are delivered, meaning you get a much more focused service.


Industry-Leading Performance.

We provide more MWh to our utility clients and their small business customers than any other Small Business Direct Install contractor. In New York State, we’ve partnered with some of the nation’s largest utility companies and provided energy efficiency solutions to 34,245 small businesses in six years.

Proven Technology.

The Lime EnerWorks™ Platform has been built specifically for the implementation of utility Small Business Direct Install Programs. In fact, it’s integrated through the entire program process, from marketing campaigns to comprehensive energy assessments to purchase order and material pick lists – which gives us industry leading quality assurance and customer satisfaction results with real time data reporting.


Innovative Marketing means better Customer Engagement.

From customer segmentation to innovative marketing strategies, no other firm can compare to our ability to recruit and engage small business customers. All our energy efficiency programs are staffed with trained, local, lead generation specialists, which consistently provide our Lime ESRs with pre-qualified, scheduled audits.



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Quality. Guaranteed.

While Lime Energy consistently meets or exceeds savings goals, the entire Small Business Direct Install team is committed to representing your utility as professional unbiased, trusted energy advisors. Our sales, marketing, auditing and installation staff are dedicated to educating customer in all aspects of energy efficiency.


Flexible Financing for an inflexible economy.

The current state of the economy makes liquidity a challenge and financing tough to secure.  Lime has its own Lime Finance fund set up for just this purpose, giving our utility clients the ability to offer no-interest financing over 12 and 24 month terms.


Creating jobs in your community.

Creating jobs in a community is a central and important part of the way our program works. From day one, Lime will deploy an experienced team to begin delivering against the energy savings goals. Our Integrated Services Model enables the transfer of knowledge to local personnel to assume these roles and we engage existing Trade Ally partners to develop new, local contractors that are M/WBE certified as a resource.