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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the West Coast region of GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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Facility owners often forget that lighting retrofits are the cheapest up front and produce the quickest returns. At Aelux (www.aelux.com), we work with our clients on lighting efficiency projects that take advantage of the big utility rebates out there, EPACT tax incentives and even partner for financing a lighting project off balance sheet through your utility bill! This keeps first costs as low as possible and provides options for dealing with squeezed improvement budgets. The energy retrofit market isn't quite so bleak!
Posted by AeluxLighting | Monday, August 06 2012 at 5:30PM ET
Thank you for your comment. You're right--there are creative options out there that don't break the bank and actually save owners money, and new programs are advancing all the time.
Posted by Carrie Rossenfeld | Monday, August 06 2012 at 5:48PM ET