Plan to increase energy savings in Uptown Charlotte launched


Duke Energy’s Smart Energy Now (SEN) initiative is a first-of-its-kind community behavioral change efficiency program that encourages commercial building owners, tenants, facilities staff, and employees in Uptown Charlotte to modify their current energy consumption while at work. SEN aims to ultimately cut energy use in Uptown Charlotte by 20 percent, the first 5 percent through behavior change. HR&A managed the program design on behalf of Duke Energy.


SEN has the personal commitment of local elected leadership and key Uptown Charlotte business community members, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo. It also includes partnerships with IFMA, ULI, and USGBC.