• Energy Coop Program

  • Join the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative - Please contact Joe Tabeling at joe@cqiassociates.com or download and fill out an application HERE.

    The Rockville Chamber of Commerce has partnered with CQI Associates to establish a Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative for its members. The Rockville Chamber of
    Commerce - CQI Energy Cooperative will help members realize long-term budget stability.


    Benefits of the Rockville Chamber Commercial Energy Cooperative:

    • Increased Purchasing Power in procuring electric and natural gas at competitive rates to businesses
    • Eliminates the need to ‘go through it alone’
    • Historically, the average co-op member Saves about the equivalent of their July electrical bill and/or their February natural gas bill. When compared to utility S.O.S. rates
    • Budget Stability (no more ‘roller coaster costs’) by offering Fixed Rate energy supply costs
    • Assistance in being Proactive in fulfilling energy buying needs
    • We offer the opportunity for businesses to share in the valuable energy Expertise that the cooperative provides

    This program offers FREE informational seminars and webinars about energy deregulation and valuable insight into energy procurement options. CQI manages the member education and bid
    phases of the program, oversees the transition of the members’ energy accounts, and offers continuing technical expertise to members throughout the term of the energy contracts.

    Learn how your business can benefit from joining the Rockville Chamber of Commerce - CQI Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative by visiting www.cqiassociates.com, calling 443-
    472-3870 for more information, or by downloading/filling out an application HERE.


    Take advantage of the Residential Energy Cooperative, as well:

    In addition to commercial energy procurement, CQI Associates is also a leader in Chamber Residential Energy Purchasing Cooperatives. CQI offers competitive fixed supply rates to the
    chamber residential energy cooperative members.


    To learn more or to sign up, go to www.cqiassociates.com/residential .

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  • Best Practices to reduce Energy Consumption and Costs

    If your office, plant, and facilities are not open for normal business operations the following are suggested “best practices” to reduce energy consumption and cost:

    • Set temperature settings to “un-occupied” settings or manually set thermostats to 65 degrees for heating and 78 degrees for cooling.
    • Turn off non-essential and security lights. Keep exterior lights operational at night (Check timers to be sure they are on day light savings time)
    • Turn off exhaust fans in restrooms, pantries. and kitchens if not occupied
    • Turn off all non-essential electronics: TV’s, computers, printers, and copiers (should they simply unplug items to prevent any energy draw)
    • Turn off coffee makers and related pantry equipment
    • Close windows, window blinds, curtains, and shades to reduce air infiltration and sunlight
    • Check water faucets and toilets to be sure they are not leaking or operating after use. Especially the hot water faucets.
    • Process equipment should be inventoried and where possible turned off or set back to a non-production setting. Air compressors are a major process energy usage.