Energy savings program to start

The audits would review lighting, air-conditioning and heating systems, refrigeration and other equipment with an eye toward upgrades that would save a company money on its utility bills. For those who know they’ll be in the same building for some time, Doxsey said, a full audit, which would recommend technology upgrades, also will calculate how long a particular investment will take to pay for itself. Because the audits will include that financial calculation, he said, area lenders can be sure there is a solid business case underpinning any loan a company might seek.

Bringing utility boards together

In what Mayor Julián Castro termed a historic first, the boards of the San Antonio Water System and CPS Energy held a joint meeting Friday to talk about ways the two municipally owned utilities can work together to save water, energy and money.