Dave And Kellys Heating And Cooling Reveals Vital Tips For Home Energy Savings

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Energy bills are on the rise across America. See how Dave and Kelly’s Heating and Cooling is helping families offset the increased costs with money-saving upgrades at http://www.daveandkellys.com/

According to recent reports published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration both the consumption and the price of residential electricity and natural gas are expected to rise over the course of the next few years. Simply put Americans can expect to see higher utility bills as the years pass on.

It is with this reality in mind that Dave and Kelly’s Heating and Cooling a premier HVAC installation and repair company in the Kansas City area has revealed their vital tips for helping homeowners save money on their energy bills. Those who would like to take advantage of these tips can visit http://www.daveandkellys.com to discover what they are and how they can benefit their household.

Dave Allen the owner of Dave and Kelly’s Heating and Cooling stated “There is no doubt that energy costs are on the rise all across the country. Unfortunately this usually translates to higher energy bills for residents. We aim to educate customers about upgrades they can make to their systems now that will bring them significant energy savings in the long run. For example using heat pumps to heat the home in the winter and cool it in the summer is not only better for the environment but it’s better for customers’ wallets as well. Customers can find a a lot of money-saving tips at our website at www.daveandkellys.com”

Allen goes on to say “Not only do we offer energy-saving recommendations we can also make the process of following up on those recommendations easy for our customers. When they’re in need of system repair or upgrade installation we can ensure that they’ll get consistently ast and reliable response time and communication with our team. We strive to give courteous and qualified customer service. With our many years of experience offering heating repairs and installations in and around Kansas City we get the job done right every time.”

“Our ultimate goal is to make sure that our customers are able to enjoy the comfort of their homes without having to pay too much for that privilege. The money saving tips we offer on our website coupled with the impeccable customer service we provide helps us accomplish that.”

Those who are interested in learning more about Dave and Kelly’s Heating and Cooling’s tips for saving on household energy bills or taking advantage of their HVAC services can visit http://www.daveandkellys.com/contact

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Portman: Energy Bill Will Help Promote Economic Growth

PoliticalNews.me – Feb 06,2016 – Portman: Energy Bill Will Help Promote Economic Growth


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) urged the Senate to pass his energy efficiency bill. Portman’s legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), has received widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans as well as industry leaders, energy-efficiency advocates and environmental stakeholders because it will help create jobs, saves consumers money and protect the environment. Portman outlined the environmental and economic benefits of his bipartisan bill.

“This is an opportunity for us to pass energy-efficiency legislation that helps create more jobs, makes the environment cleaner, makes our businesses more competitive, makes us less dependent on foreign sources of oil, helps with the trade deficit…So this is a win-win for everybody.

“The economic growth in this last quarter was 0.7%, meaning less than 1% growth. That’s kind of discouraging. You have to look around and say, what could we do to help get this economy moving again? And one area is energy. There’s no question about it. And we believe our legislation will help. It is going to create jobs…”

Full remarks can be found here.

ESIC will be considered as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Last year, key components of ESIC were signed into law.

ESIC uses a variety of low-cost tools to help energy users become more efficient while making the country’s largest energy user – the federal government – reduce its energy use through the use of energy-efficient technology. The deficit-neutral bill incentivizes the use of efficiency technologies that are commercially available today, can be widely deployed across the country, and quickly pay for themselves through energy savings.

A 2014 study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that Portman-Shaheen will create more than 190,000 jobs, save consumers $16.2 billion a year, and cut CO2 emissions and other air pollutants by the equivalent of taking 22 million cars off the road – all by 2030.

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Province announces cash for natural gas retrofits

As part of its strategy to fight climate change, the Province of Ontario plans to make it easier – and cheaper – for homeowners to realize efficiencies with natural gas heating.

Through a partnership with major natural gas providers Enbridge and Union Gas, the province will invest $100 million from its Ontario Green Investment Fund to allow the utilities to offer rebates on home energy audits and retrofits.

The retrofits and upgrades would allow homeowners to reduce their gas bills while lowering the overall amount of greenhouse gas emissions – something the province pledged to do as recently as last year’s climate change conference in Paris.

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli made the announcement on Feb. 4 at the Baseline Road Home Depot, itself a partner in many provincial programs.

“This investment will deliver investments on many fronts,” said Chiarelli. “Homeowners across the province will directly benefit, as the program will help lower their monthly heating and cooling bills. Ontario will directly benefit, as using energy wisely reduces the need to build new energy infrastructure.”

Home energy retrofit programs “work well,” said Chiarelli, adding that for each dollar spent on efficiencies, consumers receive up to four dollars in savings, or $400 in annual savings for an older home.

The province predicts the investment will allow 37,000 homeowners to conduct energy audits, after which they could benefit from measures such as the replacement of furnaces and water heaters, upgraded insulation, or installation of “smart” thermostats.

The $325-million Ontario Green Investment Fund is tied to the province’s cap-and-trade program.

Because the program is being offered through utilities with existing energy-savings programs, “this program can hit the ground running with little or no ramp time,” said Chiarelli.

Jim Sanders, a vice-president with Enbridge Gas and Distribution, said his company believes collaboration between government and business, and investment of proceeds into cleaner systems, is key to a cap-and-trade agreements.

“Conservation is the most effective way to reduce per-customer consumption of natural gas, which simultaneously reduces emissions and customers’ bills,” said Sanders.

“Between 1995 and 2014 our energy efficiency programs collectively helped Ontario residents and businesses avoid 18 megatons of carbon emissions. This is equivalent to taking 2.4 million cars off the road every year.”

Also at the announcement were representatives of Nest Labs, maker of a product that can be installed to create a custom schedule for heating and cooling in a home. The device – “the Nest Learning Thermostat” – is available for purchase in Home Depot.

Full details of the province’s collaborative program are expected to be revealed in the coming months.

Galerie Harfa shopping center gets LEED Gold rating

Only two malls worldwide have a higher energy efficiency rating 

Most new office buildings have energy efficiency ratings. It is less rare for shopping centers, but shoppers are showing increasing environmental awareness.

Galerie Harfa shopping center in Prague’s Vysočany district recently acquired a LEED Gold certificate for energy efficiency.

What makes it unusual is that it was issued to an existing structure and not a newly completed one. Galerie Harfa, with 49,000 sqm of retail and entertainment space on three levels, opened in November 2010.

The exact certification is LEED for Existing Buildings: Operation Maintenance (LEED EB:OM). It is based on actual performance measurements, and not on an evaluation of blueprints and plans.

Gold is the second highest level, under platinum. The overall score was 64 points, and to get the next level the building would need more than 80 points total in six categories.

Areas for further improvement at Harfa include materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

The mall got the maximum points in innovation and design process, and scored high in sustainable sites, water efficiency, and energy and atmosphere.

There are only 24 shopping centers throughout the world with a LEED certificate for existing buildings. Only two shopping centers, in Dubai and Singapore, have received a better rating than Galerie Harfa.

The shopping center made adjustments to its infrastructure and changed to procedures before applying. Galerie Harfa achieved 6.1 percent energy savings, decreased the consumption of water and improved the quality of the center’s internal environment.

There are two popular certification systems: LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology).

The Lighthouse Group, which owns the mall, chose LEED. Unlike the competing BREEAM, for which it is possible to exclude the area of the leased spaces, LEED assessed the building as a whole.

LEED certification places a greater emphasis on measurable cost savings for energy. This is given by the inclusion of an energy audit according to the international ASHRAE standard in the minimum requirements. Due to the energy audit, the operation of the entire building was optimized, and Galerie Harfa could show high savings on operating expenses.  

“We made the decision to begin the activity leading to savings as part of the LEED certification two years ago. We were not aiming at a concrete certification level since our shopping centre had already been operating for a few years and thus we were aware of the difficulty of the implementation, which is incomparably greater than for buildings that are ‘on paper,’” Tamir Winterstein, the executive director and partner of the Lighthouse Group, said.

“Plus shopping centers are at a disadvantage compared to office buildings in terms of energy savings due to the almost non-stop opening hours and the large number of visitors that come to shop in the center every day or come for entertainment and leisure. The obligation to recertify every five years is a great plus for us as it will enable us to either maintain the savings we have reached or, in light of new technologies, to increase them even further,” Winterstein added.

The firm Sentient managed and arranged the LEED certification for Galerie Harfa. “Getting a certificate for a building that has already been standing for some time and does not have the absolute latest technology is quite demanding. But if all the technical equipment is properly configured and tuned, it ensures the reliable and flawless functioning of the measuring and regulation system, then the building can function even better than a newly built building with certification. And that was a success in Galerie Harfa. Plus in this instance the entire building was assessed, including the tenants’ spaces, which is the greatest difference in comparison with BREEAM In Use and this fact raises the credibility of the acquired assessment even higher,” Sentient representative Martin Scheuch said.

For Galerie Harfa the decrease of the energy intensity meant the implementation of a series of energy-saving measures in the areas of ventilation, heating and cooling, on which the consultants from Sentient cooperated with Optimal Engineering.

 “In order to achieve energy savings it was necessary to arrange the optimization of the ventilation unit operations for the common spaces, reflecting the current occupancy of the shopping centre, supplemented with the smooth regulation of the performance of the ventilation equipment for the retail units according to the occupancy pattern, supplemented with the smooth regulation of the circulation pumps for the cooling tower circuit and the optimization of the operations of the heat exchangers and the limitation of fluctuations in heat consumption,” Jiří Kubias, Optimal Engineering design director, said

Thanks to the introduction of these measures Galerie Harfa achieved energy savings of 6.1 percent. Not only did the tenants and employees of the center have to cooperate, but so did the external suppliers such as companies for waste removal, gardening and cleaning.

Achieving the savings does not only mean less of a burden on the environment, but also brings benefits for the centre’s tenants and customers, Lighthouse Group states.

Thanks to lower expenses for their retail units tenants can dedicate more funds to increasing the number of employees, perfecting the interior of the shop or providing special sales, for example, according to Lighthouse Group.

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Happy 50th Anniversary, 3M Window Film!

The St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M Company is celebrating a fiftieth year in window film in 2016.

“At 3M, we are always looking for ways to yield solutions to scenarios a business confront each day and take honour in conceptualizing products that mount a exam of time,” says Tim Thornton, tellurian business executive of 3M renewable appetite division.

The company’s product has done a approach onto some important equipment over a years, including a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

“Despite a scarcely invisible nature, a product is a unsung favourite of many homes and buildings as it rejects solar heat, reduces vanishing and a effects of UV bearing and offers an additional covering of insurance to any window,” says Thornton.

LED Projects Must Be Carefully Planned

February 4, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

LED_savingsExperts peg the changeover to LEDs as perhaps the most dramatic way to improve energy efficiency. It is the “killer app.”

It therefore is no surprise that projects are announced on an almost daily basis. There extravagant claims about energy and cost savings, better quality light and longer operational life of the LEDs generally are true. These projects, however, are not the same and offer different levels of energy savings. Great care must be taken in optimizing each project.

George Crawford, the Principal of Green Partners in New York City is posting a feature at The New York Real Estate Journal on the amount of money that a retrofit can save. A key is to call in experts, he told Energy Manager Today. “In general, it is best for a building manager to work with a consultant who can source rebates and as well is familiar with the latest advances in the LED product,” Crawford wrote. “There are funding programs that have just been announced by utilities, but there often are requirements that a participating contractor needs to be in the loop for a building to receive funding. A building needs to work [with] a participating contractor or work with the marketing partner to make it work.”

Crawford’s article distinguishes between the savings likely with different types of projects. A changeover from incandescent to LED lighting can create a payback period of less than a year. A fluorescent to LED tube project offers a payback period of about two years. A changeover from fluorescents to LED tubes and fixtures could provide a payback of about three years. Rebates and other types of incentives can shrink each of these time periods.

It’s a win/win, since improvements in the quality of the lighting goes hand-in-hand with the lower costs. Crawford told Energy Manager Today. “The first thing is to identify the correct product, because it’s going to be with them for a long time,” Crawford told Energy Manager Today. “There are a couple of issues to this. The first is the color. They come in a broad range of colors, from a very blue light that is appropriate for parking lots to a medium blue that is appropriate for an office  and warmer range that are in a residential context.”

 

Last month, The Retrofits Companies posted a case study of a high intensity discharge (HID) to LED change out that it performed for an unnamed company. It’s worth visiting the site to see the dramatic differences in the before and after photographs of the facility’s parking lot. The client, according to The Retrofit Companies, will save 70 percent in energy usage and utility cost and receive almost $13,000 in utility rebates.

Deploying LEDs is a bit of a no-brainer – which is why they are so common. It is vital that they be done carefully, however, to squeeze every dollar and watt out of the project. Moving to LEDs is far more complex than screwing in a new light bulb or changing out an appliance. In July, Big Ass Solutions Director of Sales Mike Robinson posted a detailed commentary at Energy Manager Today on industrial facilities lighting upgrades. The piece provides insight into the process. The most important single point is that while an LED upgrade isn’t forever, it’s pretty close. That’s why extra care is warranted:

A LED retrofit is a long-term investment. Typical high-quality fixtures are rated for 150,000 hours, or 17 years of round-the-clock use. A retrofit, done well, should last for well more than a decade, and its cost benefit is partially calculated on the fact that LEDs require little to no maintenance. That’s why the quality of your site visit, layout recommendation, installation and customer service plan are more significant than they would be for metal halides or fluorescent fixtures, which require maintenance every two to three years. To maximize your project’s return on investment, calculate the cost of ownership over time, rather than just the up-front cost of fixtures and installation.

The Grid wiki is a great source for retrofit and change out information. For instance, it offers a detailed analysis of how to determine the payback period for a commercial lighting retrofit. It’s a six step process, and can be used to check against vendor claims. Keep in mind, however, that it is not an easy process. “Many of the products are going to pay for themselves anyway,” Crawford said. “It’s economical regardless of what you do. You can get funding that speeds up the process. In most cases you have to work through a marketing partner or some type of consultant. They have to have someone has an entity that has a relationship with utility so they can access the funding. It can be complex process with many requirements that must be met. If they are not met or there is one missed item, the funding opportunity is cancelled. It is very specific in terms of inspection, the right forms have to be submitted — it’s a very, very v detailed. If haven’t done it it’s overwhelming to say the least. But there are consult available and in most cases the cost of product is what pays their fee.

The upside of changing to LEDs is obvious. It is important to see beyond that to understand that careful planning is necessary to optimize such a move.

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  1. I agree with the headline. One aspect of LED retrofits that is often ignored is Harmonic Distortion. I visited a hotel in NJ last year whose electric bill had risen by 5% after installing 4000 LED bulbs in guest rooms. Yes they went for cheaper LEDs with a THD of 30% per bulb. The issue is the LED driver. Manufacturers don’t test quantities of bulbs together to measure cumulative THD cause by the driver.


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Province To Offer Energy Savings Incentives

Web posted on February 04, 2016

The province is putting its new Climate Change Strategy into action by investing $100 million from the Ontario Green Investment Fund to take advantage of the economic and job opportunities in clean technologies and to help homeowners reduce their energy bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

In partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas, the program will help about 37,000 homeowners conduct audits to identify energy-saving opportunities and then complete retrofits, such as replacing furnaces, water heaters and upgrading insulation.

It will also help spur innovation and create jobs in clean energy industries. Full program details, including program start date, eligible project details and amounts, will be available in the coming months.

Energy efficiency retrofits can save natural gas consumers money on their energy bills. Historically, every dollar invested in natural gas efficiency has resulted in $1.50 to $4 in savings for natural gas consumers.

A homeowner in Toronto whose home was built prior to 1990 could see annual bill savings on average of about $400, by investing in new high-efficiency heating systems, attic insulation and air sealing.

Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas currently offer rebates for energy audits, heating system replacement, ENERGY STAR windows, air sealing and insulation. Incentive levels for retrofits under current programs typically range between $500 and $2000 and depend on the amount of natural gas savings the customer can demonstrate.

Ontario’s Green Investment Fund is a $325-million down payment on the province’s cap and trade program to strengthen the economy, create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2014, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas residential energy efficiency programs resulted in a 500,000 tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. This new $100 million investment is expected to save an equivalent of 1.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Improving energy efficiency in the home is one of the most important actions we can take in the fight against climate change. This investment will help homeowners upgrade their homes and save money, while keeping Ontario on the path toward a low carbon future.” Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Fighting climate change while supporting economic growth, efficiency and productivity is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

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IWFA Integrates EWFA into Association

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The EWFA is integrating into a IWFA.

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is expanding a tellurian strech by integrating a European Window Film Association (EWFA) into a already-existing infrastructure.

The EWFA, founded in 2000, is done adult of 6 manufacturer members, all of whom are also members of a IWFA: 3M; Eastman Chemical Company; Hanita Coatings; Johnson Window Films; Madico Window Films; and Solar Gard. China-based KDX Window Film is shortly to join a EWFA as well, says Darrell Smith, executive executive of a IWFA. The EWFA also has 21 distributor members.

“The agreement strengthens a ensuing organization’s participation across Europe and expands a position as a industry’s largest nonprofit window film advocacy group,” according to a announcement.

Smith says a pierce will giveaway adult a EWFA to hoop some-more programs.

“A vast partial of their bill was going for infrastructure and management, that didn’t leave a lot of income for programs on an ongoing basis,” Smith says. “So each time they wanted to do a program, they had to go behind to a manufacturers for additional appropriation and those same manufacturers possibly had to sinecure consultants or yield staff members a resources to take on a projects.”

The pierce has been a year in a making.

Stakeholders in Europe should see no change, though a approach a EWFA is structured is now different. Instead of a house of directors, it now has a government legislature done adult of manufacturer and distributor members. “The EWFA had no play members,” Smith says.

It also is no longer a possess entity, though a section of a IWFA—though it will still be called a EWFA.

“It can still be referred to as a European Window Film Association since we did not wish to remove a good name and credit and work that had already been determined by a EWFA in Europe,” Smith says, observant a EWFA bureau will still be in Brussels, Belgium—home of a European Union.

IWFA boss Jack Mundy believes a partnership will assistance a organisation be some-more effective overall.

“Our vital partnership with a EWFA will revoke infrastructure costs, boost membership capabilities, discharge business redundancies and eventually move some-more event to a attention in Europe,” he says.

This isn’t a initial time a IWFA has been active in Europe. Smith says a organisation has had play members over a years and before a EWFA formed, they had distributor members there as well.

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Tint World Hires New Operations Manager

After spending years during Madico, Hanita and Eastman Chemical Company, long-time accounts manager Craig Shelby will join Tint World as a new authorization operations manager.

His primary purpose will be window film preparation and assistance for all U.S. authorization store locations, according to a association press release. Last week, Tint World CEO Charles Bonfiglio told Window Film repository that a company’s new sinecure would assistance secure inhabitant accounts for architectural installations, that would afterwards be “funneled through” to informal Tint World franchises.

Shelby has some-more than 12 years in a window film industry, starting in 2004 as a southeast sales manager for Eastman Chemical Company. He afterwards spent a year with HanitaTEK Window Films as a North America sales executive and afterwards a year with Madico Inc. as a inhabitant pivotal comment manager.

“I’m vehement to join Tint World as operations manager,” Shelby says. “With a concentration on needs specific to a window film industry, this new purpose will capacitate me to yield increasing preparation and bargain for Tint World authorization owners to urge their business.”

“We were really gratified to learn someone with his immeasurable believe and knowledge in a residential and blurb window film industry,” says Bonfiglio. “I am assured 2016 will be a best year nonetheless for Tint World, and Craig’s consummate bargain of a attention and his connectors via a U.S. will play a critical purpose in that success.”

Cairns businesses go lean and green with new sustainability program

Cairns is the testing ground for a new sustainability program that aims to help businesses, local government and public authorities reduce energy and water use.

Launched last month by Energy Cut author John Dee, the pilot Lean and Green program is a partnership between the National Electrical and Communications Association North Queensland Chapter and The Saver Group, and involves an energy use assessment, followed by retrofits or upgrades, which could realise energy savings of up to 60 per cent.

The Commonwealth Bank is providing low-interest green finance to participants for larger projects, and the Electrical Credit Union is providing low-interest finance for smaller ones. Participants are also introduced to Mr Dee’s book and its energy saving tactics.

“Energy efficiency is a guaranteed way to improve the profitability, resilience and value of your business. The Lean and Green initiative is a great opportunity for Cairns business owners,” Mr Dee said.

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NECA’s northern manager Robert Browning said it was hoped demonstrating the effectiveness of the Lean and Green program in Far North Queensland would give the initiative impetus to roll out nationally.

A stakeholder committee to instigate future expansion is currently being formed, he said. The initial group will include QLD energy provider Ergon, local government, tourism bodies, businesses and NECA members.

Within the first week of Lean and Green being available, Cairns Regional Council and close to a dozen businesses including the Cairns Night Market and Villa Marina had signed up for an energy assessment to identify opportunities for reducing use through both behaviour change and practical projects including retrofits and equipment upgrades.

Saver Group chief executive John Tilden said the target was to attract 100 businesses from all sectors.

Cairns Regional Council mayor Bob Manning said the council was supporting the initiative because it would help local businesses reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.

“Council has reduced its electricity consumption by 21 per cent over the past four years, so we know the value of good energy management,” Mr Manning said.

The program extends on NECA’s existing EcoSmart Electricians training program, which has been running for the past five years.

Mr Browning said that because electrical contractors were technical people, rather than sales people, partnering with an established energy efficiency consultancy would help engage the business sector.

It was also necessary to have someone who would be “impartial” in terms of the contractors, he said, so consumers could trust that upgrade savings could be realised.

Ergon Energy is also assisting participants to gain hard evidence of results, by undertaking meter readings before program activities commence, and once the activities are underway.

That way, Mr Browning said, real data on energy savings is available.

He said the types of actions recommended could lead to up to 60 per cent lower power bills.

“Wasted energy is lost profit.”

He said behaviour and cultural change would provide the bulk of savings for many participants. Other things that may be recommended include retrofitting LED lighting and upgrading HVAC plant components.

There is also an appetite for solar power installations, he said.

All work will be undertaken by licensed contractors that have completed the EcoSmart sustainability training, he said. This is also an important protection for the consumer.

Once the business sector is fully engaged, the plan is to extend the program to residential energy users in the region.

“Hopefully Cairns will become the first Lean and Green city in the country,” Mr Browning said.

AP to expand energy-efficient pump set scheme

The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to expand the energy efficient pump set scheme, aimed at replacing the conventional pumpsets with energy efficient ones, all over the State.

Accordingly, the Government will take up replacement of over 15 lakh conventional pumpsets with energy efficient ones estimated to cost Rs. 50,000 each, in a phased manner. The replacement is aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity and increasing the pumping capacity which in turn would help in significant energy savings. The costs of the replacement would be borne by the energy utilities and the State Government without burdening the farmers. The decision comes after the successful implementation of the EEPS scheme in Rajanagaram mandal of East Godavari district. A monitoring of the verification audit conducted on 142 pumpsets that were replaced on a pilot basis at Rajanagaram revealed that energy savings to the tune of 20.38 million units was achieved.

Finer details

The finer details of the scheme would be announced at the national-level stakeholders meet on agriculture DSM (demand side management) to be held in Vijayawada on Thursday. The meeting being organised by the Central Government includes discussions with the manufacturers of agricultural pump sets, evolving an effective structure for the agriculture DSM scheme and it would explore the potential to scale up the project. The Government had firmed up its resolve to launch the scheme across the State after the Central Government had assured to provide Rs. 5,000 crore through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited. EESL managing director Saurabh Kumar appreciated the energy conservation methods adopted by the State power utilities and assured that they would be showcased at the national level for replication by other States.

To replace 15 lakh conventional pumpsets with energy efficient ones estimated to cost Rs. 50,000 each, in a phased manner.

Fleeing Cops over Tinted Window, Driver Seriously Hurt in Pole Crash

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A engineer who attempted to rush a trade stop on a San Ysidro highway Tuesday got into a solo pile-up that left him severely injured, authorities reported.

An officer pulled a engineer over for a window-tinting defilement shortly before 2 p.m., according to San Diego police.

After agreeable briefly, a male attempted to speed off though mislaid control of a car, promulgation it outstanding into a traffic-signal stick in a 4400 retard of Camino de la Plaza, pronounced SDPD orator Travis Easter.

Medics took a motorist, whose name was not immediately available, to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.

No other injuries were reported.

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Fleeing Motorist Crashes in South Bay, Seriously Injures Himself

A engineer who attempted to rush a trade stop on a San Ysidro highway Tuesday got into a solo pile-up that left him severely injured, authorities reported.

An officer pulled a engineer over for a window-tinting defilement shortly before 2 p.m., according to San Diego police.

After agreeable briefly, a male attempted to speed off though mislaid control of a car, promulgation it outstanding into a traffic-signal stick in a 4400 retard of Camino de la Plaza, SDPD orator Travis Easter said.

Medics took a motorist, whose name was not immediately available, to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.

No other injuries were reported.

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3M Celebrates 50 Years of Innovative Window Film Products

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When enjoying a balmy day during home or during a office, a final thing anyone wants to worry about is cooling costs or a intensity effects of UV exposure. However, once your atmosphere conditioning check arrives in a mail or your upholstery fades over recognition, a repairs has already occurred, inspiring your wallet and your pattern aesthetic. Recognizing a need to strengthen a people and equipment that matter most, 50 years ago, 3M designed a Window Film that continues to broach superb object control, forlorn comfort and UV protection. Today, 3M is providing Window Films encompassing all from object control to reserve and security.

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Individuals opposite a nation have commissioned a product in sundry locations including a home in Sausalito, Calif. with 180-degree views of a San Francisco Bay and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, home of Michael Jackson’s suits and Chuck Berry’s guitar. Despite a singular components of any installation, each patron common a common idea – safeguarding profitable equipment but changing a coming of their windows.

“At 3M, we are always looking for ways to yield solutions to scenarios a business confront each day and take honour in conceptualizing products that mount a exam of time,” pronounced Tim Thornton, tellurian business executive of 3M Renewable Energy Division. “Since a origination 50 years ago, 3M Window Film has revolutionized a approach we implement a pattern underline that can be practical on each home, each building and each automobile.”

Building on a initial launch in 1966, 3M has worked diligently to urge a strange object control window film charity to enhance a product’s strech to other areas including reserve and security, automotive and interior design. The company’s extensive window film portfolio facilities products for residential, blurb and automotive markets, including:

  • 3M™ Sun Control Window Film allows we to let a light in while assisting to keep a feverishness and repairs out. Best of all we can get these good advantages but changing a coming of your home.
  • 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film utilizes micro-replication to route light that would have creatively strike a building a few feet from a window, adult onto a ceiling, assisting to light a room as low as 40 feet from a window.
  • 3M™ Dichroic Glass Finishes Film provides a high-end, beautifully artistic demeanour of dichroic potion but a high-end cost.
  • 3M™ Safety Security Window Film and Attachment Systems can do some-more than defense we from high appetite bills. They can assistance strengthen we from unwelcome events, such as mangle and entry, healthy disasters, and explosve blasts.
  • 3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety Security Window Films broach glorious opening as compared to customary polyester films in blast and impact events, nonetheless still say a high turn of visual clarity.
  • 3M™ Automotive Window Film helps urge comfort and strengthen automobile interiors and occupants that is a hallmark of 3M Automotive Window Films.

“During a march of any given day, an particular might knowledge a advantages of 3M Window Film but ever seeing a presence,” pronounced Thornton. “Despite a scarcely invisible nature, a product is a unsung favourite of many homes and buildings as it rejects solar heat, reduces vanishing and a effects of UV bearing and offers an additional covering of insurance to any window.”

In jubilee of 3M Window Film’s golden anniversary, 3M has designed a accumulation of singular communications via a year. For arriving events, go to 3M.com/Remarkable. Most notably, a association launched a new artistic campaign, highlighting variations of a theme, “So conspicuous we might not have noticed…”

3M’s Renewable Energy Division (RED) is assisting lead a approach to a tolerable appetite future. Critical advancements in 3M materials used in solar photovoltaic and breeze turbine components are pushing down a cost per watt, while improving scalability and reliability. 3M™ Window Films assistance control a sun’s feverishness and UV rays, enabling cooler, some-more gentle vehicles and formulating appetite assets for business, supervision and residential buildings. The window films also yield combined reserve and security, during such events as attempted break-ins and large-scale outmost forces.

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PNM teaches energy savings to elementary students

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Students are being taught how to help save energy at school and at home.

Students at East San Jose Elementary School got a lesson from PNM today about what keeps the lights on at their school and home.

Each student got a kit to teach them how to save energy. The kit came with a low-flow showerhead, fluorescent bulbs, and an LED night light.

PNM says the earlier we can introduce these ideas, the more we’ll save.

“Get them early, teach them how important it is to save energy and they will be efficient energy consumers throughout their whole lives,” said Karyn Scott, of PNM.

The PNM program has provided kits to more than 10,000 5th graders across the state.

Commissioners approve new energy savings project

By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record

Renovations and repairs are coming to several Orange County facilities and it will not cost the county a cent.

Orange County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure to have Way Service, Ltd. to conduct repairs and make upgrades to several county buildings in an effort to increase savings related to energy efficiency.

Much of this project will include either repairs or upgrades to a variety of energy related systems, such as lighting, HVAC and more, and will potentially save Orange County millions of dollars.

The total cost of this project is approximately $6.4 million, which will be spread out over a period of 15 years, and the total scope of savings is estiimated to be $7.1 million over that same period of time.

“This project will be paid for through a calculation of savings to the county,” said John Banken, Orange County Commissioner of Precinct 3.

“If we do not meet these savings goals, then, by law, (Way Service, Ltd.) has to guarantee the savings,” said Orange County Judge Brint Carlton. “They would basically have to write us a check for the difference.”

According to a story in the Jan. 27, 2016, edition of The County Record, all air-conditioning systems at county buildings have been inspected for energy savings potential and condition. Each system has had a “data-logger” installed which downloads operational information and interior conditions to a computer for analysis.

A centralized control system for all air-conditioning systems, which would alert personnel of potential issues and save manpower, has also been recommended as part of the project.

Lighting systems in each county building have been inspected and will most likely be retrofitted with newer, less expensive LED systems.

Other items which are expected to be repaired or replaced include the water tower at the Orange County Courthouse, the marble facade of the courthouse, as well as air-ducts inside the Orange County Courthouse Administration building.

According to its official website, Way Service Ltd offers a variety of services which can reduce owning and operating costs while simultaneously improving working conditions, upgrading infrastructure and protecting the environment. The company provides services for municipalities, healthcare facilities, educational facilities and for the manufacturing industry and has offices based in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Vidor.

In other news, commissioners approved a request by Orange County Constable David Cagle of Precinct 2 to add a carport to the rear section of the Precinct 2 office building.

The carport will be approximately 20-feet by 60-feet and be useful for Cagle and staff in inclement weather conditions. The carport, which has been stated to cost approximately $7,500, according to one bid, will not cost Orange County taxpayers any money as it will be funded through the use of drug forfeiture funds.



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Commercial, Residential Window Tinting Contractor Offers Free Consultation

Las Vegas NV: Commercial and residential window tinting executive Bryan Nielsen of PacificTint Las Vegas is gratified to offer a giveaway conference for blurb or residential window tinting projects. The organisation is a oldest certified 3M window stain executive in a segment around Las Vegas. The business launched in Sep 2004 and a organisation carries a top probable rating with a Better Business Bureau. The estimates of a cost of a plan are always giveaway and lift no obligation.

The designation of 3M window films includes solar control, security, musical and graffiti control for both blurb and residential applications. In addition, to a rebate of a sun’s glare, a blurb window tinting efforts adds an cultured interest to any building, even if a architectural facilities of a structure are rebate than attractive. The colors and shades are accessible in a far-reaching operation suitable for a sold building application.

Tinting blurb building windows assistance to revoke a vitriolic glisten of a object and boundary prohibited spots on a aspect of a building. Control of a sun’s rays will be profitable for employees who contingency work nearby windows. Productivity will be softened and a health of a worker will be rebate expected to be compromised by extreme UV rays. More can be found at http://pacifictintlv.com.

For residential tinting applications in a Las Vegas area, Pacific Tint creates a far-reaching operation of shades and colors accessible to homeowners. Residential tinting protects a interior of a home as good as tying a turn of deleterious ultraviolet rays. This underline helps to strengthen opposite skin cancer. Glare rebate inside a home and improved appetite potency via a home are a advantage for application costs.

The patron use truth is to safeguard that any patron receives a top peculiarity products and designation services. The giveaway conference will assistance to surprise a impending customer about a several options available.

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St. Louis Window Tinting Company Offers Free Estimates and a Lifetime Warranty

Custom Illusions, a heading window tinting association in St. Louis, offers giveaway estimates and a lifetime guaranty starting during $149. Take advantage of a rarely rival offer!

Tinting potion during a home or on a automobile is a discerning and cost-effective solution. Tints now urge and ascent any car, home, or business that chooses them for any kind of glass. There are a series of advantages subsequent from carrying home or automobile windows tinted.

With a correct stain level, a improvements embody all of a following featured benefits:

  • Increased Privacy
  • Blocking of Harmful UV Rays
  • Decreased Heating and Cooling Bills
  • Reduced Glare on Interior or Indoors Screens
  • Preservation of Car Interior and Building Décor
  • Improved Aesthetics from a Home or Car’s Exterior

Take advantage of their mobile window tinting use in St. Louis, that is accessible via a area to yield all of a following: 

  • Residential and Home Window Tinting
  • Boat Glass Window Tinting
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With some-more than 10 years of knowledge in a tinting business, a competent organisation aims to make a services some-more available for all of a customers. They offer giveaway estimates on both mobile and in-shop tinting services.

Custom Illusions is one of a many affordable window tinting companies in a area. They continue to offer a series of discounts on a accumulation of tinting services. In further to a association discounts, they offer a lifetime guaranty starting during only $149. They yield services to both residential and blurb customers.

Call Custom Illusions during (314) 7647491 for some-more information or revisit a association website during http://autotinting-stlouis.com/

This protected and insured creditable window tinting association offers both in-shop or mobile tinting services to business via St. Louis, Clayton, Chesterfield, Sunset Hills, and Creve Coeur, MO.

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Genius! A Sunnier Alternative to Window Blinds

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In aged homes, it’s a details that pull us in. While a perplexing trim and sculpted roof medallions positively emanate character, some of these renouned pattern details—particularly French doors and high windows—may leave we yearning for a small some-more privacy. At least, so they did for Annabel Vita, an brave DIYer from opposite a pool whose let facilities a stately double-hung window directly during a feet of her bed. Since traditional curtains would have singular a healthy light that flooded a room any morning, Annabel indispensable another solution to her remoteness problem. On a mission, she stumbled on an easy, inexpensive, and altogether proxy approach to make her possess window film.

Sheer fabric works sorcery as a bottom for this tradition fix. Annabel combined a frosted potion outcome with lace—opaque adequate to keep neighbors from saying inside, though pure adequate to keep her balmy view. Using a square of paper, she crafted a elementary template that matched a measure of her window panes. Then, she laid a edging over a template and cut out 8 squares, one for any reduce window pane.

A removable fabric glue from only cornstarch and H2O would adhere a edging panels to a window without deleterious a potion and losing her confidence deposit. Concoction in hand, Annabel brushed a skinny cloak to a initial pane. After delicately aligning a edging edges with a glass, she afterwards pulpy a fabric in place and embellished on a thick second coat. In an hour, a cornstarch brew had dried, withdrawal Annabel with a ideal repair for her aged window—good for as prolonged as she wanted to stay in her desirable small apartment.

This DIY film isn’t just for windows that face into your neighbor’s home. It also obstructs a transparent perspective by interior French doors, masks your cupboard’s calm when merged to potion cupboard doors, and doubles adult good behind perfect covers as an additional covering of texture. Well-suited for homeowners and renters alike, this unclouded repair proves there’s no need to scapegoat your privacy for a small additional sunshine. You can have it all!

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Almost 6000 firms now ESOS compliant after final deadline passes

Almost 6,000 companies are now registered as compliant with the government’s new corporate energy efficiency scheme, the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS), after a last-minute rush last week before the final January 29 deadline.

The Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that 5,948 firms are now compliant with the programme, while a further 1,000 have notified the EA that they intend to comply in the coming weeks.

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“We believe that approximately 70 per cent of organisations that qualify for ESOS are on the road to compliance,” a spokesman told BusinessGreen. He added that in the final two days before January 29 the EA received a more than 1,000 new notifications as firms scrambled to make the deadline.

Some 10,000 firms are expected to fall under the ESOS scheme, which requires businesses with more than 250 employees, £40m in annual turnover or a balance sheet of more than £34m to complete an officially approved energy efficiency audit every four years, with the first audit due on December 5, 2015.

The initial deadline for compliance was December 5, but fears over low compliance rates prompted the EA to extend the deadline to January 29 for firms that had notified of their intent to comply.

However, despite the late surge ahead of last week’s deadline, the figures suggest there are more than 3,000 companies that are yet to comply with the scheme. Firms that are not compliant risk hefty fines, as well as the lost opportunity to reap financial rewards from energy savings.

The EA said it will take some time to determine which organisations are failing to comply, but stressed that its ongoing focus will be to bring these straggling businesses into ESOS compliance as soon as possible. “We will normally use enforcement notices to bring organisations into compliance and only issue civil penalties in the most serious cases,” a spokesman said.

The ESOS scheme is the UK’s response to the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive and ministers have touted it as a valuable mechanism for encouraging firms to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions.

However, the scheme is under review as part of the Treasury’s review of carbon taxation measures and could be revamped as part of efforts to streamline corporate carbon reporting rules, although the review is not expected to impact the scheme for the foreseeable future.

Tint World® Hires New Franchise Operations Manager – SYS


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BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a heading automobile appendage and window tinting franchise, has hired Craig Shelby as their newest authorization operations manager. Shelby’s primary purpose will be window film preparation and assistance for all U.S. authorization store locations.

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“Adding Craig to a operations group will move good value to a franchisees,” pronounced Paul Pirro, executive clamp boss of Tint World®. “He brings some-more than 12 years of window film believe to Tint World®, that will now interpret into modernized preparation and training for a franchisees and their staff to make them a best in a industry.”

Starting his window film career in 2004 as a southeast sales manager, Shelby was promoted and changed to California to conduct West Coast accounts. He afterwards assimilated a new U.S. window film manufacturer and served as their inhabitant sales executive before usurpation a position during Tint World®.

“I’m vehement to join Tint World® as operations manager,” pronounced Shelby. “With a concentration on needs specific to a window film industry, this new purpose will capacitate me to yield increasing preparation and bargain for Tint World® authorization owners to urge their business.”

“We were really gratified to learn someone with his immeasurable believe and believe in a residential and blurb window film industry,” pronounced Charles J. Bonfiglio, Tint World® CEO. “I am assured 2016 will be a best year nonetheless for Tint World®, and Craig’s consummate bargain of a attention and his connectors via a U.S. will play a critical purpose in that success.”

About Tint World®

Founded in 1982, Tint World® has grown to turn an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, blurb and sea window tinting and confidence film services. With Automotive Styling Centers™ in a U.S. and abroad, any authorization plcae houses approximately 20 distinction centers, trimming from in-store appendage installations, to off-site sales and designation of residential, blurb and sea window tinting and confidence films. To find out more, greatfully visit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.

Tint World® Contact:

Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO

(800) 767-8468

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Paris climate deal requires European Commission to boost energy savings

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Brussels, 29 January 2016

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has today submitted its response to the European Commission’s consultation [1] on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), reminding the EU executive of the promises made under the auspices of the Paris climate deal and the subsequent need for it to increase its climate and energy targets for 2030.

Roland Joebstl, EEB climate and energy policy officer, said:

“The Commission’s response to the consultation will indicate how serious it is about honouring its commitment to pursue efforts to keep global warming below 1.5 Degrees C, as promised in Paris. To reach this goal, the EEB urges the EU to revise its climate and energy ambition upwards by committing to at least a 60% GHG reduction target, a 40% energy savings target and a 45% renewable energy target by 2030. As a first step, the Commission must increase the efficiency target and get rid of loopholes in the EED [2].”

He added:

Instead of wasting its energy on disputed gas projects, the Commission should invest its time and political capital in boosting energy efficiency as this will be of most benefit to people, the economy and the environment.” 

An ambitious revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive will allow the EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce its dependence on foreign fuel imports and boost its energy security, employment and growth. The European Court of Auditors, for example, recently criticised the Commission for constantly overestimating gas demand [3]. 

For more information contact: 

Philippa Nuttall Jones, Communications Manager, [email protected], 0032 (0)4 71 57 81 01.

Notes for editors:

[1] Consultation on the Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency ends on Friday, 29 January 2016. The European Environment Bureau (EEB), Climate Action Network Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF have issued a joint submission.

[2] The current EED includes a number of loopholes in Article 7 that reduce overall ambition. The loopholes include: the possibility to exclude transport sales from the baseline of Article 7; the option to apply a lower calculation rate (for the first years), excluding the sales in ETS industries; and allowing savings from measures targeting energy generation and supply

These exemptions introduced during the legislative process should be removed altogether. It is estimated that with the current provisions the average final energy savings delivered are only 0.8% instead of 1.5%. It must be ensured that at least 1.5% additional energy savings are delivered every year. The overall ambition of Article 7 must, at least, double in order to tap into the cost-effective potentials across sectors. 

[3] European Court of Auditors (2015): Improving the security of energy supply by developing the internal energy market: more efforts needed 

Today, already almost one million jobs are dedicated to providing energy efficiency goods and services in the EU. 

In terms of million euros spent, investment in energy efficiency  could create up to twice as many jobs as investment in new energy generation.  

Estimates by the IEA show that to limit global temperature rise, investment in energy efficiency will need to be doubled.

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FACT SHEET: Cities, Utilities, and Businesses Commit to Unlocking Access to Energy Data for Building Owners and Improving Energy Efficiency

Local Government, private sector, and utility actions spur access to energy data and accelerate energy efficiency investment innovation in buildings and homes

Making businesses and homes more energy efficient is a win for jobs and economic growth, operating costs and bottom lines, and the President’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. That is why, today, as part of the President’s Better Buildings Program, the Administration is announcing:

18 utilities, serving more than 2.6 million commercial customers, will provide access to energy data building owners by 2017, the first step to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings;

30 cities and states and 21 organizations from across the country are committing to take new actions to make it easier to identify ways to cut energy waste by making energy data available to building owners,

24 cities, states, and businesses are committing to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings 20 percent by 2020; and

Seven cities and states from across the country are committing to install more efficient outdoor lighting.�

The actions announced today build on commitments made by 285 organizations representing nearly 4 billion square feet since the Administration launched the President’s Better Building program in 2011.� The program’s mission is to partner with the Energy Department to improve energy efficiency 20 percent by 2020, and share successful strategies that maximize efficiency deployment over the next decade. These new commitments from cities, school districts, and businesses like Nike and Wendy’s will help cut waste in our buildings, saving energy and money and reducing pollution.

Today’s commitments complement the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authority to enable consumers to get paid for cutting energy demand when prices are high.� This decision allows us to continue realizing billions of dollars in annual savings from demand response measures that help ensure the reliability of our electricity system as we integrate more energy efficiency and renewable energy onto the power grid.

PROVIDING ENERGY DATA SOLUTIONS

Unlocking Utility Energy Data: Through the Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator (EDA), 18 utilities, serving more than 2.6 million commercial customers and working within their communities, are announcing they will provide whole-building energy data access to building owners by 2017 – significantly expanding building energy benchmarking, the first step many building owners take to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.

“Better Buildings Accelerator partners demonstrate how powerful a public-private partnership dedicated to solving a specific problem can be,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “Bringing energy efficiency to scale is a national priority. We applaud the dedication of our partners to come up with innovative solutions that advance our nation’s ability to reduce carbon emissions, and spur economic savings in our businesses and communities.”

The city-utility partnerships have been successful in overcoming informational barriers to energy efficiency through the development of best-practice approaches that enable building owners to access whole-building energy data as part of the Energy Data Accelerator. The partners are:

City of Austin, TX – Austin Energy

City of Boston, MA – Eversource

City of Cambridge, MA – Eversource

City of Chicago, IL – Commonwealth Edison

City of Chula Vista, CA – San Diego Gas Electric

City of Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Power and Light

City of Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

City of Los Angeles, CA – Southern California Gas

City of Orlando, FL – Orlando Utilities Commission

City of Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy

City of New York, NY – National Grid

City of Philadelphia, PA – PECO Energy Company

Salt Lake City, UT – Questar

Salt Lake City, UT– Rocky Mountain Power

City of San Diego, CA – San Diego Gas Electric

City of San Francisco, CA – Pacific Gas Electric

City of Santa Monica, CA – Southern California Edison

City of Seattle, WA – Puget Sound Energy

District of Columbia – PEPCO

Providing Technical Assistance to Streamline Energy Data: Today, DOE is announcing they will be providing technical assistance to 12 cities and states with support from key organizations in order to streamline and systematize the use of complex building data. These three-year partnerships – as part of the SEED Collaborative – will be deployed with the support of key allies:

City of Atlanta, GA

City of Berkeley, CA

City of Cambridge, MA

City of Houston, TX

City of Kansas City, MO

City of New York, NY

City of Orlando, FL

City of Philadelphia, PA

Salt Lake City, UT

California Energy Commission

District of Columbia

Montgomery County, Maryland

Making It Easier to Identify Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency: 21 organizations from diverse sectors including commercial real estate, global infrastructure, energy services, government, and design and engineering are committed to use DOE’s Asset Score tool to identify opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of a building’s structure and energy-related system and work with DOE on case studies to highlight best practices and lessons learned. Already, Asset Score is being used on 825 commercial and multifamily residential buildings totaling more than 80 million square feet. The following organizations are making a commitment today:

AECOM

Arup

Association of Energy Engineers

CH2M Hill

City of Milwaukee, WI

DNV GL

FS Energy

Ingersoll Rand

JBG Companies

Liberty Property Trust

Marriott International

Marx Okubo

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Performance Systems Development

Skidmore, Owings Merrill

State of Missouri

State of Rhode Island

Steven Winter Associates

Transwestern

U.S. General Services Administration

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In addition, organizations have pledged to continue working with cities, utilities, and other stakeholders to continue the progress of the EDA. The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have committed to promote EDA best-practice resources as part of their ongoing work, while the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) will work with its members to support continued data access solutions.

ANNOUNCING NEW COMMITMENTS TO THE PRESIDENT’S CALL TO ACTION

24 Cities, State, and Businesses Commit to Improving the Energy Efficiency of Their Buildings 20 Percent by 2020:� Today, 24 new partners representing 38 million square feet of building space, and 11 plants and facilities, are committing to join the President’s Better Buildings Challenge and improve their energy efficiency 20 percent by 2020. Since its launch in 2011 more than 285 organizations are partnering with the Energy Department to achieve 20 percent portfolio-wide energy savings across a total of 4 billion square feet of building space, and share successful strategies that maximize efficiency over the next decade. To date, partners are sharing 225 of their proven strategies and are on-track to meet their goals, with cumulative energy savings of 94 TBTUs, the equivalent of $840 million dollars. Across the country, these partners have shared energy data for more than 32,000 properties, and are already reporting energy savings of 20 percent or more at 4,500 properties, and 10 percent or more at 12,000 properties. Altogether these new partners will work to improve efficiency across their entire portfolio of buildings. Today’s new partners and their commitments include:

CBJ Energy Baltimore, MD – joins as a financial ally and commits $5 million

City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN –2 million square feet

Columbia Association, Columbia, MD – 490 thousand square feet

Electrolux Charlotte, NC –5 plants

H.J. Russell Company Atlanta, GA –1 million square feet

Huntsville City Schools Huntsville, AL – 5.3 million square feet

Intuit Quincy, WA – 1 data center

IO Data Centers Phoenix, AZ – 4 data centers

Iron Mountain Data Centers Boston, MA� –committing 8 data centers

Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility Headquarters: Ithaca, NY –1 plant

Jamestown Atlanta, GA – 6.3 million square feet

Keene Housing �Keene, NH – 385 thousand square feet

Manchester School District Manchester, NH – 2.3 million square feet

Nike Inc. Beaverton, OR – committing 8.8 million square feet

Orange Water and Sewer Authority, Carrboro, NC – 5 facilities

River Trails School District 26, Mt. Prospect, IL – 220 thousand square feet

Sabey Data Center Properties Seattle, WA – 7 data centers

Saunders Hotel Group Boston, MA – 245 thousand square feet

Shari’s Cafe Pies Beaverton, OR – 400 thousand square feet

The Wendy’s Company Dublin, OH – 920,000 square feet

U.S. Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, AL –350 thousand square feet

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD – 2.5 million square feet

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Omaha, NE – 6.5 million square feet

Vistula Management Company Toledo, OH – 340 million square feet

Seven New Cities and States Commit to Install More Efficient Lighting: Outdoor Lighting: With today’s announcements, 23 city, state, and regional organizations are working with DOE to convert over 1.5 million street light poles to high efficiency street lighting technologies. Partners are developing best practice approaches to system-wide upgrades, as well as addressing issues that limit investment in high-efficiency technologies such as financing and utility tariff-rates. The successful strategies are documented in publically available resources such as the Outdoor Lighting Decision Tree Tool. Recently joined partners include:

City of Albany, NY

City of Anchorage, AK

California Street Light Association

City of Chicago, IL

Deerfield Beach, FL

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

State of Washington

As a cornerstone of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Better Buildings Initiative is aimed at achieving the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public-sector leaders across the country to save energy through voluntary commitments. This means saving hundreds of billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing GHG emissions, and creating thousands of jobs. Through Better Buildings, public and private sector organizations across the country are working together to share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency.

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Ultraviolet Energy: An Important Addition To The Data Center Cooling Equation

Extracting heat from server rooms/warehouses has only grown in importance with today’s high-performing, temperature-sensitive equipment and energy.

Yet, building owners, operators and engineers must cope with lower or flat maintenance budgets, so keeping equipment energy efficient, sustainable and operating at original design levels can be a challenge. Because cooling systems represent the most expensive parts of a data center facility to both construct and to operate, even the smallest improvement in energy efficiency can translate to sizeable savings.

It is these very incremental efficiencies that offer an untapped savings opportunity for managers and operators of server rooms and warehouses.

Given the well-documented and often growing cooling demands by data centers, HVAC equipment must operate at its original design capacity. However, as air-conditioning / refrigeration equipment ages, its ability to maintain temperatures and humidity levels decline. Most often, the culprit is reduced coil heat-transfer effectiveness, or the ability of air-handling-unit’s (AHU) cooling coils to remove heat from the air.

RESTORING COOLING CAPACITY
These inefficient heat-transfer rates derive primarily by the buildup of organic contaminants on, and through, the coil’s fin areas. Such buildups are eliminated through the use of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation or light in the UV-C wavelength (254nm). UV-C works by disassociating molecular bonds, which in turn disinfects and disintegrates organic materials.

UV-C lighting systems are not an exotic, new technology. It has been used extensively since the mid-1990s to significantly improve HVAC airflow and heat-exchange efficiency, which can reduce energy use by up to 35 percent. UV-C by itself doesn’t save energy; rather, it restores cooling capacity and airflow to increase the potential for energy savings.

In new/OEM equipment, UV-C keeps cooling coil surfaces, drain pans, air filters, and ducts free from organic buildup for the purpose of maintaining “as-built” cooling capacity, airflow conditions, and IAQ. In retrofit applications, UV-C eradicates organic matter that has accumulated and grown over time, and then prevents it from returning.

This trifecta of boosting capacity, saving energy and lowering maintenance is driving more than nine-of-every-ten UV-C installations today. 

All of these system-enhancing efficiencies of UV-C technology are discussed in greater depth in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) 2011 Handbook of HVAC Applications, Chapter 60.8, which states: “UV-C can increase airflow and heat-transfer coefficient and reduce both fan and refrigeration system energy use. In other words, UV-C helps to restore, and thereafter maintain, original cooling capacity.

SERVERS’ NEED FOR CONSTANT COOLING
Servers generally require an air flow volume of about 160 cubic feet per minute (CFM), while blade servers consume about 120 cfm of air between 66°F and 77° F per kilowatt.

In 2004, ASHRAE recommended a temperature upper limit of 77°F for data centers. In 2008, the Association raised the upper limit to 80.6°F and this limit remained in the 2011 recommendations, which may provide some operators a hedge against lost cooling capacity.

Despite, this industry benchmark though, most data center operators believe that higher temperatures lead to equipment failures. Therefore, half of all data center managers strive toward the temperature goal of 71° to 75°F; with more conservative colleagues (37 percent) aiming for the 65° to 70°F range.

Modifying return air ductwork to capture hot aisle air separately allows return air temperatures to increase, which provides for greater temperature differentials at the cooling coil. So long as coil heat exchange efficiency is maintained to original design specifications, this would allow the cooling coil to operate more efficiently. Liebert Corporation states that capturing hot aisle air in this manner can provide up to a 25 percent increase in equipment capacity and an increase of 30 percent in cooling system efficiency.

ROAD TO SUSTAINABLE COOLING
However; in regards to sustainability, these performance-based cooling systems should be of concern for the operator. The main reason relates to the preservation of system cooling coil heat exchange efficiency, or more specifically, capacity. Data center cooling designs vary, but the common reality is increasing heat loads, decreasing capacity from fouled coils and therefore, challenging cooling demands overall.

In some of the designs, variable speed chillers, pumps and fans along with EC motors, etc. have allowed facilities to initially meet cooling loads in the most cost-effective way. Aiding this equipment are digital controls aimed towards saving energy in, often over-designed, cooling equipment.

Energy efficiency goals among some users is to achieve a rating as close to 1 as possible. This is thought to be accomplished by reducing the energy consumption of cooling equipment. This may be possible in that new facility, but very difficult to obtain from older equipment. Also, intelligent building equipment mentioned above could be masking ongoing losses in heat exchange efficiency (capacity) such, that the 15 plus percent surplus of original system capacity may have slowly eroded through lost coil heat exchange efficiency and airflow from coil fouling alone, as seen below.

Energy savings from cooling equipment might not be possible as minor increases in air-leaving wet bulb temperatures from a fouled coil can have dramatic effects on system capacity and thus energy use. For operators who have the instrumentation, or access to outside test and balance services, air conditioning unit capacity can be demonstrated through simple measurements using the ASHRAE equation:

Btu’s = CFM x 4.5 x (h1 – h 2)

(where h1 – h 2 are wet bulb temperatures in “Btu’s per degree”)

A velocity traverse at the coil is used to establish CFM, and the coil upstream and downstream wet bulb temperatures (h1 – h 2) are used to populate the above algorithm. 

Another important measurement is the pressure drop across the coil. Even a small amount of coil fouling will cause the coil’s pressure drop to increase, which will cause the system airflow to decrease, or be digitally compensated for in fan speed (see below). In the equation above we calculate system airflow in CFM, which plays a major role in determining system capacity. In other words, coil fouling will reduce both the system’s heat removal capability and airflow.

The effects can be seen in this example: a new 20,000 cfm system with an air-entering wet bulb temperature of 64 and an air-leaving temperature of 53, would be: 20,000 x 4.5 x (h1 = 64 or 29.31 BTU’s – h2 = 53 or 22.02 BTU’s) = 656,100 BTU’s of cooling. If the current air-leaving wet bulb temperature is “only” one degree higher, it would look like this: 20,000 x 4.5 x (29.31 – 22.62) = 602,100, or a drop of (656100 – 602100) = 54,000 BTU’s in lost capacity or (54/12) = 4.5 tons of lost cooling capacity.

When a slight reduction in airflow is added in, it would look like this: 19,000 x 4.5 x (29.31 – 22.62) = 571,995, or a drop of (656100 – 571995) = 84,105 BTU’s in lost capacity or (84/12) = 7.0 tons of lost cooling capacity or a total reduction of 13 percent in capacity from some seemingly minor changes in performance. It’s not uncommon to find airflows reduced by 25 percent and air-leaving temperatures increased by 3 degrees. Again, eroded surplus capacity might not be apparent, which warrants the taking of measurements to be sure. Potential energy savings may already be gone.

When capacity is lost (temperatures not being made), fan speed is often increased digitally, manually or mechanically to help compensate for the loss. However, fan horsepower (energy use) increases to the “cube” of rpm:                 

                                                                HP2        RPM23

                                                       HP1        RPM1                                

This demonstrates that the simple fix of increasing the fan’s speed consumes more energy than most of us realize. It may temporarily satisfy capacity losses; however, when that isn’t the case, further modifications are usually performed.

In chilled water systems, the water’s temperature, which may also be automatically controlled, is lowered, increasing the temperature differential between the air and the coil surfaces, thereby increasing the heat transfer rate. Often, this is enough to return system capacity to when the coil was clean, but at a noteworthy cost. The lowering of the water temperature requires a significant increase in energy use, and it is often accompanied by pumping additional water volume. Increasing pump rpm has the same consequences as increasing fan rpm, a boost in horsepower to the cube of the increase. All of the above makes a case for obtaining and keeping a coil perfectly clean – so that the original design advantages can be captured and maintained for the life of the system.

For direct-expansion (DX) systems, typically, run times are increased, and those DX machines equipped with variable drives could consume additional energy as fans speed up to compensate for the increased pressure drop across the coil. As temperature differentials across the evaporator coil lower, temperature differentials across the condenser coil will decrease as well, yielding an overall loss in cooling capacity. There may be other issues as well, such as head temperatures and pressures at the compressor. The key again is to obtain and keep the evaporator coil as clean as possible, which will restore the unit to near as-built conditions, or more important, capacity and therefore, potential energy savings.

In the future, both energy and water are going to cost more, and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IGcc) focuses heavily on measures that reduce water consumption too. Condensate from cooling equipment will be required to be collected and reused. Of interest, when UV-C is used, drain pan water is disinfected and free of agglomerated organic material meaning that it can be easily reused, often without further treatment. When municipalities adopt green building codes, the focus will be on business’ consumption of water, and will most likely include data centers.

Again, UV-C serves to restore the coil’s performance to regain system capacity. And, as system capacity increases, the energy that had been wasted to compensate for lost capacity is returned in the form of lower power consumption.

COIL CLEANING
Equipment manufacturers usually recommend coil cleaning twice a year, and no less than annually to not only prevent mold growth and capacity loss, but to keep contaminants from compacting deep within the coil. With staffs and budgets shrinking, however, time and money for in-house or contracted coil cleaning is becoming scarce. In fact, some building operators report they have not cleaned their AHU’s coils in three or four years. If coil cleaning is not performed regularly, contaminant buildup deep inside internal surfaces can become so difficult to remove that expensive coil replacement becomes the only option. UV-C has been shown to clean even compacted contaminant from a coil.

COSTS AND PAYBACK

Users report that UV-C installations are very cost effective. Most see paybacks in less than six months on energy use alone.

Many users report that their cost for an installed system featuring high output lamps was about $0.10 per cfm (US). For a 10,000 cfm system, this amounts to an investment of about $1,000.

Field reports indicate that the first-cost of a UV-C system (initial investment) is approximately the same(or less) as a single, properly performed coil-cleaning procedure, especially when system shutdowns, off-hours work, associated overtime, and/or contractor labor costs, are considered.

The operating cost for a system that is on year-round (24/7/365) is far less than 1 percent of the power to operate that air conditioning system. This amount is a noteworthy bargain in those systems that return 5 percent or more of their capacity.

UV-C light is an amazingly effective and affordable technology for keeping critical components of commercial HVAC systems clean and operating to ‘as-built’ specifications. The benefits of UV-C energy can often sound a little too good to be true.  But, with tens of thousands of installs and backing by ASHRAE, it becomes a benefit too good to miss out on.

Commissioners get update on possible energy savings project

By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record

Commissioners received an update on a potential energy savings project which could save the county millions of dollars.

Orange County Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon to conduct routine business and received a report from Way Service, Ltd. pertaining to a study to identify areas in energy expenses where the county can reduce savings in the future. Much of this project will include either repairs or upgrades to a variety of energy related systems, such as lighting, HVAC and more.

According to Ken Morris, Capital Generation Executive – “Green Solutions Team” for Way Service, Ltd., the original assessment has been completed and Way Service, Ltd. has started the IGA development.

“We have looked at a variety of items across the county,” Morris said to Commissioners on Tuesday. “We have found a lot of needs at the Orange County Jail, especially with the air-conditioning system which everyone already knows about, but it is definitely in need of replacement.”

Morris said all air-conditioning systems at county buildings have been inspected for energy savings potential and condition. Also, each system has had a “data-logger” installed and downloads operational information and interior conditions to a computer for analysis.

He also recommended going to a centralized control system for all air-conditioning systems, which would alert personnel of potential issues and save manpower.

“We also looked at the life-cycle of each of the units and what have been the most efficient over time,” he added. “It’s all part of trying to generate savings.”

Morris said the company has also inspected lighting systems in each county building and looking at retrofitting all lighting with newer, less expensive LED systems.

Other items which Morris stated the county may want to look at soon include replacing the water tower at the Orange County Courthouse, repairs to the marble facade of the courthouse, as well as correcting air duct problems inside the Orange County Courthouse Administration building.

Morris stated the IGA report is expected to be ready on Feb. 11, but Commissioners still need to finalize the scope of the project itself by determining what items are of a priority to have repaired and replaced.

According to Orange County Judge Brint Carlton, Commissioners had two companies express interest in the energy savings project for the county but opted to go with Way Service, Ltd.

According to its official website, Way Service Ltd offers a variety of services which can reduce owning and operating costs while simultaneously improving working conditions, upgrading infrastructure and protecting the environment. The company provides services for municipalities, healthcare facilities, educational facilities and for the manufacturing industry and has offices based in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Vidor.

“They are trying to help us find ways to save money for Orange County,” Carlton said. “And we are not committed to anything with this study. We are just trying to get the best bang for our buck, so to speak, and they have come up with some good ways to help save money for the county.

“The amount of money we save depends on the scope of the work,” he continued. “But, in theory, whatever the price of the project costs, for example, if it is $1 million, then over the 15 years we finance the project, it should save us that much money.”

Carlton stated that, if the county agrees to the project, Way Services, Ltd’s project must save the county the agreed upon amount or pay the difference in the savings. This is a statutory obligation it must adhere to as part of the agreement.

“If we agree to this, which I expect we will, then it is a win-win for the county,” Carlton added.

A workshop session to discuss in detail the scope of the project could be held next week.



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The PWFDA Releases Code of Ethics for the Members

The Professional Window Film Dealers Association (PWFDA) has expelled a grave “Code of Ethics,” dictated to stress a formula of business function by that its members operate.

“We are usually as clever as a substructure we build and with a goal of relocating a attention brazen it’s required to have a plain formula of ethics in place,” says Chris Robinson, president.

The reliable formula is to:

  • Create and say a protected workplace;
  • Adhere to all laws, codes, and attention authorized practices;
  • Deal sincerely and overtly with customers, co-workers and suppliers;
  • Promote and attend in satisfactory and reliable competition;
  • Complete all contractual obligations in a timely and veteran manner;
  • Consistently perform work to a top of industry-wide standards;
  • Willingly share technical information and resources with other PWFDA members; and
  • Advocate for a correct use of window film products both locally and nationally.

What Film Franchises Made a Franchise 500 List?

Where did a 3 franchises that offer window tinting services arrange on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500? Check a stats next for a franchises that done a list—and their commission of film sales.

 

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Window Genie ranked No. 171 on a Franchise 500.

No. 170 – Window Genie

Initial Investment: $89,800 – $139,000

Year-Over-Year Change in Units: +23

This was a seventh year Cincinnati, Ohio-based Window Genie has done a Franchise 500 list. Coming in during No. 170, a association changed adult 26 places from final year’s ranking of 196, earning a top ranking ever this year.

According to Ken Fisk, clamp boss of authorization development, window film accounts for 30 to 35 percent of franchisees’ sales and vigour washing, window cleaning and other services move in a rest.

“It all depends on how tough we pull it,” Fisk says. “We wish window tinting to apropos series one for us as distant as a income goes. The understanding with 3M has helped us tremendously.”

Fisk says a association will be adding 20 to 25 some-more franchises this year.

 

Tint World in Grapevine, Texas will have tighten to $800,000 in sales this year with usually 4 employees. Its owner, Rodney Thiel, won a company's Franchisee of a Year award.

A Tint World in Grapevine, Texas. The company ranked No. 371 on a 500.

No. 371 – Tint World

Initial Investment: $108,224 – $199,568

Year-Over-Year Change in Units: +5

After spending 3 years off a list, Tint World bounced behind in 2015 to make a rankings again. The automotive aftermarket and appendage authorization was founded in 1982 though has usually been franchising for a final 9 years.

Charles Bonfiglio, CEO, says automotive film (including tint, wraps and paint protection) brings in 40 to 50 percent of franchisees’ business. The rest of a company’s sales comes from a other services, including residential, blurb and sea tinting and automotive accessories such as stereo systems and remote starters.

Bonfiglio sees a model change entrance to a universe of automotive tinting, so a association is investing heavily in architectural tinting.

“We usually hired a manufacturer deputy who’s in training now who’s unequivocally going to assistance us with that,” he says. That deputy will concentration on building inhabitant accounts and operative with architects and engineers on large-scale blurb installations, that will afterwards be funneled by to Tint World dealers.

“I cruise this is going to take us to another level,” Bonfiglio says.

 

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Ziebart ranked No. 378 on a annual Franchise 500 list.

No. 378 – Ziebart

Initial Investment: $172,000 – $331,000

Year-Over-Year Change in Units: +1

Ziebart has a prolonged story of creation a Franchise 500 list—it’s been on there for 20 years, in fact, says selling executive Larisa Walega.

The 57-year-old association offers some-more than usually film designation services, though also decay insurance and automotive detailing.

“Our idea for a franchisees from a film standpoint (tint and paint protection) is to be in a 20-30 percent range,” as a commission of their businesses, says Walega.

“Specifically in film, we’ve seen expansion in paint insurance film,” she explains. “It’s had good expansion over a final dual years or so. We perspective it as one of a vital product-drivers of Ziebart and we continue to pull that.”

As for a company’s future, Walega says they are looking to farrago their film offerings even some-more in a entrance future.

 

Here’s how Entrepreneur accumulates a rankings:

Only authorization companies that supply a full Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) or Canadian Disclosure Document and whose information is accurate by Entrepreneur can accept a listing. To be authorised for a Franchise 500®, a franchisor contingency have a smallest of 10 units, with during slightest one authorization located in a U.S. The association contingency be seeking new franchisees in a U.S., and it can't be in Chapter 11 during a time a ranking is compiled. (The difference to these manners is Canada-based companies that are expanding usually in Canada.)

All companies are judged by a same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a authorization operation. The many critical factors embody financial strength and stability, expansion rate and distance of a system. We also cruise a series of years a association has been in business and a length of time it’s been franchising, startup costs, litigation, commission of terminations and either a association provides financing. Financial information is analyzed by an eccentric CPA.

Ontario, Canada to Include Tint Check in Car Inspection

One Canadian range will be resplendent a spotlight on stain in a arriving years.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is creation window tinting a partial of a car reserve investigation for “all vehicles made on or after Jan 1, 2017.”

In a province, a windows to a right and left of a motorist contingency not surpass limit tinting levels, that a International Window Film Association says is “vague” and can't be interpreted in the Canadian tinting laws chart.

In addition, windshields will not be available to have any aftermarket stain applied.

Making biomass investment affordable

Biomass is an increasingly popular source of energy in the UK. In 2014, electricity generation from bioenergy sources (1)  was up 25% from the previous year (2).  Bioenergy also contributed to the largest absolute increase in total electricity generation from renewables in 2014, from 4,543 GWh to 22,792 GWh, largely due to an increase in biomass generation (3).  As a whole, bioenergy use for renewable heat generation increased by four and a half times between 2005 and 2014 (4).  

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has played a crucial role in driving the take-up of biomass energy sources. Under the RHI, businesses that have installed biomass technology receive quarterly payments based on the energy generated (5).  By the end of 2014, a total of 11,487 full applications to join the RHI scheme had been received since its initiation in November 2011, with a combined capacity of 1.9 GW.  Applications were largely made up of small and medium biomass boilers (95%) (6).  The government has, to date, implemented seven tariff degressions, reducing the payback businesses receive (7),  partly due to the unexpected popularity of biomass. The latest tariff degression was affected on 1st October 2015, and resulted in a 5% reduction in the small biomass tariff to 4.18p (8).  

Against this backdrop, businesses may feel that investing in biomass technology is beyond their reach, believing they lack the financial means required to implement an active energy management policy. Recognising the potential financial hurdle confronting organisations, an increasing number of equipment suppliers for biomass technology are incorporating financing in their offerings with the help of specialist financing schemes in the market.  

The Energy Efficiency Financing scheme (EEF) is one such specialist facility. A joint initiative between the Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services Limited (SFS), the EEF scheme is designed to provide finance for energy-efficient equipment and renewable technologies for organisations, where the expected savings in energy costs and/or income from energy generation offsets the monthly equipment finance costs, effectively making the investment zero net cost or even cash positive. Prior to finance being approved, the Carbon Trust conducts an independent Energy Savings Assessment (ESA) to verify that the expected energy savings/income generation will match or exceed the equipment finance payments, assuring organisations that the projected figures provided by their suppliers are achievable.

Equipment suppliers can apply to become a recognised supplier of the scheme, which will allow them to integrate the financing offer into their overall sales proposition. In other words, their customers will no longer have to seek external funding sources for equipment acquisition and can instead enjoy the convenience of a one-stop solution. Since the scheme has the flexibility to customise payments to suit each client’s requirements and budgets, customers do not have to make do with what they can afford, allowing suppliers to offer the most optimal technological solution suitable for their customers’ circumstances. By helping customers remove the financial obstacle, equipment suppliers secure themselves a unique competitive advantage to close deals faster. They can also benefit from improved cash flow as payments are typically made direct to suppliers by SFS within 24 hours of receiving correct documentation. Furthermore, suppliers who wish to manage the sales and the financing process for themselves will be provided with additional training and support to help them get the most out of the scheme. 

One example of how suppliers can make use of the EEF scheme to help organisations go green is RN Mechanical. Its client, Bede’s School, wanted to replace its inefficient, ageing boilers serving its senior school and three older boarding houses. It was keen to overhaul its heating infrastructure with the deployment of wood pellet biomass heating systems, which would maximise its use of energy whilst helping to cut energy bills. As a recognised EEF supplier, RN Mechanical recommended the financing solution as a flexible and affordable way to meet the school’s specific requirements. The conversion project, one of the largest of its kind in the UK, replaced 23 of Bede’s existing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and oil boilers with three wood pellet boilers. The biomass heating systems would provide heating and hot water for the senior school and the three boarding properties. The £1.2 million financing arrangement, with a payback period of ten years, not only included the acquisition of the biomass boilers and their installation, but also the renovation of the subterranean electrical infrastructure, as well as the installation of a Building Management System (BMS) – a computerised control and monitoring system to ensure that the boilers maintain the desired temperature in buildings. Fuelled by wood pellets sourced from sustainable British woodlands, the biomass boilers are delivering the predicted energy savings of £70,000 per annum, along with an annual reduction of carbon emissions by over 580 tonnes. In addition the school has been able to take advantage of RHI payments as part of the implementation. 

As biomass plays a crucial role in the UK’s energy policy, equipment suppliers should seize the opportunity to drive further interest in the technology. Forward-thinking biomass suppliers can take policy changes in their stride and enhance their customer sales proposition with the help of specialist financing schemes. By combining technology and financing into an all-encompassing package, equipment suppliers can deliver value-added services to end-customers and further differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market.

References
 

(1) Plant biomass accounted for 58% of bioenergy generation in the year 2014.

(2) DECC, Chapter 6 Renewable sources of energy (2015)

(3) DECC, Chapter 6 Renewable sources of energy (2015)

(4) DECC, Chapter 6 Renewable sources of energy (2015)

(5) OFGEM, Tariffs that apply for non-domestic RHI for Great Britain

(6) DECC, Renewable Heat Incentive quarterly statistical release, December 2014 (22 January 2015)

(7) The Department of Energy and Climate Change control RHI expenditure through a process known as degression, which works by gradually lowering the tariffs that are paid to new applicants as more renewable heating systems are installed. For more information see: DECC, Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Factsheet – Degression Mechanism (2014)

(8) DECC, Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme Degression mechanism (November 2014) 
ICAX, RHI Tariff Degression – Commercial RHI

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Richard Baker is a Sales Manager for the Energy Efficiency Financing scheme.

FURTHER INFORMATION
 

Siemens Financial Services http://finance.siemens.com/financialservices/uk