VSD control halves the energy used by vacuum pumps

VSD control halves the energy used by vacuum pumps

27 July, 2015

Atlas Copco has developed a range of VSD-controlled vacuum pumps that, it claims, will deliver average energy savings of 50% compared to conventional fixed-speed oil-sealed and dry vane vacuum pumps, as well as achieving “best-in-class” noise levels and oil retention. The company says that the development represents “a quantum leap in rough vacuum” which could result in payback periods of a few months in some applications.

Atlas Copco has spent four years developing the GHS 350-900 VSD+ oil-sealed, rotary screw vacuum pumps ­– including more than 35,000 hours of field trials. The VSD control adapts the vacuum generation to the demands of the process it is supplying. In many applications, it allows the use of a motor one frame size smaller than usual. This, combined with the motors’ IE3 efficiency ratings, contributes to the energy savings.

The vacuum pumps are designed to generate nominal displacements of up to 900m3/h. The initial models are using Yaskawa inverters, but Atlas Copco is planning to use its own drives in larger models that will be launched later. It might also use its own high-efficiency permanent magnet motors in later versions.

Another energy-saving feature is a patented inlet control valve that provides modulating vacuum control in conjunction with the VSD.

At present, many industrial vacuum pumps are controlled simply by switching them on and off. But there are limits on how often their motors can be switched, and the repeated switching can place strains on components such as couplings and vanes, which can delaminate. Users and OEMs therefore often set wide pressure bands for switching their vacuum pumps, thus wasting energy.

The new vacuum pumps share components and technologies with Atlas Copco’s VSD-controlled compressors, including electronic monitoring systems. They are being built in the same factory in Belgium and have been designed to have similar servicing intervals, so can be serviced at the same time. Research shows that about 75% of industrial compressor users also use vacuum pumps – usually, inefficient fixed-speed types ­– while almost all vacuum pump users also need compressors.

The VSD-controlled vacuum pumps are aimed at the “rough vacuum” applications where, at present, around 75% of users rely on oil-injected technology.

Rough vacuum covers relatively low-vacuum industrial applications such as lifting, handling, forming, shaping, vacuum packing, cooling, freeze drying, conveying and pick-and-place. Atlas Copco also serves the market for higher-vacuum applications using pumps made by its UK subsidiary Edwards, which it bought for $1.6bn in 2013.

The new pumps suck the oil around the circuit rather than pumping it which, Atlas Copco says, makes them more reliable. The company claims that the pumps retain oil more effectively than rival systems, reducing the risk of oil spills and resulting in a cleaner working environment.  The air that they discharge is also said to be of a higher quality than usual.


Going ‘green’ pays off for Maroon

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Six months after completing a massive energy savings program, Mississippi State administrators say going green is paying dividends for the maroon.

Much of the work focused on replacing old lighting with new LED systems that use less energy, last longer and provide better lighting.

J.D. Hardy, associate director of engineering services, said the university in January finished a two-phase, multi-million dollar effort to replace T12 fluorescent lighting with more efficient light-emitting diode (LED) technology in 22 central-campus buildings.

The new LED lighting infrastructure is expected to last more than 15 years, Hardy said, providing energy savings on a continuing basis.

Selection of campus facilities for upgrades was based on the age of existing technology and how much savings LED upgrades could generate. The project included diverse spaces that ranged from classrooms and residence halls to athletic facilities. Two of the larger ones, Wise Center and Mitchell Memorial Library, made up almost 32 percent of the total upgraded square footage.

MSU selected SmartWatt Energy from among 10 proposals to complete the work that began in 2013.

New federal regulations are requiring most older lighting systems to be phased out and the project puts MSU ahead of those mandates

Hardy estimates that MSU still requires $7.5 million in upgrades for 2.5 million more square feet — or 40-50 more buildings — to totally transition the main campus to an LED system. How soon that is done depends on funding availability and priorities.

Missouri energy efficiency law should be revisited, experts say

In a poker game where the stakes are efficiency rebates underpinning the broadest energy savings program ever pursued in the St. Louis region, utility regulators have to decide who’s bluffing.

Some believe Ameren Missouri is suggesting it might fold and let an almost three-year-old efficiency program lapse at the end of 2015 if regulators don’t approve a plan it favors. After all, it is under no legal obligation to sign up for a program that asks it to help customers buy less of its product — electricity — if it doesn’t want to.

“As I understand the interpretation of the (Missouri) statute, ultimately the utility gets to decide whether they can implement that plan,” Lynn Barnes, Ameren Missouri’s controller and vice president of business planning told the Missouri Public Service Commission in hearings on the plan last week. “So I think we do have the last word.”

But to listen to Missouri’s consumer advocate tell it, there’s plenty of money in the pot to keep Ameren Missouri playing the energy efficiency game, even if the PSC makes some changes the utility doesn’t like.

“I don’t think they’ll walk away,” Geoff Marke, an economist with the Missouri Office of Public Counsel, told the PSC. “I think there’s too much money here.”

Some states, such as Illinois, require utilities to meet energy savings goals, but Missouri’s state law is voluntary. It’s set up to convince utilities to participate by covering program costs and lost revenue while dangling the prospect of a profit, all recouped as charges on monthly electric bills. The $6 per month paid by the average household covers programs such as cash rebates for old appliances, discounted light bulbs at retailers and more extensive building retrofitting for businesses.

But going forward, the public counsel, PSC and some other groups want audits to ensure customers aren’t overbilled by the utility when it collects revenue lost by promoting energy savings. The public counsel says it already has collected $25 million more.

Ameren says it needs the money to offset lower electric sales up front in order to protect shareholders and comply with accounting rules. Subjecting that revenue to auditing and revision that could take months is a nonstarter, the utility says.

Ameren’s leverage and the dispute over how it bills ratepayers for revenue lost to efficiency measures has some calling for a redesign of Missouri’s regulatory structure.

“From a policy standpoint, it’s a dangerous road to go down when you have one party able to have more leverage than other parties before the commission,” said Janine Migden-Ostrander, a principal with the Regulatory Assistance Project who follows energy efficiency policy.

The debate is playing out and risking energy efficiency programs in much of Missouri just as new federal rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants are weeks from being finalized. Missouri, like other states, will have to develop a compliance plan that will probably have to rely heavily on energy efficiency.

The Natural Resources Defense Council is backing Ameren’s plan, worried that the utility’s program could lapse if the PSC decides to make changes sought by public counsel, the PSC staff and the Sierra Club. Despite the NRDC’s frequent criticisms of Ameren efficiency goals it says are too low, it bargained with the utility for a slightly higher goal through 2018 and hopes to add more after the program starts.

“Having worked on these issues for a long time, you never get everything you want and you have to go step by step,” NRDC economist Ashok Gupta said.

While Ameren won’t say directly whether it will let the program lapse if its plan isn’t adopted, the utility did warn that letting the program end in December would kill the momentum it has gained over the last three years.

“Ameren’s partnering with hundreds of local businesses and trade programs to make these programs effective,” Bill Davis, an Ameren economic analysis and pricing manager who works on the program, said in an interview. If it lapses, “that underlying support structure breaks down.”

Call Ameren’s bluff, Tim Woolf, an energy consultant hired by the Sierra Club for the case, told the PSC. Regulators could later find Ameren’s decision to end the program “imprudent” the next time it asked for higher rates.

“It seems very unlikely that the company would take the risk of implementing no energy efficiency at all,” said Woolf, vice president of synapse energy economics.

DECOUPLING

Woolf and others said the best way to fix the bickering is to change Missouri’s regulatory structure with a policy called decoupling. The policy essentially guarantees a level of revenue set by regulators by adjusting electricity rates through the year or annually, no matter how much it actually sells.By making the utility agnostic about how much electricity it sells, it’s free to pursue energy efficiency programs. According to the NRDC, 20 states have adopted or are in the process of adopting electric utility decoupling.“Lost revenue mechanisms like what’s seen in (this case) should be avoided at all costs,” Woolf said. “Decoupling is just a much better way to achieve the goal.”

The PSC last week began a case to investigate the prospect of decoupling in Missouri.

“I think this is timely… I think this a great first step toward addressing issues we’ve been hearing,” said outgoing commission chairman Robert Kenney.

Ameren doesn’t yet have a position on the policy but said it has been discussing it with interested parties. “We’re going to continue those discussions,” Ameren’s Davis said.

Tint World® Opens New Franchise in Duluth – SYS


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Who Has What it Takes to be a “World’s Best?”

Come find out on Friday, Oct 2 during a Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony where a champions will be crowned!

The International Window Film Tint-Off™ Architectural, Automotive and Paint Protection Film Divisions, along with a Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and a Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) champions, will be announced during this rite event. After battling it out over 3 days of heated competition, a “World’s Best Automotive Window Film Tinter,” “World’s Best Architectural Window Film Tinter” and a “World’s Best Paint Protection Film Installer” will take a theatre and uncover a universe what it takes to arise to a top!

The Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony will be hold a final night of International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during a Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. All attendees, competitors and Sponsors are speedy to extract in this eventuality to applaud a new champions for 2015. Pre-registration is required, so be certain to name a discretionary eventuality when we register online. Tickets are $79 per person. Space is singular and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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First LEED Platinum Public School Uses LED Lighting

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LED lighting by Cree Industries saves energy.

Published on July 24th, 2015
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Sandy Grove Middle School in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina is the first leased public school building in the United States to be LEED Platinum certified. Developed by Firstfloor and sister company SfL+a Architects, Sandy Grove is a public/private partnership and the first energy positive school in the nation to be financed out of its own expected energy savings and then leased to the school system. The building, designed for LEED-platinum certification, is projected to save the county $16 million on its energy bills over the life of the building.

Students not only get an education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects at this STEM school. They also attend classes in their very own environmental laboratory and learn first-hand the benefits of a new concept in sustainability for educational institutions — a net-positive school building that produces more energy than it consumes. The school even has a working energy dashboard that tracks the performance of the facility’s green elements, enabling teachers to use the building itself as a teaching tool.

“Being from a high-growth, low-wealth county, it was critical for Hoke County Schools to approach the construction process of our newest school in a way that would be speedy, efficient and cost-effective,” says Dr. Freddie Williamson, principal of Hoke County Schools.

Part of the energy savings so critical to the public/private partnership are the LED lighting fixtures provided by Cree.  The Sandy Grove project was designed for maximum energy efficiency with one of the key components being the use of high-efficiency LED lighting. However, LED wasn’t the initial vision for the lighting solution. As Barry Buckman, principal with SfL+a, explains, “The project was originally designed around traditional fluorescents.”

But a chance introduction to Cree — one of the industry leaders in LED lighting technology — led SfL+a down a path they’re now following with all other projects. The designers switched to Cree for all the school’s overhead and outdoor lighting fixtures.

“Energy savings are important and Cree did a really good job of taking our lighting design and doing an energy analysis with Cree fixtures to show what the savings can be,” says Buckman. “Now, moving forward, we’re using LED lighting as the standard of design. The next couple of schools we’re working on actually have 100 percent LED, allowing us to maximize that conservation aspect of each project.”

According to Cree, this is the beginning of net positive institutions using LED lighting technology. A worldwide shift to energy efficient lighting would lower electricity demand by more than 1,000 terawatt-hours and reduce CO2 emissions by 530 million tons annually. Decreased energy needed to power the same light output, without adding additional heat, benefits other systems, such as HVAC.

“On a recent visit,” Buckman says, “one little girl jumped up and started going through the energy dashboard, actually pulling up all the different usages. It was a really exciting, powerful moment to see the kids actively breaking the information down in a way that showed they understood it. It’s a great teaching tool — a way of making these technologies and the reasons behind them accessible to a lot of different age groups.” A great lesson plan, well taught.

 

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Missouri energy efficiency law should be revisited, experts say : Business …

In a poker game where the stakes are efficiency rebates underpinning the broadest energy savings program ever pursued in the St. Louis region, utility regulators have to decide who’s bluffing.

Some believe Ameren Missouri is suggesting it might fold and let an almost three-year-old efficiency program lapse at the end of 2015 if regulators don’t approve a plan it favors. After all, it is under no legal obligation to sign up for a program that asks it to help customers buy less of its product — electricity — if it doesn’t want to.

“As I understand the interpretation of the (Missouri) statute, ultimately the utility gets to decide whether they can implement that plan,” Lynn Barnes, Ameren Missouri’s controller and vice president of business planning told the Missouri Public Service Commission in hearings on the plan last week. “So I think we do have the last word.”

But to listen to Missouri’s consumer advocate tell it, there’s plenty of money in the pot to keep Ameren Missouri playing the energy efficiency game, even if the PSC makes some changes the utility doesn’t like.

“I don’t think they’ll walk away,” Geoff Marke, an economist with the Missouri Office of Public Counsel, told the PSC. “I think there’s too much money here.”

Some states, such as Illinois, require utilities to meet energy savings goals, but Missouri’s state law is voluntary. It’s set up to convince utilities to participate by covering program costs and lost revenue while dangling the prospect of a profit, all recouped as charges on monthly electric bills. The $6 per month paid by the average household covers programs such as cash rebates for old appliances, discounted light bulbs at retailers and more extensive building retrofitting for businesses.

But going forward, the public counsel, PSC and some other groups want audits to ensure customers aren’t overbilled by the utility when it collects revenue lost by promoting energy savings. The public counsel says it already has collected $25 million more.

Ameren says it needs the money to offset lower electric sales up front in order to protect shareholders and comply with accounting rules. Subjecting that revenue to auditing and revision that could take months is a nonstarter, the utility says.

Ameren’s leverage and the dispute over how it bills ratepayers for revenue lost to efficiency measures has some calling for a redesign of Missouri’s regulatory structure.

“From a policy standpoint, it’s a dangerous road to go down when you have one party able to have more leverage than other parties before the commission,” said Janine Migden-Ostrander, a principal with the Regulatory Assistance Project who follows energy efficiency policy.

The debate is playing out and risking energy efficiency programs in much of Missouri just as new federal rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants are weeks from being finalized. Missouri, like other states, will have to develop a compliance plan that will probably have to rely heavily on energy efficiency.

The Natural Resources Defense Council is backing Ameren’s plan, worried that the utility’s program could lapse if the PSC decides to make changes sought by public counsel, the PSC staff and the Sierra Club. Despite the NRDC’s frequent criticisms of Ameren efficiency goals it says are too low, it bargained with the utility for a slightly higher goal through 2018 and hopes to add more after the program starts.

“Having worked on these issues for a long time, you never get everything you want and you have to go step by step,” NRDC economist Ashok Gupta said.

While Ameren won’t say directly whether it will let the program lapse if its plan isn’t adopted, the utility did warn that letting the program end in December would kill the momentum it has gained over the last three years.

“Ameren’s partnering with hundreds of local businesses and trade programs to make these programs effective,” Bill Davis, an Ameren economic analysis and pricing manager who works on the program, said in an interview. If it lapses, “that underlying support structure breaks down.”

Call Ameren’s bluff, Tim Woolf, an energy consultant hired by the Sierra Club for the case, told the PSC. Regulators could later find Ameren’s decision to end the program “imprudent” the next time it asked for higher rates.

“It seems very unlikely that the company would take the risk of implementing no energy efficiency at all,” said Woolf, vice president of synapse energy economics.

DECOUPLING

Woolf and others said the best way to fix the bickering is to change Missouri’s regulatory structure with a policy called decoupling. The policy essentially guarantees a level of revenue set by regulators by adjusting electricity rates through the year or annually, no matter how much it actually sells.By making the utility agnostic about how much electricity it sells, it’s free to pursue energy efficiency programs. According to the NRDC, 20 states have adopted or are in the process of adopting electric utility decoupling.“Lost revenue mechanisms like what’s seen in (this case) should be avoided at all costs,” Woolf said. “Decoupling is just a much better way to achieve the goal.”

The PSC last week began a case to investigate the prospect of decoupling in Missouri.

“I think this is timely… I think this a great first step toward addressing issues we’ve been hearing,” said outgoing commission chairman Robert Kenney.

Ameren doesn’t yet have a position on the policy but said it has been discussing it with interested parties. “We’re going to continue those discussions,” Ameren’s Davis said.

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Sam Davidson | ECO demands on packaging industry create energy savings …

Growing investment in housing and construction, as well as the continued rise in retail chains, has fuelled an expanding demand on the packaging of products.

But as this global industry continues to grow – forecasted to increase 4% a year to 2018 – with it comes the pressure and responsibility to become more eco-friendly.

With an anticipated rise in energy prices and new legislative rules compelling larger organisations to carry out compulsory energy audits, the need to become smart with their energy consumption is also an important factor on packaging companies’ finances.

The new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is an energy assessment and savings identification scheme for large organisations in the UK.

Packaging firms with 250+ employees or an annual turnover of £38.9m and a balance sheet of more than £33.5m must comply with the new rules – and those required to comply have just six months left to put their plans in place.

The legislation requires those affected to be compliant, having undertaken an ESOS audit (or obtained an alternative route to compliance), by 5 December or face fines of potentially tens of thousands of pounds.

The global packaging industry is an ever growing market worth hundreds of billions of pounds, so this new scheme could be an opportunity to ensure the sector takes the lead in energy compliance.

However thousands of companies may miss out if they only view ESOS as a tick box exercise. If given the right consideration, ESOS can act as a springboard for energy to be understood and managed more effectively.

Manufacturers, including those in the packaging industry, could be missing out on £11million in energy savings.

Our recent findings show that the average firm, that is required to comply with the mandatory scheme, could save 13% of their energy costs, but only if audit findings are used as a catalyst to minimise consumption.

However, further research has also revealed concerns from almost half (46%) of large businesses required to comply with ESOS who do not currently feel the cost will be recouped by the savings made for their business in the long-term.

And three in five companies admit to having not budgeted for the scheme at all this year. Instead, many business leaders are planning to fund the cost of audits and compliance from other budget areas including forecasted profits.

Despite these concerns, we have found that those who have already started the ESOS process are significantly more clued up on costs and how long it is likely to take them than those who have not started the process yet.

As the year sprints on, we are concerned some businesses will get caught out in the autumn with an unexpected cost, little time to complete ESOS in a detailed manner, and, worse still, be fined for non-compliance.

We welcome the legislation as a route to more businesses understanding their energy usage better, but are clear on the fact that a return on investment will only be achieved when the recommended measures are understood and implemented.

The cost of compliance will vary depending on the type of business, number of sites, energy usage and what audits have already taken place but it can be anything from £7,000 to £30,000.

Yet the cost of failing to comply could cost businesses up to £90,000 in fines.

First LEED Platinum Public School Uses LED Lighting – Green Building Elements …

Energy Efficiency
LED lighting by Cree Industries saves energy.

Published on July 24th, 2015
by Stephen Hanley

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July 24th, 2015 by  LED lighting by Cree Industries saves energy.

 

Sandy Grove Middle School in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina is the first leased public school building in the United States to be LEED Platinum certified. Developed by Firstfloor and sister company SfL+a Architects, Sandy Grove is a public/private partnership and the first energy positive school in the nation to be financed out of its own expected energy savings and then leased to the school system. The building, designed for LEED-platinum certification, is projected to save the county $16 million on its energy bills over the life of the building.

Students not only get an education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects at this STEM school. They also attend classes in their very own environmental laboratory and learn first-hand the benefits of a new concept in sustainability for educational institutions — a net-positive school building that produces more energy than it consumes. The school even has a working energy dashboard that tracks the performance of the facility’s green elements, enabling teachers to use the building itself as a teaching tool.

“Being from a high-growth, low-wealth county, it was critical for Hoke County Schools to approach the construction process of our newest school in a way that would be speedy, efficient and cost-effective,” says Dr. Freddie Williamson, principal of Hoke County Schools.

Part of the energy savings so critical to the public/private partnership are the LED lighting fixtures provided by Cree.  The Sandy Grove project was designed for maximum energy efficiency with one of the key components being the use of high-efficiency LED lighting. However, LED wasn’t the initial vision for the lighting solution. As Barry Buckman, principal with SfL+a, explains, “The project was originally designed around traditional fluorescents.”

But a chance introduction to Cree — one of the industry leaders in LED lighting technology — led SfL+a down a path they’re now following with all other projects. The designers switched to Cree for all the school’s overhead and outdoor lighting fixtures.

“Energy savings are important and Cree did a really good job of taking our lighting design and doing an energy analysis with Cree fixtures to show what the savings can be,” says Buckman. “Now, moving forward, we’re using LED lighting as the standard of design. The next couple of schools we’re working on actually have 100 percent LED, allowing us to maximize that conservation aspect of each project.”

According to Cree, this is the beginning of net positive institutions using LED lighting technology. A worldwide shift to energy efficient lighting would lower electricity demand by more than 1,000 terawatt-hours and reduce CO2 emissions by 530 million tons annually. Decreased energy needed to power the same light output, without adding additional heat, benefits other systems, such as HVAC.

“On a recent visit,” Buckman says, “one little girl jumped up and started going through the energy dashboard, actually pulling up all the different usages. It was a really exciting, powerful moment to see the kids actively breaking the information down in a way that showed they understood it. It’s a great teaching tool — a way of making these technologies and the reasons behind them accessible to a lot of different age groups.” A great lesson plan, well taught.

 

LED lighting by Cree Industries saves energy.

 

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Tint World® Opens New Franchise in Duluth | news.sys-con.com – SYS


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BOCA RATON, Fla., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Tint World®, a heading automobile appendage and window tinting franchise, has strictly announced a opening of a Duluth, Georgia location. Owned and operated by courtesy veteran, Eddie Kim, a Automotive Styling Center™ will yield area residents with car customization services including window tinting, lighting, extraneous protection, audio and mobile wiring installations, and more.

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150721/238790

“As a 40 year veteran, Eddie’s all-new store is a loyal item to a Duluth village as good as a Tint World® authorization system,” pronounced Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “We know his knowledge will benefit a lot of courtesy in a area and we demeanour brazen to assisting him enhance his authorization tenure even some-more in a nearby future.”

Kim comes to Tint World® with decades of tinting and automotive customization experience. As a prior owners and owner of eminent tinting shop, 1 Day Auto Tint in Huntsville, Alabama, Kim helped build an award-winning repute for tinting installations in both automotive and architectural applications. In September 2014, Kim was introduced to Tint World® by his son and International Window Film Association 2014 foe winner, Yohan Kim, as another business opportunity. After assembly with a franchise, Eddie Kim changed to Duluth to mangle belligerent on his all-new Tint World® Automotive Styling Center™, that non-stop in late June 2015.

“I’ve been in a tinting courtesy for decades and have worked all around a nation, from Orange County to Alabama and now Georgia,” pronounced Kim. “While we’ve usually been non-stop a few weeks now, a business is flourishing fast, with full-time installers and an expanding patron base. We wish to grow to turn a multi-store authorization to improved offer other Georgia communities within a year.”  

The all-new Tint World® Duluth plcae facilities a 3,200 block feet trickery finish with salon and designation shop. Located during 3360 Satellite Blvd., Ste. A1, 30096 and open Monday by Saturday, Tint World® Duluth is now usurpation business for all automotive styling needs. To find out more, call 678-456-5557.

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ are heading providers of automotive, marine, residential and blurb window tinting and also offer sales and designation of mobile electronics, audio/video equipment, confidence systems, automobile accessories, detailing services and more. Stores are located via a U.S. and abroad, with authorization opportunities accessible worldwide.

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 tinting, installation, fact and repair, to mobile wiring sell and off-site sales and designation of residential, blurb and sea tinting and films. To find out more, greatfully revisit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.

Tint World® Contact:

Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO

[email protected]

(800) 767-8468

Media Contact: Heather Ripley, Ripley PR, 865-977-1973, [email protected]

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Angie’s List: Avoid sinister tinting on your automobile – WKOW 27: Madison, WI …

MADISON (WKOW) — We all dismay climbing into a car that’s been sitting outward in a summer feverishness – brief shorts and leather seats are an generally bad combination. Tinted windows are one approach to assistance keep your backside from burning.

Window tinting has come a prolonged approach in a final 20 years. The aged films are still out there, so arrange by all a options before determining that one to implement on your vehicle. Window tinting veteran Chris Brennan says “There’s hybrid films that are semi-metal formed and dyed. Then there’s steel films and there’s even ceramic films. And as we go adult towards a ceramic line, they cut out some-more feverishness and they’re going to give we a improved clarity on a film itself.”

Quality tinting can revoke your car’s interior feverishness by 60 percent. Not surprisingly, tinting prices go adult as a temps go down. A customary dyed-tinting pursuit can be finished for underneath 200 bucks. It’s during slightest twice that for ceramic. Brennan says, “If it’s only for a looks, we know, collect a one that looks a best to you. If you’re looking for a feverishness rejection, go for something that’s going to give we a top amount, customarily your ceramic films. And whatever we do, make certain you’re removing a created guaranty from a manufacturer and not only a written guaranty from a shop.”

The tinting will also drastically revoke a sun’s UV rays entering your vehicle, that will also strengthen your interior from vanishing and cracking, though there might be boundary to how dim your installer should go. Angie Hicks, owners of Angie’s List says, “Be certain they know what a laws are in your area since there are laws typically about how dim that window tinting can be, and we positively don’t wish to finish adult with a excellent if your windows finish adult too dark.”

For some-more information on tinting laws, we can check out a International Window Film Association web site. Angie says a stain pursuit with high-quality film can final anywhere from 5 to 10 years. A customary painted film is expected good for a year or two.

Window Film Depot Receives 3M’s Top National Award

For a second time, 3M has awarded a Window Film Depot a tip inhabitant award.

The Marietta, Ga.-based inhabitant sales and designation business, warranted a tip mark in 2014 due to a sum sales volume, year-over-year expansion and partnership with 3M.

“Window Film Depot had an superb year. They move a lot of value to a market, and ceaselessly find ways to turn a improved and some-more moneyed company. We have good honour for what they have been means to accomplish,” says Mark Keesling, U.S. business manager of 3M’s renewable appetite division.

“It’s a good respect to be famous by 3M this way,” says Jeff Franson, Window Film Depot CEO. “My family and we are looking brazen to many some-more years of continued expansion with the gifted team.”

SmartWatt Energy Completes Centralized Energy Management System and More for …

MOOSIC, Pa., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SmartWatt Energy recently completed a major sustainability project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at their Hanover, PA facility. UGI presented a $100,000 rebate check to Bridon American during an event at the Bridon facility earlier today. Bridon American qualified for the rebate through UGI’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Program.

The project began with an audit of all energy systems at Bridon American’s 130,000 square foot campus facilities by engineering teams from SmartWatt, a national energy-efficiency contracting firm with an office in Moosic, PA. Prior to this energy efficiency project, the facilities at the Hanover campus consumed over 13,000,000 kWh per year. By implementing two major facility improvement measures (FIMs), Bridon American is reducing this site’s electric consumption by over 6 percent.

The Bridon American site provided opportunities to provide energy savings improvements across multiple systems. The comprehensive project FIMs included the installation of an energy management system and program to optimize set points, sequences and operating schedules of equipment. Energy management controls were applied to plant space heating units, electrical room cooling systems and heating/cooling environmental systems for plant and corporate offices. Boiler controls and electrical metering were also implemented to provide maintenance and operational benefits beyond energy savings. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) were installed to optimize the operation of large process motors where modulation and setback strategies could safely be applied. The three main cooling tower fan motors were retrofitted with VFDs.

“It was critical to implement savings strategies and sequences as part of the installation in order to ensure that savings would be realized,” explained Tracey Jumper, LEED AP BD+C, Project Director at SmartWatt Energy. “Too often, controllers and VFDs are set in place, but are not set up properly to achieve savings.”

As a by-product of the electric energy savings project, there will also be natural gas (therm) savings. Furthermore, Bridon American now has visibility into the operations of their systems that they did not have before. For example, temperature differentials can now be monitored and trended. Systems can be repaired and calibrated upon receiving automated alarms from the energy management system. And troubleshooting can be done remotely at the web dashboard first, then at the system.

SmartWatt Energy is the program administrator and implementation contractor for UGI’s Custom Incentive Program. For more information, or to participate, call 800-515-1376.

ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.

SmartWatt Energy is a unique energy-efficiency firm. It provides turnkey solutions for utilities, commercial, industrial and institutional clients. SmartWatt Energy’s teams use cutting-edge technologies, design and processes to take on and solve their customer’s toughest sustainability challenges:

  • The Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Division works with end-use customers throughout the United States to design and install integrated energy-efficiency projects. Clients look to SmartWatt Energy to provide large-scale savings through turnkey energy auditing, engineering, project management and installation services.
  • The Utility Division contracts directly with utilities to manage their commercial energy efficiency programs. SmartWatt Energy’s vertically integrated program delivery platform ensures utility program success and customer satisfaction, because all elements of the utility program are handled by a talented, integrated, cross-functional team.

SmartWatt Energy has won several Inc. magazine “Hire Power” awards and has been named one of the “Fastest Growing” private companies in the United States on the magazine’s annual 5000 list multiple times. For more information, visit www.smartwattinc.com.

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SOURCE SmartWatt Energy, Inc.

Learn from a Experts: Marketing to Millennials

Join us during International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) 2015, Sep 30-October 2, and learn from a best in business. The three-day window film attention eventuality will be hold during a Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev.

Experts have been hand-picked to pronounce on areas to assistance boost your believe and yield an unrivalled knowledge for all in attendance.

Amber Joy Fiedler

Amber Joy Fiedler

Here is only one of a many speakers and seminars we could learn from during this year’s event.

Specializing in amicable media and artistic thinking, Amber Joy Fiedler, comment executive during Warner Communications, implements precocious open propinquity campaigns and amicable media plan for companies and nonprofits of all sizes on a daily basis. As a deputy of a millennial generation, Fiedler intermittently teaches classes on amicable media in a Boston area and binds an MS from Northeastern University in Corporate and Organizational Communications with a thoroughness in amicable media.

Thursday, Oct 1 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Marketing to Millennials (Joint Session)
Born between a years 1977– 2000 and some-more than 80 million strong, millennials currently paint a largest marketplace shred in a world. Characterized as tech-savvy and educated, they perspective a universe differently from progressing generations—having grown adult as digital locals in an capricious and violent economy. These factors and some-more make selling to them a singular plea and opportunity. Learn uninformed approaches to rivet and change millennials and their shopping habits.

Educational seminars are indeterminate and theme to change. To perspective full descriptions and serve details, greatfully click here.

Take advantage of this eventuality to hear from a best in a industry. Register today to take partial in a full educational offerings. Pre-registration discounts finish September 8.

Join us in Reno and support a eventuality that is educationally driven, professionally focused and dedicated to success ever year. To learn some-more about WFCT, revisit www.windowfilmmag.com/wfct.

 

Angie’s List: automobile tinting can keep we cool




Window tinting has come a prolonged approach in a final 20 years. The aged films are still out there, so arrange by all a options before determining that one to implement on your vehicle.



Window tinting has come a prolonged approach in a final 20 years. The aged films are still out there, so arrange by all a options before determining that one to implement on your vehicle.

“There’s hybrid films that are semi-metal formed and dyed. Then there’s steel films and there’s even ceramic films. And as we go adult towards a ceramic line, they cut out some-more feverishness and they’re going to give we a improved clarity on a film itself,” Window tinting professional, Chris Brennan said.

Quality tinting can revoke your car’s interior feverishness by 60 percent. Not surprisingly, tinting prices go adult as a temps go down. A customary dyed-tinting pursuit can be finished for underneath 200 bucks. It’s during slightest twice that for ceramic.

“If it’s only for a looks, we know, collect a one that looks a best to you. If you’re looking for a feverishness rejection, go for something that’s going to give we a top amount, customarily your ceramic films. And whatever we do, make certain you’re removing a created guaranty from a manufacturer and not only a written guaranty from a shop,” Brennan said.

The tinting will also drastically revoke a sun’s UV rays entering your vehicle, that will also strengthen your interior from vanishing and cracking, though there might be boundary to how dim your installer should go.

“Be certain they know what a laws are in your area since there are laws typically about how dim that window tinting can be, and we positively don’t wish to finish adult with a excellent if your windows finish adult too dark,” Angie Hicks of Angie’s List said.

She says a stain pursuit with high-quality film can final anywhere from 5 to 10 years. A customary painted film is expected good for a year or two.

In South Dakota window tinting is authorised if 35% of light passes by front windows, a percent indispensable on back windows varies.

IWFA’s Darrell Smith is Featured on Home Talk Show

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) took window film true into a homes of consumers with an coming on a nationally syndicated HomeTalk USA.

Darrell Smith, executive director, spent a 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. container on Saturday, Jun 20 vocalization with horde Michael King about a advantages of window film for your home.

You might view the video below:

How to Count Your Home Solar Savings in 6 Steps – Renewable Energy – MOTHER …

 

Using solar energy can save you thousands of dollars. But how do you make sure you’re keeping track of all your savings? We’ll show you how to tally it all up!

How to Calculate What You Save With Solar

1. Take advantage of all rebates and incentives. Many states offer rebates or incentives to encourage people to install a solar energy system. The federal government offers the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which provides you a tax credit for 30 percent of the cost of your solar energy system. If you live in a state with great incentives, you could save upwards of 50 percent of the costs of going solar by combining both state and federal programs.

For example, New York has one of the most generous incentive programs in the country. If you took full advantage of the incentives in New York, you would receive about a 60% discount on of the cost of buying a solar energy system.

Needless to say, fully utilizing all rebates and incentives can significantly lower your upfront costs, and make a big difference in your final return on investment.

2. Count what you didn’t have to pay your utility company. Think of all the utility bills you have to pay in one year. Now think of all the utility bills you’d pay in 20 years! When you go solar, you’ll be avoiding at least 20 years of bills from your electricity utility.

The most recent data from the United States Energy Information Administration shows that the average monthly electric bill for an American household was around $111 in 2014. Assuming your energy consumption is near this national average, a switch to solar would save you approximately $1,333 in the first year alone.

3. Consider the uphill climb of energy rates. Just multiplying one year’s worth of electric bills by 20 years doesn’t capture the entirety of your savings. You also have to account for the fact that the price of electricity increases almost every year.

According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the average price of power increased 3.1 percent from 2013 to 2014. This means that if your bill is $111 now, in five years it will be up to $126 per month. Twenty years from now, your monthly power bill will have risen to over $185.

This means that in 20 years, you would have paid over $35,000 to your utility company. That’s all money that you could have saved if you’d gone solar.

4. Make money with solar renewable energy certificates. In some states, you have the ability to sell credits for producing clean power. Solar Renewable Energy Certificates, or SRECS, are credits you receive each year for producing clean energy. SRECS can be sold to your utility company, and depending on their market rate, you can make several hundred dollars per year. The SREC market in New Jersey is one of the most profitable markets in the country. The Massachusetts SREC market also provides a great return for investors.

5. Consider the entire lifetime of the solar energy system you buy or lease. When you’re calculating how much you save by using solar energy, you need to think about your costs and savings over the lifetime of your solar energy system. When you buy a solar energy system, almost all of your costs come from the installation of the system. When you lease your solar energy system, your costs are spread out over your use of the system in the form of monthly payments. In either scenario, you will save the most with solar by trying to minimize your costs (upfront or monthly).

6. Compare your savings for a leased system. When you lease your solar energy system, you save money by paying a much lower rate for power than you would normally pay to the utility company. This is because the payments you’ll make to the system’s owner should be lower than the increasing payment amounts you’d anticipate paying your utility.

However, make sure to ask the solar leasing company that owns your solar energy system what data they’re using to inform the calculation about how much your electricity payments are forecasted to increase each year.

Get Informed Before Going Solar

Solar is still a growing industry and it can be confusing to navigate. Make sure you have all the information you need when trying to choose a solar installer and deciding how to best finance your system. There are some great resources for understanding the industry and picking the installer that’s right for you. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and EnergySage for help.


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Potential for affordable energy upgrades | Lewisboro Ledger

The message at a press conference in North Salem on Monday was that it is possible to achieve significant energy efficiency improvements in multi-family housing, with the energy savings exceeding the cost of the project and the financing.

The question, for Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons and others in attendance is how can such savings be applied in other municipalities?

At Robson House, an intergenerational affordable rental property owned and operated by A-HOME in the North Salem hamlet of Croton Falls, a milestone of sorts was achieved: the first PACE loan to finance energy improvements for affordable housing in New York state. PACE (property assessed clean energy) programs are designed to finance energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy installations for buildings.

In North Salem, financing made available by Energize NY will allow A-HOME and its residents to reduce their energy bills by 31% annually while making the home considerably more comfortable. There is an A-HOME residence in Lewisboro that could potentially qualify for a similar project. What Parsons would like to know is whether there are wider applications for such financing in town, and perhaps more importantly, is there a simple way to wade through the complex amalgam of associations, organizations, agencies and government programs that make such programs available?

Parsons wishes for coordination

“We need a regional energy coordinator and explainer!” Parsons said. “What makes it harder, in a weird way, is nobody knows which organization exactly does what.” Parsons was referring to something that could be seen as both a blessing and a curse: so many different entities are now eager and willing to help with energy conservation and efficiency that it has become a challenge just to know who they are and what they do.

Monday’s press conference was a perfect example. The event itself was organized jointly by A-HOME, based in Pleasantville, and Energize NY, based in Yorktown Heights. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was scheduled to be a featured speaker, but he could not make it and Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett spoke in his place. Warren Lucas, supervisor of North Salem, also spoke. Parsons, along with Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick, were in attendance as board members of Energize NY; also there was Leo Wiegman, mayor of the village of Croton-on-Hudson, who is executive director of Sustainable Westchester, a consortium of local governments to which both Bedford and Lewisboro belong, and on whose board Burdick sits. Sustainable Westchester attempts to “generate equitable and ecologically responsible economic growth through innovative, participatory, and replicable initiatives.” Energize NY, meanwhile, helps homeowners access programs that reduce energy waste and make homes more comfortable, and Energize NY Finance “leverages PACE financing to help commercial and non-profit property owners undertake deep energy improvements.”

Both Energize NY and Sustainable Westchester are members of the Solarize Westchester Team, which “supports our cities, towns and villages in the adoption of solar-friendly processes and helps residents and businesses install solar more easily and at a lower cost.” This solarization initiative is separate from the other energy efficiency and improvement programs that are in place, though it is supported by NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, a state agency that aims to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.”

County’s involvement is key

Though NYSERDA’s project manager was in attendance at the ceremonies, the focus was on The Westchester Project for Affordable Housing and Nonprofits, an alliance whereby Westchester County offers reduced interest rates on financing for Energize NY-approved projects. The county made available $4 million in qualified energy conservation bonds (QECBs). According to Energize NY’s press release on the A-HOME project, “Utilizing QECBs further reduced the already low interest rate on the financing, making the energy upgrade work even more affordable.” A statement issued by Astorino said, “The A-HOME project is the first of what we hope will be many QECB-funded energy improvement projects which will not only reduce the energy burden on low-income residents, but also help not-for-profit building owners better serve their communities.”

Representing the County Board of Legislators were majority leader Catherine Borgia from District 9, and Wendy Wild, legislative assistant to Lewisboro’s own Alan Cole, legislator for District 2, which includes North Salem. Also present, in addition to numerous officials with Energize NY, A-HOME and other organizations, was Kristina Klimovich, director of communications and market research for PACE now, a national PACE advocacy group. In perhaps the day’s most ironic illustration of Parsons’ call for a coordinator, Klimovich had just discovered that her office in Pleasantville was literally right next door to A-HOME’s offices — she had been sitting on the other side of the wall to the organization PACE was helping, without knowing it.

What does all this mean for Lewisboro? Parsons says he knows of at least a couple of potential candidates for financing of energy projects in town, though he is not at liberty to discuss them at this point. But he would like to see something happen, provided the town can weave its way through the interconnected maze of support.

Learn from a Experts: Marketing to Millennials | Window Film Magazine

Join us during International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) 2015, Sep 30-October 2, and learn from a best in business. The three-day window film attention eventuality will be hold during a Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev.

Experts have been hand-picked to pronounce on areas to assistance boost your believe and yield an unrivalled knowledge for all in attendance.

Amber Joy Fiedler

Amber Joy Fiedler

Here is only one of a many speakers and seminars we could learn from during this year’s event.

Specializing in amicable media and artistic thinking, Amber Joy Fiedler, comment executive during Warner Communications, implements precocious open propinquity campaigns and amicable media plan for companies and nonprofits of all sizes on a daily basis. As a deputy of a millennial generation, Fiedler intermittently teaches classes on amicable media in a Boston area and binds an MS from Northeastern University in Corporate and Organizational Communications with a thoroughness in amicable media.

Thursday, Oct 1 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Marketing to Millennials (Joint Session)
Born between a years 1977– 2000 and some-more than 80 million strong, millennials currently paint a largest marketplace shred in a world. Characterized as tech-savvy and educated, they perspective a universe differently from progressing generations—having grown adult as digital locals in an capricious and violent economy. These factors and some-more make selling to them a singular plea and opportunity. Learn uninformed approaches to rivet and change millennials and their shopping habits.

Educational seminars are indeterminate and theme to change. To perspective full descriptions and serve details, greatfully click here.

Take advantage of this eventuality to hear from a best in a industry. Register today to take partial in a full educational offerings. Pre-registration discounts finish September 8.

Join us in Reno and support a eventuality that is educationally driven, professionally focused and dedicated to success ever year. To learn some-more about WFCT, revisit www.windowfilmmag.com/wfct.

 

Angie’s List: Avoiding sinister tinting on your car

(ANGIE’S LIST) – Window tinting has come a prolonged approach in a final 20 years. The aged films are still out there, so arrange by all a options before determining that one to implement on your vehicle.

Window tinting veteran Chris Brennan says, “There’s hybrid films that are semi-metal formed and dyed. Then there’s steel films and there’s even ceramic films. And as we go adult towards a ceramic line, they cut out some-more feverishness and they’re going to give we a improved clarity on a film itself.”

Quality tinting can revoke your car’s interior feverishness by 60 percent. Not surprisingly, tinting prices go adult as a temps go down. A customary dyed-tinting pursuit can be finished for underneath 200 bucks. It’s during slightest twice that for ceramic.

“If it’s only for a looks, we know, collect a one that looks a best to you. If you’re looking for a feverishness rejection, go for something that’s going to give we a top amount, customarily your ceramic films. And whatever we do, make certain you’re removing a created guaranty from a manufacturer and not only a written guaranty from a shop,” says Brennan.  
The tinting will also drastically revoke a sun’s UV rays entering your vehicle, that will also strengthen your interior from vanishing and cracking, though there might be boundary to how dim your installer should go.

Angie Hicks from Angie’s List says, “Be certain they know what a laws are in your area since there are laws typically about how dim that window tinting can be, and we positively don’t wish to finish adult with a excellent if your windows finish adult too dark.”

She says a stain pursuit with high-quality film can final anywhere from 5 to 10 years. A standard painted film is expected good for a year or two.

Security Film Holds Glass in Place during Chattanooga Shooting Site

Eleven years ago, Matthew Smith, owners of a Window Tinting Company in Chattanooga, Tenn., commissioned confidence window film on a city’s armed army center, anticipating it’d never have to get used.

“I’ve finished a lot of confidence film and we always thing to myself ‘I don’t ever wish this things to be tested,’” he says.

An FBI questioner investigates a stage of a sharpened outward a troops recruiting core on Friday, Jul 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tenn., pounded dual troops comforts on Thursday, in a sharpened uproar that killed 4 Marines. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

An FBI questioner investigates a stage of a sharpened outward a troops recruiting core on Friday, Jul 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tenn., pounded dual troops comforts on Thursday, in a sharpened uproar that killed 4 Marines. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Unfortunately, during final week’s shootings, when Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly shot and killed 5 Marines, a product was tested and passed.

“What we had was potion influence film with an connection film that was over 11 years aged that did a job—it defended a potion in a framing system,” Smith says. “I’m really unapproachable that a covering of confidence did what it was designed to do.”

Had a film not been there, Smith says a story could have finished even some-more tragically.

“It was gradual glass, so it would have all fell on a ground,” he explains. “At that point, we don’t know if a shooter would have entered a building or would have driven off.”

The armed army core was a initial place Abdulazeez targeted before pushing to a Naval Reserve Center, where a fatalities took place.

Smith says he cumulative a entryway with 3M Ultra 400 film with a Dow 995 connection system. He expects to implement a film during a locations again after a potion is replaced.

IWFA’s Darrell Smith is Featured on Home Talk Show | Window Film Magazine

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) took window film true into a homes of consumers with an coming on a nationally syndicated HomeTalk USA.

Darrell Smith, executive director, spent a 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. container on Saturday, Jun 20 vocalization with horde Michael King about a advantages of window film for your home.

You might view the video below:

Energize NY Completes Its First Affordable Housing PACE Financing in New York …

PACE financing paid for energy efficiency upgrades to an inter-generational affordable housing property in North Salem, NY.

Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2015

Energize NY™ today announced another milestone achievement in clean energy financing with the completion of the first PACE financing for energy improvements to an affordable housing in NY State. The financing was used to pay for energy efficiency upgrades to an inter-generational home, known as Robson House, in North Salem, NY owned and operated by A-HOME, a not-for-profit based in Pleasantville, NY that rehabilitates, builds and manages affordable rental properties in northern Westchester for older adults, disabled individuals and single-parent families who cannot afford market rate housing. This project involved insulation and air sealing of exterior walls, attic, crawl spaces, and doors.

As result of the upgrades, A-HOME and its residents will reduce their energy bills by 31% annually, and the home will be significantly more comfortable for residents. Like all projects financed by Energize NY, the A-HOME project was cash flow positive on day one, with the energy savings exceeding the cost of the improvements and the financing.

The A-HOME project was even more cost-effective through the use of the $4 million Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) pool made available by Westchester County for energy upgrades to multi-family buildings with low-income tenants and buildings owned by not-for-profits. Utilizing QECBs further reduced the already low interest rate on the financing, making the energy upgrade work even more affordable.

“We are very proud to have partnered with Energize NY’s Westchester Project to provide low cost financing for projects that lower energy costs,” said Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. “The A-HOME project is the first of what we hope will be many QECB-funded energy improvement projects which will not only reduce the energy burden on low income residents, but also help not-for-profit building owners better serve their communities.”

Robson House, which was built in the late 1800s and is named for former A-HOME Board President Clark Robson who led a capital campaign that enabled the purchase of the property, is home to senior citizens and single parent families. The residents share the costs of heating, cooling and electric with A-HOME and directly benefit from the energy improvements in dollars saved and increased comfort.

“The energy burden is particularly high for us and our residents as we use over 210,000 gallons of fuel oil annually to heat our properties,” said Debbie Haglund, Executive Director of A-HOME. “We were able to improve the financial well-being and personal comfort of our residents through this project,” she said. “Robson House is the first of our properties to use Energize NY to finance an energy upgrade, but we are planning to upgrade our other properties, where appropriate, since these projects directly reduce our operating costs and improve our bottom line,” explained Haglund. “We can use the saved dollars for things that are important to us our programs and the residents we serve.”

Energize NY makes clean energy improvements affordable and accessible for not-for-profits and commercial building owners in NY State, by offering low-cost, long-term financing for up to the full cost of energy improvements that reduce energy consumption or generate renewable energy. Unlike traditional financing, Energy NY (PACE) financing focuses on the project’s potential for energy savings and is repaid through an annual charge on the property’s tax bill over the financing term. If the property is sold, the energy savings and financing automatically transfers to the new owner.

“It is very exciting to provide the first affordable housing PACE loan in NY State to A-HOME and to incorporate QECBs into our low-cost financing platform,” said Mark Thielking, Executive Director of Energize NY. “Our goal is to help all NY building owners across the state stop wasting energy and use those energy dollars on what matters to them most.”

“We especially appreciate the efforts of County Executive Astorino and the Westchester County Legislature in making QECBs available to further reduce the cost of financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for multi-family affordable housing buildings and not-for-profits,” Thielking said.

Support for this project from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) program includes an energy assessment, and a 10 percent cash-back incentive for air sealing, and attic and exterior wall insulation. The energy improvements were completed by a participating Building Performance Institute (BPI) Goldstar contractor to help reduce energy waste and decrease energy costs. NYSERDA’s HPwES is a market transformation program that uses a whole-house approach, based on building science, to deliver energy savings and other benefits to owners of single family and qualifying low-rise multi-unit buildings.

The A-HOME financing was partially funded with a line of capital provided to Energize NY by First Niagara Bank, N.A. The energy improvements to A-HOME were made by Healthy Home Energy Consulting, a nationally certified, full-service home energy audit and energy efficient improvement company located in Bedford Hills, NY.

Energize NY finance is one of several programs offered by Energy Improvement Corporation, a local development corporation owned by municipalities throughout NY State who have made a commitment to improve the energy performance of local buildings. Energize NY works with its members, like North Salem, to transform the market for comprehensive clean energy projects by integrating Energize NY programs with local economic development and community-based sustainability efforts.

Energize NY, http://www.EnergizeNY.org, is a NY State mission-driven local development corporation that works with its member communities and property owners to unlock the energy savings in their buildings, saving money, fuel and greenhouse gas emissions. Energize NY drives demand for clean energy upgrades to existing buildings through community-based marketing and outreach and by providing affordable and accessible project financing.

About PACENow:

PACENow is a non-profit foundation funded advocate for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. PACENow’s mission is to promote improved energy efficiency in buildings and use of PACE. Our strategy is to be a trusted source for information and resources to a growing coalition of PACE stakeholders that includes local governments, businesses, industry service providers, labor and trade organizations, environmental groups and private individuals nationwide.

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Malloy touts solar energy savings – Connecticut Post

BRIDGEPORT — Susan Young was tired of $500-a-month utility bills, so she registered for an innovative public-private partnership that included an energy audit of her North End home and the installation of 37 rooftop solar panels.

She not only cut her monthly bill, but parlayed it into a sales position with a New Orleans-based company that’s teaming up with a major Wall Street investor to bring a patch of green energy far beyond Young’s little piece of Bridgeport.

Her interest in solar power dates back a few years, but when Young found out about PosiGen Solar Solutions, which has a no down-payment application, she agreed to the home audit and solar panel installation.

“I am just so elated,” she said of her latest $27.85 bill from United Illuminating. “I love the fact that the monthly payments are consistent, whether it’s month number one or month number 200, it is the same and to me that just means a lot.”

Even with the long-term deal with PosiGen, for which she pays an additional $120 a month, Young, 45, and her two sons, Shawn, 17 and Jason, 22 are way ahead in the state’s growing green economy.

During an event Tuesday in Young’s backyard, bordered by hot pepper plants, a basketball court and a small chicken coop, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, said that even small solar installations such as Young’s — estimated to generate between 10,000 and 12,000 kilowatts a year — represent a major step toward the statewide goal of 300 megawatts of clean energy by 2022.

Malloy noted that when he took office 2011, Connecticut had the nation’s second-highest electric costs, but has now dropped to seventh, thanks to laws passed in both 2011 and this year.

“You’re benefiting the most, because you saw what happened to your bill,” Malloy told Young, adding that even those not participating are reaping some savings. “By you and others using less energy in the system, we will effectively lower the cost of energy in that system. Everybody wins and on top of that it’s clean energy.”

In February, Malloy challenged the industry to increase solar power to 10 times the current 30 megawatts, which was itself a long-term goal just a few years ago. During the recent legislative session, the General Assembly voted to attract more private investment in clean energy.

Bryan Garcia, president of the Connecticut Green Bank, announced that the new partnership should make energy-efficiency upgrades more affordable for thousands of low and middle-income Connecticut residents who have balked at the up-front costs of going solar. “They also hire people right here in the community,” Garcia said during the backyard news conference.

Thomas Neyhart, PosiGen’s chief executive officer, said that Connecticut was a natural location to expand after the company made inroads in New York state. “You’ve got to make power and you’ve got to save power,” Neyhart said.

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Angie’s List: Tainted Window Tinting – myChamplainValley.com

Tinted windows are one approach to assistance keep your backside from burning.

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“There’s hybrid films that are semi-metal formed and dyed. Then there’s steel films and there’s even ceramic films. And as we go adult towards a ceramic line, they cut out some-more feverishness and they’re going to give we a improved clarity on a film itself,” Professional Chris Brennan said.

Quality tinting can revoke your car’s interior feverishness by 60 percent. Not surprisingly, tinting prices go adult as a temps go down. A customary dyed-tinting pursuit can be finished for underneath 200 bucks. It’s during slightest twice that for ceramic.

“If it’s only for a looks, we know, collect a one that looks a best to you. If you’re looking for a feverishness rejection, go for something that’s going to give we a top amount, customarily your ceramic films. And whatever we do, make certain you’re removing a created guaranty from a manufacturer and not only a written guaranty from a shop,” Brennan said.

The tinting will also drastically revoke a sun’s UV rays entering your vehicle, that will also strengthen your interior from vanishing and cracking, yet there might be boundary to how dim your installer should go.

“Be certain they know what a laws are in your area since there are laws typically about how dim that window tinting can be, and we positively don’t wish to finish adult with a excellent if your windows finish adult too dark,” Founder Angie Hicks said.

Angie says a stain pursuit with high-quality film can final anywhere from 5 to 10 years.

A customary painted film is expected good for a year or two.

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      1. Experience - Unless you’re purchasing a some-more costly professional-grade stain kit, you’ll expected find a film in a DIY window stain pack is groundless and inconstant when compared to a aloft peculiarity materials a window tinting pro would use. For a first-timer, window film in ubiquitous is tough to work with; a slight zephyr or breeze can means creases or crinkles, and some might find it tough to keep dirt or other waste from adhering to a film.

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Angie’s List: Avoiding sinister tinting on your automobile – KYTX CBS19.tv – News …

(ANGIE’S LIST) – Window tinting has come a prolonged approach in a final 20 years. The aged films are still out there, so arrange by all a options before determining that one to implement on your vehicle.

Window tinting veteran Chris Brennan says, “There’s hybrid films that are semi-metal formed and dyed. Then there’s steel films and there’s even ceramic films. And as we go adult towards a ceramic line, they cut out some-more feverishness and they’re going to give we a improved clarity on a film itself.”

Quality tinting can revoke your car’s interior feverishness by 60 percent. Not surprisingly, tinting prices go adult as a temps go down. A customary dyed-tinting pursuit can be finished for underneath 200 bucks. It’s during slightest twice that for ceramic.

“If it’s only for a looks, we know, collect a one that looks a best to you. If you’re looking for a feverishness rejection, go for something that’s going to give we a top amount, customarily your ceramic films. And whatever we do, make certain you’re removing a created guaranty from a manufacturer and not only a written guaranty from a shop,” says Brennan.  
The tinting will also drastically revoke a sun’s UV rays entering your vehicle, that will also strengthen your interior from vanishing and cracking, though there might be boundary to how dim your installer should go.

Angie Hicks from Angie’s List says, “Be certain they know what a laws are in your area since there are laws typically about how dim that window tinting can be, and we positively don’t wish to finish adult with a excellent if your windows finish adult too dark.”

She says a stain pursuit with high-quality film can final anywhere from 5 to 10 years. A standard painted film is expected good for a year or two.

Boston Automotive Window Tint Company, Tint King, Specializes in Luxury Vehicles

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Ivy Tech Touts Future Energy Savings – Newsroom – Inside INdiana Business with …

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Andy Ober, InsideINdianaBusiness.com

Ivy Tech Community College has wrapped up a reverse auction for natural gas supply that the school says will save more than $350,000 over the next year. The school says the deal with PRX Energy will result in a 25 percent reduction in natural gas costs.



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BGE energy savings day will be in effect Tuesday – Capital Gazette

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. announced that one of its energy savings days will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.

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BGE customers with a smart meter installed at their home can participate in the BGE Smart Energy Rewards program by voluntarily reducing their electricity usage to earn a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt-hour saved during that time period.

Weather: Click here for the latest forecast, radar, alerts, news and photos

BGE typically schedules Energy Savings Days when an increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand.

BGE offered the following tips to help save energy during the Energy Savings Day:

  • Raise the thermostat 3 or 4 degrees above the normal setting between 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you don’t plan to be home before 7 p.m., raise your air conditioner temperature even higher for added savings. 
  • Consider turning some window units off during the time period, if you have them. 
  • Use an outdoor grill or microwave instead of the stove or oven.
  • Avoid using other heat-producing appliances such as dishwashers and clothes dryers.
  • Draw blinds and curtains in rooms that receive a lot of sunlight.
  • Turn ceiling fan on with blades rotating counter clockwise.
  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water.
  • Consider going to a cool place such as a movie theater, mall or pool.
  • Relax in the basement, where the temperature is typically several degrees cooler than the rest of the house.

For more information, go to BGE.com/EnergySavingsDay. 

Copyright © 2015, Capital Gazette

Don’t Miss a Memorable Night with a Classics

Don’t Miss a Memorable Night with a Classics

While attending International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) 2015, spend A Night with a Classics during a National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) on Thursday, Oct 1. Take a wander down streets lined with classical cars from a turn-of-the-20th century and beyond. Be certain to check out a 1928 Ford A Sport Coupe with reserve potion (1928 was a initial year Ford offering reserve glass) before owned by Mary Pickford. This sentimental eventuality and museum are certain to warn and interest to a vehicle fan in any of us.

Reno is home to a National Automobile Museum.

Reno is home to a National Automobile Museum.

Pre-registration for $35 per chairman is open online and includes round-trip transportation, acknowledgment to a museum and one (1) splash ticket. A money bar will also be available. Buses will skip from a Atlantis Casino Resort Spa during 6:30 p.m. during a East Porte Cochere, that is on a initial building between a Concierge Tower and a Atlantis and Atrium Towers. The eventuality will run from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with a final train returning during 9:00 p.m. Please note, no cancellations or refunds are accessible for this event, and we contingency be a purebred WFCT attendee in sequence to participate. Pre-registration for this eventuality closes on September 8.

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Think you’ve seen it all? Join us in Reno during “one of America’s 5 biggest vehicle museums” for this memorable night!

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Angie’s List: Tainted Window Tinting

Tinted windows are one approach to assistance keep your backside from burning.

Window tinting has come a prolonged approach in a final 20 years. The aged films are still out there, so arrange by all a options before determining that one to implement on your vehicle.

“There’s hybrid films that are semi-metal formed and dyed. Then there’s steel films and there’s even ceramic films. And as we go adult towards a ceramic line, they cut out some-more feverishness and they’re going to give we a improved clarity on a film itself,” Professional Chris Brennan said.

Quality tinting can revoke your car’s interior feverishness by 60 percent. Not surprisingly, tinting prices go adult as a temps go down. A customary dyed-tinting pursuit can be finished for underneath 200 bucks. It’s during slightest twice that for ceramic.

“If it’s only for a looks, we know, collect a one that looks a best to you. If you’re looking for a feverishness rejection, go for something that’s going to give we a top amount, customarily your ceramic films. And whatever we do, make certain you’re removing a created guaranty from a manufacturer and not only a written guaranty from a shop,” Brennan said.

The tinting will also drastically revoke a sun’s UV rays entering your vehicle, that will also strengthen your interior from vanishing and cracking, yet there might be boundary to how dim your installer should go.

“Be certain they know what a laws are in your area since there are laws typically about how dim that window tinting can be, and we positively don’t wish to finish adult with a excellent if your windows finish adult too dark,” Founder Angie Hicks said.

Angie says a stain pursuit with high-quality film can final anywhere from 5 to 10 years.

A customary painted film is expected good for a year or two.

5 Reasons to sinecure a tinting pro:

    1. Familiarity with internal regulations – Because dim windows are a reserve regard for law coercion officers when they’re creation a trade stop, many cities and states have specific boundary on how dim we can stain your windows. Most veteran window tinting companies make it their business to contend present on window stain regulations. While some shops might yield darker-than-legal tint, many shops make certain their business stay on a right side of a law.

      1. Experience - Unless you’re purchasing a some-more costly professional-grade stain kit, you’ll expected find a film in a DIY window stain pack is groundless and inconstant when compared to a aloft peculiarity materials a window tinting pro would use. For a first-timer, window film in ubiquitous is tough to work with; a slight zephyr or breeze can means creases or crinkles, and some might find it tough to keep dirt or other waste from adhering to a film.

        1. First-time success – Even if we successfully request window stain film to your vehicle’s windows, we might not do so perfectly. So try again, right? Not quite. Removing window film is many some-more formidable than requesting it, due in partial to a gummy glue used to request it to a automobile glass.

          1. Guaranteed work – If a veteran window tinting association does a bad job, automobile owners can always direct re-tinting or they can try to get their income back. If and when we make a mistake while tinting we possess windows, however, we substantially won’t be means redo a tinting but shopping another kit.

            1. Cost – The cost to stain all of a car’s windows can operation in cost from $120 for a tiny automobile adult to $380 for vast vans. DIY kits are many frequently used as a approach of saving money. However, low-grade window tinting film does not always yield good formula for a car. For example, one of a categorical reasons automobile owners are meddlesome in window tinting is that they wish to strengthen their car’s interior from vanishing and cracking. Cheap or low-quality window tinting, though, does not always yield this protection.

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools partner with Energy Optimizers, USA, to become …

TIPP CITY, Ohio, July 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Through its partnership with energy services firm Energy Optimizers, USA, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools has become the first school district in Ohio to retrofit all interior and exterior lighting to LED.

LED lighting is valued for its efficiency and long life, which reduces both utility and maintenance costs. The new LED components will provide an average 60 percent reduction in energy use compared with the systems being replaced, which include fluorescent, halogen, incandescent and metal halide lighting systems. The energy savings will be complemented by a significant reduction in maintenance costs, noted Doug Trimbach, vice president of lighting services for Energy Optimizers, USA.

“The interior LED lighting systems have a performance life twice that of the fluorescent systems they are replacing, and the exterior LED components have a performance life four times that of the units they are replacing,” said Trimbach. “That translates into fewer replacement parts being purchased, and it also means the maintenance staff can concentrate on other areas of operation.”

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools made the transition to an all-LED school as part of a $1.8 million energy conservation project that is expected to generate at least $222,382 in savings annually. The project also includes replacing some aging boilers and chillers with more energy efficient equipment, adding energy- saving features to the kitchens, and enhancing the buildings’ temperature controls. The district expects to see a payback on these improvements in less than 10 years.

“We launched this project because we are committed to making the best, most cost-effective use of tax dollars possible,” said Superintendent Dr. Keith St. Pierre. “Moving to all-LED lighting made sense. We wanted to take a proactive approach to energy savings and put in place the latest technology, rather than continue to rely on lighting systems that are-or will soon be-obsolete.”

Funding for the project is provided through the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s House Bill 264 (HB264) program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers. Under the HB 264 program, the energy savings cover the cost of the financing used to fund the projects.

“This is a very substantial and concrete commitment by the district’s school board and administration to the students and taxpayers of their community,” said State Representative Richard Perales. “The district will be positioned for both immediate and long-term financial savings, all of which will benefit the students and, by extension, taxpayers.”

“I’m proud to represent such a forward-thinking district,” Perales added. “It is innovative solutions like these that make our region stand out.”

While the all-LED lighting will pay for itself through reduced utility and maintenance costs, it will also yield attractive energy rebates. With the assistance of Energy Optimizers, USA, the district obtained DRG3 Green Business Certification on seven of its buildings in April. The certification will increase the standard DPL energy conservation rebates by up to 150 percent and earn the district additional rebates through DPL, netting a significant savings. The rebates, combined with Energy Optimizers, USA’s ability to purchase LED lighting at factory direct pricing, brought the project in line with the district’s budget.

“This project will net Bellbrook-Sugarcreek some of the best rebates available in Ohio,” said Trimbach. “This is a great head start on the yearly savings this district will see thanks to its smart approach to energy conservation.”

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in the Top 500 of INC. Magazine’s list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012). To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com/ or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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Energy Efficiency Retrofit Saves Medical Center $14.5M

July 17, 2015 By Karen Henry

Arnot Ogden Energy ManageAn energy efficiency retrofit completed at Arnot Ogden Medical Center (AOMC) in Elmira, New York, will deliver nearly $9 million in energy and operational savings over the next 20 years and save the 256-bed facility an estimated $14.5 million in energy and operating costs over the life of the contract.

The 127-year-old facility had been expanded over the decades, resulting in a hodge-podge of building designs and disparate systems that didn’t work together. AOMC selected ABM’s Building Energy Solutions Group to implement a comprehensive energy retrofit program with financing options that would allow the healthcare organization to leverage future savings to fund the project. The program, called the Bundled Energy Solutions program, packages infrastructure improvements, equipment upgrades, implementation and ongoing maintenance costs into a single turnkey project that produces guaranteed operational and energy savings.

After conducting a complete audit of AOMC’s building infrastructure and equipment needs using a standard Energy Star Scorecard to compare AOMC’s energy efficiency with similar buildings nationwide, ABM used the US Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Technology Deployment Matrix to identify the energy conservation measures that would have the greatest impact on the hospital’s energy consumption.

The following upgrades were performed at AOMC:

  • Outdated and unreliable boilers were replaced with new energy efficient boilers.
  • Old and inefficient chillers were replaced with energy efficient chillers and automated controls.
  • The outdated manual energy management system (EMS) was replaced with a new automated, web-based system that incorporates remote access from smart devices.
  • Existing mechanical systems were repaired or replaced to increase efficiency, save energy and water, and avoid capital costs from unexpected failures and downtime.
  • Building envelope repairs were performed, including weather stripping, window caulking and duct work to reduce the load on chillers and boilers.
  • Outdated and inefficient electrical transformers were replaced with energy efficient transformers to reduce electricity waste.
  • Mechanical equipment was retro-commissioned to reduce building operating costs.
  • Power management tools were implemented for the hospital’s more than 4,800 personal computers to save energy, reduce plug loads and provide more cost-effective asset management.

The hospital is expected to reduce its annual energy use by about 20 percent and raise its Energy Star score from 21 to 70 out of 100. The retrofit will provide AOMC with guaranteed annual energy savings of $283,000 and annual operational savings of $164,000.

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