There are two main ways to buy a solar system; direct ownership (cash or financed) or leased (Power Purchase Agreement or equipment lease). Each method has pros and cons, which we’ll discuss in this article.
How an ESPC Owner’s Rep Can Save Taxpayers Millions
Done right, Energy Saving Performance Contracts (ESPC) can be a great way to fund infrastructure upgrades.
Done wrong, they can cost taxpayers millions.
The Importance of Properly Sizing Solar Systems in Texas
Texas has a complicated electricity market and very little net-metering. This makes proper design and sizing of commercial solar systems critical to achieving expected savings.
If you are considering a solar system on your commercial facility, this article will help you ask the right questions and avoid potentially making a multi-million-dollar error.
5 Reasons Not to Complete an Energy Savings Project
We love energy projects, but we don’t always love the schemes and gimmicks some companies devise to deliver them. High cost, inflated savings, and questionable performance are all common faults that you should be on the lookout for you as you plan a project.
Just by reading this article you could save 15% or more on your next energy project.
The Inflation Reduction Act for Facility Owners – A Guide
The Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA, was passed into law August 16, 2022. It is officially H.R. 5376 and you can read the full 276-page bill here on Congress.gov to find the relevant sections on incentives and applicable energy and sustainability projects.
Thankfully, you don’t need to do that, because we did it for you.
This resource article will detail how the IRA will help public and private sector energy users pay for energy & sustainability projects in 2023 and beyond. If you are a business owner, facility manager, school, city, university, or other commercial property owner/manager, this one’s for you.
Increased Water Revenue & AMI Deployments
A common driver for water utilities to update their metering system is the improved accuracy of new meters. Quantifying this increase in accuracy is important to understanding the financial impact to the Water/Sewer Fund, ROI of the project, as well as change to customer bills.
In this resource article we’ll discuss some of the considerations in measuring current meter accuracy, the impact to water loss, potential offsetting factors, and the net impact to water consumption.
How to Implement a Cost-Effective Energy & Sustainability Strategy
All entities with a substantial energy and water footprint should have a well-defined Energy & Sustainability (E&S) strategy. This reduces financial risk, enhances environmental stewardship, and increases operational efficiency and stakeholder (students, staff, etc.) well-being.
While having an E&S strategy is altruistic, if there is not a cost-effective plan to implement proposed tactics the plan will end up collecting dust on a shelf and have little of its intended impact. In this article we’ll discuss how contract structure, procurement choice, and financing options can be optimized to achieve best value in implementation cost.