Our goal is to help you understand your current energy usage, it's carbon footprint impact, and what to do about it. This awareness will allow the for reduction of waste, increased conservation efforts and changes in usage patterns. These are the first steps in the initial reduction of the base load for the building down to something less than previously consumed. A continued decrease in operational costs will ultimately fund a program that will allow for re-investing in the building performance, upgrades in equipment and long term investments in renewable technologies.
Building Performance -
Currently 70% of the operational costs of a building are related to heating, cooling and the normal electricl baseload usage of the building. Recent studies show that 15-40% of those costs are waste. By performing a comprehensive audit of the building, reviewing it's performance and making simple changes to the thermal and pressure boundary of the building, much of this waste can be eliminated. Investing in these changes, will decrease operational costs, provide greater comfort and ensure the health and safety of the buildings occupants. Reduction of waste results in money that can be used for other building or process improvements.
Most power and fuel sources used in Vermont come from other locations.
Now is the time to invest in local Vermont power. Solar technologies have greatly improved over the past few years. There are great state and federal incentives to install Solar Thermal (for hot water) and Solar Photovoltaic (for electricity). These currently have 7 - 10 year paybacks and the equipment, which carry a full 10 system and 25 year power production guarantee.