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Earth Day 2016: A Day Your Business Can’t Ignore

earth-day-2013-istock23733018Without a doubt, today’s Earth Day celebration will be the most globally significant in the history of the holiday.  No longer is Earth Day a celebration of picking up trash in the park. Today marks entry into a new era, where climate change becomes a catalyst for action for political and business leaders alike.

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5 Reasons to Add Energy Efficiency to Your Budget

2016 is the best year yet for an energy efficiency investment. With the extension of Federal 179D tax incentives through the end of the year, which allow a deduction of up to $1.80 sq. ft., and the reduced cost of efficient technology, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your facility!

Conducting an energy assessment now will give you time to explore multiple energy-saving opportunities, as well as the available rebates, incentives, and financing options.  If you know you want to cut operating costs and boost profit margins, then scheduling an assessment now will allow you to consider the options before the incentives run out.

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EES Expands to Meet Booming Efficiency Demand

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Did you know Massachusetts ranked 1st in the country for energy efficiency in 2015? Mass. claimed the title for the fifth year in a row, demonstrating ongoing support for efforts to reduce energy consumption and waste.

2016 will be even more remarkable, as all signs point to an ever expanding market for energy efficiency throughout the state and across the country. The cost of technology has dropped, and substantial utility incentives, like the rebates available in Massachusetts, are driving down paybacks and prompting more business owners to pursue energy efficiency initiatives.  To meet this booming demand, we are excited to announce that EES Consulting is expanding. This spring we are opening more US locations and one in Canada, as well as expanding our Massachusetts team.

We are thrilled to introduce our new Director of Sales, John McNamara.

John McNamaraJohn brings over 20 years of experience in sales, management, and sales team development to EES Consulting. Prior to joining EES, John was the New England Territory Sales Manager at Comcast Corporation, where he led Best in Class Regional Sales Teams. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as well as several professional certificates in sales administration and marketing.
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In addition to growing our team, we are also expanding our portfolio of solutions.  

While energy reduction remains a key element of our holistic approach, we recognize the increasing demand for solutions that provide energy independence and insight into consumption. Over the coming months, we look forward to telling you more about these new solutions and maximizing your return on energy efficiency investments.

Click here to CONTACT US today and learn how you can boost your bottom line through energy efficiency!

 

Dan Parsley to Speak with Texas A&M Energy Club on March 31st

On Thursday, March 31st, Dan Parsley, President and Co-Founder of EES Consulting, will be speaking with the Texas A&M University Energy Club from 7:00 – 8:00PM.

Dan will be sharing insight into energy efficiency opportunities in underserved markets and discussing his work with the Energy Efficient Building (EEB) committee of Houston.  Dan received a BS in Liberal Arts from Texas A&M University and enjoys working with students who share his passion for entrepreneurship and the environment.

About the Event:

Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Texas A&M University
Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering Bldg. (CHEN106)
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The Race for Rebates is On! How Much is Left for 2016?

How to Save Money on Taxes This April 3.27.15Just barely through the first quarter of 2016, the race for utility rebate money has already begun. Last year, CenterPoint Energy sold out of their $7 Million budget by July, but the pace has picked up in 2016. Nearly 40% of the rebate budget is already assigned, leaving $4 Million remaining in CenterPoint Energy’s Commercial Standard Offer Program for this year.

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Good to the Last Drop: Glass Bottle Recycling at the Houston Racquet Club

Napoleon once said; “in victory you deserve Champagne, in defeat you need it.”

No matter the outcome of each match, members of the Houston Racquet Club can sip on red, white, or bubbly after their battle on the court, on the field, or in the pool. But where do empty bottles go at the end of the day?

At the Houston Racquet Club, which has been ranked among the top 50 tennis clubs in the country, there’s not much room for unsightly dumpsters. Rather than send reusable materials to the landfill, Houston Racquet Club enlisted EES Consulting to help address their issue of limited space by establishing a successful off-site recycling program.

IMG_0995At the end of 2015, Houston Racquet Club had recycled more than 25,000 pounds of glass!

Their efforts have had a big environmental impact:

  • 4,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions avoided
  • 12.5 tons of natural resources saved
  • 11.75 tons of new glass can be created from HRC’s recycled glass

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5 Ways Energy Efficiency Will Increase Your Profits in 2016

2016 light bulb1.  A one-time investment in energy efficiency will permanently lower operating costs.

How much do you expect to spend on energy bills and building maintenance this year?  If you could permanently reduce those costs, what would you do with your savings?

An efficiency upgrade can reduce energy bills by 25-40%, and studies have shown that green retrofit projects can reduce total operating costs by 8.5-19%.  Minimizing overhead is one of the fastest ways to improve your bottom line without making compromises like raising prices or reducing employee incentives.

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Cristo Rey Jesuit Students Shine

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The Cristo Rey Jesuit Lions have improved to a 10-0 record for the first time in the school’s history!  GO LIONS!!

At EES Consulting we strive to “positively affect people, their profits, and the planet.” We’re very proud of the financial savings and environmental impact that we’ve helped our clients achieve, however it’s the people we get to work with who make us so grateful to be a part of this industry.

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Top 5 Energy Trends to Watch in 2016

Energy efficiency is out; Operational Efficiency in IN (and in a very big way!)

operational efficiency2016 is all about integration; solutions that work together to change processes rather than changing a specific technology or behavior.

The major trends for the coming year indicate that building owners recognize the financial value of measuring and monitoring building performance, and using that data to guide operational strategies and make smarter investments.

While lighting retrofits remain the most popular CapEx investment, this year we’re seeing more businesses – both large and small – developing comprehensive resource management strategies to drive cost savings even further.  With the changing energy grid, rising water prices, and tighter regulations, these growing trends can give savvy companies a real competitive edge and improve their bottom line. Let’s take a closer look:

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EES Featured on ‘EnergyMatters2U’ Podcast

em2u blog photoFrank Collins recently sat down with Ron Gillooly and Leo Ryan of the popular podcast, EnergyMatters2U, to discuss energy efficiency opportunities in Massachusetts. If you’re looking to cut costs and boost profit margins through energy efficiency improvements, then this podcast is for you!

Click here to listen to the full interview >

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