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  • 1. Energy Efficiency in Corporate Facilities
    City of Industry April 7, 2009
  • 2. The Cleanest and Greenest Energy Is Energy Not Used
    Energy efficiency is the quickest, safest, most cost-effective way to immediately reduce the emission of greenhouse gases
    Lime:Less Is More Efficient
  • 3. Who Are We?
    Leading provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy design/build solutions with:
    National footprint
    370 employees in 14 offices throughout the U.S.
    Broad array of services
    energy engineering, lighting, HVAC, water, weatherization, renewable energy
    Blue-chip customer base
    Over 75 years combined experience in energy conservation and efficiency
  • 4. What Do We Do?
    Design, engineer, and install proven best-of-breed technologies in existing facilities. These measures:
    Reduce direct operating expenses
    Provide immediate financial results with high ROIs
    Improve work space and employee productivity
    Enhance the value of the facility
    Reduce environmental footprint
  • 5. Who Do We Do It For?
    Commercial and Industrial Businesses
    Corporations, Manufacturers, Property Owners, Property Managers, Utilities
    Energy Service Companies (“ESCOs")
    Federal, State and Municipal Government Agencies
    US Post Office, Schools K-12, Private and Public Universities, Public Housing, Correction Facilities, Military Facilities
  • 6. Opportunity
    Lime is focused on delivering high ROI energy efficiency solutions that target some of the largest energy expense line items on its customers’ P&L.
    Energy Savings
  • 7. Delivery Process
    Performance Period
    • Opportunity Assessment
    • 8. Site Survey
    • 9. Conceptual Design
    • 10. Final Cost & Scope
    • 11. Execute scope of work
    • 12. Demonstrate ROI
    • 13. Handle documentation for rebates and incentives
  • Why Lime Energy?
    Why we win…
    Intellectual capital and experience to identify and analyze opportunities
    Systems and processes in place to deliver efficiently & cost-effectively
    Strong, referenceable relationships
    Ability to develop on a national scale but implement locally
  • 14. Feeling Like This?
  • 15. Why Energy Efficiency?
    • Promote energy efficiency as available now – no need to wait for promising new technology.
    • 16. No matter how you measure financial merit, energy efficiency probably has the highest return on investment of anything you can do in your business.
  • Other Reasons Beyond Payback
    A recent survey of 538 senior business executives and 18 in-depth interviews that “almost three-quarters (73%) of firms polled will make energy efficiency a high or moderate priority over the next two years in a bid to cut costs.”
    A warehouse operation in Seattle improved their selection accuracy from 99.4% to 99.9% after the lighting retrofit.
    An office tower will be using their new lighting fixtures to reduce glare and avoid worker complaints – and the new fixtures will be paid for out of energy savings.
    A food products factory in Chicago installed the new lights when their primary customer asked them what they are doing to help the environment.
  • 17. Energy Efficiency Today
    Building energy costs run $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot.
    What is your energy cost per square foot?
    Find out and track it.
    Create a team to investigate options.
    Act on projects that have a good return on investment
  • 18. Your Energy Costs
    Your energy cost today does not have to be as high as it is.
    Make an objective
    Manage as if you want to reach that objective
  • 19. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Reason number 1
    Don’t throw your cash in the trash
  • 20. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Reason number 2
    Your employees will be happier
    “The new lights seem to have energized the workers. I have been here 20 years and I can’t say enough good things about how this went, plus it was very economical with a fast payback,” said Bill Fuson, Facilities Maintenance Manager, Orcon Aerospace Co.
  • 21. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Reason number 3
    Tax deduction
  • 22. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Reason number 4
    You get new stuff
  • 23. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Reason number 5
    Your facility is more valuable
    “If you look at the impact, you are getting higher rent, lower energy costs and lower vacancy costs,” says [CoStar CEO Andy] Florence. “You have three things working on the income statement to the positive. You are going to have a much higher valuation of the building.”
    Higher Building Valuations
    How much higher valuation? The report found that an ENERGY STAR building sold for an average of $351.60 per square foot in 2006, 30 percent higher than a non-ENERGY STAR building, which sold for an average of $270.15 per square foot. Since 2003, ENERGY STAR buildings also have been appreciating in value faster than non-ENERGY STAR buildings.
    Source: CoStar report on Energy Star performed for the US DOE
  • 24. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Increase in NOI
    Cap Rate
    Reason number 5 (continued)
    Net Operating Income and Value Go UP
    Increase in Value =
    NOI goes up because expenses go down.
    Imagine a project that saves $100,000 per year.
    $1 million
    Also, a higher NOI helps you on your debt coverage ratio.
  • 25. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Reason number 6
    Do some publicity
    Join the companies that make a point to promote their sustainability agenda to their customers.
  • 26. Seven Reasons for Energy Efficiency
    Reason number 7
    Make it a financial winner
  • 27. Some Good Projects Available Today
    Lighting retrofit – production area
    Metal halide to fluorescent has a 30% to 50% return on investment – save $0.50 to $1.00 per sf every year.
    Lighting retrofit – office area
    Even if you have T-8 you can get a 20% to 30% ROI and upgrade your fixtures to indirect/direct for less glare.
    Lighting retrofit – dock area, outdoor
    30% return on investment and lights last a decade.
  • 28. Some Good Projects Available Today
    HVAC Controls
    Use web-based tools to be sure units only operate when you want them to, and watch for signs that they need service
    HVAC unit change-out
    For units that are more than 10 years old, consider replacing them for higher efficiency and less maintenance
    Process motor
    Are your motors that operate all of the time the highest efficiency possible?
    Air compressor
    Compressed air networks leak and have giant pressure drops if they have been added onto – don’t pay for leaky air and higher pressure
  • 29. Motors and Drives
    Speed Kills so change your speed if you can
    If you pump twice as much, you will use 8 times more energy.
    If you pump ½ as much, you will use 1/8 of the energy.
    Use the premium efficiency motors if over 4,000 hrs/yr
    Use the right belts (V, cogged, or synchronous)
    Be sure you are pumping the right amount and with the best choice motor and drive.
  • 30. Operate at the lowest pressure allowed
    Find and eliminate leaks
    Reduce system pressure drop (2 to 4 PSI is ideal)
    Re-circuit if needed
    Use lower delta P devices such as oil separators
    Improve part-load performance
    Right-size the compressor and tank
    Variable speed drive
    Replace timer solenoid drains with zero air loss drains
    Replace outdated compressors and motors
    Compressed Air
  • 31. Measuring Hourly Electricity Use
  • 32. Steps to Success
    Start with your bill – how much per square foot?
    Audit your building, what are the biggest categories of energy use?
    Decide what you want your bill to be next year
    Take the steps to get there
    Track your progress
  • 38. Climate Change
    McDonald Packaging
    Harrah’s Rincon Casino
  • 39. Our industry is hiring while others are firing.
    Our installations have a payback.
    Our product improves the air quality and fights global warming.
    Energy efficiency makes companies more competitive.
    Significant federal money is available to our industry.
    Our installations provide benefits beyond simple payback.
    The Future of Energy Efficiency