2011 Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ A Division of RLD Resources, LLC The Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities (“GLC”) is the nation’s first carbon neutral All‐Digital Community out‐reach program founded by Richard Dent, the 1985 Super Bowl MVP and 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee. Research and Education contributions go back into the community through projects developed at the GLC’s various technology Laboratories. The Lab, a 501c3 organization, funded, in part, through The Make a Dent Foundation, with a focus on Smart Grid, Smart Homes, Renewable Energy Platforms, and other issues facing our “All Digital” way of life. The Lab has the Who’s Who of industry as Platinum members participating in joint ventures. Selected Universities and Department of Energy (“DOE”) agencies will be members sharing IP and technology. RLD Resources, LLC 333 North Michigan Avenue Suite 1810 Chicago, IL 60601 Tel: 312.580-2083 Fax: 800.282.6415
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ GLC’s mission is to commercialize and create distribution channels for the lab’s research and development. GLC will target builders that are planning green community projects and city economic development agencies that are working with state and local non‐profit groups like CEDA (www.CEDA.com) to help facilitate and support community economic development planning. GLC will provide energy assessment audits, business‐case retrofit solutions, project management oversight on construction, post‐construction end‐user training and service monitoring and reporting. The key technology differentiation will be the implementation of a smart grid managed‐area network (“MAN”) using both WIMAX Mesh and Broadband of Power Lines. GLC’s MAN will integrate smart homes using a “gateway cloud” that will provide services to smart appliances and other devices with network‐centric sensors that GLC or its partners install and maintain. The lab will also serve as a data center hub for community command and control operations ‐ functioning to provision, monitor and report service requests; providing a 360o view of all customer interactions across all touch‐points within and across the All‐Digital Community™ resident and commercial properties. GLC is engaged in community development projects and have organized a first class management team that will be based in Park Forest, Illinois. GLC has the support of the Village of Park Forest, Illinois to build a sustainable green community – using Smart MicroGrid technology to connect and configure smart homes that will be part of an All‐Digital “Green” Community based on GLC’s design; the initial Pilot Phase targets the 10,000 residents offering multi‐smart home retrofit configurations. GLC is currently vetting engineering specifications and will start deployment in the community by Q4 of 2011. The project will represent and showcase GLC’s end‐state vision of the first All‐Digital “Green” Community program of its kind in the United States. This $11 million, 18‐month project will be funded by a combination of equity; debt, charitable contributions, and federal/state grant financing. GLC is currently negotiating with several Sources of Funds to underwrite its cost projections. This project illustrates a unique All‐Digital Green Echo System ‐ at its foundation is a four‐tiered Carbon Neutral Smart MicroGrid utilizing Renewable Power Plants; Waste Gasification Digester (“WGD”)1, Anaerobic Digesters/Bio‐Methane (AD)2, Combined Heat and Power (CHP)3 through a DOE awarded contract, and Zenith Solar Concentrated Photovoltaic Array4 all of which are planned to power GLC’s facilities which include corporate headquarters and energy consulting services, R & D laboratories with excess capacity to deliver power to the residents of the Village of Park Forest, and learning center services for job creation, retaining and placement. A joint‐venture effort is being planned with ComEd and other utility companies for redistribution of alternative “green” power sources to the community. GLC’s strategic mission is to expand its WGD and AD technologies to other communities for developing alternative energy solutions that are byproducts that deal with municipal solid waste and other biomass; as landfill permitting is no longer echo‐compliant and communities are demanding more sustainable energy solutions for waste management.
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ GLC’s facilities will be a state‐of‐the‐art building automation that will support three operations: 1. Advance R&D Laboratories to vet renewable energy technologies planned as possible products/services for community retrofit projects, and new master plan community developments; 2. Energy assessment and conservation consultancy practice; 3. Class‐room and e‐learning center that will provide instruction and online courseware for suppliers, installers, energy consultants, and community residents. GLC’s operations has, as one of its primary objectives, creating new jobs that will leverage these green sustainable technologies and lessons‐learned as it implements them in the community and throughout the state. The three interdependent operations will incorporate both university and government renewable energy programs to remain complementary and compatible with industry energy technology standards for “plug & play” integration. The lab and training services are Not‐for‐Profit elections that are partially funded by foundations who’s charters include community economic development programs such as GLC will offer. The consulting practice is a For‐profit election. The lab seeks notable participating partners such as AT&T, Verizon, PeoplesGas, Siemens, HP, Oracle, and GE as Platinum members. GLC’s sustainable engine illustrated below represents a unique business model that encourages proactive engagement with local communities, state, and federal agencies such as the DOE. GLC Sustainability Engine Program Model “CONNECTING THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE WITH THE NEEDS OF THE PRACTICAL” Make a Dent Foundation
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ Lab Organization Chart
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ Aerial View of GLC Property • 129,000 sf of executive office and light manufacturing and warehouse floor space
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ Uses of Funds 1. Operations launch $ 500,000 2. Purchase of property $ 825,000 3. Phase I Construction & Capital Equipment Purchases a. Executive & Consulting Services facilities $ 1,100,000 b. R&D Laboratory facilities $ 2,010,000 c. Learning Center Services facilities $ 357,750 d. Tenet Services facilities $ 197,500 e. Capital Equipment $ 900,000 4. Sub‐Total Cost – Phase I $ 5,890,250 5. Phase II Construction a. Installation of Waste Gasification System $ 4,525,000 b. Community Network Installation $ 584,750 6. Sub‐Total Cost – Phase II $ 5,109,750 7. Total Cost $ 11,000,000 5‐Year Proforma – EBITDA Executive Proforma 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Revenue $7,325,000 $37,750,500 $40,457,467 $43,401,331 $46,617,280 Direct Expenses $2,322,100 $16,403,710 $17,524,136 $18,838,446 $20,251,330 Gross Margin $5,002,900 $21,346,790 $22,933,331 $24,562,885 $26,365,951 Gross Margin % 68.3% 56.5% 56.7% 56.6% 56.6% IndirectExpenses $4,237,508 $9,236,970 $10,447,472 $11,231,032 $12,073,360 Net Income $765,392 $12,109,820 $12,485,859 $13,331,852 $14,292,591 Net Income % 10.4% 32.1% 30.9% 30.7% 30.7% EBITDA $512,812 $9,243,708 $9,495,654 $10,062,470 $10,706,165 EBITDA % 7% 24% 23% 23% 23% Cumm. Cash Flow ($6,888,475) ($369,966) $9,125,688 $19,188,158 $29,894,323
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ Project Timelines Qtr 1 (June, July, Aug) – Complete Capital Raise – Purchase of Park Forest Property – Complete Engineering Reconstruction Planning and Permitting – Phase I – Start Reconstruction – Phase I – Start DOE R&D Project for CHP System Qtr 2 (Sept, Oct, Nov) – Start Waste Gasification System (“WGS”) Installation Planning – Start‐up R&D Lab first project and Datacenter IT Operations – Install CHP System and complete Acceptance Testing – Start‐up of Community Sustainable Energy Consulting Practice Qtr 3 (Dec, Jan, Feb) – Start first Home Weatherization Project in Park Forest – Start‐up of Park Forest Smart Home Village (72 prototype homes) – Start‐up Learning Center – Start‐up Office Lease Program Operations Qtr 4 (Mar, Apr, May) – Install WGS and Complete Acceptance Testing – Begin generating Center’s primary power – Start Job Placement Program Qtr 5 (Jun, July, Aug) – Start‐up of ComEd Alternative Power Distribution Program in Park Forest – Start‐up All Digital Community Network Services Qtr 6 (Sept, Oct, Nov) – Start second Home Weatherization Project in Rockford – Begin Phase II Community Network Service Offering – Park Forest
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ Key Personnel ‐ Executive Richard Dent is President and CEO of RLD Resources, LLC, with 20 years experience delivering energy, telecommunications, and IT solutions consulting to its customers; Chicago Bears MVP of the 1985 Super Bowl. Carol Freeman has been the Administrative Director for RLD Resources, LLC for over seven years. She has over 25 years of management experience as the Deputy Executive Director at the Illinois Commerce Commission and in the Office of Governor James R. Thompson. Deborah Marcucci brings 25 years experience and organizational skills as a Not‐for‐ Profit volunteer and fund raiser. William Lynes has 35 years of experience in the Computer Industry that focused on hardware/software R&D, technical leadership, new business development and executive management with core expertise in enterprise‐class datacenter design and construction planning emphasizing energy conservation technology implementation and operations. Kelly Shelton, CEM, LEED AP has nearly 20 years of professional experience having held various positions of increasing responsibility from Systems Engineer to Sales Manager to Energy Management Director. Her technical background is extensive and includes natural gas pipeline layouts, energy audits and benchmarking, utility management and oversight, market research, development and analysis. She currently serves as the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Professional Energy Consultants. Richard Lynes has over 27 years of industry experience and thought‐leadership in advanced research & development, information systems, architecture design, telecommunications and distributed computing with emphasis on the evolving All Digital Community infrastructure. Maurice Jones is a senior level professional who possesses a deep passion for community, housing and economic development with a broad, unique 20 year experience working to revitalize diverse urban cities; mitigate challenges of expanding suburban infrastructure; and to address growth obstacles facing rural communities. A proven leader with a strategic, analytical, able to build and ultimately leverage significant private and public partnerships that support vital projects that satisfy and sustain communities. Grady Bailey is a seasoned professional with experience in myriad industries leading to expertise in directing and coordinating sustainability activities for the State of Arizona. Creatively develop and implement plans and analyze business decisions to meet the demands within a rapidly changing and progressive environment. Proficient in energy efficiency, solar development, construction, engineering, project management, facilities management, and business development.
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ Green Initiatives – Strategic Partner Patricia Doherty‐Wildner is a senior executive with 24 years of professional experience delivering Human Services programs to individuals and families in communities of Illinois. Administers a $300 million annual operating budget; implemented and built partnerships with state funded and private agencies to develop programs for low‐ income, middle‐income individuals and families. A proven performer; has an established reputation; is a team player; and is a reliable leader. Key Industry Advisors Richard Sweetser is a 37‐year veteran commercializing advanced energy, refrigeration and HVAC technology. He is an energy subject‐matter expert to the DOE and NYSERDA. Ujjval Vyas has spent the last 28 years consulting in the construction industry specializing in issues related to sustainable design and “smart” building concept methodologies. Gearoid Foley formed ICHP in 2003 to bridge an important gap in the industry by combining thermal equipment design, HVAC engineering and power systems engineering into one design methodology. He is a member of the US Combined Heat and Power (USCHPA) Association, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air‐conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) and the Association of Energy Engineers. He is currently the President of the NJ Chapter of AEE, has been a pier reviewer for the DOE’s Distributed Energy program, is a voting member of ASHRAE’s Cogen Committee and has organized continuing education workshops for the Energy Solutions Center. Mark Berry is an independent consultant on business development in energy technology with over 25 years in consulting and technology management (including eight years of leadership experience at the Chief Information Officer level). He is experienced in business strategy, marketing and sales execution, public sector operations, logistics, equipment leasing, consumer products, industrial manufacturing, transportation and international business. He has led technology based transformation initiatives and specializes in developing energy efficiency business strategies and process improvements. Michael Sneddon is President of Mikash Contracting and has worked in the commercial and residential construction industries for over 30 years. He is acted as General Contractor, Construction Consultant, Owners Representative, and Sub‐contractor for new construction, retrofit reconstruction and expansion construction projects from $25,000 single dwelling engagements to multi‐million dollar, multi‐floor and mission‐ critical facilities build‐out. He is experienced with LEED certified construction and integrating building automation technologies with traditional construction methodologies.
Great Lakes Center for Energy Smart Communities™ Professional Support Services Financial Underwriter – Loop Capital – Jim Reynolds General Counsel – Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone – John Senica Accountant – Blackman & Kallick – Brian Whitlock