ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Alternative energy refers to energy solutions that do not come from fossil fuels but act as a possible replacement for our current energy sources that do use fossil fuels. At Apartment Energy, our policy in regards to alternative energy is to reduce first, then produce. The less energy your building uses, the less energy your building will need to produce.
BUILDING ENVELOPE SOLUTIONS
The building envelope consists of a building’s walls, windows, roof and foundation. The key to lowering energy costs is to secure the building envelope first. We use well-established tools and techniques to ensure that there is minimal heat transfer throughout the building to reduce the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling.
Sometimes buildings have different lighting needs at different times. With control solutions, you can set your outdoor lighting on schedules, keeping your building as well-lit as it needs to be at the right times while still saving on your energy costs.
ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS SOLUTIONS
In the states that have deregulated utilities, customers are able to choose their electric and/or natural gas supplier instead of the local utilities high prices. We utilize twenty-five different suppliers, providing competitive pricing to save our customers as much money as possible. We also review all contract language to assure that our customers are receiving the best and most favorable terms possible.
In many businesses, HVAC units are a necessary evil. We offer many solutions to keep your building either warm or cool without over-spending on energy. We realize that many business owners cannot install new, high-efficiency HVAC units. That is why we almost always recommend solutions that enhance and sustain already existing systems.
Lighting is a low-hanging fruit for many businesses and can be an excellent first step towards energy efficiency. We work with business owners to determine an appropriate balance between up-front cost, energy efficiency and long-term energy savings to achieve minimized costs and maximized profits over the long-term.
POWER SAVING SOLUTIONS
Power that gets delivered to your building via the electric grid can be affected by many factors, resulting in lower quality power. Power saving solutions balance, stabilize and boost voltage across all phases of equipment, reducing flickering lights, sudden computer reboots and unexpected failure of vital equipment.
Refrigeration systems are proven energy hogs and can take a toll on many business’ operations. We work with business owners to ensure their refrigeration systems are working properly while reducing their role in causing high energy bills.
TAX ABATEMENT, REBATE AND FINANCING SOLUTIONS
Our client’s cash flow and ROI are further enhanced by Apartment Energy identifying tax abatements (for real property and sales taxes), available incentives, utility rebates, and possible grants that are available to our clients, plus assistance in obtaining PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing for energy efficiency upgrades.
WATER CONSERVATION SOLUTIONS
The United States’ population has doubled over the past 50 years and our need for water has tripled, causing areas across the United States to face water-related shortages. Water efficient appliances and fixtures can go a long way towards conserving the clean water that still remains.