About Dickman GES
In order to design the optimal green energy program for your business, we must first fully understand your green objectives. Is your focus environmental or cost savings? Do you have a specific area or departement to which you want to apply green practices or are you looking to green your entire business process? What steps have you already taken toward a greener business model? The answers to these questions help guide the GES consulting team to the appropriate systems to meet your specific needs. We work closely with our clients to assist them in finding a balance between operational needs and energy usage to bring their processes to their peak efficiency.
Once the objective are finalized, a walk though the facility often provides the foundations needed for system changes. Do you have the most efficient lighting and lighting controls for your industry? Will retrofiting fixtures or replacing them all together be a more effective and cost friendly solution? Are motors and air compressors running at peak capacity via drive control or are they consuming large amounts of energy during slow periods of production? Data collection for the next phase takes place during the walk-through.
With the data collected, GES can run various audit senarios based on your facilities current systems. Our proprietary software systems provide a method of quickly calcualting your potential energy savings, payback period, and return on investment based on your current facility and a variety of energy efficient options and incentive programs available.
There are several incentive programs currently in place including the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Stimulus Act), state grants, and local utility rebates from some Ohio utilities. Often clients qualify for all of these incentives, however, the funds are not available at the beginning of the project. Two lending institutions had the forsight to set up lending plans for energy efficiency projects early and have fine tuned the process. This projects are low hanging fruit for financing as the money saved more than covers the monthly payment.
Some incentive plans require pre-approval, thus it is important the implementation begin only after the details have been handled. Once pre-approvals are complete, the contractor will begin installing the systems agreed upon by the business, GES, and the contractor. The contractor and GES will remain in costant contact throughout the implementation. Should there be any changes during the process GES will first evaluate them to determine that the project still meets the requirements of the incentive programs and that the system will still meet the objectives of the business.
During the Project Finalization phase, the project will be reviewed to determine if all needs were met, materials from the project will be recycled, and full documentation will be provided to the business. This includes documentation allowing your business to take the EPAct tax deduction, payback and ROI analysis, and setup of untility rebates where applicable. Other documentation agreed upon during the project planning will also be available at this time.