NYPA Selects ERS to Audit HELP Program
May 14, 2013
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has chosen ERS to provide auditing and retrocommissioning services for their High Efficiency Lighting (HELP) Program. ERS will perform comprehensive energy audits, building energy modeling, and retrocommissiong studies to identify existing conditions at selected sites and propose measures that would improve energy efficiency and increase savings.
ERS Publishes Deep Energy Savings Article in WE Magazine
February 27, 2013
ERS's Stephen Achilles and Mike Rovito along with NEEA's Phill Guay recently published an article titled Deep Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings in Western Energy Institute's publication, WE. The authors provide a practical working definition of "deep energy savings" and describe the barriers to achieving it. They also examine several actual deep energy savings projects and consider the possibility of leveraging the value-added appeal of energy efficient buildings to transform the existing building market. Here's an excerpt:
Taking on the challenge of achieving deep energy savings is a critical next step to achieve the growing goals for energy efficiency being placed upon utilities. The deep saving projects that have been completed are characterized by both measurable savings and by comfort improvements that will provide owners an opportunity to realize a greater rate of return on their buildings. Read the full article.
ERS Presents at AESP
January 23, 2013
ERS Senior Consultant Mike Rovito will be presenting his paper, Advanced Thermostats: What They Offer the Commercial and Industrial Sectors on January 31 at the AESP conference in Orlando, FL. The complete paper will be available for download on the ERS website following the conference. Here's a preview of what Mike will be discussing:
Advanced thermostats communicate to the Internet, enabling visibility and control of HVAC systems via the web. Communication capabilities create opportunities for energy and demand savings through smarter controls and enhanced HVAC performance management by maintenance staff. Additionally, the advanced thermostats can integrate with and control other energy consuming systems, such as lighting. The combination of these features suggests that advanced thermostats have the potential to fulfill the original savings promised by programmable thermostats, massively increase the available data on HVAC performance, change the relationship between the HVAC unit and maintenance staff, and become the central building block of modular and cheaper energy management systems. Significant knowledge gaps must be addressed before this potential can be fulfilled, particularly regarding the communications architecture that underlies advanced thermostats.
ERS Welcomes Stephen Achilles and Jeff Perkins
November 15, 2012
Stephen Achilles joins us as our Pacific Northwest Regional Director. In his 25+ years of experience in professional services and energy efficiency he has led numerous large engagements such as market transformation projects and partnered with over ninety utilities. Stephen also headed a team that brought several significant innovations to commercial programs including the transformation of the inform-to-invest process and the development of a uniquely effective field team. Stephen's main areas of expertise include the management and innovative design of energy efficiency programs.
Jeff Perkins has also just come on board and will act as the Senior Director of Business Development at ERS. Jeff has more than 20 years of experience working in emerging technologies. He has led business development activities on four continents across a range of industries including semiconductor, fine precision mechanics, aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer, and energy. His experience in the energy field includes the startup of large scale audit implementation projects in the U.S. and Canada and involvement in thousands of commercial audits.
ERS Selected to Perform a Baseline Evaluation for the New Hampshire C&I New Equipment and Construction Program
June 13, 2012
The New Hampshire Monitoring and Evaluation Team (M&E Team) has chosen ERS to perform a baseline evaluation for Commercial and Industrial New Equipment and Construction Programs. The M&E Team is comprised of representatives of several New Hampshire utilities and state organizations: the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, Energy North, Northern Utilities, Granite State Electric Company, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Public Service of New Hampshire, and Unitil Energy Systems. The results of the proposed baseline evaluation will form the basis for future revisions to the program baseline parameters that determine the minimum qualifying levels of energy efficiency improvements and corresponding energy savings.
ERS to Perform Impact Evaluation for NYSERDA Energy Programs
May 10, 2012
ERS will be the prime contractor providing impact evaluation services in support of reporting requirements associated with System Benefit Charge (SBC), Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS), Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Green Jobs – Green New York (GJGNY), and other Statutory Research and Development programs and initiatives. ERS will be assisting NYSERDA in the planning, design, and development of program or portfolio-level impact evaluation activities, conducting assigned impact evaluation studies and performing other evaluation tasks.
ERS Wins Contract to Provide TA Services for NSTAR Electric and Gas
May 07, 2012
NSTAR Electric and Gas has contracted ERS to provide engineering support services for their Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs and customers. ERS will provide technical assistance for the following areas: general engineering support, commissioning, comprehensive design, and Advanced Buildings.
Enbridge Gas Distribution Has Chosen ERS to Audit DSM Programs
April 12, 2012
April 12, 2012 – Enbridge Gas Distribution of Toronto Ontario has selected ERS to conduct an independent audit of its 2011 Demand Side Management Programs. The purpose of the audit will be to determine the reasonableness of Enbridge’s claimed program savings compared to actual program performance.
The Regional Technical Forum Selects ERS to Develop Lighting Protocol
March 15, 2012
The Regional Technical Forum has contracted ERS to develop a standard protocol for estimating the energy savings from nonresidential lighting efficiency measures. ERS will be working with the RTF to develop uniform reliable deemed savings values and algorithms, evaluate the current member program offerings and strategies, and develop protocols for estimating annual commercial lighting savings.
ERS Opens Office in San Jose, California
January 09, 2012
ERS has opened an office in San Jose, California to serve our Northern California and Silicon Valley/southern San Francisco Bay Area clients. The office is located at 152 N. 3rd Street, Suite 520. See our contact page for the full address and information on other ERS office locations.
Con Ed Chooses ERS to Evaluate Energy Efficiency Programs
November 15, 2011
ERS and its team of highly experienced subcontractors were chosen by New York's Con Edison and Orange and Rockland Utilities to conduct impact evaluations for all energy efficiency programs approved by the PSC in the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The ERS team will be evaluating gas and electric energy efficiency programs covering four customer sectors, two distribution utility companies, and multiple program funding structures.
- ERS Presents at IEPEC 2011
- ERS Presents at 2011 ACEEE Summer Study
- Silicon Valley Power Renews ERS Contract
- ERS to Conduct Baseline Energy Study for Efficiency Maine
- ERS Chosen to Provide Technical Assistance and Energy Audit Services for CPAU
- ERS to Implement NTG Study for Silicon Valley Power
- ERS Chosen to Deliver Benchmarking and Efficiency Consulting Services for NYSERDA
- ERS Selected to Perform Evaluation Services for Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
- ERS Is Accepted by the NH PUC as a NH Pay for Performance Program Partner
- ERS Project Wins AEE 2010 Renewable Energy Award
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