Southwest Ohio Energy Audit & Assessment Program
In partnership with Green Energy Ohio and Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, Energy Optimizers, USA is excited to offer a special low cost – or even no cost* – comprehensive energy audit program to select Duke Energy customers in southern Ohio. Read more in the Winter 2017 GEO News Magazine.
This just-announced Energy Audit Program provides ASHRAE Level 2 energy auditing services completed by professional and certified energy, mechanical, and electrical engineers. From this audit, the building owner will receive the appropriate information required to evaluate the potential energy conservation opportunities, including: utility analysis, facility benchmarking, facility walk-through and data collection, environmental savings associated with energy conservation, financial analysis, and grant, rebate, and tax identification. Customers will also be informed of financing mechanisms and assistance in securing the desired approach. Depending on their needs, some financing options are: Commons Energy, Energy Savings Service Agreement, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), Ohio House Bill 264, Ohio House Bill 153, or bank financing, among others.
*Customers will receive an invoice for the cost of the energy audit, with 120 days noted as the payment due date. If an energy savings project is initiated within 120 days, the entire cost of the energy audit will be waived.
This program has been funded by a grant from the Duke Class Benefit Fund and has been designed to provide auditing and efficiency improvement services to the four following organization types: faith-based, local government, non-profit, and small commercial. This target customer base has traditionally been underserved by energy efficiency companies due to multiple barriers, including limited capital resources, lack of understanding of the benefits of energy efficiency, confusion with energy service providers offering a commodity service, and cultural barriers. Qualified candidates fall into one of the four categories and must be Duke Energy Ohio customers located in one of the following Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Montgomery, Preble and Warren.
The Energy Audit Program involves collaboration with Green Energy Ohio (GEO) and Ohio Interfaith Power and Light (OhIPL), two key local organizations that will assist in outreach and client identification. OhIPL is a non-for-profit, whose goal is to empower a religious response to climate change and to promote energy conservation and energy efficiency. Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects, HVAC retrofit projects, building controls and energy education programs.
As your local and dedicated single point of contact, this team simplifies energy conservation projects from initial consultation through to project implementation.
Step 1: Energy Auditing
- Full building assessment
- Review of utility usage and billing or projected post-construction usage
- Identification of energy conservation measures:
- Lighting, HVAC systems, building automation and controls, building envelope
- Project design and energy savings projection
Step 2: Opportunity Consultation
- Review energy savings opportunities
- Financial impact assessment
- Financing options identified
Step 3: Project Implementation
- Turn-key project design, management, installation, and commissioning
- Rebate and incentive acquisition
- Measurement and verification services
- Positive public relations and marketing campaign
Contact any of the partners to take advantage of this unique new opportunity. Save energy and save money for your faith-based, small commercial, local government, or non-profit buildings.
Green Energy Ohio
Energy Optimizers, USA
Ohio Interfaith Power and Light