TIPP CITY, Ohio, March 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, has completed an aggressive energy savings project that is expected to save Fort Recovery Local Schools more than $30,000 a year in utility costs.
The district also anticipates receiving a Dayton Power & Light rebate of more than $17,000 because of the work.
TIPP CITY, Ohio, March 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two years after completing a comprehensive energy savings project with Energy Optimizers, USA, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has exceeded projected savings on its utility bills by more than $6,000 annually.
Always supportive of our troops, Energy Optimizers, USA announced today their continued support of the Fisher/Nightingale Houses that have served to house over twenty thousand families from all branches of the military.
Since its inception in 1990, these two homes, along with their managers and outstanding volunteer staff, have served military families from stateside and overseas, active duty, Guard, Reserves, retirees, and veterans. These houses allow families to stay together during times of medical emergencies and crises when they need the love, comfort, and support of their families the most.
Investment helps commercial complex thrive in Dayton.
By Thomas Gnau
Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News
A complex of historic Dayton industrial buildings is proving to be a haven for local artists, even as it gets a new lease on life.
The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees last month approved a $300,000 loan
to the company overseeing the Front Street buildings, a commercial complex that bills itself as “the largest community of artists and artisans in the Dayton area.”
“It’s just a very eclectic community,” said Krysten Smith, who helps manage the trio of buildings straddling East Second and Front streets. “There’s a whole variety of different types of art that we do here — from painters to sculptors, jewelers to woodworkers, screening printers, photographers.”
Pictured: Krysten Smith, Front Street Buildings manager, and Chris Meyer of Energy Optimizers, USA agree: There’s no place quite like Front Street. THOMAS GNAU / STAFF
Article courtesy of Tristan Navera, Senior Reporter, Dayton Business Journal (link)
Like much of the blurry area where Montgomery and Warren counties meet, Social Row Road is a mix of farmland and brand new construction projects.
Springing up alongside the rows of corn on this border road, though, is a first-of-its-kind project that could become more common in the Dayton region: a senior living center in Washington Township whose roofs are crisscrossed with hundreds of solar panels. A replacement for a company property in Dayton, the new Social Row Transitional Care Facility benefits from a unique kind of funding.
From left, K. Andrew Stuhmiller, president of Kastle Electric, Chris Meyer, PACE project director for Energy Optimizers USA, and Mark Wiley, CEO of Solar Integrated Resources, in the middle of the Social Row Transitional Care Facility under construction in Washington Township.
TIPP CITY, Ohio, Oct. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, will be recognized by the White House today, October 19, during the “White House Summit on Climate and the Road Through Paris” for committing to the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge.
Greg Smith, president and CEO of the Tipp City-based energy management firm, has been invited to and will attend the summit, which will be held at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and several senior White House energy and environmental officials will speak at the event.
The American Business Act on Climate Pledge dovetails with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which aims to cut nearly six billion tons of carbon by 2030. The Pledge distinguishes private-sector businesses that support this action by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to climate action.
“Delaying action on climate change will be costly in economic and human terms,” said Smith. “In response, we at Energy Optimizers, USA, will demonstrate leadership and generate sustainable economic growth by taking steps to reduce our own impact on the climate. We are proud to take part in this pledge and proud to be recognized for it by the White House.”
Energy Optimizers, USA, has set defined, measurable and ambitious goals for its pledge. The company will:
* Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2017, compared to a 2005 baseline.
* Deploy 100 percent of its solar energy needs using renewable energy by 2017.
* Improve energy efficiency across 2,135 square feet of its company headquarters by at least 45 percent by 2017.
* Eliminate deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities by 2020, in alignment with the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests.
* Develop long-term business plans that align with the deep decarbonization necessary to keep global average temperatures from rising less than 2 degrees Celsius.
Since it was founded in 2009, Energy Optimizers, USA, has helped more than 60 educational and government entities identify, finance and implement energy saving projects. The company was recognized by President Obama earlier this year for its proposed partnership with Miller Valentine to improve the energy efficiency of low-income properties in multiple states. Officials from Energy Optimizers, USA, will return to Washington, D.C., in November to lobby congressional leaders for clean energy during the fifth annual Washington, D.C., Forum.
About Energy Optimizers, USA:
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 (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in the Top 500 of INC. Magazine’s list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012).
To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website athttps://energyoptusa.com/ or call them at (937) 877-1919.
In a recent White House press releases, President Obama provided lists of energy conservation projects occurring across the country and on page 9, the President mentions Energy Optimizers, USA project in conjunction with general contractor Miller Valentine.
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At Greg Smith’s energy efficiency company in Tipp City, there’s a jobs boom underway.
“We’ve gone from one employee less than five years ago – me – to more than 40 employees,” Smith said.
At schools and other government buildings, workers from Smith’s business, Energy Optimizers, USA, conduct comprehensive building energy-efficiency retrofits. They install new temperature control systems, upgrade lighting, arrange power-purchase agreements with solar energy companies, etc.
Clients quickly realize financial benefits from these types of projects.
In south-central Ohio, for example, an $870,000 project at the Jackson City School District – which teaches 2,500 students at five schools – Energy Optimizers retrofits were expected to lower a $1 million energy bill by close to $140,000 annually. But savings ended up being much higher than that – almost $400,000 was saved after one year.
“If we can save a teacher’s salary or two by doing this, it makes sense,” Phil Howard, the district’s superintendent said, before the full savings from the retrofits were known.
Other successful projects Energy Optimizers has completed include: lighting retrofits at Barleycorn’s (a restaurant), the Dayton Children’s Hospital, and Aptalis Pharmaceuticals; and energy efficiency upgrades at Miami (Ohio) University and buildings owned by the City of Dayton.
Smart, state-level policies have helped Ohio’s economy become more energy efficient and create jobs. Smith said an efficiency standard requiring Ohio’s electric utilities to help customers save energy has been particularly helpful. The utilities offer incentives to “buy down” the cost of efficiency upgrades.
“The rebates are driving projects,” said Smith, who got his start in energy efficiency while working at Trane, the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning industry giant.
In addition to utility incentives, Smith has a tight business model. He guarantees buildings his company retrofits will hit projected energy savings – or Smith sends a check for the difference.
Politically, Smith identifies himself as a conservative.
“This is not what people think about when they think about conservatives,” he said. “But I think energy efficiency and renewable energy are important for conservatives and independents to take note of.”
Smith said promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy through legislation like Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard is in the country’s best interest, but that legislation was frozen in 2014, forcing renewable energy and energy efficiency companies to re-think Ohio investments.
In addition to ramping up the RPS in Ohio, Smith said strong implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan in Ohio and other Midwestern states is crucial to sending a strong, clear market signal that will attract innovative, growing companies – and their jobs.
“In my mind, this is the next Industrial Revolution,” Smith said.
Tipp City, Ohio (November 14, 2014)—The East Palestine City School District expects to save more than $56,500 annually by partnering with Energy Optimizers, USA, to improve energy efficiency at all three of its school buildings.
Lighting, temperature controls and boiler upgrades will significantly reduce the district’s utility and related maintenance costs, freeing more dollars for student resources. Funding is provided through the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s House Bill 264 program, enabling the district to make these cost-cutting improvements at no expense to taxpayers. Projected energy savings are guaranteed, and the payback for the upgrades is just over 9 years.
“I am extremely excited about our partnership with Energy Optimizers for this HB 264 project,” said East Palestine City Schools Superintendent George Fisk. “In addition to benefitting the environment through reduced energy consumption, the savings from our project have been targeted to support increased reading and math achievement in grades K-12.”
In total, the project will involve:
Replacing interior lighting with more efficient lamps and removing unneeded lamps to cut waste
Replacing exterior lighting with LED technology to improve energy efficiency while enhancing building safety, appearance and security
Replacing dated boilers with more energy-efficient models
Installing smart kitchen exhaust and walk-in cooler/freezer controls to cut back on wasted electricity
Installing a main power surge protection to improve building safety and reliability
Extensively training district staff on how to make the most of the improved efficiencies.
The energy efficiency gained by the district will be equivalent to saving 42 acres of trees or taking 28 cars off the road. The project is expected to begin in the near future and be wrapped up by the summer of 2015.
“When this project is completed, East Palestine Schools will be operating in a much more energy efficient fashion,” said Bob Hausmann, Director of Operations for Energy Optimizers, USA. “That’s good news for the environment, and even better news for students and taxpayers. Those are real dollars saved that can be diverted to other, more important uses, like classroom education.”
The partnership also includes the resources to launch a Green Team, an energy education effort that Energy Optimizers, USA promotes in all of its school-related energy conservation projects. In addition to funding the team for two years, Energy Optimizers, USA will provide Ohio Energy Project academic materials that are aligned to Ohio’s academic content standards. Green Team members will take part in STEM-related activities that are focused on energy conservation, while encouraging their peers to become more environmentally conscious.
About Energy Optimizers, USA
Energy Optimizers, USA works with Ohio school districts and government agencies to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in Top 500 of INC. Magazine’s list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012). To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at https://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.
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