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 at https://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.
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.
TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael McCoy, Superintendent of Oak Hill Union Local Schools, is pleased to announce that the District has saved $156,902 during the first year after implementing an energy conservation project with Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City, Ohio based company.
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Tipp City, Ohio – In response to the continued growth in Ohio’s demand for energy savings solutions, Energy Optimizers, USA has brought on new talent with the hiring of Mr. Bob Hausmann and the promotion of Mrs. Belinda Kenley to Vice President of Business Development.
The awards program recognizes Dayton-area companies and business leaders who have out-shined their competitors.
“The companies recognized at our annual Business of the Year Awards are impressive businesses from across the Dayton region, including Energy Optimizers, who is building on their success in the green industry, an emerging business category and a frontrunner for the future”, shared Carol Clark, publisher of the Dayton Business Journal.
The Business of the Year judging demanded a rigorous set of objective criteria, with Energy Optimizers, USA being chosen as a finalist amongst many deserving candidates from the Miami Valley.
The judges independently use a 100 point scale for each of the six judging criteria: financials, supporting documentation, innovations, strategy and vision; product or service’s place in the market; outshining others. Those individual scores are totaled and only the top three scorers in each award category are named finalists.
“To be selected from such an impressive collection of Dayton-area businesses is a great honor for us,” shared Greg Smith, Energy Optimizers, USA’s president. ”This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of our growing team to achieve significant value and savings for Ohio’s K-12 schools and government clients”.
The Business of the Year awards, presented by Soin International, is the prestigious black-tie gala held at the Schuster Center downtown that honors companies and business leaders from throughout the area who have out-shined their competitors.
About Energy Optimizers, USA
Energy Optimizers, USA audits, recommends and executes energy-saving changes that make Ohio’s schools more efficient, greatly reducing their cost of operations. All across Ohio, Energy Optimizers, USA is implementing energy savings and conservation opportunities with school districts, including lighting and HVAC retrofits, building controls retrofits, wind and solar installations. Their programs include Energy Savings Projects, Wind & Solar Projects, Maintenance Plan Advisor Services and Energy Efficiency Education and Awareness Programs.
To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptimizersusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.