“Without a better option, 9 out of 10 commercial clients will choose saving $15,000 in upfront cost and give up $1.1 million in long term energy savings!” Scott Ringlein Just last week the CFO of a large company was presented with an energy efficiency proposal comparing the cost and savings of LED ... Read More »
Energy Efficiency – The PACE Paradigm Shift
“We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in this nation, but like most changes, it will take a considerable time.” Scott Ringlein, EAG CEO Over 98% of all major energy efficiency proposals, including large renewable energy projects, never leave the drawing board due to the traditional barriers ... Read More »
EAG is growing, adding projects & people!
The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan (EAG) continues to grow while helping businesses become more energy and fiscally efficient through its energy efficiency and cost recovery services. Scott Ringlein, EAG’s CEO and founder, recently reviewed a partial list of ongoing projects with the EAG ... Read More »
Retailers Rein in Wasted Energy to Increase Profitability
“..when we examine individual retail chains, we discover that excess energy consumption in retail can exceed 30 percent of total profits.” Yaniv Vardi For many retailers the cost of energy is simply considered a cost of doing business. The need to rein in wasted energy is ignored while increased ... Read More »
An Invisible Resource – Recycling Waste Heat
Industrial chimney stacks typically disgorge a large volume of waste heat that can now be captured, recycled and put to use in a wide variety of creative ways. The heat that rises out of industrial buildings has already been paid for during the initial application (heat for the building, water or ... Read More »
PACE – Why wouldn’t we do this?
When people learn about Property Assessed Clean Energy, more commonly called PACE, the most common response is “Why wouldn’t we do it?” That was the response made by Kalamazoo County commissioner Dale Shugars after listening to a proposal for the adoption of PACE earlier this year. The answer to ... Read More »
The Number One Barrier to Energy Efficiency Projects
A commercial energy efficiency project can save vast amounts of money in the long run but often requires significant capital to launch! The number one reason energy efficiency projects never get started is the lack of access to adequate financing! Energy Efficiency Projects Require Unique ... Read More »
EAG developing Roostertail PACE project
The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan has entered into a contract with the Roostertail, Detroit’s premier waterfront entertainment facility, to develop a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) energy efficiency and facility improvement project for the venue. PACE financing of the Roostertail project ... Read More »
Historic Petoskey inn looking at energy upgrade
The Inn at Bay Harbor, a luxury golf resort on Lake Michigan in Petoskey, is investigating a major energy efficiency upgrade on the historical building, after The Inn’s board voted to move forward on the project. First step will be to see if there’s interest on the part of the Emmet County Board of ... Read More »
Attend free PACE presentation April 23 in Lansing!
Learn about Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing at a free panel discussion, “Keeping PACE with Energy Efficiency in Michigan,” Thursday, April 23 from 3-6 p.m. at Lansing Community College, West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing, MI 48917. Michigan’s PACE finance expert Andy Levin, ... Read More »