As the largest property owner in the United States, federal, state, and local governments have been charged with raising the bar in responsible energy consumption. Recently established government mandates from 2005 [EPAct 2005] and 2007 [EISA 2007, Executive Order 13423] signaled the recognition of the tremendous energy and environmental issues facing the nation and the government’s role in contributing to these issues. Federal facilities must now meet stringent requirements for renewable energy procurement, as well as energy and water consumption reductions. Similar to the federal government, state and local municipalities are facing growing pressures to reduce energy consumption and improve energy sustainability. Our solutions allow governments to get the benefits of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability without needing to allocate enormous allocations from their scarce budgets toward projects. Infrastructure improvements have never been so easy.
Retail facilities expend an appreciable amount of financial resources each year by creating an appealing environment for their patrons. To keep their clients interested in their stores and to enhance merchandise, retail facilities must maintain a comfortable temperature and incorporate innovative lighting designs. Unfortunately, these same lighting and temperature systems constitute over 60% of the energy expenditures for a typical retail store. Urban Clean Energy Ventures and its partners understand the challenges related to energy savings in retail locations and will implement solutions to overcome these energy challenges. Urban Clean Energy Ventures (UCEV) will work with your facility to establish an energy-use profile and create a plan to reduce energy costs without sacrificing customer comfort or lighting functionality.
Industrial facilities generally represent particular opportunities to cluster conventional energy conservation measures such as lighting controls and HVAC system upgrades with more elaborate measures involving renewable energy options like solar photovolatic (PV) installations and building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) installations. Because many industrial sites have excess land in conjunction with substantial rooftop space, alternative energy installations tend to be a reasonable and feasible option than at a typical retrofit facility or site. Urban Clean Energy Ventures has a unique and particular focus on alternative energy. We will survey your facility to determine the feasibility of both standard energy conservation measures as well as on-site distributed generation.
Approximately 30% of energy is squandered at the average office building - most of it during peak-use times when energy prices are highest. An energy-efficiency upgrade from UCEV offers your business an easy way to cut costs without reducing productivity. Roughly 70% of an office’s energy use relates to lighting and space conditioning, two areas where UCEV is well positioned to make an immediate impact on your bottom-line. We will work with your business to perform an energy audit and to create a comprehensive plan to cut energy usage and reduce costs based on your specific goals. Through our synthesized network of partners, UCEV possesses a knowledge base relative to energy conservation measures. This expertise allows us to tailor a plan for your office that will achieve your desired level of cost and energy savings.
We know that hospitals and other health-care facilities have extremely sensitive power needs, and we will accommodate those requirements during via a comprehensive energy audit and the subsequent implementation period UCEV can upgrade your facility without major disruption to ongoing building operations so that you can maintain attention to your patients. Whether you’re looking for rapid and simple solutions or a more aggressive renovation of your energy infrastructure, the UCEV team will identify and install the most cost-effective solutions with an appreciable level of quality and attention.
Energy-demanding facilities like data centers offer considerable opportunities to improve system efficiency and reduce costs. Data centers consume immense amounts of energy – upwards of 30% of an company's annual energy usage – resulting in formidable utility bills and continuous maintenance. Several studies conducted by national laboratories have identified Information Technology facilities as pivotal targets for energy reduction. As such, it is estimated that energy conservation measures in data centers can produce energy savings in excess of 50%. Data center technology has progressed swiftly over the last decade. UCEV and its partners monitor the latest technology innovations and can identify the best solutions for your facility. We will work under the framework of your current system requirements to maximize energy and cost savings.
Energy expenses represent a rapidly increasing operating cost for many hotels. Hotels have often seen double-digit percentage increases in their energy bills from year to year. Fortunately, this particular operating cost is one of the most controllable. Hotels offer their patrons a delightful place to reside. UCEV understands that energy conservation measures must be effectively implemented while not interfering with the comfort and overall experience of the patrons. To that end, our team will coordinate with your facility managers to determine the most reasonable plan for installing energy upgrades with nominal disturbance to your guests. An average hotel spends the majority of its energy bill on hot water heating, lighting, and HVAC. As such, UCEV will employ energy conservation measures that pinpoint these systems.
According to the National Restaurant Association's Conserve/EPA Energy Star Challenge , Restaurants represent an important opportunity to reduce energy consumption across the nation since the average restaurant uses 2.5 times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings. Energy and water efficiency will improve a restaurant's bottom line as well as help protect and preserve the environment for future generations. Restaurant profit margins are typically only 3-9% of total revenue. Controlling costs such as energy and water can make a big difference in profitability. By reducing their use of energy and water, restaurants save on utility costs. Whether you are a quick service operator, family dining operator, casual dining operator, or a fine dining operator by investing in energy conservation measures your facility could realize a 30% return on these investments over time. UCEV and its partners understand the challenges related to energy savings in restaurant facilities and will implement solutions to overcome these energy challenges.