Sustainability as a Service (SaaS)
Clients need financing options when it comes to infrastructure replacements. Faced with rising utility and deferred maintenance costs, unreliable federal and state funding and limited CapX Funds, how is a municipality, university, school, university or low-income MF property owner to reduce utility costs and replace, upgrade energy capital infrastructure (boilers, chillers, elevators, windows, lighting, roofs, etc.)? The solution – a utility-based usage approach where a third party owns, operates, maintains and is responsible for the energy saving performance of the new equipment. The customer relies on its operating budget to a pay service fee; there is no debt. The result is a solution that addresses energy infrastructure replacement yet saves scarce resources for core business functions. Like utility services, the customer is charged only for the utility it uses. SaaS is ideal for customers: with emergent energy capital needs (e.g. obsolete elevators); committed to sustainability and energy reduction; facilities as a non-core business function; looking for simple decision making; responsible for multiple locations; using long-term leases for facilities; and, that prefer Op-Ex / preservation of credit rating.
Awareness Education and Training
Comprehensive training and awareness program on energy conservation and resiliency that reinforces and supports your organization’s energy efficiency objectives. Addressing workplace behaviors and engaging your staff and residents, you will lower costs and improve your organization’s energy efficiency by ensuring and improving the return on your energy investment dollar. Those savings can be reinvested into additional building improvements, resiliency or invested in employees through incentive programs. An energy educated employee in your organization or resident in your housing community will identify conservation opportunities and support goals that sustain energy efficiency over the long term.
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Facilitation to provide strategic asset planning considerate of a properties’ energy, environmental, health related capital needs, preservation and long-term affordability.
Strategic Facilities Planning
Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA) represents an important capital planning tool in the operation and maintenance of building structures.
Energy audits are the underpinning of any utility improvement project. An energy audit describes a broad spectrum of energy studies ranging from a quick walk-through of a facility to identify major problem areas to a comprehensive analysis that includes demand (conservation opportunities) side; supply (alternate sources) side; resiliency (what happens when the lights go out); and, health/environmental issues. AES can design the energy audit around the customer’s needs and satisfy the financial criteria of energy investors.
Providing assessment and services that address the need to make Public Housing Authorities, cities, communities, neighborhoods and buildings resilient to unforeseen externalities in a world of rapidly changing social conditions, technologies, climates, and cultures.
Our goal is to provide the most cost effective and reliable solutions to any utility related process. AES and its network of partners can bring a multi-disciplined team of professionals to address a utility issue or process. Each process is unique to the customer. This structure of bringing the right solution to the table enables AES and its team to rapidly respond to a situation, which is essential to keeping pace with a customer’s need. AES meshes the technology with highly skilled and experienced professionals within AES and its partners to provide proven results and lower costs.
AES brings the customer a full range of supportive utility demand, supply and resiliency management services to deliver:
179D Tax Deduction
The 2005 Energy Policy Act created the 179D deduction with a Special Rule that allows governmental entities to allocate a tax deduction of up to $1.80/sq. ft to tax-paying 'Designer' entities from qualifying lighting/HVAC/and envelope retrofit and new construction projects. Vast majority of 179D-qualifying projects have failed to use the deduction since its inception. AES, LLC can provide EP Act Coordinator services to state and local government entities to manage the 179D Allocation process. Let us negotiate between the deduction's stakeholders to obtain the required certification, provide a market valuation and monetize the benefit to create savings, defray cost, or provide rebates to the government entity facility owner. We partner with experts in tax law to maximize the benefit's utilization and spread taxpayer dollars further when invested in qualifying energy efficient building systems.
Energy Performance Contracting
AES serves as an extension of the Public Housing Authority’s, city, municipality or owner’s staff to provide guidance through the lifecycle of your energy project protecting the customer’s interests. AES provides customers with value-added resources to supplement existing in-house capacity and capability needed to make their project a success. For an owner, whose team may not have the required depth of resources to look after each component of a project, AES serves as an extension of their staff. As the energy project’s “eyes and ears,” AES can provide on-site representation to make sure that construction proceeds in accordance with contract documents, on time and within budget. Working as your advocate, AES enables customers to focus on their core business without distraction.
Measurement & Verification - Assist the customer in development and execution of a measurement & verification plan for all energy retrofits to provide required performance assurance.
Benchmarking - Assist the customer in development and implementation of utility benchmarking systems to actively manage consumption, providing real-time systems performance.