SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING

Competition, regulatory pressure, and concern for the bottom line are forcing businesses not only to think, but to act, greener than ever before.

EcoMotion helps companies examine their footprint – energy, water, carbon, etc. – examine their options, and then helps them take next steps toward sustainability.

EcoMotion crafts corporate sustainability plans using facilitated input processes. Working closely with our clients, we define missions and set goals. We prepare detailed greenhouse gas inventories and collaboratively develop mitigation strategies.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICES

Ted Flanigan served as the Director of Energy Efficiency for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the late 1990s. In this capacity, he designed a portfolio of 16 programs to serve the utilities’ million residential customers, 180,000 business customers including 2,000 school sites, three refineries, and 21 colleges. The City also provided energy services to Los Angeles City departments, including the port of Los Angles and three airports.

Today, EcoMotion’s mantra is “Efficiency First!” It is usually the least-cost and most widely beneficial step for cities, utilities, corporations, and campuses. Getting one’s house in order is inarguable and often invisible. Currently, EcoMotion is working on a comprehensive campus efficiency assessment in New York.

UTILITY SERVICES

EcoMotion’s Suite of Utility Services

Portfolio Assessment

  • Energy efficiency programs
  • Renewable energy programs and services

Strategic Planning and Program Design

  • Facilitated processes
  • Policy recommendations

Program Implementation

  • Pilot and demonstration programs
  • Full-scale program administration

Quality Control

  • Tracking and Evaluation
  • Solar system verification services
  • Continuous commissioning / enhancement

EcoMotion is rooted in utility services. Ted Flanigan worked internally for both the New York Power Authority and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He has consulted for over 100 utilities.

SOLAR SERVICES

The EcoMotion Suite of Solar Services

Project Planning

  • Conceptual planning and design: Aesthetics, functionality
  • Management education: Solar incentives, technologies, industry trends
  • Community solar plant advocacy, program design, fulfillment

Site Analysis

  • Rooftop analysis: Condition, tilt, orientation, etc.
  • 365 day shading analysis
  • Ownership/use analysis and opportunities

Proposal/Project Review

  • Technical equipment reviews, analysis
  • Assistance with module, inverter, racking, conduits
  • Bill analysis and rate structure offset
  • Special conditions (local ordinances, CCNRs, historical, SEC, FAA, etc.)

Financial Analysis

  • Solar production estimates
  • Net cost analysis (CSI incentives, tax credits, NEM)
  • Verification of returns
  • Lease and PPA reviews: cost, term, buy-out, escalators

Project Management

  • Comprehensive service through design, engineering, and installation
  • Request for proposal development and bid analysis
  • Weekly project facilitation, reporting, flagging key issues
  • Expert electrical third party reviews, field inspections during construction
  • Quality control

Public Relations

  • Ribbon-cutting
  • Press releases
  • Articles in trade journals
  • Communications with employees and building occupants
  • Photographic documentation throughout

Inspections and Ongoing Monitoring

  • Solar system inspections (utility and electrical)
  • Five-year third party system monitoring
  • Alarms and field recommendations

EcoMotion has a wealth of experience in solar, from policy development, designing utility and city programs, managing projects and programs, to inspecting systems, and everything in between. We’ve taken teams of experts on international study tours to learn about solar.

EcoMotion offers independent consulting services as “owner’s representative” to help companies, institutions, and campuses develop solar strategies and build projects. Our team provides comprehensive energy and capacity, rate offset, and financial savings analysis. We then provide full-term project management services to get solar on the roof – or on the ground, as the case may be! 

Despite increased attention and press about the benefits of renewable energy, very few business owners or facilities managers have had first-hand experience buying or leasing a solar system. EcoMotion is ready to help fill this gap in understanding.

EcoMotion does not represent any manufacturer or contractor. While we are solar advocates, proponents of incentives and tax benefits, we adhere to the role of “honest broker” of solar for our city, utility, and corporate customers, careful not to overstate this promising technology’s current and applied performance.

In the past six years, EcoMotion has worked with hundreds of homeowners, schools, city facilities, and major corporations. We provide independent analysis and project management services. EcoMotion has also worked with many solar contractors, building a database of their special skills and strength.