LeFiell Manufacturing - Santa Fe Springs, CA
LeFiell Manufacturing of Santa Fe Springs, California has called on EcoMotion to provide solar consulting services. This aviation manufacturer – known for its aerospace manufacturing – is keen on going solar and sought out a Subject Matter Expert to verify the solar deal on the table.
Portfolio Analysis Kimco Realty Corporation - White Plains, New York
For Kimco Realty Corp., a major property owner with 1,200 malls throughout North America, and headquartered in White Plains, New York, EcoMotion undertook a national analysis of the impact of solar systems. Our team analyzed its property base and prioritized locations for solar. Sites in California were examined to flesh out a business model for this real estate investment trust. Kimco took EcoMotion’s recommendations, formed a new business unit and built several major solar installations on shopping mall rooftops in New Jersey. Kimco now sells tenants green power, having found a way to turn its vast rooftops into profit centers.
Comprehensive Energy Audit and Strategy Sunny Isle Shopping Center - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
For a shopping mall owner located in White Plains, New York, and a shopping center on St. Croix, EcoMotion provided a comprehensive audit – that included documentation of rain penetrations – and recommended strategies for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. With 50-cent per kilowatt-hour power, short paybacks were uncovered and reported to management.
“Iconic Options” Gensler Architects - Los Angeles, California
Gensler Architects approached EcoMotion some years ago with the challenge of developing some “iconic options” for a 180-acre site owned by Los Angeles County in Norwalk, California. A major redevelopment project there involved existing and new buildings.
EcoMotion was hired to bring “out of the box,” potentially “iconic options” and thinking to the project. Our recommendations featured buildings that were well past net zero, community farming, and rainwater harvesting. Different scenarios we developed involved degrees of subterranean passive solar architecture, net positive community benefits in terms of energy, water and food, and community linkages to mass transit systems.
Greening, from Operations to Sales Lantronix - Irvine, California
Lantronix is a global leader in secure communications technologies, specializing in remote access and control of all kinds of electronic devices. Lantronix is California-based with a global channel presence that extends through Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Australia. To strategize on its current operations and new product opportunities, EcoMotion brought together a team of experts including Consulting Stable members Chris Prelitz and Al Pipkin. How its products are manufactured, packaged, and reclaimed or discarded were all on the table. The company was in the process of relocating its operations, in a good position to demand heightened levels of efficiency in its new facilities. EcoMotion also provided strategic planning services, delving into current product manufacturing and placement, and exploring future product lines in line with the green movement. Of particular interest was the use of Lantronix’s remote communications for renewable energy system monitoring and billing, specifically for solar in distributed generation configurations.
Sustainability Planning Roy Jorgensen Associates - Buckeystown, Maryland
EcoMotion’s Sustainability Plan developed for Roy Jorgensen Associates in 2010, built nicely on Jorgensen’s 50-year track record of maintenance management. Roy Jorgensen Associates began in 1961 as a specialist in roadway maintenance and then expanded into facilities. To this day, the company focuses on protecting and maximizing asset values for its clients. Jorgensen turned to EcoMotion to help frame up and draft the plan.
According to its President and Chairman, John Jorgensen, “Developing an internal Sustainability Plan allows us to clarify our historical commitment to sustainability and to inform our clients and community about our management of environmental impact.”
The Plan presents corporate goals in four major areas of the business, with immediate action steps for each key area, to cut energy, water, waste, and other critical materials. The Plan was a supplier requirement of its Facilities Management Division’s primary corporate client, Toyota. The Plan also demonstrates and codifies Jorgensen’s commitment to sustainability for employees, customers, and shareholders. It documents baseline conditions, and identifies action steps to take toward its goals.
Energy-Efficient Property Management Rexco Development, Inc. - Corona, California
Rexco Development is a company that has developed more than three million square feet of property in Southern California. On behalf of Corona Water and Power and Rexco’s president, EcoMotion analyzed and prescribed steps to avoid continued unusual power consumption – and alarming bills — at a Class A office building in Corona. EcoMotion was then retained to help green Rexco’s new retail and hotel properties. EcoMotion developed and presented a list of over 300 green options to enhance the properties and their values. Working with the owner, EcoMotion facilitated a decision-making process to select green measures – ranging from water-saving measures to advanced lighting and mass transportation linkages — for multi-year implementation.
Energy Storage Irvine Ranch Water District - Irvine, California
The Irvine Ranch Water District retained EcoMotion in late 2015 to a) evaluate the efficacy of the 13-site energy storage proposal at hand, and b) to support IRWD in the contract negotiations for the performance-based project. To support the first analysis, EcoMotion has used site interval data, Energy Toolbase modeling, and financial analysis to “reverse engineer” likely system savings. The California Self Generation Incentive Program requires a two-hour discharge capability; the Local Capacity Requirements program has a four-hour dispatch requirement. Studying building loads, how advanced energy storage will offset peak energy and demand charges, has led to a plausible analysis of system savings.
Another aspect of the investigation involved ancillary services, and the potential for the battery systems to be used for additional benefits and for additional revenue. During contract negotiations, EcoMotion was instrumental in pushing for economic guarantees and determining the values of multiple revenue streams for the storage systems capitalizing on customer, utility, and grid benefits.
Demand Response Pacific Gas & Electric Company - San Francisco, California
Ted Flanigan directed the Business Energy Coalition demand response project for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco in 2005. The program was rolled out and delivering 10 MW of peak capacity reduction to PG&E in record time. Flanigan bore prime responsibility for recruiting 34 downtown San Francisco buildings – from the TransAmerica tower to the Fairmont Hotel – contracting data acquisition and software providers to track load reductions, and managing a process involving dozens of building owners and facilities operators, several PG&E departments, and a team of engineers and program administrators. The project was heralded by PG&E’s executive management and by the President of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Six Cities Energy Project Southern California Edison - Rosemead, California
EcoMotion’s leaders guided and “powered” community outreach and energy efficiency implementation in the Six Cities Energy Project from 2002 – 2003. The Energy Coalition program managed by Ted Flanigan involved six leading Southern California cities and achieved 109% of program targets after State mandated “net-to-gross” ratios and third party evaluation. The program delivered 15 million net annual kilowatt-hours while catalyzing a community process to expand and penetrate more deeply.
Community Energy Partnership Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas - Rosemead and Los Angeles, California
The EcoMotion management team served in a management capacity for the 2004 – 2005 Community Energy Partnership which achieved 114% of its electricity and natural gas savings goals – largely by reaching into homes and small businesses with direct install programs. The Partnership involved working with ten Southern California cities with an aggregate population of one million, within a 120-mile geographic radius. In each City, EcoMotion’s principals organized special community events to promote efficiency and smart energy management.
“California’s Electricity Traffic Jam” - San Diego Gas and Electric - San Diego, California
The EcoMotion team led a SDG&E spring initiative to educate students about peak power periods. The project involved developing an activity book for young students on demand reductions – called “California’s Electricity Traffic Jam” – and then successfully delivering it to 135,000 third grade students within four months of concept. A classic “direct response” piece, the book drew hundreds of responses from students and their families.
“A Decade of Progress with Energy Efficiency” Prepared for New England’s Utilities - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
For the New England Electric System (now National Grid), Northeast Utilities, and Boston Edison, EcoMotion prepared a strategic report called, “A Decade of Progress.” The analysis showed that the three utilities invested $1.2 billion in business energy efficiency upgrades in a ten-year period, resulting in 60 million kWh in savings worth $3 billion for customers, and stemming CO2 emissions by 50 million tons. EcoMotion researched and included case studies from Milton Bradley (process improvements), the Wang Performing Arts Center, Kraft General Foods, and Bristol Spring.