Archive for 2009

Metrus brings energy efficiency to customers by breaking down barriers

October 18th, 2009

Energy efficiency emerged as one of the big winners in the federal stimulus bill, with more than $12 billion allocated to energy efficiency projects — everything from home weatherization to improved power generation at major utilities. Many of the details — who’s eligible for what, and how much of the money will be disbursed directly and how much through states, municipalities and utilities — are not yet clear.

But Bay Area businesses that retrofit homes, fund solar projects, write energy-saving software and wring efficiencies out of industrial processes and commercial buildings are jockeying for position in anticipation.

Source: San Francisco Business Times

Title: Area startups find new ways to catch stimulus wave

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Metrus leads the market by providing a PPA solution for energy efficiency

June 19th, 2009

Metrus Energy wants to help investors install and own building energy efficiency improvements and share the energy cost savings with building owners. Will the “energy services agreement” model push energy efficiency into the commercial mainstream?

Bob Hinkle, founder and CEO, thinks the idea could catch on – and might just be a way to jumpstart the commercial building energy efficiency retrofit business in a big way.

Source: Greentech Media

Title: A PPA Model for Building Energy Efficiency?

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Metrus founder authors white paper on new business models for energy efficiency

May 20th, 2009

Customer acquisition costs are a major hurdle to achieving cost-effectiveness, and new partnerships between utilities and efficiency providers might achieve economies of scale. Partnerships with solar PV installers – a combination increasingly emphasized by state policy – could be additive to achieving efficiency goals, and increased attention to workforce development might enable more effective outreach and service delivery.

New Business Models for Energy Efficiency, from CalCEF

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