Archive for 2010

BAE Plans $2 Million “No-Money-Down” Retrofit

December 15th, 2010

TITLE: BAE Plans $2 Million “No-Money-Down” Retrofit
SOURCE: Environmental Leader
DATE: 12/15/10
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SUMMARY: Defense industry giant BAE Systems plans $2 million in energy efficiency investments at its Greenlawn, NY, facility. The project includes heating and cooling system upgrades, high-efficiency pumps, motors and controls, and measures that will reduce electric and natural gas consumption.

Metrus Energy Closes Second Transaction with BAE Systems

December 15th, 2010

TITLE: Metrus Energy Closes Second Transaction with BAE Systems
SOURCE: Metrus Energy
DATE: 12/15/10
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SUMMARY: Under Metrus’ Efficiency Services Agreement (ESA), BAE Systems’ Greenlawn, N.Y. facility will implement approximately $2 million in efficiency measures with repayment based solely on realized energy savings.

ULI Issues Report on Market Innovation in Financing Efficiency Retrofits

October 19th, 2010
TITLE: ULI Issues Report on Market Innovation in Financing Efficiency Retrofits
SOURCE: Urban Land Institute
DATE: 10/19/10
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SUMMARY: Metrus Energy is highlighted as an innovator in financing solutions for efficiency retrofits in the commercial buildings sector. The ULI report estimates that the market potential for commercial retrofits totals $190 billion over the next ten years.

Banking on Energy Efficiency in Real Estate

October 18th, 2010
TITLE: Banking on Energy Efficiency in Real Estate
SOURCE: Urban Land Institute
DATE: 10/18/10
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SUMMARY: Representatives from Metrus Energy, Johnson Controls, AIG, Hannon Armstrong, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Urban Land Institute discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with financing large-scale energy efficiency retrofit projects at commercial real estate properties.

Hot Water, Lights and AC as a Service

August 30th, 2010
TITLE: Hot Water, Lights and AC as a Service
SOURCE: Greentech Media, with quote from Metrus CEO Bob Hinkle
DATE: 08/30/10
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SUMMARY: A new crop of startups including Metrus Energy and Skyline Innovations hope to transform energy efficiency and building management through creative financing and service contracts. Metrus provides customers with a pay-from-savings financing option that removes first cost hurdles to efficiency retrofits.

Energy Efficiency Paying the Way

July 1st, 2010
TITLE: Paying the Way
SOURCE: Sustainable Facility, written by Metrus CEO Bob Hinkle
DATE: 07/01/10
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SUMMARY: The lack of customized financing solutions remains a significant impediment to wide-scale adoption of energy efficiency.  Prospective customers are typically not interested in using their own capital to fund energy efficiency projects. Research and development initiatives have advanced energy efficiency technologies. But customers need innovative financing solutions to adopt, implement and fund these products.

Metrus Announces Project with Major Industrial Customer

February 26th, 2010
Metrus Energy today announced the development and closing of a large-scale energy efficiency project with BAE Systems in Merrimack, N.H.  The project will be developed under the Efficiency Services Agreement.  See full press release below:

Metrus Energy Signs Deal with BAE Systems and Siemens
Jumpstarts Market for Private Sector Energy Efficiency
(click to download pdf)

CalCEF issues paper on innovative financing options for energy efficiency

February 11th, 2010

Metrus staff Bob Hinkle and David Kenny co-author new CalCEF whitepaper, which highlights six innovative “no-first-cost” financing solutions that can help expand the market for energy efficiency.

Download Report as PDF

Source: CalCEF

Title: CalCEF Innovations Reveals New Financial Models for Energy Efficiency that Pay the Way

Link: click here