Archive for 2011

Government Product News Profiles Metrus’ Role in Better Buildings Challenge

December 16th, 2011

TITLE: State and local governments have key role in Obama’s $4 billion energy efficiency program
SOURCE: Government Product News
DATE: 12/14/11
LINK: http://govpro.com/federal/content/BBI-Metrus-20111214/ 
SUMMARY: Government Product News singles out Metrus Energy’s commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge.  Metrus CEO Bob Hinkle describes the valuable role that state and local governments can play in fostering a ripe environment for energy efficiency projects that allows innovative financial and technological solutions to come together to create jobs and lasting economic and environmental impact.

Metrus Provides Testimony to CA Select Committee

December 14th, 2011

TITLE: Metrus asked to provide testimony to CA Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency
DATE: 12/07/11
LINK: (click here to open link in new window)
SUMMARY: Metrus Energy was asked to provide testimony for a California Senate Select Committee on how to grow the market for energy efficiency. The senate committee hearing, entitled ‘Accelerating and Expanding Commercial Energy Efficiency Retrofit Activity in California’ was convened by California Senator Kevin de León in Los Angeles on December 7, 2011. An agenda of the topics covered and speaker that provided testimony is attached to this posting.

Metrus Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

December 14th, 2011

TITLE: Bay Area Firms Aid Obama’s Energy Retrofit Plan
SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle
DATE: 12/06/11
LINK: http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-12-06/business/30480964_1_energy-efficiency-metrus-energy-buildings-more-energy
SUMMARY: The San Francisco Chronicle featured Metrus Energy, Inc. in an article on the Better Buildings Challenge, as one of the prominent Bay Area firms to be an integral part of President Obama’s initiative to reduce building energy consumption 20% by 2020.  As part of the challenge, Metrus has increased its commitment from $50 million to $75 million in projects that it intends to fund within the next 12-18 months.

Metrus Featured in Greentech Media

December 2nd, 2011

TITLE: The White House’s $4B Better Buildings Challenge
SOURCE: Greentech Media
DATE: 12/02/11
LINK: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-white-houses-4b-better-buildings-challenge/
SUMMARY: Greentech Media profiles Metrus Energy, Inc.’s participation in the White House and DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge in light of an event today in Washington, DC welcoming new members to the BBC.  The Better Buildings Challenge is bringing together stakeholders from various sides of the energy efficiency industry to work towards expanding investment in this valuable resource.

White House Recognizes Metrus Energy – Better Buildings Challenge

December 2nd, 2011

TITLE: White House Recognizes Metrus Energy at Job Creation Roundtable – Better Buildings Challenge
SOURCE: Metrus Energy
DATE: 12/02/11
LINK: (click to open in new window)
SUMMARY: Metrus Energy, Inc. today was recognized for its continued commitment to financing energy efficiency retrofits in buildings across the US.  Metrus increased its commitment from $50 million to $75 million in energy efficiency projects that it intends to finance in the near term as part of the Better Buildings Challenge.  This recognition is part of an event welcoming new members into the Better Buildings Challenge, and focusing existing members on building and deepening partnerships.

Metrus CEO Bob Hinkle interviewed by AOL Energy

July 29th, 2011

TITLE: The Future of Retrofits
SOURCE: AOL Energy
DATE: 07/29/11
LINK: http://energy.aol.com/2011/07/29/podcast-the-future-of-retrofits 
SUMMARY: In this podcast, Bob Hinkle tells AOL Energy about the Metrus financing model which converts energy savings into revenue for companies and why businesses in the US are now waking up to energy efficiency.

Metrus Profiled in Environmental Finance

July 14th, 2011

TITLE: US Government Plays Matchmaker on Energy Efficiency Finance
SOURCE: Environmental Finance
DATE: 07/14/11
LINK: http://www.environmental-finance.com/news/view/1853
SUMMARY: Environmental Finance profiles Metrus Energy, Inc.’s selection for participation in the White House/DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge.  Metrus provides solutions that eliminate the first-cost hurdle for energy efficiency retrofits and provide customers with a comprehensive and adaptable platform to reduce their energy costs and green their facilities.

Metrus Selected to Help Achieve President Obama’s Goal of a 20% Reduction in Commercial & Industrial Energy Use by 2020

July 11th, 2011

TITLE: Metrus Selected to Help Achieve President Obama’s Goal of a 20% Reduction in Commercial & Industrial Energy Use by 2020
SOURCE: Fierce Energy
DATE: 07/07/11
LINK: http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/metrus-finance-better-buildings-challenge/2011-07-05
SUMMARY: Metrus Energy, Inc. will utilize its proven efficiency financing solutions to develop and finance projects for large private sector customers to help meet the ambitious Better Buildings Challenge goal of reducing U.S. commercial & industrial energy use by 20% by 2020. Metrus removes first-cost barriers for customers by financing projects through a power purchase agreement (PPA) like structure that is designed specifically for large-scale efficiency retrofits.

White House Selects Metrus Energy for Better Buildings Challenge

July 1st, 2011

TITLE: White House Selects Metrus Energy for Better Buildings Challenge
SOURCE: Metrus Energy
DATE: 06/30/11
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SUMMARY: Metrus Energy, Inc. today announced its selection as a financial partner under the White House’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) and as a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action participant. The BBC is a newly implemented program of the White House’s Better Buildings Initiative. Metrus CEO Bob Hinkle accepted the honor today from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and former President Bill Clinton at the CGI America conference in Chicago.

Metrus Energy Chosen to Green Alabama’s Buildings

May 4th, 2011

TITLE: Metrus Energy Chosen to Green Alabama’s Buildings
SOURCE: Metrus Energy
DATE: 05/04/11
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SUMMARY: Metrus Energy, Inc., a company that brings a new approach to energy efficiency, announced today it has been selected as a financial services partner under the AlabamaSAVES™ program. Backed by the Department of Energy, AlabamaSAVES provides low-interest rate financing for energy saving upgrades at existing industrial and commercial buildings. Together, Metrus and the AlabamaSAVES program will expand energy efficiency investments statewide, helping businesses save more energy and improve their bottom-line.