Archive for the ‘Media Coverage’ Category

Metrus Closes $5.8 million ESA for Kuakini Medical Center

January 21st, 2014

DATE: 1/21/2014
PDF: Release-Kuakini Project
SUMMARY: The Kuakini Medical Center, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, will save over $1 million in energy costs per year, and avoid the use of 3.5 million kWh of electricity and 11,000 therms of natural gas.  This will allow the hospital to upgrade all of its equipment at no upfront cost.  Metrus is partnering with Energy Industries, Energi and New Resource Bank on the project.

Metrus Highlighted on U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge Website

January 21st, 2014

TITLE: Metrus Highlighted on U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge Website.
DATE: 2013
LINK: (click here for link to announcement)
SUMMARY: Metrus project case study for the BAE was highlighted on the BBC website. Metrus’s ESA Program currently generates more than $1.1 million of annual energy savings and represents 3 million kilowatt hours reduced annually, which exceeds the original projections.

Metrus Profiled in

January 21st, 2014

TITLE: Metrus Profiled in
DATE: 11/2013
LINK: (click here for link to announcement)
SUMMARY: Metrus article details why negawatts have real value and how negawatts can be put to work to fund facility improvements.

Metrus Financing Solutions for Healthcare in

January 21st, 2014

TITLE: Metrus Financing Solutions for Healthcare in
DATE: 11/2013
LINK: (click here for link to announcement)
SUMMARY: Metrus article featured in about the greening of healthcare and the financing options that are paving the way.

Metrus Wins Business Innovation Award

March 25th, 2013

TITLE: Metrus Energy Wins a Gold Medal Business Innovation Award from Climate Change Business Journal
DATE: 1/26/13
LINK: (click here for link to announcement)
SUMMARY: Metrus Energy was honored with a Gold Medal for Business Model Innovation in the Energy Efficiency category for projects that it completed with BAE Systems in 2012 through is Efficiency Services Agreement.

Metrus Comments on CPUC Ruling on Energy Efficiency Finance

January 26th, 2012

TITLE: Metrus Energy An Official Party to the Proceedings for Ruling on On-Bill Repayment and Other EE Finance Mechanisms from CA Public Utilities Commission
DATE: 1/25/12
LINK: Metrus Comments
SUMMARY: The CA Public Utility Commission recently issued a ruling proposing the creation of several different programs supporting energy efficiency finance.  Among those were the creation of an on-bill repayment system and other loan products and credit enhancement.  Metrus’ is supportive of the CPUC’s efforts to expand energy efficiency finance programs and submitted comments to the upcoming proceeding.  The ruling and all attachments can be found here.

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
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 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
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
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.

Metrus CEO Bob Hinkle interviewed by AOL Energy

July 29th, 2011

TITLE: The Future of Retrofits
DATE: 07/29/11
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.