Archive for the ‘Metrus Energy, Inc.’ Category

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
LINK: (click to open in new window)
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
LINK: (click to open in new window)
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.

Metrus profiled in WSJ article “Buy Now, Pay Later”

February 28th, 2011

TITLE: Metrus profiled in WSJ article “Buy Now, Pay Later”
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
DATE: 02/28/11
LINK: (click to open in new window)
SUMMARY: The upfront cost of energy efficiency can be a stumbling block to more efficient lighting, insulation, air conditioning and other equipment. Entrepreneurs, utilities and governments are experimenting fervently with financing arrangements that attempt to show property owners that some energy upgrades are not only feasible but economically smart.

Metrus Highlighted in Recent Kiplinger Letter

February 25th, 2011

TITLE: Metrus Highlighted in Recent Kiplinger Letter
SOURCE: Kiplinger
DATE: 02/25/11
LINK: (article available at Kiplinger only with paid subscription – click to open in new window)
SUMMARY: Metrus Energy and its innovative financing solutions were highlighted in a recent edition of Kiplinger’s Letter. The newsletter underscored Metrus’ ability to fund 100% of the front-end cost of efficiency projects and base customer repayment solely on realized savings.
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RoseRyan names Northern California’s top 25 movers & shakers in cleantech

February 3rd, 2011

TITLE: RoseRyan names Northern California’s top 25 movers & shakers in cleantech
SOURCE: RoseRyan Press Release
DATE: 02/03/11
LINK: (click to open in new window)
SUMMARY: RoseRyan’s list of cleantech leaders in 2010 features 15 new faces, adds research stars and goes lighter on the politicos—a reflection of the fact that Bay Area cities have already rolled out the welcome mat for cleantech companies.  Bob Hinkle, founder and CEO of Metrus Energy, is featured as someone to watch in 2011.