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Commercial Energy Efficiency Projects and Funding Opportunities

Speakers

Nexus Energy Center, Abundant Power, and the Alabama Dept. of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)

Ruchi Singhal Nexus Energy Center Natasha Herting Abundant Power Kathy Hornsby ADECA

Invite you to the

Energy Huntsville Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2012 Huntsville Chamber of Commerce 8:30AM – 10:30AM Learn about the below-market rate financing from Alabama SAVES for energy efficiency projects & the rebates from TVA’s Energy Right program.

& RSVP by noon June 21 to Cecil Jones at Cecil.Jones@calibresys.com

START SAVING ENERGY AND MONEY FOR YOUR BUSINESS NOW!


Energy Huntsville invites YOU to the

ENERGY HUNTSVILLE FORUM Friday, August 17th Huntsville Botanical Gardens - The Arbor 8am to 1pm        

Jay Newkirk (Opening Remarks) at 8:30 Mayor Tommy Battle, City of Huntsville Mayor Paul Finley, City of Madison Cedrick Davis, NASA Tammie Learned, US Army Corps of Engineers Ruchi Singhal, Nexus Energy Center Cole Walker, Redstone Energy Group Jim Bolte or Kevin Butt, Toyota

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GEO Huntsville Speaker Cyber Huntsville Speaker Lunch will start at 11:45-12:00 Huntsville Botanical Garden Comments Allied Waste Comments Toyota Comments Steve Hassell, Emerson Network Power (Keynote) GreenU Awards Start at 12:40

RSVP www.greenualabama.com/awards_register_green_u.php - FREE to attend - $30 for lunch -


Energy Saving Footprint in Madison County

All homes upgraded in Madison County as of June 30, 2012

Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


“Chip Bag Brigade” Chip Bag Collection

1.

COLLECT

&

Collect approximately 500 chip bags or 8 lbs

2. Email Daniel@nexusenergycenter.org to receive an electronic UPS shipping label

LABEL & SEND

CONTACT

3.

For more information on TerraCycle visit: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

Put UPS shipping label on box and put out for pick up


The Mission and Vision of Nexus Energy Center We provide services to help residents and businesses in Alabama save energy, reduce energy costs, switch to renewable energy sources, and take control of their energy future. We believe in a clean energy future for Alabama. We envision cleanly powered homes and businesses that use less and pay less for energy.

The Need for Energy Solutions

Non - OECD OECD

“For the next few decades, energy efficiency and conservation will remain the most effective mitigation tools. To achieve our clean energy goals, we need rapid, large-scale, deployment of technologies.� -Secretary Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Energy, Whittington Lecture, 29 Mar 2010

The Nexus Energy Center Focus 1.

Recruit area expertise to create an alliance in energy conservation, creation, storage, and transmission.

2.

Identify and pursue energy related opportunities to create jobs in Alabama.

3.

Build and promote energy efficiency projects.

4.

Build and promote renewable energy solutions.

5.

Facilitate networking opportunities. Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


TRAINING ESSENTIAL SALES SKILLS TO EXISITING HOME PERFORMANCE CONTRACTORS Participants will be able to: 1. 2.

Identify and effectively communicate the benefits of home energy upgrades. Create a custom sales plan based on their company’s products that will: a. Document expectations of employees involved in sales b. State company and 3rd party (utilities, etc.) objectives c. Document customer wants and needs d. Explain the features of home energy upgrades as benefits and solutions to homeowner e. Leave with a customer commitment

Selling Home Energy Upgrades Thursday 9/6 8am-4:30pm at Huntsville Madison County Builders Association Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


“Paired Shoe Brigade” Shoe Collection

1.

COLLECT

&

Collect 40 lbs of paired shoes to recycle

2. Email Daniel@nexusenergycenter.org to receive an electronic UPS shipping label

LABEL & SEND

CONTACT

3.

For more information on TerraCycle visit: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

Put UPS shipping label on box and put out for pick up


Solar Program

The Checklist

About the Program Generation Partners is a pilot program introduced in 2003 to support homeowners and businesses that install smallscale renewable generation, such as solar panels or wind turbines. The program supplies renewable power to TVA's Green Power Switch and creates a market for green power generation in the TVA region. By selling some of the green power they produce, Generation Partners participants defray the cost of their renewable systems, lower their monthly energy bills and make more green power available to consumers.

Homeowner or Business Contacts Local Power Distributor

Apply for Interconnection with the Power Grid and Sign Interconnection and Participation Agreements with the Distributor

TVA Approves Application

Buy an eligible renewable generation system

Get a building Permit if Local Ordinance Requires

Generation Partners Participant Installs Green Power Source - Must be installed within six months of TVA’s approval. It must comply with environmental regulations and national standards, be certified by a licensed electrician, and comply with all applicable codes.

Distributor Inspects the Site and Submits Attachment B – Qualifying System Form to TVA

Receive Payment - TVA will buy the green energy output at a rate of 12 cents per kilowatt-hour above the retail electric rate for solar, and 3 cents above retail for all other renewable sources. New participants will receive an additional $1,000 to help offset start-up costs.

Apply for a Rebate from Nexus Energy

200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801

www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the anticipated number of workforce trainees, meeting attendees and other traffic to the Center? Could you give an estimate of unique or repeat visitors/month or annually?

What means of marketing/outreach will you use to promote the center?

Who are the targeted corporations for presence in the center?

What organizations will be utilizing the center for meetings?

How will you measure success?

“Bringing YOUR ENERGY SOLUTIONS to market in Huntsville, AL”

For more information on becoming a Nexus Sponsor contact Ruchi Singhal (256) 539-6225 http://www.nexusenergycenter.org

“For the next few decades, energy efficiency and conservation will remain the most effective mitigation tools. To achieve our clean energy goals, we need rapid, largescale, deployment of technologies..” Secretary Steven Chu U.S. Department of Energy

200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801

“Bringing YOUR ENERGY SOLUTIONS to market in Huntsville, AL”


Our Mission

Energize Your Brand in Nexus Energy Solutions Center Sponsorship offers a way to make a public commitment of support to Nexus Energy Center and highlight your company in our showroom. Better yet, over $9.2 billion in energy contracts were awarded through Huntsville last year and you will have a prominent location to display your company’s capabilities to key decision makers. Committing to sustainability through sponsorship aligns your company with the clean energy movement and positions it for success in the growing energy market in Huntsville.

To bring energy solutions to communities and businesses locally, regionally and nationally To create economic growth and foster networking for the members of our community including businesses, organizations, and universities

Nexus Energy Center offers various sponsorship levels, from Gigawatt to Nanowatt, all with valuable benefits.

Promote a balance of both analysis and creativity toward the conservation, generation, storage, and transmission of energy

“Bringing YOUR ENERGY SOLUTIONS to market in Huntsville, AL”

Gigawatt Membership Benefits    

Recognition of being a premier Nexus Energy Center sponsor Notable naming rights to the Nexus atrium / training space Premium wall space for your custom designed interactive wall display Priority scheduling of one week-long event per year and 6 full day events per year in the main Nexus Energy Center atrium with the Nexus team support  Generous scheduling of Training Space, Conference Space, Expo Space, Office Space and Demo Space as needed, for shorter time spans

Display Space

Megawatt Prominent, but not dominant logo placement for sponsor listing on Nexus front facing windows

Solution Center - Located on Terrace Level

Your Marketing Space - Located in Main Atrium

Kilowatt Logo placement for sponsor listing on Nexus front facing windows

Notable naming rights to one of six Naming rights to the Nexus Confer- offices available to energy start-ups ence Area/one of the two Nexus office suites Priority scheduling of 4 separate full day events per year in main atrium + 60 Priority scheduling of 8 separate full hrs in other center rooms day events per year in the main Nexus atrium with the support of the Nexus Wall area to showcase your solutions in team conference room space, ~17 linear ft Wall area of your energy solutions in highly visible atrium, ~20 linear ft

Microwatt

Nanowatt

Buddy

Scheduling of 2 separate full day events per year in the main atrium with the support of the Nexus team

Scheduling of Training Space, Conference Space, Expo Space, Office Space and Demo Space as needed, for shorter time spans, when available, up to 20 hours/year

One Time Event $500 (non-refundable effective for one year)

Scheduling of Training Space, Conference Space, Expo Space, Office Space and Demo Space as needed, for shorter time spans, when available, up to 40 hours/year Wall area to showcase your solutions in conference room space, ~12 linear feet

Logo on all Nexus collateral materials and presentations Wall area to showcase your solutions in conference room space, ~8 linear ft


Where did NEXUS ENERGY CENTER

come from? To understand where we came from we must go back to 2008 when our Executive Director, Ruchi Singhal, was hired with grant funding by BizTech, a local business incubator, to mentor entrepreneurs and small businesses on their renewable energy concepts.. She named the program Renewable Energy Outreach and Ruchi spent her time working within the greater Huntsville, AL community on several energy efficiency and renewable energy issues. One of the main themes of the day was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), more commonly known as the Stimulus Bill. With all the new federal contracts then available in en-energy, businesses and citizens were eager to learn more and possibly bring money to Huntsville. Ruchi helped them better understand ARRA including putting totogether many proposals for local businesses and universities to pursue funding.

Ruchi Singhal program quickly took off and people began to discard the chains of high utility bills.

Through her work with BizTech, one thing became very clear. People were very much interested in clean energy. Though the grant she administered eventually ended, she knew she had to figure out a way to keep clean energy moving in Huntsville. Together with other like-minded leaders, Nexus Energy Center was born. Although Nexus didn’t even have any funding to fulfill its desire to be a one-stop-shop for all programs related to energy in the community, we were determined enough to know that this would soon change. We immediately hit the ground running applying for 501(c)(3) status and pursuing many grant opportunities. Only six months in, but still six months with Ruchi an unpaid Director, we won the first grant for Nexus to administer what is now the WISE Home Energy Program. To win this grant, we positioned ourselves as the only Alabama participant in a Southeast con-consortium application to the DOE Better Buildings program. Our success in establishing the WISE program led us to win two additional State Energy Program (SEP) grants to grow energy efficiency in Alabama. The WISE Pro-gram helps homeowners all across Northern and Cen-central Alabama save energy and reduce their utility bills. The

The Evolution

We are proud to bring our program full circle by workworking with local community colleges, such as Drake State, in starting workforce development projects on green skills training. These unemployed workers now have skills for the growing energy market, and our WISE program is causing much of the growth. One of the most recent developments is our WISE solar rebate but perhaps the most exciting is the Nexus Energy Solutions Center. Now that critical mass in Huntsville and Alabama at-large has been reached, it’s time to show the world what we can do. The Solutions Center is a unique space to create visibility and opportunities for partners in Alabama to keep growing our clean energy economy. Through demonstrated success, Nexus has continued to grow to bring on additional staff, increase its service territory, and offer new products.


WISE Program

About the Program

The Checklist

The Huntsville WISE (Worthwhile Investments Save Energy) Gold Home Energy Program offers Huntsville homeowners a realistic set of solutions for saving energy and lowering utility bills, making your home more efficient and comfortable, and reducing

1 Contact us - Email, Phone, or Website

your home’s impact on the environment. Huntsville WISE gold offers homeowners access to

2 Choose an energy professional

a professional and thorough home energy assessment, as well as quality installation work from vetted contractors. Through the program, homeowners are

3

Assess your home

4

Schedule the upgrades

given information and resources needed to create energy efficient, healthy, and WISE homes. Working with its partners, Huntsville WISE Gold is able to provide up to $750 in rebates to homeowners who install efficiency measures that result in an energy savings of at least 20%. For the average

5 Receive rebates

homeowner, the end result typically equals a savings of 20-30% in home energy costs, which also significantly increases the home’s resell value.

200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801

www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


SAVE MONEY ● SAVE ENERGY ● BE WISE Taking Control of Your Utility Bill is Simple:

What is WISE?

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Nexus offers various rebates including: $210 toward the installation of R-19 fiberglass floor insulation $50 toward new Energy Star rated windows $210 toward attic insulation $120 toward duct sealing using mastic $50 toward the servicing of central HVAC equipment AND MANY MORE daniel@nexusenergycenter.org www.nexusenergycenter.org/wise/ (256) 539-6272


Bringing YOUR ENERGY SOLUTIONS to market in Huntsville, AL

introducing

Nexus Energy Center


Nexus Energy Center Mission

To bring energy solutions to communities and businesses

To create economic growth and foster networking

Promote a balance of energy optimization generation storage transmission


Nexus Programs

• WISE – Offers homeowners access to a professional and thorough home energy assessment, as well as quality installation work from vetted contractors to make their home more energy efficient, healthy, and WISE. – Provides up to $750 in rebates to homeowners who install efficiency measures that result in an energy savings of at least 20%. The end result typically equals a savings of 20-30% in home energy costs, which also significantly increases the home’s resell value.


Nexus Programs

• Drake State Technical College – ADEC grant in August 2011 for $458,300 – Grant called for 200 technicians trained on renewable energy system installation and maintenance – 225 have already been trained – Courses Offered: • Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Conservation • Geothermal Systems Installation and Maintenance • Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installation and Maintenance • Solar Thermal Systems (Hot Water Heaters) • Installation and Maintenance

– Exams: • North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP) Solar Thermal Installer Certification examination • North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP) PV Installer Certification examination


Accomplishments

• Economic Benefit – – – –

$2,123,832.74 - Economic benefit 11.5 direct jobs created $443.69 - Average spent per retrofit $1:$16.17 - Ratio of Nexus dollars spent to economic impact

• Savings – – – –

20.86% - Average energy savings 690,478 – Building space retrofitted $154,947 – Energy costs saved/year 1,452,175 kWhe – Energy saved/year


Moving Forward

• Nexus Energy Center

Creating space for businesses and stakeholders to promote their energy solutions


What’s in it for Emerson? » $9.2 Billion in government

contracts, and increasing » Convenient location and easy

access to Redstone Arsenal » Instant access, meeting space, and

permanent marketing resources » Countless Fortune 500 and

innovative companies in Huntsville

The average conference can cost your company over $10,000; which is only 2-3 day exposure time.


Research Park

Nexus Energy Center Redstone Arsenal

Convenient Location


Gigawatt Membership Benefits •

Recognition

Naming rights “Emerson Conference Room”

Premium wall space for your custom designed interactive wall display

Priority scheduling • A week-long event per yr • 6 full day events per yr • Full Nexus team support

Generous scheduling • Training, conferences, expos, offices, and demos

Dominant logo placement on windows

• •

Press Releases Prominent logo and corporate branding including Quick Response (QR) code, on all Nexus collateral materials and presentations

Distinguishable and prominently placed banner ad on Nexus Energy Center’s website

Prominence in Nexus monthly newsletters

Access to the Nexus community of sponsors and contacts


Nexus Team can offer you •Training •Research •Presentations •Collateral materials and inclusion on the Nexus website •Marketing and media support •Outreach and education •Grant programs •Investors and energy related funding •Access to government liaisons •Maintenance of marketing displays •Planning and presence at events


Nexus Offices

Energy Library

Emerson Conference Room

Emerson at Nexus Energy Center


Custom Display Area - Example


Interactive Display - Example


Emerson Innovation


Benefit to YOU Marketing/Outreach used to Promote the Center • • • • • • • • •

Chamber of Commerce Website, Facebook and other social media One on one presentations City, Mayoral, and State contact TV spots (Established relationships with ABC and CBS) Radio spots Presentations to sponsoring partner companies Presentations to Army Corps of Engineers about partners Updates to our DOE and State government contacts about technologies represented • Presentations to TVA and local utilities about partner capabilities


Benefit to YOU Marketing/Outreach used to Promote the Center


Emerson will be visible at every event held at the Center!

Anticipated number of visitors annually Type of Event

Number of Occurrences

Number of Attendees

Total Number of Attendees

Training/demo Events

60

30

1800

Bi-monthly Networking Events

24

50

300

Professional Groups Meetings

36

15

45

Energy Huntsville Vision and Strategy Meetings

12

125

1500

3645

• Mix of unique and repeat visitors depending on event


Emerson will be visible at every event held at the Center!

Organizations Utilizing the Center

• US Army Corp • TVA and local utilities • Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs • Association of Energy Engineers • Energy Huntsville Initiative • Regional non-profits such as: Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, Building Performance Institute, Green Jobs Alliance • Educational institutes: UAH, Drake, AAMU, Oakwood


Bringing YOUR ENERGY SOLUTIONS to market in Huntsville, AL

Nexus Energy Center


WISE Program Update As of 31 May 2012

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Company

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Key Statistics – Huntsville As of 31 May 12 BBP

SEP

Starting 1 Jan 11

Starting 1 Jan 12

Total Award

$800K

$200K

Audits Completed

653

21

Retrofits Completed

316

18

Economic Impact per $1 Spent

$16.30

$9.82

Job Hours Created per $1 Spent

0.18

0.19

Total Jobs Created

11.92

1.06

$ Spent per Retrofit

$414.76

$632.22

Total Economic Impact

$2,230,274

$123,183


BBP By Month - 2011 Month

Retrofits Completed

January

1

February

3

March

4

April

13

May

11

June

11

July

16

August

24

September

21

October

29

November

36

December

52


BBP By Month - 2012

Month

Retrofits Completed

January

31

February

18

March

22

April

19

May

5


Retrofits in Alabama Click Map to Interact


Successes

Receiving utility data from SEP utilities

Contractor job growth

BBP goal within reach by year-end

First solar credit in the State of Alabama

Relationships with retail partners progressing • Sears, Batteries Plus, All-South Appliances


Media Coverage

6+ WAAY 31 (ABC Affiliate) Appearances 2 WHNT 19 (CBS Affiliate) Appearances


Media Coverage

Event Magazine

2 Huntsville Times Ads

4 NPR Public Service Announcements


Events and Outreach

Neighborhood Parties

• 11/15/11, 1/17/12, 6/14/12 Home Shows • 3/3/12, 3/4/12, 3/10/12, 3/11/12 Energy Efficiency Expo • 2/29/12


Events and Outreach

Monthly Energy Huntsville Meetings

GreenU and Energy Huntsville Forum • 8/17/12, 8/25/12

Drake State Career Fairs


Events and Outreach

Drive for Life • 5/30/12

Earth Week at UAH • 4/30/12

Earth Day at Hay’s Nature Preserve • 4/21/12


COMPANY NAME _______________________

CONTRACTOR CODE OF CONDUCT I recognize that working in home can be disruptive. I am committed to respecting the homeowner’s property, minimizing disruption, an leaving the condition of the homes as I found it or better.

1. I will provide identification that includes my relationship to this company at the request of the homeowner. 2. I will call the homeowner if I expect to arrive more than 15 minutes late. 3. I will not arrive at any customer’s home unexpectedly. 4. I will work at reasonable times; I will not arrive before 8AM or stay after 5PM without the homeowner’s permission. 5. I will not use inappropriate language at the worksite. 6. I will not use the bathroom, kitchen, electronics or the telephone without permission. 7. I will not use tobacco products, alcohol or drugs while at the worksite. 8. I will not borrow anything from the homeowner without asking. 9. I will ensure that the homeowner’s pets stay inside (or outside) the home per direction of the customer. 10. I will notify the homeowner immediately if any damage to property occurs when I am working. 11. To protect property, I will place equipment of drop clothes, and remove my shoes or use protective foot covering when working inside the home. 12. I will make the work area sage and clean by sweeping or vacuuming at the end of each workday. 13. I will not leave behind trash, surplus materials or tools unless I have specific permission from the homeowner, 14. I will set thermostats and heating systems back to original levels at the end of each workday.

Employee _____________________________________________________________ Company Representative/Title _____________________________________________ Date __________________________________________________________________

Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 September 25, 2012

Dear WISE Program Participant: Thank you for making energy efficient upgrades to your home. In order to show our appreciation, Nexus Energy has enclosed a check to help you offset part of the costs you incurred throughout the energy efficiency process. We hope that you have enjoyed the program and learned more about saving energy. As a non-profit organization that is dedicated to clean energy solutions, it is our desire that you and your neighbors continue to save energy in the future. We also want to make sure that upgrades you performed are functioning properly and your received what you paid for. Currently, we randomly choose 10% of all our jobs to schedule a free quality check. If you are not chosen for a random quality check and wish to purchase your own quality check, please contact our office.

Thank you again,

Daniel Tait Program Manager (256) 539-6272 daniel@nexusenergycenter.org Check Enclosed

200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, Alabama 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 September 25, 2012 Dear WISE Program Participant: Thank you for making energy efficient upgrades to your home. In order to show our appreciation, Nexus Energy has enclosed a check to help you offset part of the costs you incurred throughout the energy efficiency process. We hope that you have enjoyed the program and learned more about saving energy. As a non-profit organization that is dedicated to clean energy solutions, it is our desire that you and your neighbors continue to save energy in the future. We also want to make sure that upgrades you performed are functioning properly and your received what you paid for. Currently, we randomly choose 10% of all our jobs to schedule a free quality check. If you are not chosen for a random quality check and wish to purchase your own quality check, please contact our office. But we do not want to stop our progress here. In order to continually improve the WISE Home Energy Program, we ask that you please take just a few minutes to send the enclosed letter to your local power distributor. This will help us make participation in the Nexus and TVA programs easier for future customers.

Thank you again,

Daniel Tait Program Manager (256) 539-6272 daniel@nexusenergycenter.org Check and Letter Enclosed

200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, Alabama 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


Nexus Energy Proposal for City Budget Summary of Request Program Title:

Nexus Energy Center Support educational initiatives to Huntsville residents on energy efficiency and conservation, reducing energy costs, installation of renewable energy sources, and growth of energy jobs.

Proposed by:

Ruchi Singhal Executive Director

Company Name:

Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 256-684-1956 ruchi@nexusenergycenter.org

Amount of Request: $35,000

Program Description Nexus Energy Center is a non-profit organization committed to bringing energy solutions to communities and businesses, creating economic growth, fostering networking, and promoting a balance of energy (conservation, generation, storage, and transmission). The Nexus WISE (Worthwhile Investments Save Energy) Program offers homeowners access to a professional and thorough home energy assessment, as well as quality installation work from vetted contractors to make their home more energy efficient and healthy. Nexus provides up to $750 in rebates to homeowners who install efficiency measures that result in an energy savings of at least 20%. The end result typically equals a savings of 20-30% in home energy costs, which also significantly increases the home’s resell value. The WISE Program was made possible through winnings from federal grants. Nexus would like to continue the program through funding by the city. According to past statistics this project will reach at least 476 citizens annually. Through this program, Nexus Energy Center has, and will continue to, provide benefit to the citizens of Huntsville, AL (as of August 31, 2012): Economic Benefit    

$2,867,029.59- Direct economic benefit 16.5 direct jobs created $500.53- Average spent per retrofit $1:$13.04- Ratio of Nexus dollars spent to economic impact

Savings    

21.83%- Average energy savings 1,085,489- Building space retrofitted (sq. ft.) $1465,000- Cumulative energy costs saved 1,550,000 kWhe- Cumulative energy saved/year


The requested amount, $35,000, makes up 10% of the annual $350,000 budget for Nexus. With long term annual funding from the city of Huntsville, Nexus can continue to give back to the community.

Program Implementation Nexus would implement the city funding dollars in our WISE program budget allocated for providing educational outreach and rebates to citizens of Huntsville about how to save energy in their homes. The Nexus Rebate Structure Nexus Energy Center provides rebates for cost effective and proven energy efficiency technologies such as:  $250 toward new Energy Star HVAC  $745 per home for air sealing  $210 toward R-38 attic insulation  $50 per Energy Star window  $120 toward duct sealing and repair Possible Retrofits  Floor Insulation  Windows  Door weather-stripping or threshold  Attic Insulation  Seal attic walls with foam board  Weather-strip and insulate attic access doors  Servicing of central HVAC equipment  Repair, caulking, or glazing of windows & doors  Purchase of water heater wrap

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Purchase of hot water pipe wrap Purchase of a new "Energy Star" HVAC system Duct sealing or duct repair using mastic Seal openings in crawl space around pipes, wires, and fixtures using foam or caulk Crawl space ground cover - (6 mil poly) Energy Performance Score (modeled savings)

Evaluation Nexus Energy Center currently monitors the effectiveness of our programs including WISE by collecting and evaluating the following data points:  Utility data/ actual energy savings  Dollars spent  Economic benefit  Direct jobs created  Citizens opinions and outlook Nexus is committed to continuing these types of quality assurance protocols to prove the necessity of our programs to Huntsville, Alabama.


Logo Use Agreement Overview: Nexus Energy Center is dedicated to clean energy solutions in Alabama. As such the use of the Nexus logo must be consistent with the company’s mission and is restricted. No use of the logo without express permission from Nexus is allowed.

Requests for Use: Request for logo use should address the following: 1. How will the logo be used? (Will it be used on flyers, posters, websites, etc. If so, how will it be used?) 2. If the logo is to be used in conjunction with an event, who will attend and/or benefit from the event? What other groups will be involved in the event? 3. Will the logo be used for commercial purposes? If so, what consideration will Nexus receive, i.e. a percentage of the net revenue. Please also describe or attach a proposal or license agreement.

Additional Information: Additional questions regarding logo use may be directed to Daniel Tait at (256) 539-6272 or daniel@nexusenergycenter.org Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


Overview: Nexus Energy Center herby grants to the party identified below, the licensee a nonexclusive, non-transferable license and permission to use and display the Nexus logo subject to the party agreeing to the following terms and conditions: 1. The License shall not make any alterations to the logo, or adapt the logo as part of another symbol or mark. 2. The License shall use the logo in accordance with specifications and purpose set our in their formal request for use. 3. The License shall not use the logo for any commercial purposes, including clothing and memorabilia, unless authorized by Nexus with a signed license agreement. 4. The License shall not grant permission to any other person to use the logo. 5. The License’s use of the logo will adhere to Nexus’s policies with respect to diversity, race relations and accessibility. 6. The License agrees to send Nexus copies of all materials (print, video, etc.) Where the logo is used. 7. The License acknowledges that Nexus assumes no liability in respect of my use of the logo. 8. Nexus reserves the right to determine logo usage immediately if there is a breach with paragraphs 1 to 7 noted above. The license hereby accepts all of the conditions with respect to the use of the logo as set out in paragraphs 1 to 8. Dates this _____ day of ______, 2012. _________________________________________________ (Signature and Name of Party Being Allowed Logo Use) _________________________________________________ (Mailing Address) ___________________________ (Email Where Logo Is To Be Sent)

______________________ (Contact Number)

Submit this completed document to daniel@nexusenergycenter.org _________________________________________________ (Signature, Name and Title of Approving Official on Behalf of Nexus Energy Center)


Request for Contractor to Receive Rebate Homeowner Full Name: _____________________________________________ Homeowner Street Address: __________________________________________ Homeowner City, State, ZIP: __________________________________________ The WISE Home Energy Program is offered to Alabama residents. As part of the WISE Home Energy Program, I may be eligible to receive rebates from Nexus Energy Center for improvements made to my home. I formally request that Nexus Energy Center process my rebate and make it payable to the contractor listed below. I acknowledge that the contractor listed below will receive a rebate on my behalf in the amount of $_______. I agree that this rebate is in accordance with the guidelines set by the WISE Home Energy Program. I also acknowledge that I have received and understand all rebate policies of the WISE Home Energy Program. From this point forward, any discrepancy, dispute, inquiry or other contact regarding rebates or rebate payments shall be directed to the contractor listed below.

Contractor Full Company Name: _____________________________________________ Contractor Street Address: _________________________________________________ Contractor City, State, ZIP: _________________________________________________

Homeowner Signature: ____________________________________ Contractor Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _______________ Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nexusenergycenter.org www.facebook.com/nexusenergycenter


Nexus Energy Center 200 Westside Square Suite 60 Huntsville, AL 35801 September 13, 2012

[Recipient Name] [Title] [Company Name] [Street Address] [City, ST ZIP Code] Dear [Recipient Name]: Nexus Energy Center is a non-profit organization committed to bringing energy solutions to communities and businesses, creating economic growth, fostering networking, and promoting all aspects of energy solutions including conservation, production, storage and transmission. We serve as the breeding ground for new energy programs for Alabama as well as a clearinghouse for all things energy here in Huntsville, Alabama. We are excited to announce the official site of our Nexus Energy Solution Center in Huntsville, Alabama at the Progress Center, Building 7, 6767 Old Madison Pike. We would like to invite you to be a partner in this new exciting endeavor. With your sponsorship, and that of other high level companies such as Avocent and Emerson Network Power, Nexus will showcase breakthrough energy technologies. Conveniently located at Cummings Research Park, the Nexus Energy Solution Center is easily accessible by the private and government sectors. The Center is multifunctional, perfect for any event. For example, the space can be utilized for demonstrations, conferences, meetings, and any other beneficial business. You will also have the ability to customize the Center for each dedicated event. We sincerely hope that our partnership will bring additional business opportunities for you. Attached is a flyer describing the various levels of sponsorship at the Nexus Energy Solution Center. The time is now to be at the front-end of this opportunity. We know you will find great value in partnering with Nexus Energy Center. Sincerely,

Ruchi Singhal Executive Director Enclosure


Sponsor THE SOLUTIONS CENTER Sponsorship offers a way to make a public commitment of support to Nexus Energy Center and highlight your company in our showroom. Better yet, over $9.2 billion in energy contracts were awarded through Huntsville last year and you will have a prominent location to display your company’s capabilities to key decision makers. Committing to sustainability through sponsorship aligns your company with the clean energy movement and positions it for success in the growing energy market in Huntsville.

Gigawatt    

Recognition

Naming Rights Premium wall space for your custom interactive

Dominant logo placement of Nexus front facing

windows

Distinguishable and prominently placed banner ad on Nexus Energy Center’s website.

Prominent logo and corporate branding

wall display

including Quick Response (QR) code, on all

Generous scheduling

Nexus collateral materials and presentations

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Prominence in Nexus monthly newsletters Access to the Nexus community of sponsors and contacts

Megawatt  

Prominent, but not dominant logo placement for sponsor listing on Nexus front  facing windows Naming rights to the Nexus Conference Area/one of the two Nexus office suites 

Priority scheduling of 8 separate full day events per year in the main Nexus atrium with the support of the Nexus team Wall area of your energy solutions in highly visible atrium,

Kilowatt  

Logo placement for sponsor listing on Nexus front facing windows Notable naming rights to one of six offices available to energy start-ups

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Priority scheduling of 4 separate full day events per year in main atrium + 60 hrs in other center rooms Wall area to showcase your solutions in conference room space

Mircowatt   

Scheduling of 2 separate full day events per year in the main atrium with the support of the Nexus team Scheduling of Training Space, Conference Space, Expo Space, Office Space and Demo Space as needed, for shorter time spans, when available, up to 40 hours/year Wall area to showcase your solutions in conference room space

Nanowatt   

Scheduling of Training Space, Conference Space, Expo Space, Office Space and Demo Space as needed, for shorter time spans, when available, up to 20 hours/year Logo on all Nexus collateral materials and presentations Wall area to showcase your solutions in conference room space

For more info visit: www.nexusenergycenter.org/sponsor

Contact Ruchi Singhal: ruchi@nexusenergycenter.org (256)539-6225

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