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The Quarterly Publication of Eneractive Solutions

Th Solution ISSUE 10 | July 2015

A quarterly publication highlighting relevant industry and ENERActive news - keeping subscribers ahead on trends, upcoming events, industry leaders, and more.

The Solution | Quarterly | July 2015

this issue P.1 ENERActive Eye On: A Label of Excellence P.2 Featured Projects: Energize NY (PACE) Finance P.3 Featured Projects: Commercial Energy Star Projects P.4 Spotlight On P.6 Who’s Who & Who’s New P.7 EMPOWERActive P.9 What’s Next P.10 What’s Trending

The Solution | Quarterly | July 2015

ENERActive Eye On

ABOUT THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM The ENERGY STAR program for buildings was developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to help businesses improve energy management through recognition of energy efficiency and cost-effective measures.

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mart building owners and managers continuously strive for superior energy management of their buildings. They know that energy efficiency is not about doing without, but doing more with less. Having an EPA ENERGY STAR rating completed can give you the valuable information necessary to get your building on its way to being one of the most efficient buildings in the nation.

How does an EPA ENERGY STAR rating system work?

Performed for your building by qualified and skilled energy engineers, the rating system:

• Will calculate and estimate how much energy is required to operate your

building under scenarios of best performance, worst performance and at every level in between. • Information collected is compared to Department of Energy (DOE) statistical data against similar buildings nationally and within a building’s similar classification group. • Results are assessed by energy engineers, informing you how physically fit your building is and what needs to be done to get your buildings energy systems to perform efficiently to achieve an ENERGY STAR certification label. In order to be eligible for the ENERGY STAR national certification label of excellence, a building must score a rating of 75 or higher based on a 1-100 performance rating scale. Buildings who earn the recognition of the ENERGY STAR certification can display the prestigious plague in their atrium for everyone to see. An ENERGY STAR designation will send a positive message to tenants, employees, customers, lenders, appraisers and investors that your building is a qualified one of superior performance.

How ENERActive Can Help:

Our certified and experienced energy team is here to help you obtain your rating and ultimately your ENERGY STAR label. We will work with you and professionally verify that your building has:

• Met minimum criteria for control of indoor air pollutants, supply of outside air, acceptable thermal comfort, and appropriate illumination levels; • Industry standards for indoor comfort are based on ASHRAE Standard 62-1989 (for indoor air quality), • ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 (for thermal comfort), and;

• The 9th edition IESNA for lighting quality. 2014 Accomplishment Report

Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Program,

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about ENERGY STAR rating & certification, contact Jim Nagle of ENERActive Solutions directly at 856.237.7505 or

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Featured Projects New York sets the PACE in energy efficiency,

with the completion of the first Energize NY financed program!


he first commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financed project in New York State has announced it’s completion! The Energize NY (PACE) Finance program is managed under Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC), a non-profit local development corporation who works with municipalities across New York State to develop energy and cost-saving initiatives as well as promote renewable energy sources. The Energize NY Finance program’s mission is to meet or exceed state energy standards through the facilitation and financing of projects throughout New York State.

Some of the features and benefits of the Energize NY Program include:

• Up to 100% of the cost of a project is financeable • There is no down payment required • Limit of financeable amount is based on property and potential savings garnered from the project • Upgrades are repaid using money saved from energy improvements

The program’s first loan funded the creation of a 53kW ground-mounted solar installation for the 5 Spoke Creamery Farm in Goshen, New York (located within the Hudson Valley). Through the generation of solar power, the creamery hopes to offset 100% of the energy costs generated by the facility. The project was completed on April 13, 20151. The completion of this project marks an important milestone for the PACE program. The Eneractive team applauds the Energize NY Finance Program on the completion of their first renewable energy project! We are proud to be a qualified partner and look forward to supporting future projects.


became a qualified partner in the beginning of Q1 2015 - our team can help you save energy, find the best incentives, and walk you through the application process for Energize NY Finance. Energize NY Finance leverages the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) structure to provide access to capital, extended loan terms, transferability and other benefits. Learn more here:

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Featured Projects SOARING SCORES PERSIST FOR THE COMMERCIAL MARKET Energy Star performance scores of 22 points for the three buildings! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager offers an energy benchmarking tool that compares and ranks buildings against similar buildings, adjusting for climate, space use, and heating and cooling degree days. Buildings are rated on a scale of We are proud to announce, for the second consecutive year, one of our commercial clients’ three-building campus has been awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR® certification. This commercial client had contracted ENERActive to perform a detailed Retro-Commissioning project on three separate buildings located in Horsham, PA. This effort analyzed and identified numerous opportunities for optimizing the operation and efficiency of the existing building systems. Many of the identified ECMs were implemented by the client, including heating and cooling system upgrades, programming modifications, and lighting system control adjustments, all of which have resulted in an average increase in


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1 – 100, with a score of 75 or greater qualifying for the ENERGY STAR® label, which indicates the building, is performing better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Building eligibility is based off of three determining factors based on the building being evaluated. Those criteria are: • Property type • Property use details • Energy data The Eneractive team would like to extend our congratulations to the entire crew involved in this achievement. In addition to this notable accomplishment, each of the three buildings were also awarded LEED-EB Gold and Silver Certifications!


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Spotlight On ENTERPRISE GREEN COMMUNITIES Technical Assistance Provider Network

On June 22, Eneractive was selected as developers nationwide with green one of the firms to join the Enterprise technical providers for the purpose Green Communities of implementing more Technical Assistance energy efficient, cost Eneractive will provide Provider Network. effective measures expertise in the following The pool of providers in affordable housing areas: was selected on the developments, with basis of expertise in the ultimate end• Data Analysis/Portfolio design, construction, goal being to increase Benchmarking rehabilitation, and building performance • Energy Modeling operations of green and to maximize • Water Harvesting & Renewable Energy affordable housing. savings for low• On-Site Building income residents. The Enterprise Green Communities Technical Assistance Provider Network database seeks to match housing

Performance Services: Existing Buildings • Audits, Inspections, & Performance Testing • Training

• Green O+M


GPNA & TA Service Provider In addition to being selected for the Enterprise Green Communities network database, Eneractive has also been selected as one of the Pre-Qualified firms for New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC)’s Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA) & Technical Assistance Service Provider’s Firm List. As a pre-qualified firm, Eneractive will assist the HDC in undertaking initiatives in compliance with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing agenda, which seeks to integrate cost-effective and energy efficient measures into multifamily housing rehabilitation projects.

We are excited for the opportunity to be working with Enterprise Green Communities and look forward to delving further into the multi-family market in order to create a more sustainable future for families across the country.

MSKCC Named Finalist at 2015 EBie Awards Each year, New York’s Urban Green Council hosts the EBie Awards in recognition of enhanced efficiency and improvement in existing buildings. The EBies focus

on areas such as “energy, water, operations, materials use, lighting, portfolio-wide improvements, and tenant engagement.” Regional VP Saverio Grosso & GM of Plant Operations, Energy & Engineering, Bob Berninger (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) were selected as a finalist in the “Smooth Operator” Category for their work on MSKCC’s Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urological Cancers. The Smooth Operator

Award recognizes “the most improved buildings across two or more sustainability categories achieved solely through improved operations and maintenance (not capital improvements).”

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Spotlight On ONE MORE TRI IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! One More Tri would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteers. Even if you cannot compete in this year’s triathlon, we encourage you to register as a volunteer so you don’t miss out! This event not only benefits a great cause, but it’s also an opportunity to create lasting memories while giving back to the community!


Mark your calendars! The 4th Annual One More Tri, a Triathlon, an event hosted by Eneractive Solutions to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) will be held on September 20, 2015. Through the gracious efforts of employees, friends, family, racers, and local businesses, our previous triathlons enrolled nearly 700 athletes and 200 volunteers while raising over $70,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey! The Eneractive team – alongside our friends at SONJ and Split Second Racing – have not only developed a seamless event from scratch, but created an unforgettable and profound experience for all involved. This race was designed specifically with Special Olympics athletes in mind, and what makes this fundraiser truly unique is that Special Olympic athletes and typical athletes have the opportunity to compete together. For more information please visit:



We welcome athletes of all ages to compete in One More Tri! Below is a breakdown of both the sprint race distances as well as the mini sprint distances. For pricing and to register, visit the website above.









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One More Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Event start and finish will be in Asbury Park, NJ.

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Who’s Who WHO’S WHO



Over the past year, Eneractive has grown tremendously and it’s all thanks to the amazing people who work here. We’d like to take the time to recognize some of our newest team members. We are excited to see how their expertise and experience will help foster the growth of our company as we continue to expand our portfolio.





Byron is the latest addition to our Maryland office and has hit the ground running developing and managing projects for the Mid-Atlantic Region, as well as kicking off our Wind Farm Project in Alexander , KS. Joining us with over 23 years of experience, Byron previously worked as Senior Project Manager at Forrester Construction Company, and as Senior Project Manager for Grunley Construction Company in which he was the principal company representative responsible for the administrative and technical management of construction projects. Leading project teams on IDIQ and Multiple Award Contracts, he has extensive experience in all aspects of contract and construction administration, including all cost and schedule matters, as well as cultivating, managing, and developing positive working relationships amongst key stakeholders and all parties involved on projects.

Joining Eneractive as Senior Vice President, Alan is responsible for developing and expanding our national presence, Mid-Atlantic initiatives, as well as establishing our Boston based operations. With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Freidman is a strong organizational leader with proven success as a sales and marketing executive within the technology markets and professional services organizations. He has cultivated expertise in strategic development with an emphasis in emerging technologies in the energy industry. An early innovator in energy conservation, Mr. Freidman focuses on innovation in building performance with respect to energy and smart building infrastructure. His client managed relationships and experience range from retail and commercial to the hospitality and healthcare industries, including several Fortune 500 Companies.

Karl joins our New York City office as Senior Project Manager, with 20 years of experience in performance testing, RCx, Audits, and new construction Cx. He has extensive knowledge in the performance of boilers, chillers, absorbers, pumps and HVAC system. He has managed hundreds of field engineering projects that have included cogeneration plants, natural gas driven systems, chiller plants and process systems, to briefly note. Finding solutions for any challenging situation, Karl’s troubleshooting expertise extends to a wide range of building systems, where he consistently improves performance and increases efficiency.

We recently welcomed Jigesh to our Asbury Park office, where he will be contributing and leveraging his over 25 years of experience in design of Commercial, Institutional, Educational, Data Centers and Healthcare facilities, including retail spaces, facility utility plants, water treatment plants, data centers, cGMP facilities, clean rooms, Operating rooms, MRI- Cath Labs, and plan/ specification bid projects, Design Built projects. He specializes in scope development of projects per client requirements and budgets, cost estimation at design development stages, troubleshooting HVAC issues, and Mechanical system phasing plan.





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Empoweractive AGENDA RECAP DAY 1 • Opening Keynote by Deepak Chopra on “The Soul of Leadership” • TRACK 1 • Grants & Rebates (Free Money) • Technology • Energy Challenges • TRACK 2 • Operations • Energy Master Planning • Buildings

DAY 2 • Active Changes in the New Age of Healthcare • Sponsor Presentation from NJR Clean Energy Ventures • PSE&G Panel/Round Table • TRACK 3 • Business & Financial Landscape in Healthcare • Managing Facility Risk


Thank you for an amazing three days! On behalf of Empoweractive, we would like to thank everyone who came out to the Tropicana last week to help support our cause and make EMPOWERACTIVE 2015 such an amazing and truly unforgettable event! Special thank you to the following parties for their tremendous efforts: NEW JERSEY RESOURCES (NJR) CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES NJR, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, invests in, owns and operates renewable energy projects that generate clean power and provide low carbon solutions. NJRCEV maintains a growing distributed power portfolio of commercial and residential solar and onshore wind projects approaching $430 million with a total capacity in excess of 130 megawatts. NJRCEV is the largest residential solar provider in the state.



Don Guardian was swornin as Mayor of Atlantic City on January 1, 2014. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s Special Improvement Division, formerly known as the Atlantic City Special Improvement District (ACSID).

The Guinean Community of America of the Tri State (GUICA-NY-NJ-CT) is an NGO that is primarily active in areas such as education, health, and any other area in which they can provide support and assistance. In Guinea, the organization focuses on education and health for boys and girls; however, in light of recent events, the focus of the organization has shifted to providing aid to areas afflicted by the Ebola Crisis that has ravaged the country.

We would like to thank Don for his words of support during the Opening Remarks and for setting aside the time to appear at EMPOWERACTIVE 2015!

DAY 3 • Changes to the Sustainability Movement for Hospitals • TRACK 4 • Rewewables, New Technologies, & Innovation in Healthcare

Dan Weeden, President & CEO of Eneractive Solutions; Deepak Chopra; Don Guardian, Mayor of Atlantic City; Chris Savastano, Director of Development at NJR Clean Energy Ventures; President of the Guinean Community of America of the Tri State Area, Abdoul Diallo

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What’s Next EVENT REMINDERS July 9, 18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum — Washington, DC Learn more

July 14-16, Intersolar North America 2015 —San Francisco, CA Learn more

52ND ANNUAL ASHE CONFERENCE & TECHNICAL EXHIBITION July 12-15, 2015 • Boston, MA Join 3,000+ professionals at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA in exploring healthcare compliance, codes & standards, emerging trends, efficiency best practices, sustainability, emergency preparedness, and other pressing topics in the field. Learn more

July 29-30, Infocast NY Rev Summit —New York, NY Learn more

July 23-24, Energypath 2015 — Scranton, PA Event website





Sunday, September 20th ASBURY PARK, NJ To register, click the button below: OMT 2015 Registration

August 18-20, POWER-GEN Natural Gas 2015 — Columbus, OH Learn more

June 28- July 2, ASME Power & Energy 2015 — San Diego, CA Learn more

WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC) 2015 October 1, 2015 • Orlando, FL Regional VP, Saverio Grosso, will be presenting on Existing Building Commissioning at this year’s WEEC Conference in Orlando.

Click here for more info

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What’s Trending Trend Analytics


How many times was each #hashtag tweeted over the course of 30 days*? Using Topsy’s Social Analytics, we were able to find out.


161,713 tweets

#EFFICIENCY 6,457 tweets

#HEALTHCARE 216,480 tweets

#SUSTAINABILITY 74,624 tweets

#ENGINEERING 112,249 tweets

(Data recorded from May 25 - June 24)

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About Us ENERActive is an independent energy consulting and engineering firm specializing in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of energy conservation projects. Staffed with highly tenured professionals from the energy engineering and energy project development fields, we have the capability to not only identify energy conservation measures, but our history of bringing these projects full circle to completion has given us a track record of performance that ensures all projects are assessed, developed, and implemented in a manner which consistently exceeds the expectations of our clients. HEADQUARTERS 700 Mattison Avenue, Suite A | Asbury Park, NJ 07712 t: 732-988-8850 | f: 732-988-9596 NEW YORK 150 Broadway, 8th Fl., Suite 802 | New York, NY 10038 t: 212-269-2302 | f: 917-460-7365 MARYLAND 7001 Muirkirk Meadows Drive, Suite E | Beltsville, MD 20705 t: 301-210-9560 | f: 301-210-9561 POWER PLANT SOLUTIONS 42 West Main Street, Suite 1 | Clinton, NJ 08809 t: 732-988-8850 ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES DIVISION 370 Neff Ave, Suite E | Harrisonburg, VA 22801 t: 540-434-1178 | f: 540-434-1178 |

The Solution | Quarterly | April 2015

The Solution - Issue 10  

From statewide programs, to ENERGY STAR, here's what's new this summer! Issue 10 also highlights new team members, Empoweractive initiatives...

The Solution - Issue 10  

From statewide programs, to ENERGY STAR, here's what's new this summer! Issue 10 also highlights new team members, Empoweractive initiatives...