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The Quarterly Publication of Eneractive Solutions

Th Solution ISSUE 11 | October 2015

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

The Solution | Quarterly | October 2015

this issue P.1 ENERActive Eye On: BGE Smart Energy Savers P.2 Featured Projects: C-Care Grant P.3 Energy Procurement P.5 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 | October 2015

ENERActive Eye On


In Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Facilities


f your business is in the BGE Utility Company service territory, investing in energy conservation and efficiency has become a whole lot better for you. As an approved BGE Retro-commissioning Program Service Provider, our team can help you obtain lucrative financial incentives to help improve the energy efficiency of your building, through the RCx process. Retro-Commissioning (Rx) is a systematic documented process that identifies low cost & no cost operational and maintenance improvements in existing buildings and brings them back to their designed intentions. Typical energy savings can range from 5% to 15% without significant capital investment. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), Retro-commissioning efforts have reported simple payback periods of less than 2 years, with ,any less than 0.5 years. Eneractive Solutions’ team of energy efficiency experts and engineers are ready now to get you started to better optimize your facility so you can receive the maximum benefits under this new program. BGE’s new RCx program provides qualified candidates with financial incentives up to $30,000. In addition to the RCx program, BGE offers a wide range of financial incentives for prescriptive improvements, custom measures, operations and maintenance enhancements.

Typical signs that your facility may be a good candidate for Retro-Commissioning: • • • • • • • •

Unexplained increases in our facility energy cost and usage Continuous cycling of energy equipment and occupant comfort complaints Poor indoor air quality/inefficient simultaneous heating and cooling Changes in facility energy operating systems that, were not verified or documented Humidity issues & larger temperature delta or life of chilled water Portable space heaters under the desks & hot and cold comfort complaints Loud noise coming from heating & cooling vents HVAC controls not responding to building management system commands

To schedule an appointment or to learn about other BGE incentive programs call Jim Nagle directly at Eneractive Solutions at (856) 237-7505 or at The Solution | Quarterly | October | 1

Featured Projects C-CARE FEATURED AT

RMI’s GreenTech Series


neractive would like to extend our congratulations to C-Care and their recent award of a $434,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, which will be used for energy upgrades at their Linthicum, Maryland facility. Vice President, Gary Moffat, recently discussed the company’s sustainability initiatives and projects at the Regional Manufacturing Institute’s GreenTech Forum.


C-Care, in conjunction with one of their primary customers, received a silver level certification by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Institute as determined by the Environmental The ENERActive Team had performed an energy assessment and evaluation at their facility, which Protection Encouragement Agency included 135,000 sq. ft. of production, lab, (EPEA). This recognizes that C-Care warehouse, and office spaces. Upon completion RMI’s GreenTech has met the rigorous cradle to of the audit, Eneractive identified a total of Series is a dedicated forum cradle principles of material 21 Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs). for manufacturers to hear health, material reutilization, Installation of the identified ECMs would about sustainability programs in result in $156,745 in annual savings with a renewable energy and Maryland simple payback of 5.33 years. Additionally, carbon management, water implementation of the ECMs would result in stewardship, and social a 23.87% reduction in energy costs. When’s the next event? fairness. As a result of the Energy Audit Assessment, Eneractive was contracted for the following projects: • Installation of Virtual Energy Management (VEM) system for monitoring electricity usage – resulting in savings of $1,000/week • Energy Advisory Service, Natural Gas & Electricity – resulting in $100,000 in natural gas savings and $15,000 in electricity savings

To learn more about the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Institute click here.

• Project Management & Commissioning of Roof Top Units Replacements – currently in progress


• Turnkey Installation Proposal Energy System Upgrades – Building Management System/Submetering/ Performance Analytics – currently in progress

Dedicated to reducing energy consumption, C-Care is making a $1.5 million investment in energy efficiency initiatives to upgrade its 135,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 24,500 square feet of warehouse space for raw material and packaging storage; which is based on the ECMs identified in Eneractive’s report.

C-Care LLC is a leading Maryland contract manufacturer of personal care products based in Linthicum, Maryland. The company handles over 5,000 raw materials and provides product development, packaging, know-how, and creativity services to OEMs for skin care, hair care, and hair color products.

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Energy Procurement



Natural Gas Storage

orking gas in storage was 3,538 Bcf as of Friday, September 25, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 98 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 454 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 152 Bcf above the 5-year average of 3,386 Bcf.


n the East Region, stocks were 25 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 62 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 164 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,068 Bcf after a net injection of 30 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 14 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 6 Bcf. At 3,538 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.

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Energy Procurement NATURAL GAS Market Report Gas is cheap and temperatures have cooled. Generation demand was off sharply for the reported week, to a level lower than we’ve seen since early June, and thus we were expecting a large Market Report injection number.


Power curves across the country responded to the weak demand environment and sold off sharply for most of the week. The NEMASS zonal Around The Clock curve dropped more than $3/MWhr for the rolling 12-month strip. The 24-month term fell $2.20 and the calendar 2016 strip dropped $2.75. The NYISO Zone J curve also had a down week, with the Around The Clock curve dropping $2.70 for the rolling 12- month strip, $1.50 for the 24-month term and $2.30 for the calendar 2016 strip. The PEPCO load zone (serving DC and part of MD) experienced a similar trend, with the Around The Clock finishing $1.70 lower for the 12-month term. The 24-month Around The Clock strip fell $1.40 and the calendar 2016 lost $1.70.

We’re in a soft demand season with very little in the way of bullish fundamentals until cooler weather comes in, which likely won’t be until November as meteorologists are calling for an October slightly warmer than average. This could put overall inventory at the end of October near record levels, near 4 Tcf, which would certainly temper winter supply concerns. The October natural gas contract was at $2.56 going into the report, down $.10 from last Thursday, and has given away another $.02 since the report. We’re likely in a new lower range of $2.50-$2.60 here, but I haven’t seen a hard line support number posted yet.


Procurement Solutions Aligning our clients with appropriate Electric and Natural Gas Contracts, as well as providing on bill financing for energy improvements, our team provides intelligent and meaningful analysis, while developing strategies that fulfill client goals and create lasting partnerships. We specialize in energy purchasing and contracting, billing and tariff analysis, green power initiatives, renewable energy transactions, and provide a strategic approach to mitigating risk.


Energy Advisory Service, Natural Gas & Electricity – resulting in $100,000 in natural gas savings and $15,000 in electricity savings

Sussex County, NJ

Professional consulting Contract for Commodity - Created & authored the natural gas and electric requests for proposals. The County was provided a 6% commodity savings against budget

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Spotlight On LOCAL LAW 87...

...Don’t let looming deadlines scare you off! Local Law 87 was instituted in 2009 under Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration. The legislation mandates that all New York City buildings larger than 50,000 square feet undergo energy audit and retro-

commissioning measures every 10 years as a means of addressing energy performance and making both cost-effective and energy-efficient improvements. The legislation was mandated as part of Bloomberg’s Greener Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) in order to help ensure building sustainability for years to come.

Over 1,300 buildings are due this year... Is yours one of them? Don’t be


by Local Law 87 Deadlines. Contact Eneractive Solutions! Eneractive has over 20 years of experience in the NYC market

ASSESSING over 140 Buildings in early compliance projects for...



Higher Education


Saving over an estimated 69 million kWh and $20 million annually!

Eneractive’s team of highly tenured and certified professionals can help you integrate the LL87 process into normal building operations Visit our website at to learn more about how we can help you save!

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Metering & Controls Technician - VEM Ivan joins our Energy Technologies (E-Tech) Team based out of our HQ in New Jersey. With previous experience with NRG/ECS and as a project manager, programmer, and controls installation coordinator for demand response, he has extensive knowledge with various products such as the InferStack Platform, HayStack tagging, SpinWave, and Power Over Ethernet (POE), as well as experience in sub-metering, HVAC controls installation, and ModBus integrations. He will be working with the E-Tech team on Niagra programming as well implementing new technology solutions.

Michael joins the Eneractive team with over 25 years of comprehensive experience in HVAC/R design, installation, service and applied engineering. Michael has an exceptional understanding of current HVACR and control systems and has managed onsite equipment installation, start-up, retro-commissioning, commissioning, testing, troubleshooting, balancing and analysis for a wide range of HVACR equipment and control systems. He has been involved in notable projects such as the new facility commissioning at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), Villanova University, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, among other projects. He will be working out of our Beltsville, Maryland office.

His diverse background complements and enhances our PPS Services and makes him an integral member of the Eneractive Team.



Ehsan is joining our Asbury Park office as the newest member of Eneractive’s Power Plant Solutions (PPS) Division. Ehsan comes to Eneractive with previous experience as a Process Engineer in the oil and gas industry as well as experience on various refinery projects. Specifically, he has served as the Process Unit Leader for the waste hydrogen recovery portion of a large refinery revamp involving Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA), 2 single stage feed compressors and 1 multistage tailgas compressor.

MICHAEL POWELL Senior Project Manager



Solar O&M Intern As a recent graduate from the College of William and Mary, with a double degree in Economics and Environmental Science & Policy , Matt comes to Eneractive with significant experience in renewables. With Eneractive, Matt works on solar O&M projects, trading SRECs for clients and also working with our Construction Services Divison. Matt also co-founded and is the Chief of Logistics and Operations for Asoarte, an international sales business to help the Huguerito Artisan Association in the Dominican Public.


Mechanical Engineering Intern Matt is a Mechanical Engineering student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been interning with Eneractive for the past year and a half. During his time at Eneractive, Matt has worked on various projects with notable clients such as New York Life, Princeton University, Pfizer, Jones Lang LaSalle and New Jersey Resources (NJR).

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Empoweractive ONE MORE TRI 2015:

Making a Splash on the Jersey Shore

OMT2015 the numbers


...number of Special Olympic Athletes who competed in this year’s event

11 300 100+

Special Olympic Athletes competed in the full triathlon Total number of racers

The 4th Annual One More Tri triathlon event took place on Sunday, September 20th. From seasoned competitors to first-timers, One More Tri is especially meaningful, as it is not only a culminating event for our benefactor, Special Olympics New Jersey, but it is also a Unified Triathlon Experience, meaning Special Olympic athletes and members of the community could compete sideby-side. One More Tri is now a qualifying event for the Special Olympic World Games, and made its debut for the LA World Games this summer. Without the support of the community, One More Tri would not as successful as it has been the past four years. We would like to take the time to thank our gracious sponsors who helped make this year one of the best yet!








raised on behalf of Special Olympics New Jersey* * In 2015 alone!

Brown & Brown Metro, Inc. John-Winston Engineers & Consultants, Inc. NextEra Energy Services Smith

Constellation Energy Lakehouse Music Academy Orgain, Inc.

FRIENDS OF THE TRIATHLON Delaney Associates, LP Wegmans of Ocean

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Empoweractive OUR BENEFICIARIES: In October 2011, Eneractive hosted its first philanthropic event. This event, a wine tasting at two local Asbury Park art galleries, raised over $11,000 for The Painted Turtle Camp. The money that was raised was used to send several children to The Painted Turtle Camp, a camp for seriously ill children.

Since the creation of Empoweractive in 2012, we have been able to raise over


to benefit various charities Eneractive Solutions hosted its second philanthropic event in June 2012. The Beer Tasting Fundraiser to benefit Youth Consultation Service (YCS), was held at Triumph Brewery. Since 1918, YCS has brought life- changing success to New Jersey’s most vulnerable children. YCS offers therapy, shelter and hope to children (birth-25) in its special education schools, autism centers, foster care, therapeutic residences, homes for the developmentally disabled and community based services. One More Tri is an annual event hosted by Empoweractive on the Asbury Park Boardwalk at the end of triathlon season. Stemming from a shared commitment to community service and a collective passion for health and wellness, a vision of creating the first ever triathlon to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) became a reality on September 23, 2012. Due to our various initiatives with SONJ throughout the years, Eneractive Solutions has been named a Platinum Sponsor for SONJ. The inaugural EMPOWERACTIVE 2015 – Transforming Healthcare into the Future – Conference and Tradeshow was an unprecedented, unparalleled, philanthropic energy and healthcare education event. For three days, the energy and healthcare communities united at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ to educate and revitalize the healthcare environment, culture, efficiency, & performance. Particularly remarkable and unique, funds raised from this conference and tradeshow were be donated to a hospital in need in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa.

Click here to visit Empoweractive’s website & learn more! The Solution | Quarterly | October | 8

What’s Next EVENT REMINDERS October 3-9, IFMA’s Fall Symposium — Denver, CO Learn more

October 13-15, Energy Storage North America —San Diego, CA

GREENTECH SERIES FORUM October 7 • Baltimore, MD

This is a manufacturers only event that will address various sustainability programs throughout the state of Maryland.

Register Online

Learn more

November 4-5, Power Experts 2015 —Atlanta, GA Learn more


Eneractive will be attending Multifamily Buildings 2015: Building Bridges to Net Zero, hosted by the Association for Energy Affordability.

November 10, Urban Green Gala 2015 —New York, NY

More info

Learn more

November 13-15, ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition —Houston, TX Learn more

November 16-18, 6th Annual People in Energy Summit — Houston, TX Learn more

GREENBUILD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPO November 18-20 • Washington, DC Eneractive will be exhibiting at Greenbuild 2015 in DC! Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference & expo with a focus on green building and sustainability. We will be exhibiting at booth #3556.

More info

The Solution | Quarterly | October | 9

What’s Trending TREND Analytics

Last week we featured 5 notable industry hashtags:




Using Topsy’s Social Analytics we were able to track how many times each hashtag was tweeted over the course of 30 days from May - June 24th. We tracked the same hashtags for August 30th - September 29th, and using the numbers below, we were able to graph the two timeframes to see how they compared.

#EFFICIENCY #HEALTHCARE #SUSTAINABILITY #ENGINEERING #ENERGY 224,915 tweets 85,227 tweets 112,243 tweets 174,010 tweets 6,547 tweets


Infographic made on

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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 | October 2015

The Solution - Issue 11  

It's that time of year again, where we welcome a new season and a new issue of The Solution! Issue 11 features the BGE Smart Energy Savers P...

The Solution - Issue 11  

It's that time of year again, where we welcome a new season and a new issue of The Solution! Issue 11 features the BGE Smart Energy Savers P...