Energy Management & Efficiency
Emissions Consult’s FusePays platform includes an Energy Procurement solution that helps businesses maximize opportunities in deregulated energy markets. We assist in vetting potential suppliers, and provide a comprehensive back office contract workflow management engine, to ensure fast, accurate RFP–to-contract execution with best available pricing and products. Emissions Consult continually monitors and evaluates energy procurement strategy in light of the dynamic market change. Our FusePays platform provides data and insight into energy costs, market intelligence and contract status to help make timely, more informed decisions on a daily basis.
Market Intelligence & Analytics
Emissions Consult’s Energy Market Intelligence and Analytics services provides clients tailored recommendations to proactively and cost-effectively manage the timing and term of energy sourcing decisions, resulting in reduced budget volatility, better cost saving opportunities, and a more disciplined approach to energy supply management. Our consults constantly monitor energy market drivers like regulations, economic data, historical performance and regional supply and demand and translate this energy intelligence into tailored energy procurement recommendations for our clients.
Utility Rate Analysis
Based on our clients’ use patterns, operational needs and business objectives, our FusePays utility rate analysis solution evaluates and recommends rate alternatives that can reduce costs on an ongoing basis. Our FusePays utility rate analysis solution continuously compares actual energy utilization against proprietary energy models for every account under management, yielding savings from alternative rate programs, tariff discounts, and utility incentives.
Energy benchmarking & Certification
Emissions Consult’s Energy Benchmarking and Certification services are foundational energy information tools that enable companies to make decisions about where and how to save energy costs. Using data-based applications, we quickly and affordably reveal poor energy performers and the savings opportunities across all facilities in the portfolio. We expose energy problems you may not realize you have by identifying a baseline and outliers, affording businesses the opportunity to take the first step toward informed business decisions that will improve their bottom line.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program provides a way for businesses to compare individual buildings internally within their portfolio and externally against other comparable buildings nationwide. Emissions Consult can support businesses in this process through an electronic data feed which transfers portfolio data to ENERGY STAR’S Portfolio Manager, eliminating the manual data load process and protecting data integrity. Once site data is benchmarked through ENERGY STAR, our team of engineers can support onsite verification of a building’s consumption information to aid in the ENERGY STAR labeling process.
Our engineering services provide a key initial step in determining and correcting excessive energy use across portfolios. Using a statistical sampling method that identifies site types, our engineers perform representative site audits and analyze actual consumption and spend information. We then identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce costs portfolio-wide, without the time and expense of auditing each individual site. These results will uncover the real reasons why resource use is driving utility bill data and costs. Building on the preliminary findings from the benchmarking process, the Engineering Services process uses data and onsite findings to provide support for design and deployment of building control systems to meet energy strategies. The commissioning process includes point-to-point checkout of EMS devices and sensors, and a verification of commanded value to expected response. The final setup provides for integration of new or existing EMS into the 24/7 monitoring center (OCC) to enable continuous monitoring, alarm management, remote diagnostics and ROI verification.
FuseMap is a Cloud-based data analytics software that provides interpretation of plug load information to identify inefficiencies, set priorities and take action to save energy. It provides varying levels of complexity, control strategies, data collection abilities helps control energy costs. The system additionally includes occupancy assessment and a centralized temperature control feature that help enterprises control temperature and visualize occupancy across several facilities.
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Corporate Sustainability Strategy
Emissions Consult has the conceptual frameworks and on-the-ground perspective to help organizations make tangible changes on in their quest to improve resource and sustainability management performance. Our solution enables businesses to:
- Measure their sustainability baseline
- Define their long-term goals
- Develop a strategic and implementable action plan
- Deeply engage their employees for guaranteed program execution success
Life Cycle Assessment
Emissions’ services provide tailor made solutions and support. Our LCA services can be customized to each point along your step-by-step commitment to greener products.
A simplified LCA uses a continuous improvement approach to enable designers to compare and select the right architectures, technologies and materials. This approach is a lean solution for a preliminary material or technology selection, or to establish the orientation of an innovation portfolio.
A full LCA goes a step beyond a simplified version. A custom data set is required for this exercise. The data must be collected and measured through the real processes along the supply chain, ensuring a higher level of accuracy. This approach is commonly used for a communication purpose, such as a declaration, or as a further step after a screening LCA.
Deploying both advanced carbon accounting software and expert advisory support, Emissions Consult’s Carbon Management Solutions helps businesses maximize opportunity and reduce business risk by identifying, reducing, and reporting total global GHG emissions. Starting with inventory boundary definition and data acquisition planning, our carbon experts will help you efficiently gather dispersed datasets, perform accurate and transparent GHG calculations, and organize results to meet the diverse reporting needs of internal and external stakeholders. In addition, Emissions Consult’s Carbon Manager module houses powerful business analytic tools for forecasting, scenario modeling, and project tracking. These tools are necessary to help organizations make the best possible investment decisions regarding how to mitigate current and future carbon cost and risk.
Emissions Consult’s Water Management solution assists you in managing water and wastewater bills, a foundational activity that then allows us to accurately report withdrawals and wastewater discharges. Building on this core of analytic data, Emissions Consult’s facility auditors identify sites of abnormally high water usage and conduct water efficiency studies to determine capital investment and behavioral change opportunities for increasing water consumption efficiency.
Utility Bill Processing
Emissions Consult enters invoice data while analyzing invoices compared to the account history to identify possible savings opportunities. This automated process gives our clients one comprehensive invoice for payment as well as invaluable insight into the efficiency of all their facilities, which is delivered through our robust reporting tool.
Emissions Consult can design and implement energy efficiency projects for any organization. Additional services include:
- Program development for lighting retrofits and control, compressed air audits, HVAC systems, steam and boilers, power factor correction, distributed generation and propane air systems
- Application for federal and local rebates, incentives & credits
- Site assessments, including the analysis and identification of efficiency and usage reduction opportunities at a particular facility
Site Service Management
Emissions Consult’s site service management solution allows businesses to outsource the time-consuming task of working with utilities to open or close accounts, gather inventories of deposits, and request deposit waivers. We open new accounts by contacting each utility after meters have been set to begin service while at the same time ensuring that only the appropriate services are established and negotiating to waive or lower opening deposits. Once the accounts are open, our Utility Bill Processing and Analysis solution will continue to keep a watchful eye to ensure the accounts stay on the correct rate schedules. If needed, Emissions Consult can also transfer ownership of utility accounts from one company to another. When it’s time to close accounts, Emissions Consult personally contacts each utility to end service while ensuring that all deposits are credited or refunded and that all account credits are returned to you.
Budgets & Accruals
Our FusePays solution has budget and accruals tools to significantly enhance the accuracy of energy financials, as well as provide logical data-driven explanations for budget deviations. Our budget development process leverages our data warehouse, our client’s billing history, and our insight of planned rate changes to provide annual and monthly electric and/or gas service budget for usage and spend. That can include reporting structure such as regions and/or divisions. Included in the budget report is a variance report that shows actuals against budget. We can also compile a monthly variance analysis, which can be provided to highlight and explain what caused deviations. Budget variances can be caused by utility billing cycles/missing bills; pricing changes; unusual energy consumption or trends; and site additions, closes or changes.