We take a common-sense approach to energy management by conducting a detailed analysis on how your company can reduce its energy consumption and utility bills. ESE Solutions makes this process easy by handling all aspects of developing and implementing the most cost effective solutions for your business. We work directly with utilities and government agencies on your behalf, ensure all capital expenditures meet your business’s financial requirements for return-on-investment and manage all contractors required for retrofits and installations.
ESE Solutions offers a variety of energy management services tailored to the retail industry. Our goal is to reduce your expenses and improve the environmental performance of your stores while allowing your facilities team to focus on other projects.
Energy Supply Procurement
We procure energy on your behalf in states with deregulated energy markets to reduce you company’s current utility rates. We manage all aspects of this process including:
- Identifying and qualifying energy suppliers in each deregulated market
- Managing the bidding process
- Negotiating contracts and securing pricing
- Conducting annual comparison to default utility provider rates and re-bidding as required
- Consolidating reporting and invoicing for superior visibility
ESE Solutions can develop a lighting solution for your facilities that will:
- Meet your standards for in-store customer experience
- Reduce your ongoing operating costs
- Allow your staff to spend less time managing contractors
We first identify the optimal lighting mix for your facilities and the corresponding lighting technologies that will provide the in-store environment you seek at the lowest possible initial and ongoing costs. We then identify and manage contractors to complete the retrofit.
Your company may already have identified the right lighting mix and standard energy efficiency upgrades such as solar tents, window blinds, skylights, motion sensors, etc., but do you know which locations have the upgrades? If your chain has grown by acquisition or the facilities maintenance function was previously regionalized, you may not have visibility to which locations need to be brought up to your current standards.
ESE Solutions can identify which locations require upgrades, conduct a cost-benefit analysis and then work with you to include those that are cost effective in your facilities or store reset schedule.
Alternative Energy Analysis
If your facilities have a large footprint, utilize energy intensive processes or have high energy use for cooling and refrigeration systems, we can determine where it makes financial sense for you to invest in alternative energy. Our philosophy is that a solution is only sustainable if it is financially viable, so we conduct a comprehensive analysis to determine the stores in your system where the mix of utility rates, energy usage and subsidies from federal, state and local governments make investment in alternative energy economically sound.
We complete the paperwork required to receive applicable grants and subsidies, then identify and manage the right technology and installation contractors to complete the project.