Friday, July 13, 2018

Energy Auditing Services, Energy Rebate Processing, Energy Benchmarking: Energy Rebate Processing

Energy Auditing Services, Energy Rebate Processing, Energy Benchmarking: Energy Rebate Processing: What is Rebate Processing? Utility providers across the country offer rebate programs that help encourage businesses to upgrade to ener...

Energy Rebate Processing

What is Rebate Processing?

Utility providers across the country offer rebate programs that help encourage businesses to upgrade to energy efficient alternatives to their existing systems and equipment.

The ratepayer-funded utility rebate market is a multi-billion-dollar industry that is complex and ever-changing. Each Utility and program has different standards, guidelines, deadlines, and requirements. The Ogni Group's dedicated and experienced Rebate Management Team is committed to having the most current understanding of all major utility programs to help you maximize your external funding sources.

How can it help you?

Manufacturing businesses looking to upgrade their equipment can save up to 70% of the project cost by participating in the rebate program offered by their utility provider. Ogni will help you realize these benefits and ensure every avenue to save dollars is effectively utilized. National and multi-site businesses that operate in multiple states can take advantage of Ogni’s capability as a one-stop shop for rebate processing in any state. Our goal is always to maximize external grant and rebate funding for our customers and partners.

Distributors and contractors of energy efficient equipment can increase value for their customers by partnering with us and taking advantage of the rebate programs that may be applicable to their situation. Ogni works directly with your customers to help maximize any potential funding, leading to an increase in sales and market share. If there is a possibility of saving money, you can rest assured that our analysts at Ogni will take advantage of it.

Ogni Advantage

Ogni offers rebate market research and consulting services to our customers and partners by analyzing a matrix of market conditions and providing strategic guidance for achieving energy-related goals for HVAC, refrigeration, motors, VFD's, lighting, and controls. The Ogni Rebate Management team uses a structured and visible process to ensure accuracy and maximize funding. Our energy engineers also provide custom and prescriptive rebate analysis showing how different application strategies can provide additional funding.

The Ogni Rebate Management Team is a trade ally with multiple utilities across the United States such as ComEd, CPS Energy, Xcel Energy, KCP&L among others.
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Energy Solutions

The Ogni Group specializes in providing comprehensive energy solutions that cater to the needs of the customer. Many owners and facility operators are challenged with improving operations and reducing operating costs with limited budgets. The Ogni Group specializes in providing packaged solutions that improve the energy efficiency of the facility by achieving greater savings at a reduced overall cost to the customer.
Lighting Solutions:
The Ogni Group specializes in implementing LED lighting fixture replacements and retrofit-kits for different types of lighting requirements. We focus on providing the best solutions for interior lighting, exterior lighting, and cutting-edge lighting controls that improve lighting levels and result in great annual cost savings.
Retro-Commissioning is the application of the commissioning process to an existing building. Over time, commercial and industrial buildings frequently undergo operational and occupancy changes that challenge the mechanical, electrical and control systems, hindering optimal performance.

The Retro-Commissioning process identifies repairs or enhancements to the building’s existing equipment, which will lead to a reduction in energy consumption and improve occupancy comfort. Commissioning can be particularly effective for new facilities with new equipment. The Ogni Group has experienced engineers that can provide complete Retro-Commissioning services for facilities new and old. The Ogni Group has worked on various Retro-Commissioning projects in different types of facilities with partners such as Ingersoll Rand, OpTerra Energy Services, and The City of Chicago. The Ogni Group is a trade ally partner with ComEd for the RC-x Building Tune-up the program which offers incentives for implementing building tune-up projects
Energy Modeling:
Energy Modeling is the most comprehensive and accurate form of building analysis. The building model typically takes as input, the Building location, layout, weather data, lighting and HVAC equipment and schedules, amount of light the building receives and insulation to accurately reflect the conditions of the building. Our technical expertise enables us to work on design projects that focus on energy efficiency and sustainable design. We integrate modeling techniques to analyze the sustainability of buildings in adherence to building standards such as ASHRAE, LEED, and Energy Star. Ogni has experience using Energy Plus, COMCheck, DesignBuilder, eQuest, and TRACE.
Design and Build Solutions:
The Design and Build method of project delivery integrates the functions of both the designer and the construction firm to simplify complexity and provides a comprehensive building solution. The Ogni Group has been involved in multiple designs and builds projects across the United States. As a completely vendor-neutral consultant, The Ogni Group can help you select the most beneficial and cost-effective mix of solutions for your capital project.
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Energy Benchmarking

Energy Benchmarking is the process of measuring a building’s energy use over time. Utilizing Ogni proprietary tools and EnergyStar Portfolio Manager, we assist owners and occupants to understand their building’s energy performance relative to similar buildings and help identify opportunities to cut energy usage. 

Gathering consumption data and analyzing how energy is being consumed can be challenging. Our service helps customers in numerous ways:

Educate building managers/owners in the benchmarking ordinance.Verify energy utility bills and review submitted benchmarking information.Assist in establishing energy consumption patterns.Determine improvement areas and smart capital investments to reduce energy costs.Provide a detailed summary of energy benchmarking results, potential energy savings, energy incentive, energy rebate information, and potential greenhouse gas reductions.

The Ogni Group has provided energy services for different types of facilities such as Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Colleges, Retirement Homes, Warehouses, Garages, Community Centers, Recreation Centers and Multifamily facilities to name a few.
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Energy Auditing Services

Conducting an Energy Audit is crucial in understanding the energy usage and specific energy needs of a building. Performing an Energy Audit often provides answers to the questions raised through benchmarking a facility. This points out the plausible causes for energy inefficiencies and scope for improvements that can be achieved through implementing facility specific Energy Conservation Measures (ECM). 

Ogni’s Engineering team has vast experience and prides itself on conducting energy audits that follow guidelines and standards provided by the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers(ASHRAE) which include:

Level I – Through Analysis:
This involves a simple review of utility bills, a quick walk-through of the facility followed by interviews with facility personnel. This preliminary audit potentially helps in understanding some of the easily noticeable problems in the building.

Level II – Energy Survey and Engineering Analysis:
This includes, in addition to the initial walk-through, a detailed energy analysis, solutions and life-cycle costs for each measure. This also includes potential changes to operation and maintenance procedures and a list of potential capital-intensive measures that require more analysis.

Level III – Detailed Analysis of Capital-Intensive Modifications:
This involves large capital investment projects that require intensive data collection, measurements, energy modeling, and large-scale implementation. This analysis is typically for projects that involve long-term implementation and detailed project life cycle requirements.
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