|Integrity Engineering, LLC||P.O. Box 3350||9400 Atlantic Ave. Suite C-100, Margate NJ 08402||Phone (609) 487-7757|
Integrity Engineering, LLC is a consulting engineering firm that offers personalized energy and utility consulting services to commercial, industrial, institutional and municipal energy users in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. If you pay utility or fuel oil bills, Integrity Engineering, LLC can find cost-effective ways to help you reduce your energy costs.
THE LATEST NEWS FROM INTEGRITY ENGINEERING, LLC:
ZACK LILIENFELD RECEIVES AEE'S "CERTIFIED GREEN BUILDING ENGINEER (GBE)" DESIGNATION
The Association of Energy Engineers' Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE™) program awards special recognition to those green building, design and construction engineering professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for green building related disciplines, as well as laws governing and affecting green building professionals. I. G. "Zack" Lilienfeld, PE, CEM, consulting engineer and owner of Integrity Engineering, LLC, has attained the designation of Green Building Engineer from the Association of Energy Engineers.
ONE-DAY ENERGY CONSULTATION SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE
Want to lower your facility's utility costs but don't know where to begin? Hesitant to embark on an ambitious program? Don't have a lot of time, but want some fast results? We have just what you need - a one-day Energy Check-Up. Our energy engineer will visit your facility, meet with you to assess your specific needs, perform a 5-hour mini-energy audit of your facility and prepare an executive summary of findings and recommendations. This service, available to energy users located in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania, is designed to target quick-return energy-saving projects that make sense for your specific operation. No big engineering studies, no pie-in-the-sky recommendations - just what is needed to get you some positive results on saving electricity and fuel costs, without dedicating much time or money. At a fee of $950, this professional service is geared quickly pay for itself through ongoing energy savings that result from implementing recommendations. To schedule a mini-energy audit or for more information on this or other energy services, call Zack Lilienfeld at (609) 487-7756.
COLD SPOTS A PROBLEM? A THERMAL IMAGING SCAN OF YOUR BUILDING ENVELOPE IS IN ORDER
This time of year, the cold outside temperatures provide a unique opportunity to obtain a beneficial thermal imaging scan of your building. Poor or missing insulation, water leaks into the roof deck insulation, and cold air infiltration take their toll on occupant comfort as well as add appreciably to your energy bills. A large temperature difference between the outside and inside air provides the best conditions for viewing these problems with the use of an infrared camera. Act now to eliminate the complaining from your accountant and your employees! A four hour infrared walk-through of the building will help identify problem areas. To schedule a thermal imaging scan or for more information, call Zack Lilienfeld at (609) 487-7756. You can find out more by clicking here.
YOUR ENERGY ENGINEER:
I. G. "Zack" Lilienfeld, PE, CEM, consulting engineer and owner of Integrity Engineering, LLC, offers prompt, professional energy consulting services, using state-of-the-art tools and resources. Zack offers a high degree of professionalism, thoroughness and dedication to the needs of his clients. He is completely independent and not affiliated with any product or service providers, so you can be assured of unbiased recommendations that only an independent professional can provide.
Zack is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with 30 years experience performing building energy surveys and energy-efficient equipment evaluations. He has achieved Certified Energy Manager, Certified Business Energy Professional and Certified Green Building Engineer designations by the Association of Energy Engineers. Additionally, he has been certified as a Building Science Thermographer by the Infrared Training Center. If you are a business owner or leased space tenant looking for ways to better manage your energy and utility costs, then contact Zack at (609) 487-7756 or e-mail Zack@NJEnergySavings.com for information or to schedule meeting to discuss your needs. For more inforation on Zack, click here.
NATIONAL/REGIONAL ENERGY NEWS:
October 22, 2008: The long-awaited New Jersey Energy Master Plan has been released. To paraphrase the executive summary, "This Energy Master Plan (EMP or Plan) proposes a road map to guide us toward a responsible energy future with adequate, reliable energy supplies that are both environmentally responsible and competitively priced. Building that future will require not only long-term actions, but also immediate investments that will help to ease our energy costs in the short term, create jobs, grow clean energy businesses, and establish the clean energy industry as a cornerstone of the State’s economy." For a download of this PDF file, click here. For more information on what this means for your business, call Zack Lilienfeld, PE, CEM at (609) 487-7756.
October 15, 2008: Governor Ed Rendell signed off on House Bill 2200, Pennsylvania's initiative to encourage energy conservation in the state. Utilities are now in the process of developing their plans to implement this initiative, which will kick off in 2009. Stay tuned for a feature article on how to take advantage of this ambitious program.
June 1, 2008: Major New Jersey electric utilities PSEG, Alantic City Electric Company, and Jersey Central Power & Light increased electric generation rates effective June 1. This coincides with the implementation of higher summer rates, which will substantially affect electric billing for electricity-intensive businesses.
Several major Pennsylvania electric utilities, including PPL Utilities and Met-Ed, followed by PECO Energy, will be removing deregulation rate-capped generation rates beginning in January 2010 (PECO in January 2011). What this means for electricity users in the Philadelphia, Allentown and Reading areas is an expected substantial hike in electricity costs and in some cases, introduction to volatile market-based pricing of electric generation. If your business is located in central or eastern Pennsylvania, you need to be prepared for substantial cost increases, and know what choices you have regarding alternate suppliers and your local electric distribution company's electric pricing after the rate caps are lifted. For the latest information, or to be placed on an e-mail distribution list for newsworthy updates for PA or New Jersey utility news affecting your bottom line, e-mail Zack Lilienfeld at Zack@NJEnergySavings.com, or call (609) 487-7756.
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From the desk of Zack Lilienfeld, PE:
NEW: ONE-DAY ENERGY CONSULTATION: Are energy and utility bills giving you pause? Its time to take action. Let me direct your efforts to initiate cost-effective measures to cut your sky-high energy and utility bills. In today's energy price environment, you should already be looking at fast turn-around projects to cut your costs. To get you started in the right direction, let me meet you at your location for one day. I will meet with your decision-makers to assess your needs, do a walk-through mini-audit of your building, and present my initial findings at the end of the day. While this does not take the place of a full energy audit with comprehensive report, it is beneficial in quick-starting a program to but the brakies on the relentless rise in your energy costs. For information on my fee for this service, click here.
GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP CONFERENCE: On June 24, 2008, I attended a 1-day conference on ground source heat pumps (GSHP) held by the American Ground Water Trust. This program highlighted the state of affairs with regard to this energy-efficient method of heating and cooling homes and businesses. I took from this conference the following information: The lack of trained installers and motivated design professionals is holding up the growth of GSHP installations in New Jersey. The State offers financial incentives for installing GSHP systems, and the favorable economics should make it one of the most economical of the "green" technologies out there. To find out more about GSHPs and what they can do for your business, please contact me.
PHFA MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING ENERGY CONSERVATION MEETING : On Wednesday, September 18, 2008, I attended a 1-day meeting hosted by the PA Housing Finance Agency saving energy and money with energy costs in multi-family housing. This program, which was applicable to any multi-family housing facility in the region, was right on-target with what owners can do to lower utility and fuel costs, as well as water consumption. To find out more about saving energy in your multi-family facilities, please contact me.