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A Community Benefit Energy Efficiency Program. iCAST Mission To provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to communities in a way that builds.

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1 A Community Benefit Energy Efficiency Program

2 iCAST Mission To provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to communities in a way that builds local capacity Environmental Stewardship Economic Development Social Responsibility Use Local Resource For Local Benefit

3 Current Programs HUD EIF / USDA - Affordable Housing Low-Income, Seniors and Disabled ECMs and Behavior Change for 800 units Non-Profit Low-Cost Financing thru PRIs and Grants Gates Family Fdn, City of Denver, Golden Civic Fdn, etc. Community / Utility Residential and Commercial 6 SE Colorado counties, 6 Western Slope counties, Arvada, Golden, Yampa Valley SMPA, Source Gas, Black Hills Corp. CONFIDENTIAL

4 Program Objectives Reduce energy consumption for residents/businesses Ensure Energy Affordability Energy Savings translate to Cost Savings Increase comfort and health in their homes/buildings Create business opportunities for local contractors o 12 direct + 19 in-direct jobs per $1Million spent Environmental benefits Reduced GHG, Hg, SOx, NOx,… Long Term Sustainability – self funded program Customer funded

5 SMPA Established in 1938 Service territory ~ 3,600 sq. miles Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel, Montrose, Mesa, Hinsdale and Dolores ~1,800 miles of line and 13,000 meters Services a total population of ~31,938 Including 10,646 households and 2,400 businesses Member-owned, locally-controlled electric power cooperative

6 One Year Retrospective Program Officially Launched in Feb Three pilot projects underway at time of launch Current Status 140 residential/MF units provided deep retrofits (HVAC, insulation, boiler, water heater) 1-5 local Subs $4,000 per 5 businesses provided deep retrofits (insulation, HVAC, economizer, lighting, etc.) 1-5 local Subs $20,000 per Total investment by utilities including rebates provided is under $50K

7 Yampa Valley Pilot Program Launched in Jan Three potential pilot projects at time of launch Met with; YVEA, YVSC, YVHA, Atmos, Horizons and City Current Status Energy Assessment cost delivered to interested clients Assessing current building stock to approach ownership Taking advantage of Atmos rebates; energy audit rebates and improvements rebates available for customers

8 iCAST Role Project Manager / Energy Advisor Provide customers a hassle-free, comprehensive program Provide access to local, qualified and trained contractors Be the 3 rd Party/Neutral Experts for Customers Set Inspection and QA/QC Requirements Manage infrastructure for PM, Invoicing and Reporting Renewable/Alternative feasibility studies

9 Program Components Outreach to community Energy Assessments Project Financing/Rebates and Incentives Project Management for ECM installations Recruiting and Training of Local Subcontractors Bidding and Selection of Subcontractors Oversight, Rebates and Invoicing Final Inspection and Reporting

10 Energy Efficiency Residential Commercial Trainings Turn-Key services

11 ResourceSmart 1. Energy Efficiency 2. Water Conservation 3. Indoor Air Quality Radon Carbon Monoxide Allergens Mold Particulate Etc.

12 ResourceSmart Eight years of EE Retrofit Experience Experience managing end-to-end EE Retrofit process Customers from across CO – both residential and commercial Ability to look out for best interest of customers Non-profit status Neutral third party – do not own any technology or solution No commissions/payments from contractors or vendors or banks Negotiate best deal– including GC rates/volume discounts Experience in Training Classroom, online and OJT trainings available CONFIDENTIAL

13 ResourceSmart Process Work and Quality Control Completed Work is approved and completed Watch your savings increase year after year! Final quality check of upgrades to ensure iCAST performs all project close out reporting and final invoice approval with contractors for you Enjoy a safer, more comfortable home/business environment while savings continue to build as energy costs rise each year! Contractors Hired & Work Begins iCAST finalizes and manages contractors, pricing, rebates and schedules for you Network of trained contractors and volume discounts ensures you receive the best pricing Create a timeline, orders supplies, performs quality checks, and keeps you updated on the progress of the entire scope of project Decide and Finalize Financing Options You decide what improvement measures to implement Assess level of investment and costs vs. savings potential and agree to terms Learn how to profit today from your improvements Report with Findings and Explanation Receive detailed report with costs, savings, paybacks, eligible rebates and grants Core areas of improvement recommendations along with visual snapshots of areas experiencing energy loss Investment and payback details highlighted to show your true savings potential iCAST tracks and files all available rebates Energy Assessment BPI-certified energy assessor conducts a complete assessment of your property Comprehensive analysis including insulation, lighting, HVAC, air sealing, infrared camera, water and health and safety ensures we gather a complete picture of your energy usage Utilizing data points from our assessment we will model your building to uncover annual savings opportunities Complete Questionnaire Return a completed questionnaire assessment form We work with you to find a time that works for you First step in saving energy and money Determine a cost for the assessment

14 Sample SOW ECM DescriptionQty Installed CostsRebates EE Annual Saving DSM Annual Saving TOTAL Savings Simple Payback (in yrs) Install 8 of blown insulation 4579 Sq ft $4,106$0$654$0$ CFL lamps per apartment 360$1,275$360$485$3,147$3, Replace older boilers in buildings 4$59,000$4,410$1,554$0$1, Replace A/C with evaporative cooler1$5,900$1000$548$0$ Replace old Exit lights with new LED 8$896$120$280$55$3352.3

15 Sample SOW ECM Description Installed CostsRebates EE Annual Saving DSM Annual Saving TOTAL Savings TOTALS$81,591$6,092$5,262$3,709$8,971 Prescriptive Rebates$6,092 Grant Funding$7,500 Total Cost$67,999 Financing Options Monthly Savings Interest Rate Term (Years) Loan Amount Monthly Payment $ %10$67,999$672.41

16 Sample SOW Net Present Value of Investment $104,237

17 Goal Reduce energy consumption and costs for our customers Increase comfort and health Increase value of property Create business opportunities for local contractors Generate local economic development Money saved on utility bills for next 20 years is spent locally Environmental benefits Reduced GHG, Hg, SOx, NOx,… Long Term Sustainability Self-funded program (versus grant funded)

18 Questions? Barret Ramey LEED AP Development Executive International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology (iCAST) w x 822 | c


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