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1 Terry Albrecht, PE CEM State Director

2 Waste Reduction Partners Clients Services and Projects Businesses Non-Profits Manufacturing Schools Agriculture Local Governments Energy Efficiency Assessments Grant Management & Mentoring Solid Waste Reduction Water Efficiency Greening Assessments Pollution Prevention At-A-Glance Waste Reduction Partners conducts on-site assessments and provides consulting services to businesses and public institutions throughout North Carolina. A team of 68 engineers and scientists provide waste, water and energy reduction assessments and technical assistance to clients at no cost. The program focuses on pollution prevention, operating efficiency improvements and cost effectiveness. Confidential - Non-regulatory - No-cost services

3 WRP Statewide Volunteers WRP Land-of-Sky Regional Council WRP Triangle J Council of Governments - 24 WRP utilizes retired and volunteer engineers and scientists. Asheville, North Carolina Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Engaging the “Baby Boomer” community resource – 2 million in 2025 in North Carolina. Staff is highly respected by clients, “Speak the Business Language.” Over 2300 years of cumulative experience. Staffing able to “stay with” clients through project implementation. Promotes sustainable economy and healthy environment.

4 WRP Accomplishments $1.83 Million Total Client Savings $1.18 Million Client Energy Savings 4.8 MGY Water Usage Reduction 20,300 Tons Solid Waste Reduction $10.3 Million- Value of Energy Projects Assisted %- Energy Project Implementation Rate 65,811 MMbtu- Client Energy Reduction 292 Sites- Visited in 56 Counties

5  Analyze Utility Bills  Conduct Walk-through Surveys  Target Energy Uses  Process / motor  HVAC  Lighting  Review Building Envelope  Seek Demand Reduction / EMS / Policies  Consider Benchmarking  Understand Financing Options  Written Reports with Cost / Benefit Analysis  Support Strategic Energy Planning Initiatives

6 Improved Energy Management Energy Efficiency Solar/Renewables Utility Accounting Staffing Energy Professionals O & M Improvements Awareness Energy Survey Benchmarking / Tools Performance Contracting Strategic Energy Planning Leadership/Demonstration Capitalization

7 Behavioral No to Low Cost Moderate Capital Investment and Energy Performance Contracting Sustained Facility Energy Savings 5% 10% 15% 20%

8 ECMFrequency Recommended Simple Payback Range Percentage Implemented Upgrade Lighting242.7 – 5.0 years64 Improve Envelope170 – 20 years76 Upgrade HVAC15Variable47 De-lamp Vending12No cost25 Improve HVAC Maintenance12Low cost58 Reduce Lighting10No cost50 Rate Reviews9No cost33 Exit Light Upgrade8< 2.0 years75 Occupancy Sensors Compressed Air Leaks Deactivate Equipment6No cost33 Premium Efficiency Motors62.0 year (20 HP)33 Waste Reduction Partners Client Study, n=25, 6/2010

9 WRP Energy Audit Program for Rural Businesses  Reduced Cost Energy Assessments ▪ $325 Small Business | $275 Farms  Product: ▪ Energy Assessment report with preliminary cost/benefit analysis  Assessments can support USDA Energy Grant Applications  Your business may qualify 

10 Small Business Case Study Helpmate, Inc Energy Efficiency Assessment Non-profit, shelter 8750 sq. ft. $11,500 annual utility costs Focus no-cost and low-cost measures Outcome: 12% reduction in energy costs Pursued heat pump upgrade with utility rebates program “ Our winter electric use was down 20%. That’s really impressive and that’s just from being careful with the AC / Heating temperatures, lower hot water temperatures, and closing the chimney. Thanks so much!” Katherine Early Helpmate, Inc.

11 Greening Assessments supporting NC GreenTravel  45 “Greening Assessments” for Hospitality Sector Businesses.  Assessments to address energy, water, solid waste and operational practices with Cost Benefit Analysis.  Clients Benefiting: Old Edwards Inn, Highland Lake Inn, 9 th Street Bakery, Sunny Point Café, Richmond Hill Inn, Market Place Restaurant, Grandfather Mountain, Mountainaire Inn, Joe’s Italian  GreenTravel.org - State Recognition Program

12  Partnership with Highlands Biological Stations and DELTA Internship Program  Performed energy assessment  LED lighting retrofit  Chiller heat recovery  $62.5K savings, > 1.0 payback  First NC Green Travel recognized - Lodging  Led to Strategic Energy and Resource Efficiency Plan  Continuing recycling assistance

13 NCDAQ - GHG Mitigation – Voluntary Energy Assessments  Contractor for NC Division of Air Quality  USEPA Funded project  Energy Efficiency Assessments with GHG analysis in commercial/industrial sector  Other Technical Assistance Provider ▪ NCSU Industrial Assessment Center  - EPA GHG Grant

14 Energy Assessments and Mentoring – Public Sectors  One-day On-site Assessment  Energy Survey Report with Preliminary Cost- Benefit Analysis.  Supports Strategic Energy Planning  Resources to engage finance options ▪ Utility Rebates ▪ Grant Opportunities ▪ Lease Arrangements – Solar Purchase Agreements ▪ Performance Contracting  State Energy Office Supported

15  EECBG funds supported - retrofitting and replacing inefficient lighting, heating systems and building envelope components  Funding Source: NC State Energy Office – Recovery Funds  Project: Project was a Multi-governmental Partnership between Madison County, Town of Marshall and Town of Mars Hill  Project was developed and Scoped by Land-of-Sky Regional Council and Waste Reduction Partners  WRP Team provided energy initial energy report, Strategic Energy Plan, staff training, proposal assistance and final energy savings report  EECBG grant $144,  Outcome: Energy Savings estimated greater than $25,000

16 Marshall New Furnaces Mars Hill 478 N ew Rixtures Madison County 1289 New Fixtures

17  Main Street funds corrected major deficiencies in 4 businesses and retrofitting streetlights  Funding Source: NC State Energy Office – Recovery Funds  Project: Downtown Hendersonville Inc. grant recipient – Administration staff provided by Hendersonville  Project was developed by Downtown Hendersonville Inc. and Waste Reduction Partners  WRP Team provided energy initial energy report, proposal assistance and final energy savings report  Total Project 127,018; State Energy Office $63,409  Outcome: Energy Savings estimated greater than $7300

18 No more antique heating equipment No more chocolates melting in the window

19  EPA Climate Showcase Grant – GHG focus  Buncombe Co. Schools, Asheville City School, 3 Charter Schools  $310K in subcontracts for facility upgrades – classroom and gym lighting, insulation, instant hot water heaters, demand controls, PV solar project  Green Team Development & micro grants (20)  RRR - Spring board for NC Green Schools initiative

20 WRP Contacts WRP - Land-of-Sky Regional Council WRP - Triangle J Council of Governments 339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140 Asheville, NC Terry Albrecht, WRP Director PO Box Research Triangle Park, NC Conrad Meyer, Technical Manager Syd Jeffrey, Program Administrator www. wastereductionpartners.org

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