|Integrity Engineering, LLC||P.O. Box 3350||8508 Ventnor Ave. 1st fl., Margate NJ 08402||Phone/fax (888) 272-6999|
LOWER YOUR ENERGY AND UTILITY COSTS
Has your home or business's cost of electricity, natural gas or fuel oil gotten out of hand? Crude oil prices recently hit an all-time high of $52 a barrel. Since crude oil prices dictate the prices of fuel oil as well as natural gas and propane, if you use these fuels for space heating, water heating and cooking, you are no doubt aware of the cost impact on your home or business budget. What can you do to gain control over your excessive energy costs?
We can help you get back on track, with energy services tailored to your unique situation. Energy conservation in various forms has been around since the 1970's, but was out of fashion over much of the last decade as homes and businesses generally focused their attention elsewhere. Now, with high utility and fuel costs, Integrity Engineering, LLC can help you produce surprising results using some traditional and innovative strategies.
We can help you "fine tune" your home with a home energy inspection. Similar to a property inspection for home buyers, a home energy inspection focuses exclusively on the systems that use energy, plus insulation, building structure and windows. Armed with tools and equipment for measuring water temperature, hot water flow rate, air temperature and insulation values, an energy "audit" will tell you where your energy dollar is spent - and how to cost-effectively reduce your fuel and electricity usage. For homes that are older, an energy inspection can pay for itself in as little as one year from lower utility bills that result when energy conservation measures are implemented. Newer homes that have energy-efficient appliances, more insulation and insulated glass may still experience energy savings, although typically have multi-year "payback" on energy investments.
Higher energy costs also mean that alternative energy sources - solar heating panels and photoelectric arrays - are coming back into fashion. The state has financial incentives for progressive homeowners, with installation cost savings of to to 85%. For more information, visit the the NJ Clean Energy website.
Whether you own your building or lease, implementing measures identified in an energy inspection by Integrity Engineering, LLC will produce bottom-line results. Energy inspections, often referred to energy audits, identify areas where energy usage can be reduced without sacrificing occupant comfort or safety. A thorough energy audit will also include a close look at your utility bills, to identify better rates or rate options, or to uncover billing errors.
Because of the state's SmartStart building program and Federal depreciation and tax credit treatment of alternative energy systems like photovoltaic and wind energy, equipment installations can be surprisingly cost-effective.
To help you unlock the savings potential of your fuel and utility bills, Integrity Engineering, LLC offers services including:
- Assistance in determining the cost advantages of fuel switching options
- Procurement assistance to obtain an alternate natural gas or electric energy supplier
- Finding more efficient alternatives to traditional energy-using equipment
- Identifying solar power and solar heating technologies that make financial sense
- Employee training and awareness sessions to facilitate energy-wise practices
- Presenting innovative ways to fund energy-saving projects
- Showing you how to take maximum advantage of utility rate structures and rebates
- Providing assistance in implementing New Jersey SmartStart Buildings Program opportunities.
Isaac G. "Zack" Lilienfeld, PE, CEM is a Professional Engineer, having attained the designations of Certified Energy Manager and Certified Business Energy Professional from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), the pre-eminent international association for energy professionals. He has extensive experience in the field of energy evaluations, energy audits and alternate energy analyses, working for 17 years at a major northeast electric utility as energy conservation representative to industrial and commercial customers - from grocery stores to Bethlehem Steel. He is a long-standing member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.
Isaac G. Lilienfeld, PE, CEM, NJ Licensed Home Inspector serving Atlantic and Cape May Counties