Our Methods

Review and Audit

First step in our RIP process. Review utility billing and identify cost savings.

Implement Technical Solutions

Recommend cost saving equipment technology and procedures.

Procure Energy

Help clients purchase gas and electricity in deregulated markets or negotiate with current regulated utilities.

We formed Expo Energy with a mission to become the trusted energy advisor to business and institutional clients. Expo Energy offers a concise three-step approach to assist our clients with their utility needs. In this three-step approach, we will help you take a “RIP” at utility costs.

The following describes the steps in the “RIP” process:

  • Review Utility Billing – identify cost saving opportunities from current rates.
  • Implement Technical Solutions – recommend cost saving equipment technology.
  • Procure Energy – help clients purchase gas and electricity in deregulated markets.

Expo Energy has assembled a team of analytical and creative consultants that have a balance of skills in the evaluating financial and technical issues related to energy consumption. Each of our consultants have worked inside a major utility and have been involved in most aspects of utility functions as they relate to the customer. This wide breadth of knowledge is invaluable and respected by the exclusive franchises of the utility industry. See the following pages for our qualifications, references, and methodology.

Our Methods in Detail

Our comprehensive review and analysis process reviews the overall energy consumption of metered utilities, utility billing, and consumption histories to identify opportunities for reducing energy consumption and cost. We will accomplish this objective through the strategy detailed below.

  • Survey – We will survey church facilities to identify all relevant energy consuming loads.
  • In addition, we will organize utility billing data to identify your operating costs. This will include the following:
    • Conduct “walk-through” audit to identify loads such as:
    • Lighting – interior & exterior
    • HVAC – A/C, chillers, boilers, furnaces & ventilation motors
    • Elevators and other motor load
    • Kitchen equipment
    • Energy management systems
  • Organize utility billing and consumption data including:
    • Electric (kWh, kW, cost, interval data)
    • Natural Gas (therms & cost) (propane or fuel oil gallons & cost if used)
    • Water and Sewer (gallons & cost)
  • To conduct this survey we would need the church’s assistance with the following items:
    • Assistance with a “walk-through” audit of the facilities.
    • Information on operating characteristics (i.e. hours open, uses).
    • Copies of all relevant utility billings and interval data.
    • Copies of contracts with utility companies for special rates.
    • Analysis – From the information obtained in the survey phase, we will organize and analyze the church’s energy load and billing data to identify savings opportunities through recommended cost saving measures, changes in utility rates or fuel suppliers.
  • Analyze energy consuming loads in the facilities:
    • Prepare energy use estimate and summary for all major loads
    • Prepare graphic representation of above information
    • Draw conclusions about load operation
    • Recommend consumption and cost reducing strategies

Analyze utility billing and consumption information:

  • Review billing determinants; usage, peak demand, billing demand, bill amount and other factors that we would compute such as load factor, cost and usage per comparison unit (i.e. square foot); for each monthly bill.
  • Identify billing irregularities.
  • Recommend alternate utility rate schedules, if beneficial.
  • Reporting – To conclude the process, we will prepare a final report that summarizes the information gathered and recommends beneficial strategies to each individual church. This report will include the following:
    • Narrative summary of findings and recommendations that would result in beneficial cost savings.
    • All calculations considered in the cost benefit analysis of recommendations.
    • Estimate of the contribution of the major loads to overall energy consumption.
    • Organized energy use and billing information.
    • Copies of utility rate schedules used.

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