Comprehensive Energy Solutions

Higher Education

ECM: A Partnership Approach to Energy Efficiency

Colleges & Universities have shown great leadership in the drive toward sustainable environments. ECM has a great deal of experience in delivering comprehensive energy efficiency measures that enable institutes of higher education to achieve their aggressive sustainability goals. ECM’s partnering approach with both ESCO’s and their Higher Education Clients offers solutions with a wide-range of applications and technologies that they can trust without having to work with multiple vendors. ECM’s suite of technologies, our professional project delivery process and our extensive background in many types of academic environments, provide our clients with a single point of contact for their conservation initiatives. Our proven ability to identify, validate, and implement multiple measures delivers a streamlined approach to achieving the most challenging of sustainability goals.

ECM: Comprehensive Evaluations (Water / Gas / Electricity)

Depending on the geographic location and type of building, ECM has a number of potential measures to meet your energy efficiency goals. Our auditing teams review hundreds of buildings every month and our project teams implement measures in 45-50 states annually. We also have a very strong track record of securing custom rebate incentives from many utilities nationwide. Because our auditors are experienced at identifying multiple measures during site evaluations, we can often develop projects with larger scopes at lower costs with very attractive returns on investment. Whether you are an ESCO or Fortune 500 company with multiple locations, we excel at developing quick payback solutions for our clients.

Sample Measures for University Facilities…

  • Laboratory Controls and Ventilation - Significantly reduce energy and increase safety
  • Kitchen Hood Controls – Demand Control Ventilation
  • Air-Cooled Rooftop Units – Refurbish RTU’s to optimize performance
  • Water Conservation – Optimal water treatment and other conservation solutions
  • Building Envelope Solutions – Reduce air infiltration, leakage, and solar gain
  • Central Plant & Airside Optimization – Maximize efficiency of core systems
  • Generator Heating – Reduce cost of maintaining back-up generator temperatures
  • Lighting Controls – Maximize savings in through individual fixture management
  • IT Solutions – Advanced tools for reducing, managing, and measuring plug load and print costs

ECM: Project Delivery

Most of our Clients first chose ECM due to our innovative solutions and our ability to quantify savings, but the key to sustaining long-term client relationships rests in our ability to deliver our projects both cost effectively and on schedule. Effective delivery helps ECM continue to provide strong paybacks, even with unpredictable energy markets and constantly shifting utility funding sources. Our systematic approach to delivering cost effective solutions starts with our strong attention to process details, and our experienced, professional Project Managers. These processes utilize technology efficiently to maximize results, providing effective communication thorough documentation and punctual project close-out.

​As is the case with renovation and retrofit – stuff happens. What sets ECM apart is our commitment to our clients and dedication to being a part of your team. The most important metric that we look at are the results from our customer surveys that are provided to our clients after each project. Our determination to understand where we can improve has led to a big reduction in our costs and a dramatic increase in our client and employee satisfaction.

​Call us today at 920-267-6111 to better understand how ECM can deliver measurable results to your organization.