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EPIC empowers leading firms across the ecosystem of energy efficiency project professionals.

Contractors

EPIC for Contractors

EPIC empowers HVAC contractors, in real time and with minimal data inputs, to estimate the energy savings and financial impacts of their projects. The EPIC Report, which is designed to be appended to an equipment replacement proposal, includes:

  • Estimated energy savings and the key financial metrics associated with HVAC equipment replacement projects.
  • A comparison of the cost and savings differences between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment.
  • Answers to the “tough” questions routinely asked by building owners, for example:
  • “Is the ROI from high efficiency equipment better than the ROI from code compliant equipment?”
  • “Does the enhanced performance associated with high efficiency equipment justify its price premium?”
  • “Which equipment scenario optimizes project lifetime savings and property value increase?”

 

EPIC enables contractors to provide data-driven answers that meet the building owner’s desire to make a fully informed investment decision. This ability to make the business case for an energy efficient improvement project, is fast becoming a must-have component of HVAC equipment replacement proposals. This is especially true in the current “pandemic” economic environment where building owners are closely scrutinizing their estimated return on capital expenditures.

 

The result: financially compelling proposals that stand out and win more projects!

Energy Service Companies

EPIC for Energy Service Companies

EPIC empowers Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), in real time and with minimal data inputs to create a technically sound “first-look” analysis that will help the building owner understand the investment potential of proposed energy improvements. The EPIC Report, which is designed to be appended to a preliminary proposal:

  • Estimates preliminary energy savings and key financial impacts of HVAC equipment replacement projects – even remotely without access to utility bill data.
  • Compares cost and savings differences between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment scenarios to optimize your project.
  • Helps the building owner understand the investment potential of energy improvements to justify a detailed energy audit, e.g., ASHRAE Level II or III energy audit.

 

EPIC enables ESCOs to provide a data-driven, cost effective preliminary project proposal to satisfy the building owner’s criteria to authorize budget allocation for the investment grade audit needed to support an energy savings performance guarantee.

Equipment Distributors

EPIC for Equipment Distributors

With EPIC, HVAC Equipment Distributors empower their customers to increase sales of high efficiency equipment and profitably grow their business by:

  • Enabling contractors to include estimated energy savings and key financial impacts in their HVAC equipment replacement proposals.
  • Empowering contractors, in real time and with minimal data inputs, to compare the cost and savings differences between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment.
  • Helping contractors answer the “tough” building owner questions necessary to make the business case for an energy efficiency investment.

 

Few contractors have the tools needed to quickly quantify in their proposals the key financial impact analytics needed to gain building owner commitment. EPIC enables users to provide data-driven answers to satisfy the building owner’s desire to make a fully informed investment decision.

 

The Result – Everybody Wins with EPIC:

  • Building owners have the information needed to make a confident and expedited investment decision.
  • Contractors increase their proposal win rate.
  • Distributors accelerate sales of their high efficiency equipment and earn a greater share of their contractor’s business.

Equipment Manufacturers

EPIC for Equipment Manufacturers

With EPIC, HVAC equipment manufacturers empower their distributor and contractor customers to increase sales of high efficiency equipment and profitably grow their business by:

  • Enabling contractors to include estimated energy savings and key financial impacts in their HVAC equipment replacement proposals.
  • Empowering contractors, in real time and with minimal data inputs, to compare cost and savings differences between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment.
  • Helping contractors answer the “tough” building owner questions necessary to make the business case for energy efficiency investment.

 

In the current “pandemic” economic environment the ability to make an informed business case for an energy efficiency project is fast becoming a must-have component of HVAC equipment replacement proposals. As a result, EPIC is a must-have tool that can help HVAC equipment manufacturers and their customers achieve their growth objectives.

 

The Result – Everybody Wins with EPIC:

  • Building owners have the information needed to make a confident and expedited investment decision.
  • Contractors increase their proposal win rate.
  • Manufacturers and Distributors accelerate sales of their high efficiency equipment.

PCA Consultants

EPIC for PCA Consultants 

SRS, in partnership with EDR Lightbox, has developed a customized version of EPIC to enable Property Condition Assessment (PCA) consultants to meet the ASTM E3224-19 Building Energy Performance and Improvement Evaluation (BEPIE) Standard scope of work.

 

EPIC for PCA consultants facilitates the BEPIE scope of work and is designed for use in commercial property pre-acquisition due diligence and capital needs assessment to:

  • Benchmark the subject building’s energy performance against local peer group buildings
  • Identify buildings that are energy under-performers as compared to peers
  • Determine energy efficiency improvements and the cost to achieve performance parity with peers.

 

Such cost, included in the EPIC PCA Report, can be factored into price negotiations by the prospective buyer.

 

Learn more about SRS’s partnership with EDR Lightbox and how EPIC can help grow your business.

Project Developers

EPIC for Project Developers

EPIC empowers Project Developers of comprehensive energy efficiency projects, in real time and with minimal data inputs, to estimate energy savings and project implementation costs for their projects. The result is a financially compelling proposal that:

  • Includes estimated energy savings and key financial impacts of HVAC equipment replacement projects – even remotely and without access to utility bill data.
  • Compares cost and savings differences between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment scenarios to optimize your project.
  • Makes the business case for energy efficiency investment and helps the building owner understand the investment potential of energy improvements to justify a detailed energy audit, where applicable.

 

EPIC enables project developers to provide a data-driven, cost effective project proposal to satisfy the building owner’s desire to make a fully informed investment decision.

Property Owners and Managers

EPIC for Property Owners and Managers

EPIC empowers Property Owners and Managers, in real time and with minimal data inputs, to:

  • Estimate preliminary energy savings and key financial impacts of HVAC equipment replacement projects.
  • Compare the cost and savings differences between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment scenarios to optimize your project.
  • Quantify the investment potential of energy improvements to support capital budget allocation or justify the cost of a detailed energy audit, e.g., ASHRAE Level II, where applicable.

 

The result is a technically sound “first-look” analysis to quantify the investment potential of proposed energy improvements which enables property owners and managers to conduct a cost effective, data-driven go/no go investment decision.

Utility Program Managers

EPIC for Utility Incentive Program Managers

EPIC empowers Utility Incentive Program Managers to deploy an easy-to-use tool that enables their trade allies to:

  • Integrate energy savings and financial impact analytics, including utility incentive values, in their project proposals.
  • Compare cost and savings differences between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment scenarios to optimize the project.
  • Answer the “tough” building owner questions necessary to make the business case for energy efficiency investment, for example:
  • “Can you quantify the estimated ROI difference between high efficiency versus code compliant equipment?”
  • “Does the enhanced performance associated with high efficiency equipment justify its price premium?”
  • “Which equipment scenario optimizes project lifetime savings and property value increase?”

 

In the current “pandemic” economic environment, EPIC is a must-have tool that utility incentive program managers can deploy to help their trade allies:

  • Evolve beyond “cost-only” proposals
  • Make the business case for energy efficiency investment
  • Capture the associated energy savings to meet their programmatic goals.

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