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Energy Efficient Grocery Upgrades Net Large Rebates.

 
Grocery racks

PECI’s engineering team supports our clients’ energy-efficiency initiatives by providing broad technical support for demand side management offerings as well as in-depth energy analysis of individual projects. Our work includes investigation and analysis of energy-efficiency technologies and approaches – from energy savings and cost-effectiveness calculations to energy modeling via building simulation; from development of work papers to creation of cutting-edge analysis tools. We also provide technical support and oversight of project and program implementation.

Engineering Analysis
Our engineers perform detailed analysis of buildings and buildings systems by utilizing site specific information including performance data on installed systems in conjunction with custom and commercially available energy analysis tools. This includes energy calculations and modeling of all types. Our engineers are proficient at multivariable regressions to determine whole building savings independent from changes in weather and other variables. Our engineers are also experienced at collecting and deducing meaningful results from surveys.

Applied Research
PECI conducts research and analysis to support advances in the application of building science principles and energy-efficiency technologies. Our research results in practical knowledge and guidance related to building performance, building operating strategies, verification of savings, codes and standards, and building commissioning. Our research team is developing state-of-the-art analysis methods for determining savings with a whole building approach.

Measure Development
PECI’s engineering team examines market trends and real-world data to strategically select new measures for specific markets. We conduct market and manufacturer research, calculate proposed energy savings using eQUEST and other tools, develop utility work papers, and train PECI and client staff to implement new measures in the field.
 
To develop new energy-saving measures, PECI engineers first research technologies and select potential measures. For each measure, they develop a unitized energy saving model, calibrate that model to typical market conditions, and propose terms and conditions that will help ensure savings and customer satisfaction. PECI then proposes the new measure to utility clients or advisory boards such as the Regional Technical Forum, an advisory committee chartered to develop standards for energy savings in the Northwest region.

Energy-Savings Calculations
PECI performs energy-savings calculations using client-provided, commercially-available and internally-developed tools. Calculations may be applied to specific applications, or conducted to represent an average expected result. This allows us to forecast savings specific to our clients’ service territories.

Energy Modeling
PECI’s engineering specialists work with big box stores and regional chains to ensure newly built stores are as efficient as possible. The team reviews the store plans, models baseline energy use and identifies potential energy-efficiency measures. Our engineers calculate the potential energy savings and incremental costs, and conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis for the entire project. We present the results in a way that is relevant to business owners, clearly presenting costs and benefits and guiding businesses in making energy-efficiency investments over the short and long term.
 
Additionally, eQUEST modeling is used for analysis and development of new measures. Our engineering team also reviews energy savings analyses generated by other companies in support of our client's programs. Our team has expertise using eQuest, Trane TRACE and other common software tools and uses batch processing to assess a wide range of variables.

Measurement & Verification
We leverage our expertise in M&V to ensure our programs deliver verifiable results, and provide transparency to third-party evaluators. We also develop practical guidelines and provide M&V services to accurately assess the energy savings associated with an energy-efficiency project. We develop the M&V plan, collect and analyze the data, and produce conclusions and reports for our clients.

Grocers wanting to save on their 24 hour expense, refrigeration, can contact Cold Craft, Inc. for energy efficient upgrades to their cases.  The result... yes much lower energy costs but the food also looks more appealing to consumers and perhaps qualify for a substantial rebate.  Cold Craft, Inc. your Refrigeration or HVAC experts can be reached at 408.374.7292.











If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Geothermal or Ground Source Heat Pumps - So What...

 
Consumer Energy Center

So what?

This is a big deal in energy efficiency

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Geothermal for Consumers

 
Energy Upgrade California logo

Geothermal Home Energy

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Getting to True Zero Net Energy Without Fossil Fuels @SJCC

 
california geo

Getting to True Zero Net Energy Without Fossil Fuels @SJCC CaliforniaGeo’s True Zero Net Energy Seminar + Webinar is set for April 23rd at San Jose City College (SJCC).

Save a spot on your calendar to learn how progress will be made toward an all-ZNE new residential building requirement for 2020, with another one for commercial buildings by 2030. If your business is not prepared for making new buildings carbon-free and ZNE in five short years— reserve your seat to learn how ZNE is happening in both the new and (retrofit) built environment. Plan on attending this technology and case study-rich session. The advanced building train is leaving the station. Be sure you’re on it!

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

VIDEO: Clearing the air on smoke detector law - from CAA

 

This information is from California Apartment Association (CAA)

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Attention Rental Property Owners, Educational Opportunity

 
Landlord educational program

Cold Craft, Inc. networks with various groups and when we see an opportunity offerred by a group that our followers may be interested in we spread the word.  I understand from other rental property owners that they learned a lot from this organization's seminars and educational programs.

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

6 Ways to Save Energy This Winter

 
Preparing Your Home for Winter
This article originally posted on a ClimateMaster blog in October, is worth republishing.
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October 8, 2014 – It’s already October and you probably already have relatives doing Christmas shopping. That means cold weather is right around the corner. If it hasn’t hit your part of the country yet, it will soon.

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

All Geothermal Residential Development Breaks Ground in Moore, Okla.

 
All Geothermal Residential Development Moore OK

As geothermal heating and cooling becomes more popular there are more builders making it standard in their new home developments and why not.  The thought of no carbon monoxide gasses, quiet operation, no fossil fuels and low electrical usage is making it quite appealing. If you are not sure what geothermal is, in simple terms it is a heat pump that moves heat from the earth into and out of your home for comfort and heating of hot water.  There is no combustion associated with geothermal and it is the only way to truly become net 0 because there is 0 carnon emissions from the unit.

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Underground Parking - Can Harm Your Health

 

What you may not know about underground parking may be harming you.  

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Solving the HVACR Technician Shortage

 
Michael Cassity
Cold Craft, Inc. took the lead some time ago not only to align the firm with the local HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and Refrigeration) school but to promote the activities of programs and training held at the school such as Energy Upgrade California.  
 
Cold Craft's Founder and President teaches at the local HVACR school and that is one reason why Cold Craft is not short any technicians, installers or other key personnel.  
 
We agree with this article from Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration NEWS, that HVAC contractors need to reach out to the local schools to support the new HVACR students.  If you are in the San Jose, CA area and need HVACR assistance whether commercial or residential, please call us... 408.374.7292.
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Relationships with Local Institutions May Help Bridge the Gap

November 17, 2014
  
Michael Cassity

Even the most conservative estimates put the current shortage of HVACR technicians at 20,000, and this number says nothing of the shortage of qualified HVACR technicians. This massive shortage, which has plagued contractors for several years, is only projected to get worse in the future. The primary reason for this lack of technical workers is that bright, ambitious, young people have been overly conditioned to think of the trades as a lesser calling compared to the more popular career paths, such as computer programming, application design, investment banking, etc. Today, it is not very often that young people with the whole of their professional lives ahead of them are seriously debating whether to enter into an executive training program at Goldman Sachs or to become a maintenance technician at their local HVAC company. Why? Because they have been brainwashed to believe the trades do not offer sexy and glamorous careers. More on that later.

If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

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