Thursday, March 22, 2012

ENERGyZE, Powered by Conservice

At Conservice, we continue innovating so that we can find solutions that best meet the needs of our clients and customers. ENERGyZE is our power program that launched in Texas at the end of 2011. Find out more at energyze.conservice.com.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Energy Rates are Down Nationwide: Take Advantage Now


Are you sure you're paying the lowest rate for gas and electricity at your multifamily and/or commercial properties? If you live in a deregulated market, you may have the opportunity to shop around for gas and electric supply, but you probably don't have the time to do the research. Conservice provides energy procurement services to ensure you are getting the lowest rates on energy so you don't have to go through the hassle of negotiating lower rates.

Why Now?
Energy prices are down nationwide. Natural gas prices, which directly affect electricity prices, are reaching the lowest point we've seen since the 1980's. It's an excellent time to lock in energy rates now while the market is favorable and prices are low.

Why Not Wait?
EPA regulations (Cross State Air Pollution Rule & Mercury Air Toxic Standards)  are taking affect this year that will cause coal-fired power plants to retrofit or shutdown. This will cause electricity prices to rise, which is another good reason to lock in energy rates before they go up.

Find Savings Now!
The procurement experts at Conservice were able to find a 17% energy savings for a 298 unit community just this past month. The savings amounted to $35,095.78 over 24 months. Numbers like these are not uncommon, and we continue to find savings for properties and management companies nearly every day. Why not pay less for something we all have to buy anyway? Don't delay! Contact your account manager or email service@conservice.com to see how much your property can save on energy.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Conservice Adds Energy Efficient, Second Building to Campus


The entryway to our 2nd building, which just opened
Over the last couple years, Conservice has more than doubled in size. This exciting growth has not only proven reassuring in the midst of an unstable economic climate, but it has also brought forth a lot of exciting new projects and developments for our company.

Anticipating company growth, plans for a new building began last year, and construction broke ground in April 2011. Because Conservice values conservation of our natural resources, we couldn't settle for an ordinary office building. Instead, plans and designs were made to create one of the most energy efficient office buildings in our geographic area.

Our new building, which opened its doors in February to our Synergy and accounting departments, will use only 15 percent of the energy of similar office buildings of the same size in the summer months. That 85 percent energy savings sets precedence in our space for green construction, and features a number of energy efficient practices.

Solar panels on top of the building collect heat from the sun 
Both clean and sustainable, geothermal cooling acts as a cooling source in the building during the summer months. Solar energy is used to help supply hot water to the building, providing another clean source of energy generation.  LED and high efficiency lighting is used throughout the building to provide far more sustainable and long-lasting lighting to the office.  Additionally, the building is positioned in a way that minimizes summertime sun impact, with strategic sunshades that block the heating effects of the sun. High efficiency windows have also been added to areas of the building exposed to direct sunlight.

Conservice continues to focus on green practices and strives to be more eco-friendly. We understand that conservation realizes both environmental and financial benefits that far outweigh the cost of wasteful practices. We don't just talk about conservation, or encourage others to do it, but we strive to lead the way.