Yearly Archives: 2015

Simpson House & ER Announce Tri-Generation Project

 

Senior Living Community’s Energy Upgrades to Provide Triple Bottom Line Benefits

 

Nov. 17, 2015, Carlstadt, NJ – Simpson House, a Philadelphia-based continuing care retirement community, has appointed New Jersey-based energy management and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., in conjunction with their partners and clean energy specialists, Blue Sky Power and MCFA Global to design, engineer, construct, and finance a sustainable makeover of its community.

The multi-million dollar energy infrastructure improvements to the community’s campus will include the installation of a highly efficient ER265UL tri-generation system that will provide heat, cooling, and electricity for the community.  The project will also include comprehensive lighting upgrades throughout the community and the replacement of existing boilers and chillers in the community’s powerhouse.

“Historically, we’ve found that many senior living communities do not prioritize energy infrastructure upgrades because of economic concerns,” said Blue Sky Power CEO Ben Parvey. “It turns out however, that many communities can actually reduce their carbon footprint and save money simultaneously, if they have the right approach. At Simpson House, we have been able to work with ENER-G Rudox to leverage a combination of technological, financial and regulatory best practices to deliver a solution that benefits the end-user economically, while simultaneously contributing to their organization’s sustainability goals.”

In order to deliver maximum benefit to the community, Simpson House has elected to fund the project via ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement’ offering. Under this 20-year arrangement, ENER-G Rudox will fund both construction and maintenance of the tri-generation system, while Simpson House will pay a fixed rate for the electricity, heat and chilling delivered by the system. Under the terms of the contract, Simpson House will receive approximately  $350,000 in guaranteed energy savings in each calendar year, while also reducing the community’s carbon footprint by approximately 300 metric tons per year, the equivalent impact of reducing domestic gasoline consumption by 34,000 gallons annually.

“For many commercial and industrial facilities, the ability to obtain ‘Triple Bottom Line’ benefits exists through energy infrastructure projects, as they take advantage of the economic, environmental and operation savings provided.  In the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, however, these projects are even more likely due to strong support at both the state and local level,” said Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox. “In many cases, the pieces are all on the table, but it takes someone familiar with all the facets of the industry and technology to put the project together.”       

The Simpson House project received support from both state and local sources, including a $400,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority. In addition, PECO (Philadelphia Electric Company) has agreed to contribute approximately $200,000 to the project through its Smart-On Site Program. The project is also benefiting from the attractive cogeneration service rate offered by the facility’s gas utility, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).

 

About ENER-G Rudox

ENER-G Rudox Inc., as part of ENER-G Cogen International Ltd (ECI), develops, manufactures, delivers, finances and maintains energy efficient and renewable energy solutions, generally based around state-of-the-art cogeneration technology, for the North American market. Founded in 1949, ENER-G Rudox is a “one-stop-shop” for commercial and industrial energy requirements, including combined heat and power (CHP), tri-generation, standby power, emergency rental power, and many other energy efficient technologies and power systems. This includes systems from 80kW up to 10MW, offered both via capital sales and long term Energy Service Agreements for installations in hospitals, hotels, education campuses, recreation centers, government offices, supermarkets, factories and other buildings. For additional information, please visit www.energ-rudox.com.

 

For more information on this project, or to have a free CHP feasibility study performed for your facility, please contact ENER-G Rudox at:

 

ENER-G Rudox Inc.

765 Rt 17 North

Carlstadt, NJ 07072

201-438-0111

www.energ-rudox.com

Email: chp@energ-rudox.com

Simpson House chooses energy management company

Simpson House, a Philadelphia-based continuing care retirement community, has selected ENER-G Rudox to design, engineer, construct, and finance an energy efficiency upgrade. The project will help Simpson House save approximately $350,000 in energy costs, while reducing the community’s carbon footprint at the same time.

Read more here!

ENER-G Rudox makes Climate Pledge

ENER-G Rudox Participates in White House Initiative with Leading US Firms

 

ENER-G Rudox Pledges Support for the American Business Act on Climate

 

On Monday, October 19, 2015, ENER-G Rudox Inc. attended the White House Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris. The Summit gathered leaders from the government, private sector, academic, technical and scientific communities to focus on cross-sector efforts to tackle the climate change challenge here in the United States as well as on a global scale. Specifically, the event focused on how to further efforts around carbon mitigation, sustainability, and resiliency, as well as how technologies are emerging to support and scale these efforts. Additionally, participants discussed how to further engage and organize in support of the upcoming COP21 Paris climate negotiations.

 

At the event, ENER-G Rudox Inc. announced that it has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining 81 companies from across the American economy that are standing with the Obama Administration to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.

 

THE AMERICAN BUSINESS ACT ON CLIMATE PLEDGE:

 

We applaud the growing number of countries that have already set ambitious targets for climate action. In this context, we support the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.

 

We recognize that delaying action on climate change will be costly in economic and human terms, while accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy will produce multiple benefits with regard to sustainable economic growth, public health, resilience to natural disasters, and the health of the global environment.

 

About ENER-G Rudox

 

ENER-G Rudox Inc., as part of ENER-G Cogen International Ltd (ECI), develops, manufactures, delivers, finances and maintains energy efficient and renewable energy solutions, generally based around state-of-the-art cogeneration technology, for the North American market. Founded in 1949, ENER-G Rudox is a “one-stop-shop” for commercial and industrial energy requirements, including combined heat and power (CHP), tri-generation, standby power, emergency rental power, and many other energy efficient technologies and power systems. This includes systems from 80kW up to 10MW, offered both via capital sales and long term Energy Service Agreements for installations in hospitals, hotels, education campuses, recreation centers, government offices, supermarkets, factories and other buildings. For more information, please visit www.energ-rudox.com. ECI operates more than 1,500 CHP sites worldwide, with 500 MWe+ of operational cogeneration systems in 11 countries.

 

On October 19, 2015, ENER-G Rudox was invited to attend the White House Climate Summit, and became one of the first 80 U.S. companies to sign the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate and a climate change agreement that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

ER Breaks Ground on New HQ

 

New Facility to Include Company Headquarters and Manufacturing

 

To celebrate the purchase of a new facility in East Rutherford for the company’s headquarters, ENER-G Rudox held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction activities. The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid-2016.

 

The $8 million project includes the purchase and renovation of the facility on East Union Avenue, which will not only house the company’s headquarters, but will also include manufacturing operations, test bays, the remote monitoring operations center, an extensive rental equipment fleet, as well as the facilities for the parts and service departments.

PHOTO: Breaking ground for their new headquarters on East Union Avenue in East Rutherford are ENER-G Rudox, Inc. executives (from left) David Suarez, Vice President of Finance; Howard Goodman, Executive Vice President; Ryan Goodman, President; Alan Barlow, CEO; Christian Bastardi, Executive Vice President, of Construction Technology Corp.; and Ronald Raymond, ENER-G Rudox Project Manager, for the new facility.

 

About ENER-G Rudox

ENER-G Rudox Inc., as part of ENER-G Cogen International Ltd (ECI), develops, manufactures, delivers, finances and maintains energy efficient and renewable energy solutions, generally based around state-of-the-art cogeneration technology, for the North American market. Founded in 1949, ENER-G Rudox is a “one-stop-shop” for commercial and industrial energy requirements, including combined heat and power (CHP), tri-generation, standby power, emergency rental power, and many other energy efficient technologies and power systems. This includes systems from 80kW up to 10MW, offered both via capital sales and long term Energy Service Agreements for installations in hospitals, hotels, education campuses, recreation centers, government offices, supermarkets, factories and other buildings. For more information, please visit www.energ-rudox.com. ECI operates more than 1,500 CHP sites worldwide, with 500 MWe+ of operational cogeneration systems in 11 countries.

 

On October 19, 2015, ENER-G Rudox was invited to attend the White House Climate Summit, and became one of the first 80 U.S. companies to sign the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate and a climate change agreement that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.

Rapid Expansion of CHP in NJ

 

Rapid Expansion in Green CHP Technology in North Jersey

October 20, 2015, ENER-G Rudox, a leader in CHP production, generator sets, generator rentals and service since 1949, has purchased a new facility in East Rutherford, NJ to expand their production capacity and showcase their extensive product line.  The facility on East Union Ave. will not only house their new headquarters, but will contain their manufacturing operations, test bays, and extensive rental equipment fleet, as well as provide the facilities for their parts and service departments and equipment remote monitoring operations. The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid-2016.

In the past three years, ENER-G Rudox, a subsidiary of UK based, market leading ENER-G Cogen International Ltd (ECI), has increased the size of its workforce by twenty five percent.  The new building has consolidated ENER-G Rudox’s office space and will provide additional space for manufacturing low carbon and renewable technologies, Combined Heat and Power systems (CHP, CCHP) and standby generator sets locally in northern NJ.

Ryan Goodman, President of Cogeneration at ENER-G Rudox states that:  “Engineering and manufacturing firms such as ours make a rich contribution to the NJ economy.  Continued government support for sustainable energy is critical to building the new low carbon economy in which we operate. We are very pleased to have an opportunity to celebrate our success with the NJ Economic Development Authority and to provide a positive example of what can be achieved when policies exist to drive growth in a sector.”

Alan Barlow, CEO of ENER-G Rudox said: “I’m extremely pleased to announce the $8 million expansion for ENER-G Rudox and celebrate the new jobs that will come with the investment.  These are still challenging times for the economy but as the recovery continues, ENER-G Rudox is well positioned as a forerunner in the sustainable energy field.  The low carbon economy has exhibited notable growth throughout the Northeast and ENER-G Rudox will continue to support green initiatives and applications, to further boost carbon reductions throughout the region. ENER-G Rudox’s technologies typically provide a 15-20% reduction in a firm’s carbon footprint and assist customers in attaining carbon abatement designed to meet the stricter national standards now in place.”

ECI develops, manufactures, delivers, finances and maintains energy efficient and renewable energy solutions, generally based around state-of-the-art cogeneration technology.  The company has more installed CHP systems across the UK and Western Europe than any other supplier, including installations in hospitals, hotels, leisure centers, government offices, supermarkets, factories and other buildings worldwide.  ECI operates more than 1500 CHP sites worldwide, with 500 MWe+ of operational cogeneration systems in 11 countries.

Vishnu Barran on CT CHP Panel

ENER-G Rudox’s Vishnu Barran will take part in a CHP Dinner and Discussion on Monday, March 16th at the New Haven Country Club. The event is being led by CSI, in collaboration with O,R,& L Construction, and will address topics ranging from CHP operating costs to “Black Start” capabilities. 

Mr. Barran has over 15 years of experience in the energy management industry, and has developed dozens of commercial and industrial CHP projects on both sides of the Atlantic. He has worked for ENER-G for 6 years, the last 3 of which he has been based out of ENER-G Rudox in New York City. Prior to his time at ENER-G, he spent 4 years at ACDP Integrated Energy Solutions and 8 years at Foster Wheeler. 

Other panelists include: 

  • Todd Renz – O,R&L Construction Corp.
  • Vincent Chiocchio – Controlled Air
  • Rick Ross – CEFIA/CT Clean Energy Fund
  • Steve Wilson – Power Island Energy
  • Ed Carey – Good Energy

For more information on the CHP Dinner and Discussion, please contact sburke@orlconstruction.com

ER Receives EPA GHG Certificate

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized ENER-G Rudox for its contribution to reducing Green House Gas Emissions in the United States.  In 2014, ER projects reduced carbon emissions by over 1,300 metric tons, the equivalent of removing ~175 residential homes from the grid. 

 

Since the merger of the UK’s ENER-G Group and Rudox Engine and Equipment Company in 2013, ENER-G Rudox projects have reduced GHG emissions by over 2,600 metric tons as compared to conventional energy sources. This total represents the same impact as the carbon sequestered by over 2,100 acres of U.S. forest over the same time period. 

 

The certificate was presented by EPA’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership. The Partnership works with companies and organizations operating in the United States and its territories to promote the economic, environmental, and reliability benefits of CHP and provides tools and services to support development of new CHP capacity. You can learn more about the organization by visiting their site

ER Announces Microgrid Project

The Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey has appointed New Jersey based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., in conjunction with alternative energy specialists, Blue Sky Power and MCFA Global, to design, engineer, construct, and finance a campus-wide microgrid for its senior care facility in Burlington Township, New Jersey.

The multi-million dollar energy infrastructure improvements to the 450 acre campus will include the installation of two highly efficient 249 kW natural gas ENER-G Rudox CHP systems that will provide heat and electricity for the facility.  Additionally, ENER-G Rudox will perform comprehensive lighting and boiler plant upgrades to reduce the facility’s current energy profile.

The CHP system will be integrated with the facility’s existing 1.16 MW solar PV field and 1.5 MW standby diesel generator, enabling 100% operational capability in the event of a grid outage.

The upgrades will reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by approximately 452 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of negating more than one million miles driven by the average car.

The project started in Nov. 2014 and is slated for completion in August 2015.

The project will be financed using ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement.’  Under this arrangement, the Masonic Charity Foundation will be responsible for $0 in up-front investment capital, and will receive a guaranteed minimum savings of $209,000 per year over the 20-year contract term.

“Assisted living and senior care facilities are often excellent candidates for distributed generation technologies due to their operating profiles and infrastructure requirements.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen an increased interest in improving resiliency in these facilities,” said ENER-G Rudox President Ryan Goodman.  “However, many facility managers are unaware of the fact that they can improve resiliency while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint and saving money.  The Masonic Charity Foundation project illustrates this capability, and will enable the facility to remain on the cutting edge of their industry.”

The economic benefits of CHP are derived from their improved efficiency in comparison to traditional utility grade power plants.  While the typical plant is 35% efficient and loses an additional 1-2% in transmission, on-site CHP technologies can reach efficiencies of over 85% by reusing the waste heat that is a natural by-product of electric generation.  In addition, lucrative incentives are available in New Jersey and many other states to help offset the cost of CHP projects.  The Masonic Charity Foundation received a $996,000.00 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for execution of this project.

“It takes a forward thinking executive team to accomplish a project of this magnitude, and we would like to thank the Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey and Ashlar Creative Solutions for their contributions throughout this process.” said Goodman.  “In addition, the staff at PSE&G, TRC, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities all played a critical role in making this project happen and showed exactly why New Jersey is a national leader in alternative energy adoption.  We would also like to thank our partners at Blue Sky Power and MCFA Global, who continue to set themselves apart in their ability to facilitate and execute these types of projects.”

For more information on this project, or to have a free CHP feasibility study performed for your building, please contact ENER-G Rudox at:

ENER-G Rudox Inc.

765 Rt. 17 North

Carlstadt, NJ  07072

www.energ-rudox.com

Email:    chp@energ-rudox.com

Phone:  201-438-0111

Fax:       201-438-3403

ER CHP Project Receives $400K Grant

ENER-G Rudox, Inc. will receive a $400,000 ACE Program grant for the installation of a 160 kW combined cooling heat and power (CCHP) system at the Simpson House Retirement Community located in the City of Philadelphia.  In addition the $3,407,345 project will include upgrades to the electrical infrastructure, replacement of inefficient and outdated boilers, the addition of an absorption chiller, retrofitting of lighting fixtures and integration of a building energy management system. 

“The Corbett Administration recognizes the importance of expanding our investments in the energy sector as we continue to make Pennsylvania a leader in the field,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. “Our investments in alternative and clean energy continue to result in a better environment, cost savings for businesses and residents, as well as new jobs for Pennsylvanians.”

You can view the full DCED Press Release here

ER Announces New CHP Project

ENER-G Rudox has partnered with Cathedral Village, a Philadelphia based Continuing Care Retirement Facility, to execute a multi-million dollar energy infrastructure project to include the provision of an ER265UL Cogeneration system. Funded through ENER-G’s “Energy Services Agreement” the project will not require any up-front capital investment by Cathedral Village, and will include extensive HVAC and lighting upgrades throughout the facility. You can read more here