Monthly Archives: April 2016

ENER-G Rudox Completes Green Makeover For Masonic Village Senior Living Facility

Sustainability project to reduce carbon footprint and save $4 million in energy savings over 20 years

Carlstadt, NJ – April 22, 2016 – On Earth Day, ENER-G Rudox and the Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey celebrated a landmark sustainability project. The $8.9 million sustainable makeover of Masonic Village, a senior living community in Burlington, NJ will make it one of the most energy efficient, sustainable and resilient in the northeastern United States – resulting in major carbon and cost savings, at no capital expense to the charitable organization.

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

“With this project, ENER-G Rudox delivers a solution that many are excited about, but few have accomplished. We have been able to turn the ‘academic’ potential of microgrids that drives analysts’ optimism, into a practical real world solution. The total package will provide economic benefits, as well as redundancy and sustainability for Masonic Village and allow the facility to reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 452 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of negating more than one million miles driven by the average car,” said Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox.

The multi-million dollar energy infrastructure improvements to the 450 acre campus included the installation of a highly efficient 498 kW natural gas ENER-G Rudox CHP system that provides heat and electricity for the facility. Additionally, ENER-G Rudox performed comprehensive lighting and boiler plant upgrades to reduce the facility’s current energy profile.

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

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

“The Masonic Village at Burlington is an outstanding facility dedicated to its residents The unity of purpose of the Board of Trustees, ENER-G, MCFA, RAI and Blue Sky Power combined with the support of the Board of Public Utilities and PSE&G enabled us to bring a truly innovative clean energy microgird to fruition at the almost 120 year old facility, making it one of the most sustainable, energy efficient and resilient senior living communities in the country,” said Ben Parvey, CEO of Blue Sky Power.

“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,” Goodman continued. “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 Village of Burlington, NJ project illustrates this capability, and thus enables the facility to remain on the cutting edge of its 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 percent efficient and loses an additional 1-2 percent in transmission, onsite CHP technologies can reach efficiencies of over 85 percent 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 Village of Burlington, NJ received a $996,000 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 Village of Burlington, NJ 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 critical roles 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, Ray Angelini Inc. and MCFA Global, who continue to set themselves apart in their ability to facilitate and execute these types of projects.”

About Masonic Village
The mission of Masonic Village of Burlington, NJ: Founded in 1898, the not-for-profit Masonic Village at Burlington provides a full continuum of retirement living, comprehensive personal care, nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, respite and hospice services. The 450-acre campus is home to 387 residents and employs 548 team members. For more information about Masonic Village’s newly renovated one and two-bedroom retirement living units available now, and the pending construction of new retirement living cottages, visit www.energ-rudox.com.

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

ENER-G Rudox Inc.
765 Rt 17 North
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
201-438-0111
www.energ-rudox.com
Email: chp@energ-rudox.com

Blue Sky Power LLC
21 Tanner Street
Suite 103
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
www.blueskypower.com
Phone: 856-888-1311
Fax: 856-795-6222

Ray Angelini, Inc.
105 Blackwood-Barnsboro Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080
856-228-5566
www.raiservices.com
Email: mwessner@raiservices.com

Media Contact: Scott Wasserman, The Marcus Group
973-890-9590; scott.wasserman@marcusgroup.com

Media Contact: Len Weiser, Masonic Village
609-239-3919; lweiser@njmasonic.org

Philadelphia Senior Living Community, Cathedral Village, Completes Multi-Million Clean Energy Project with ENER-G Rudox

Infrastructure improvements will shrink carbon footprint, improve operations and achieve nearly $3 million in total savings

PHILADELPHIA – April 18, 2016 – Cathedral Village, a Philadelphia based continuing care retirement community (CCRC), has completed a $3.2 million renovation project to upgrade its energy infrastructure at its 40-acre campus. The project was spearheaded by New Jersey based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., in conjunction with clean energy specialists, Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global, and Ray Angelini Inc. to design, engineer, construct, and finance a sustainable makeover of the facility.

“For continuing care retirement communities like Cathedral Village, the opportunity exists to invest in energy infrastructure to lower the facility’s carbon footprint, while saving money at the same time,” said Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox. “With these upgrades, including a new CHP system, Cathedral Village can achieve Triple Bottom Line benefits with economic, environmental and operational savings.”

The infrastructure improvements were financed using ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement.’ Under this 20-year arrangement, Cathedral Village is responsible for $0 in up-front investment capital, and the infrastructure improvements are expected to save the community more than $145,000 annually through reductions in their utility electric bill.

“We’re excited about the undertaking of this renovation and could not have completed this project without our energy consultants, ENER-G Rudox, Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global and Ray Angelini,” said Steve Proctor, CEO of Presbyterian Senior Living. “It will not only enhance the lives of our residents by providing a more comfortable environment, but also allow us to reinvest the savings into the community to ensure we’re always providing the most advanced, highest quality care.”

The clean energy project positions Cathedral Village as the most green and sustainable CCRC in Philadelphia County. Installation of a 265 kW natural gas ENER-G Rudox Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system will provide more efficient heat and electricity. Improvements also include comprehensive lighting upgrades throughout the facility and the replacement of six rooftop heating and cooling units. The upgrades are expected to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by approximately 350 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of removing 74 passenger cars from the road, or the carbon dioxide that would be offset by 287 acres of US forest in one year.

“Assisted living and senior care facilities are often excellent candidates for clean energy projects, but many facilities are deterred by the assumption that executing these projects requires a large initial capital expenditure” said Blue Sky Power CEO Ben Parvey. “By utilizing alternative finance structures, such as ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement,’ many institutional, commercial and industrial facilities can realize the operational, economic and environmental benefits of energy systems upgrades, without the capital burden typically associated with such endeavors.”

The Cathedral Village project received support from both state and local sources, including a $500,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority, $123,500 from PECO’s Smart-On Site Program and an attractive long-term cogeneration gas service contract with PGW to further save on energy costs.

“Executing these types of projects is truly a team effort, and the contributions from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, PECO, and PGW were critical in allowing this project to move forward,” Goodman continued. “However, at the end of the day, the most important criteria we evaluate is the strength of our client’s decision making team, as our ‘Energy Services Agreement’ represents a long term partnership. We are tremendously excited to work closely with the foresighted Cathedral Village team over the next 20 years.”

Cathedral Village is affiliated with Dillsburg, Pa.-based Presbyterian Senior Living.

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 further information, please visit www.energ-rudox.com.

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

ENER-G Rudox Inc.
765 Rt 17 North
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Phone: 201-438-0111
www.energ-rudox.com
Email: chp@energ-rudox.com

Blue Sky Power LLC
21 Tanner Street
Suite 103
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
www.blueskypower.com
Phone: 856-479-9095
Fax: 856-795-6222

Ray Angelini, Inc.
105 Blackwood-Barnsboro Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080
Phone: 856-228-5566
www.raiservices.com
Email: mwessner@raiservices.com

About Cathedral Village:
Cathedral Village is a culturally diverse Continuing Care Retirement Community located minutes from Center City near the Plymouth/Whitemarsh area of Northwest Philadelphia. The Community provides a full continuum of care and support services, including independent living, personal care, at-home services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and memory support. The skilled nursing and rehab center holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as a five-year accreditation from CARF International. Cathedral Village has also been recognized as one of the top 100 skilled nursing centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s comparison of more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide. Cathedral Village is part of the Presbyterian Senior Living Network a not-for-profit organization.

Media Contact:
Scott Wasserman
The Marcus Group for ENER-G Rudox Inc.
(973) 890-9590 (office)
scott.wasserman@marcusgroup.com