SOURCE: Efficient Energy America

Efficient Energy America

September 21, 2011 10:06 ET

Efficient Energy America Announces Availability of New Green Technology to Colorado Restaurants

Intelligent Building Optimization Technology Allows Commercial Businesses to Reduce Electricity Usage and Costs

WILMINGTON, NC and DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Efficient Energy America (E2America), a leading supplier of building optimization technology, announced today that the company has expanded its operations to Colorado, with a primary focus on improving energy efficiency in restaurants. Already installed in McDonalds, Bojangles, Taco Bell and Golden Corral franchises across the U.S., E2America's automated, self-refining, wireless, retrofit building control systems go far beyond traditional energy management technology to reduce electricity costs, usage and carbon emissions for commercial enterprises. The addition of a dedicated sales team in Colorado provides support to further increase the rapid acceptance of the company's technology.

With many restaurants and other commercial businesses looking for innovative ways to save money and increase their profits, while also doing their part to be more environmentally-conscious, technology can play a crucial role in helping meet these goals. Reducing energy usage and costs can be especially challenging in the restaurant industry when considering all the factors that can influence the temperature in different areas of a building. Typically, most energy management systems rely solely on what the temperature is in a single area inside a building, without taking into account the many variables that affect thermal comfort.

E2America's system more directly impacts overall energy consumption by optimizing HVAC performance and better managing electricity demand. The technology not only considers the environment inside a commercial building, but also considers the environment a building is in, ensuring maximum thermal comfort in all areas. It is the only system that takes into account 19 variables, including external weather data, internal and external humidity, solar heat load and building occupancy to continually monitor, control and optimize the operation of the building's HVAC systems.

E2America customers save as much as $800 each month, per location, on electricity costs after installation. For business owners or managers with several restaurant locations, the savings can be even more substantial. A typical E2America implementation yields ROI in 12 months, which is much faster than sustainable energy technology. The company currently partners with a number of utility companies and electric cooperatives in Colorado and across the country, including Xcel Energy, Black Hills Energy, Progress Energy, and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, to offer incentive programs for commercial customers. Business owners can also take advantage of federal legislation that provides substantial tax credits for energy efficiency technology installed in 2011.

"We are excited to expand our business into Colorado where green initiatives are a priority," said Dara O'Neill, E2America CEO. "This is a win-win for business owners and the environment as our technology eliminates non-essential run times of HVAC units, resulting in lower energy bills and therefore increased profits."

E2America is a proud member of the Colorado Restaurant Association. For more information on E2America's product offering in Colorado, contact Nicole Burskey at 303-586-1582 or by email nicole.burskey@e2america.com.

About E2America
E2America's intelligent building control, optimization and real-time reporting systems go far beyond traditional energy management systems to reduce electricity costs, usage and carbon emissions for commercial enterprises. The only fully-automated, wireless, retrofit technology to deliver cash-positive results from day-one and ROI within 18 months, E2America systems are installed in leading restaurant and retail chains, as well as other commercial buildings across the U.S. The E2America intelligent Smart Grid efficiency technology reduces energy consumption (kWh) and demand (kW) of each facility through management of the HVAC equipment, which draws the heaviest electrical loads. Each solution is custom designed and built for that particular application, and no training is required. Because the systems are entirely wireless, installation takes only hours. E2America is a Trade Ally with many utility companies, including Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, Progress Energy, Duke Energy, GreenCo and ElectriCities. The company is headquartered in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.e2america.com.

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