VFA, Inc.

August 03, 2009 08:30 ET

VFA Introduces Energy Assessment Services

Assessments Identify Opportunities to Reduce Energy Use and Costs in Existing Buildings

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and spend management, today announced new Energy Assessment Services to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce costs in existing buildings. The new service enables organizations to understand the return on potential energy efficiency investments, establish baseline metrics for tracking energy reductions, make the case for funding energy efficiency projects, and integrate energy efficiency programs into their overall capital plans.

Facilities and major building systems, such as HVAC and lighting, are typically the largest contributors to an organization's overall energy consumption. VFA's Energy Assessment Services focus on the key information an organization needs in order to make decisions about energy efficiency investments in existing buildings, including recommended measures for reducing energy consumption and related costs, and justification for project implementation such as detailed project costs, estimated savings and payback periods. It is offered as part of the VFA Green Building Assessment or Facility Condition Assessment or as a standalone service. Coupled with these services and VFA.facility®, VFA's award-winning capital planning software, the Energy Assessment Services are part of a comprehensive facilities capital plan.

"Organizations need to provide quantifiable returns on their facility capital improvements. Whether the ultimate goal is cost savings, emissions reductions or more sustainable operations, understanding current energy use and potential savings opportunities is essential for everyone from facility managers to executives," said Lee Kaufman, vice president of professional services, VFA, Inc. "VFA Energy Assessments focus on the key information our customers need to inform their capital plans."

VFA's Energy Assessment Services can also work in conjunction with other energy efficiency evaluation mechanisms, including detailed energy audits, to form unique energy conservation solutions -- such as enabling ESCOs to provide comprehensive lifecycle management capabilities. VFA also collaborates with engineering and consulting firms that offer services such as in-depth alternative energy sourcing, carbon footprint calculation and offsetting, or systems redesign.

VFA's Energy Assessment Services are available now. For more information, or to schedule an assessment today, please contact VFA at 800-693-3132 or

About VFA

Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and spend management. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, Web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle -- from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. More than 400 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit

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