We engage clients with an upfront “no-cost” in-depth technical and financial analysis for LED lighting and controls intended for interior and exterior lighting or street lighting retrofit or renovation turnkey projects. To quickly provide clients an estimate of cost and benefits, we created a proprietary desk-top evaluation tool CLIFS™ – Computational–Linked Information & Financing Solution analysis model. We incorporate all the site-specific conditions, equipment, installation, professional fees, rebates and the cost of financing amongst other locational workspace assessment data.Clients receive a detailed, fully transparent financial analysis to review their return on investment (ROI) and make an informed business decision. Our approach saves clients time and money while transferring the project execution risk to us. We don’t just focus on a singular set of solutions, but rather, take a broad-spectrum view of the entire project facility.
We will work with you every step of the process – from data gathering, design, engineering,procurement and installation to promote environmental and business goals with options that can deliver improved return on investment. This process engages us to create an energy savings strategy that addresses the project. Depending on the client, GAES can organize and execute a competitive bidding process for government or private clients as part of the project management scope through a professional services lighting consultancy agreement. The result is a seamless and methodical process that reduces building occupant distraction, while targeting an time saving, cost effective budget.
Once completed, Clients are offered a service maintenance contract during the term of the equipment warranty for a monthly fee to replace any defective LED fixtures or bulbs. We stay engaged with our Clients as LED technology advances continue to innovate and in many cases Clients can take advantage of future efficiency advances from existing fixtures.
FUNDING YOUR PROJECT
We understand that budgetary pressures may hinder an organization’s energy efficiency projects. There are multiple funding solutions that include avoided utility cost savings that offset the project cost. We assist and access specialist capital providers that provide financing for taxable and tax-exempt clients with terms from 3-years to 10-years depending on the size and scope of the project. Similarly, government clients with very large LED street lighting project needs, we can organize a public-private partnership or P3 contracts that assume most of the financing, technical and operational risk by financing the project and entering into a form of lease back or concession over time.
Sustainability means different things to different organizations – from attaining a higher level of energy efficiency for long-term savings to meeting carbon reduction mandates to global responsibility. Whatever your objective, GAES can help you reduce your energy footprint through technology solutions, equipment and services that improve facility efficiency over the long term.
We partner with the non-profit organization ARC Herkimer Industries (HI). HI is a Producing Affiliate of the Ability One Program and a Preferred Source Vendor for the New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID). HI has over 40 years of experience, with demonstrated performance for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Armed Forces Recruiting Command. Our distribution partnership with HI gives customers a wide range of the best low-cost, high-quality LED solutions for their indoor and outdoor lighting needs on high volume projects. Located in central New York, with easy access to major northeast distribution routes. HI employs more than 150 reliable workers, including individuals with disabilities supported by nondisabled employees. HI offer competitive subcontracting services and new products, and provide exceptional customer service.
Herkimer Industries (HI)is the vocational division of the Arc Herkimer, a nonprofit agency providing vital services and meaningful opportunities daily for 861 individuals with disabilities and their families.