Understanding PACE in 90 Seconds

Owners of commercial and industrial property in the U.S. spend $202 billion each year on energy for their operations – yet 30% of that cost is unnecessary. That’s $60 billion wasted every year due to inefficiency. Virtually any business owner can participate in PACE– once its county, city or township has signed on. If [...]

2016-09-30T13:02:21+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Featured|

Radio Center #1

E Three Inc. visited the Radio Center #1 Building to identify potential heat loss through the shell of the structure. When the building was put into a positive pressure, the heat loss was exaggerated to show where heat was exiting out of the building. Numerous voids in the shell were found. During normal operating conditions [...]

2017-02-22T09:20:04+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Featured|

Kirtland Community College Administration Building

Roscommon, MI Larger than expected energy use and ice buildup have plagued the Administration Building at Kirtland Community College since it’s construction, which presented the team at E Three Inc. an excellent opportunity to evaluate the issue and do what they do best: reduce excess energy use, improve comfort level, and increase the building’s overall [...]

2016-09-30T13:38:14+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Featured|

Munson Health Care Facility

Munson Healthcare Center is the largest employer in Grand Traverse County. The head of facilities management for the center, who oversees building and maintenance projects for the building facilities of the center, is quoted as follows: “I have been upset about the energy inefficiency of the dialysis center ever since it was built, and no [...]

2017-05-29T13:15:59+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Featured|

Alpena Annex Building

In November of 2009, Alpena County, Michigan used a portion of a federal grant to install a new boiler system for their Annex Building. Within a couple months, the staff noticed a significant drop in energy costs. County Commissioner Cam Habermehl said, “For the second half of November, the monthly gas bill dropped more than [...]

2016-09-30T13:45:29+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|Featured|

Northwood University Success Story

In 1959 Northwood University (N.U.) became a reality when Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer enrolled its first 100 students at Northwood Institute, using a 19th century mansion in Alma, Michigan, as a school building. Today, with over 35,000 alumni, that Northwood University site has grown and the school has expanded to [...]

2016-09-30T13:25:16+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Featured|

Energy Efficient Lighting

High-Efficiency Lighting: Lighting accounts for as much as 10 to 15 percent of the energy used in a typical commercial building. Much of this consumption is unnecessary due to the use of inefficient incandescent bulbs or lights left on in rooms while unoccupied. Available lighting technologies can substantially reduce this energy use without sacrificing comfort [...]

2016-09-30T13:51:10+00:00 March 17th, 2013|Featured|