Key Project Highlights
Main Street Efficiency Initiative for the Governor's Energy Office
The Main Street Efficiency Initiative (MSEI) is using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to match local funding opportunities to reduce energy costs for local businesses, create local jobs, and reduce carbon emissions.
Trident Energy Services was competitively selected to manage four MSEI programs through which the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) provides $1,000,000 worth of grant funding and other resources to several local agencies and organizations that can provide support for the implementation of energy efficient and renewable energy projects in existing small and mid-size commercial facilities in their communities. As part of the Main Street Energy Initiative, Trident is also creating a roadmap and basic training for developing and implementing local Main Street programs throughout all of Colorado. This will be available to all communities. For more information visit the GEO's Main Street program website.
Re-Launch of Wyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program with the Wyoming Business Council
Trident has been competitively selected to assist the Wyoming Business Council re-launch the previously suspended Wyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program (WYECIP). The WYECIP is a state-wide energy performance contracting (EPC) program for local governments, State agencies, K-12 school districts, and higher education institutions. Trident will be helping the State develop new EPC contract documents, competitively select participating energy service companies and assist agencies through the EPC process. The new program is expected to be up and running by July 2011.
New State EPC Program for the State of Montana
Trident will be working for the State of Montana to develop a new state-wide energy performance contracting (EPC) program for state agencies. John Canfield of Trident will act as an independent consultant to the State and will perform technical assistance on all performance contracting projects. John is responsible for being the state agency’s advocate in meetings with the Energy Service Companies, acting as mediator in conflicts and helping both parties work together smoothly through the EPC process. John will also assist with development of EPC contracts with specific emphasis on addressing cost and energy saving guarantees and monitoring and verification plans. Throughout the process John will train State staff to eventually take the lead in managing EPC projects on the State’s behalf. When necessary, John will assist with facility audits and reviews of technical documents.
Public School Energy Analysis for Parsons Corporation
The Colorado Department of Education contracted Parsons to survey all Colorado school districts to provide a facility needs assessment. Under contract to Parsons, Trident provided the energy audit design and analysis for this effort in 2009 and 2010. The results are being used to direct the BEST legislative funding for Colorado school districts most in need of upgrades.
Energy Audits and Efficiency Recommendations for Natural Capitalism Solutions
Trident Energy Services worked as a contractor for Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) to conduct energy audits and make recommendations for improving energy use for three of NCS’s high profile clients including: Sundance Channel and CDW Corporation, a world-wide electronics distribution company. The recommendations made by Trident were fully integrated with the company’s sustainability opportunities and vision pathway deliverable. As a result of Trident’s work, each company was better equipped to implement energy saving measures and reduce their overall carbon footprint.
Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism, said of Trident’s President and Founder, John Canfield, “John Canfield [President and Founder of Trident Energy Services] is a knowledgeable energy professional who is an absolute pleasure to work with. He takes complex ideas and makes them clear, understandable and easy for customers to make decisions about.”
SAVEnergy Audits for Federal Energy Management Program
Under the guidance of the Federal Energy Management Program, Trident performed several SAVEnergy audits for federal facilities including prominent locations such as: Channel Islands National Park Headquarters, Zion National Park, and the U.S. Geological Society National Wetlands Research Center. The purpose of the SAVEnergy program was to help federal facilities reach the target goal of 30% less energy use by 2010 under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and Executive Order 13123. The audits summarized the results from energy and water saving measures and renewable energy projects.
Trident calculated energy and water consumption values before and after upgrades took place and the greenhouse gas emission reductions from each measure. Trident also worked with the agency to determine the financial impact from each measure, assisted in locating funding sources to supplement the project cost, and provided support through the ongoing verification process.