Increase cost-effectiveness with streamlined energy efficiency project scheduling
Every year, billions of incentive dollars become available to encourage energy efficiency investments across the United States and Canada. These incentive programs are primarily administered by thousands of local and regional utilities representing millions of customers. Increasingly, companies are tapping into the financial benefits that utility energy efficiency programs provide. However, the process to leverage incentive dollars for various energy efficiency projects can present logistical challenges and issues, especially for businesses and organizations with hundreds or even thousands of locations.
With large project rollouts, effective management of construction and equipment installation schedules is paramount to successfully receiving the maximum amount of incentive dollars. Upfront planning includes navigating utility preapprovals, pre-inspections, and application processing periods. If these planning efforts are done poorly, project eligibility issues and costly delays can ensue. Companies that are looking to invest in energy efficiency upgrades must not only manage the incentive application submissions, but also thoroughly track the progress of each application through processing, validation, and payment.
Trusted by major corporations and organizations across North America, the Leidos AMPLIFY™ incentive capture management solution takes the lengthy task of completing an energy efficiency rebate application and compiles all the necessary documentation in just a few minutes. The platform allows users to select energy-efficient equipment, determine program and project eligibility, and submit a completed application – all in a few easy steps.
AMPLIFY integrates several databases of qualified products – including ENERGY STAR®, Design Lights Consortium (DLC), the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) – to help companies determine the most cost-effective, eligible equipment to install in their facilities. In as little as a few minutes, a business or organization can get customized product recommendations that meet strict energy efficiency standards and leverage available incentives from over 3,000 cataloged utilities.
To facilitate an efficient large project rollout, AMPLIFY also tracks historical pre-inspection requirements and preapproval timeframes by utility – helping to better map out installation schedules, material shipments, and internal budget approvals at the beginning of each project. Through the integration of this data, the platform can reduce project lead times per site by up to eight weeks. Additionally, AMPLIFY provides near real-time tracking of energy savings and incentive pipeline analysis – helping companies to easily analyze and report on key project metrics.
When coupled with proactive energy management practices, AMPLIFY can easily help an organization maximize the incentives received and streamline the construction and installation process. Companies can identify process efficiencies – like scheduling projects that don’t require preapproval over ones that do – to better coordinate construction timelines, reduce costs, and minimize downtime. Ultimately, these large scale project rollouts will generate significant cost savings and allow for future reinvestment in new equipment and technologies.
The popularity of utility energy efficiency programs and their available incentives continues to increase. By utilizing the AMPLIFY platform and partnering with the experts at Leidos, companies can better manage construction schedules, benefit from cost-effective capital improvements and achieve energy efficiency goals across an entire enterprise.