AEP Ohio Recognizes The Brewer-Garrett Company

Award from AEP 2017The Brewer-Garrett Company is known for its innovative energy saving solutions. As a reflection of that, AEP Ohio recently recognized Brewer-Garrett for their commitment to both energy efficiency and the environment. By taking part in AEP Ohio’s Energy Saving Programs last year, Brewer-Garrett significantly reduced AEP Ohio customers’ emissions by saving 429,064 kWh, which saved 328.7 Tons of C02 from being produced. These savings are equivalent to taking 69 cars off the road per year, an annual C02 generation of 35 single-family homes, and 8,514 additional tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

These figures alone are significant and only account for a portion of the companies that Brewer-Garrett worked with last year.

Contact us to learn how we can help to lower your company’s energy bills and help the environment all at the same time!

Lou Joseph Receives 2017 Heath Oliver Distinguished Director Award

cuyahoga-community-college-logoBrewer-Garrett’s President and CEO, Louis Joseph was recently awarded the 2017 Heath Oliver Distinguished Director Award for his admirable service to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and students. Joseph joined the Tri-C board in 2001, where he has been a consistent and active member, serving on both the finance and executive committees. In 2012, Joseph and his wife Valerie established a scholarship fund with the Tri-C Foundation, and have continued to dedicate themselves to making higher education possible to Northeast Ohio residents.

If you are interested in reading more, visit the website for Cuyahoga Community College.

By: Audra Vrotsos

Department of Energy Selects The Brewer-Garrett Company for ESPC IDIQ Contract

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced the selection of The Brewer-Garrett Company, one of twenty-one qualified Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) selected through a competitive process, for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). The IDIQ ESPC is a contracting vehicle that allows federal agencies to complete energy projects for their facilities without using taxpayer money for infrastructure improvements. The award could result in up to $5 billion in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency projects at federally-owned buildings and facilities. The U.S. government is the largest procurer of goods and services in the world. This procurement award marks the third generation of the IDIQ ESPC.

Since 1998, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) IDIQ ESPCs has awarded 362 projects at an investment pace of $2 billion every three years in federal energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. Over the last 20 years, the DOE IDIQ have resulted in $4.9 in investment, yielding $11.9 billion in total guaranteed savings and over 27 trillion BTU of energy saved per year. The most successful year in the 20-year history of the DOE IDIQ ESPC program was in 2016. The Federal government is the largest single user of energy in the United States, and these awards demonstrate a commitment to enhance the public and private partnerships.

An ESPC project is a partnership between the government and an ESCO. The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit and identifies comprehensive improvements to save energy through Energy Conservation Measures (ECM). These ECMs consist of lighting upgrades, energy dashboards, insulation upgrades, HVAC upgrades, water reduction, etc. The long-term goal is to move Federal facilities to a net zero energy consumption.

Under the IDIQ ESPC program, we will help reduce the Government’s energy spending by cutting energy waste and water usage. As an ESCO, Brewer-Garrett’s goal is to continue to offer innovative solutions that can provide energy reliability, resiliency, and efficiency. Brewer-Garrett’s regional location offers a unique opportunity to continue to build infrastructure and create jobs within the “Rust Belt” and across the United States.

More information soon to come.