Are You Overlooking the Easiest Way to Increase Your Monthly Cash Flow ?
EBaR: The Hassle-Free, Low-Cost Approach to Reducing Energy Costs and Increasing Cash Flow
Energy Budgets at Risk (EBaR) applyies Wall Street financial risk management analysis to a database of energy efficiency options customized for your building along with financing options to determine cash flow increases that you can expect to achieve.
EBaR bypasses the auditing, engineering analysis, meeting with sales people and other time consuming and costly efforts
to provide all
the information you need to determine if it is time to update you energy systems and practices.
The EBaR process:
- Identifies options to reduce energy costs and increase cash flow based on your building data
- Ensures savings with risk managment
- Assesses alternative financing options
- Saves thousands of dollars in evaluation costs
Jackson Associates can provide additional consulting support including interfacing with potential contractors and providing energy efficiency financial analysis to financing sources.
Increase Cash Flow With Energy-Efficiency Savings
If you are like most building owners and managers, you know that energy bill savings are available but postpone action because the savings may not be enough to justify the out-of-pocket costs, time, and “hassle” required to achieve the savings --- plus your operating and capital budgets may already be stretched with more critical needs.
EBaR provides a new hassle-free, low-cost approach to identify and assess energy efficiency savings by applying Wall Street financial risk management analysis to a database of energy efficiency options customized for your building. Furthermore EBaR identifies efficiency options that increase cash flow from day one.
Working Outside Operating and CapEx Budgets
Operating and CapEx (capital expenditure) budgets are typically reserved for needs that are more critical than reducing energy costs --- so achieving positive cash flow beginning in the first month is a win-win outcome: monthly cash flow increases and no impacts on operating or CapEx budgets.
EBaR evaluates cash flow impacts of energy efficiency options customized for your building with newer financing options ranging from no-money down equipment rental to capital expenditure financing with public energy efficiency funds.
EBaR Analysis results also include internal rate of return, net present value and other traditional measures including cash flow impacts of traditional
capital expenditure financing.
Financial Risk Management Analysis Ensures Positive Cash Flows
Operating outside operating and CapEx budgets means that you need to make sure efficiency improvements
really do provide positive cash flow. Uncertainty over equipment performance, weather variations, energy prices and
other factors are evaluated with EBaR Wall-Street financial risk management analysis to
ensure positive cash flow.
Objective Efficiency Savings Evaluations
Estimates of energy cost savings provided by equipment and energy service companies are suspect because their objective is to sell their efficiency equipment and services. Few of these companies provide a balanced comprehensive assessment of all your energy systems including interactions (e.g., lighting changes impact air conditioning electricity use), focusing instead on a few favorite applications.
EBaR energy cost savings analysis provides an objective, vendor-independent comprehensive assessment.
Save Thousands on Evaluation Costs
Information provided in EBaR Executive Reports would cost thousands of dollars from an engineering firm. While some utilities provide free or low cost audit assessments, these applications do not include financial risk management analysis or evaluations of alternative financing options and they don't include energy bill analysis and other EBaR features required for an accurate assessment.
The EBaR process applies a database of energy efficiency options customized and calibrated in each building analysis along with a proprietary Wall-Street-based financial risk management analysis to deliver exactly the information you need to determine if moving ahead with energy-savings initiative is right for you building.
EBaR analysis and Executive Reports are provided for $495.00 for each building analyzed.
EBaR Origins-EBaR Developer
Billions of dollars in easily-achievable, high return energy efficiency and demand response (EE and DR) savings are unrealized, in large part because operating and capital expenditure budgets are tight and investment decisions are complicated and viewed as risky because of uncertainty surround equipment performance, energy prices and other factors.
While financial tools, such as Value-at-Risk (VaR) are used on Wall Street to maximize uncertain portfolio returns and limit risk, no similar tool was available in the building industry until Dr. Jerry Jackson, then a Signature Professor at Texas A&M University, extended the VaR process to provide the first comprehensive financial risk management approach to building energy efficiecy investments. This process, documented in the Wiley Finance book, Energy Budgets at Risk (EBaR): A Risk Management Approach to Energy Purchase and Efficiency Choices, has been incorporated in EBaR Executive Reports and software simplifying the EE/DR decision process.
The recent expansion of traditional financing sources and the development of a variety of new alternative financing sources overcome the last real hurdle for all business, institutions and government to take advantage of energy efficiency to increase cash flow beginning with the first month.
Dr. Jerry Jackson, president of the consulting firm Jackson Associates, has worked with more than 150 individual companies, equipment manufacturers, utilities, state and federal government agencies on energy efficiency, demand response, smart grid and other energy-related analysis including advising the Department of Energy on appliance efficiency standards.
He is a founding editor of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and publishes frequently in academic and industry journals. His software development work includes the patented Market Analysis and Information System (MAISY) drill-down process which has been licensed to Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and other business intelligence software firms.
He was previously a Professor at Texas A&M University, Chief of the Applied Research Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.