Renewable Energy Services/Energy Efficiency
What We Do
Eco Group provides organizations with the knowledge, guidance and understanding of environmental and technological trends and how their organization can benefit from them. Our diverse skill set enables us to guide clients in a clear concise manner so they can understand the trends and dynamics facing them. Our philosophy involves working closely with organizations to help them successfully meet their goals and objectives.
We work on a broad spectrum of projects in the following areas:
Green building is moving into the mainstream, becoming an increasing focus of corporations, governmental bodies, and individuals. But much work remains to be done. We work with developers, local and state governments, builders, and manufacturers focused on their specific needs to understand what they can do, the cost benefits of adopting green practices, using “green” products and analyzing the changes they can make to improve communities, workforces, and environmental impacts.
Great strides have been made in improving energy efficiency. The savings accrue to industry, individuals and society at large. Yet with just five percent of the world’s population, the United States still uses one-fifth of the world’s energy. Clearly we have a long way to go and much needs to done. New technologies are being developed all the time that will help us reduce energy consumption. But that cannot be accomplished unless those technologies and products are adopted, thereby replacing less efficient ones. One way to accomplish this is by working with organizations to help them understand the economic benefits; another way is to promote the benefits of incentive programs to government agencies. Our efforts focus on working with organizations to identify where and how they can achieve cost savings by utilizing more efficient products and equipment.
Conservation (Land, Water, and Energy)
Land and water are finite. Energy is the only one that we can increase, but it is not limitless. These resources are under increasing stress and the world population increases, and weather changes can bring drought and famine. Developed nations either have these resources at hand or the financial wherewithal to purchase them. But a large part of the world’s population does not. In order for the world to move forward we must adopt sustainable practices to assure that these resources are available for future generations. Understanding the issues is the first step, but taking action is the most important one. We work with a variety of organizations to put in place workable policies that will protect the environment for today and tomorrow.
The usage of fossil fuels adds billions of tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. In addition, fossil fuels are non-renewable. As economies grow and advance, their usage of energy consuming products increase. This speeds up the depletion of non-renewable resources. Society has recognized this and moving along a path to increase the usage of renewable energy sources. To be successful the technologies must be feasible to produce and cost competitive with non-renewable energy sources. Cost competiveness can be achieved in a number of ways. Technological improvements that reduce the cost, economic incentives to adopt the technology, increases in the costs of non-renewable energy as depletion drives up the price. The latter is in the least interest of society. In direct comparison renewable energy may be more expensive on a kilowatt hour basis, but when one factors in the cost to society in terms of carbon emissions, environmental damage, and illnesses related to pollution as well as the workers producing the energy, renewable energy is likely to be already the most cost effective option. We work with organizations to help them understand the costs and benefits of renewable energy as well as to formulate strategies to increase usage of renewable energy. We have conducted detailed analyses of the markets, products and benefits to society.