R22 - Supply / Demand - Solution

The Solution

Yes, finally a solution that requires no CAPX funds, reduces OPEX, and extends system life to avoid deploying CAPX funds for 5 - 10 years.  Our ASHRAE approved retrofit is a true drop-in solution. It reduces electrical consumption 10-30% AND extends equipment life with dramatic drops in system pressure and temperature.  This allows owners to delay CAPX projects - or your retrofit is on us.  Contact us today for additional information, or start a pilot at your property > Go to:

C-Suite Discussions; It's on their mind

Have you had a discussion with a C-Level executive about the cost of R22?  Have you been asked "What's the Solution?  Chances are you've had the discussion but you did NOT have a solution anyone wanted to hear - so everyone is in SEARCH mode, right?  BTW, if it's not a subject of discussion in your company, be a hero and start the dialog because the size of the problem is as big as every HVAC units on most every roof of every building in the US. That’s right, firms that don’t have a plan are going to lose big because the cost of maintaining their HVAC units is about to explode. Making matters worse, the EPA wants to DELIST the replacement R410A they recommended just a few years back!  Why?  Because they have realized it's even worse on the environment than refrigerants used in today's units.  I know, I can read your mind - SO WHAT'S THEIR SOLUTION?  I agree – but that’s a very different discussion.

Conversions - and the HVAC Service Industry

We all know that's a big Cha-Ching for the service industry and system manufacturers! The conversion process is in full swing and contractors are basking in the profits.  But why would companies use CAPX funds to replace or convert systems to a refrigerant that the EPA readily admits they must delist as quickly as they can?  Well, at some point the EPA will find an acceptable R410 refrigerant and another mandate will be issued. But no company wants to replace expensive equipment before the equipment's useful life has been exhausted.  We know replacing a small unit is expensive but there are millions of small (and large) units in service throughout the US and informed COO’s know they have a problem.  They also know spending CAPX funds for projects that don't add a dime to the bottom line hurts.

The Wish List!

We know industry needs an R22 replacement that will buy them time. Sure, the industry will create an R410 solution that will be approved by the EPA. However, nothing of that sort seems to be on the horizon .  For companies that have large exposures to the R22 problem, the issue is a clear and present danger to current operating budgets.  Companies need 1) to extend the life of existing equipment, and 2) avoid depletion of CAPX funds for a solution that does not add a dime to the bottom line. 

Of course, it would be fantastic if the retrofit could also reduce pressure and temperature and electrical costs by 10-30% to extend system life.

What’s your solution?

Don't have one - contact us today!


5 Questions - Lighting a Room

Every room is different and unique.  Consider these 5 questions before you retrofit or change the room lighting:

1. Are my Lights the Right Color Temperature?

2. Are there layers of light - how do the 5 questions apply to each layer?

3. Do my Fixtures Match my Room’s Purpose and Style?

4. Should my Lights be on a Dimmer?

5. Is Now the Right Time to Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Lights?

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California Electrical Rates Go Up 80%

Many SCE and PG&E customers are seeing red over recent rate increases approved by the PUC.  The 24 million dollar question, is it enough to pay for the Green changes approved by state voters and years of mis-managed  utility assesses.  Pull out your electric bills and keep reading. It might inspire you to start acting #Green.

By Karen Gaudette, ABC News

State power regulators decided today how to divvy up the biggest electric rate hike in California history, boosting rates by as much as 80 percent for residential customers who use the most power.

More than half of the residential ratepayers served by the state's two largest utilities will see no increase at all in their rates. But for those who consume the most, the new rates translate into an average increase of $85 per month for electricity.

The plan, approved 3-2 by the state Public Utilities Commission, affects about 9 million customers of the state's two largest utilities, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and Southern California Edison Co.

The new rates, which will appear on June bills, were approved seven weeks after the PUC mandated a $5 billion rate hike. The plan's passage came after a week of intense lobbying by industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential groups — all trying to influence how the PUC would allocate the rate hikes.

Big Loss for Big Users

The average rate increase for all residential customers of the two utilities is 19 percent. But low-income ratepayers and those who use the least electricity will face no rate hike at all.

The biggest losers are the biggest users.

Residential ratepayers are divided into five tiers, and those in PG&E's top tier — about 9 percent of that utility's residential customers — will see electric rates jump from 14.3 cents to 25.8 cents per kilowatt hour. That's an 80 percent increase.

That translates into an average increase of $85 — from $232 to $317 — on monthly bills.

For Edison's heaviest residential users, the rate hike is 71 percent or an average increase from $194 to $265 on monthly bills.

Industrial customers of PG&E and Edison face rate hikes of about 50 percent, while commercial and agricultural ratepayers will see less significant increases.

Hike Fuels Protesters

The increases will be retroactive to March 27 — the day the record rate hikes were approved.

"This is probably the worst economic calamity the state has ever seen," said David Marshall, chief financial officer at Gregg Industries, a 400-person iron foundry in El Monte. "It has got ramifications well beyond anything that we can begin to understand."

Today's vote took place amid the jeers of protesters, who wore tombstone-shaped placards that read: "R.I.P. Affordable Energy."

PUC Commissioner Jeff Brown bellowed back.

"We cannot walk away from it. We cannot pretend that this is some sort of problem that we can walk away from," Brown said.

The final plan was a revised version of the plan released by PUC President Loretta Lynch last week. Lynch reworked her plan after an outcry from businesses proclaiming the proposed rate hikes would doom California's economy and a critical statement from Gov. Gray Davis.

Since it unanimously the approved rate hikes in March, the PUC has crammed a year's worth of work into six weeks, struggling to fashion rates that simultaneously recoup the $5.2 billion the state has spent buying power for the customers of the state's two largest utilities and trigger enough conservation to help fend off some of this summer's expected rolling blackouts.

Customers of San Diego Gas and Electric Co. and those who buy electricity directly from energy wholesalers, such as the California university system, are shielded from rate hikes.

Managed Green to help Greystar reduce energy consumption!

Managed Green plans to engage select Greystar locations to help improve financial operating results.  The program is designed to offer:

  1. Immediate operational savings of 60 - 65% or more.
  2. Predictable savings and investment outcome.
  3. Exceptional yields, tax advantages, and the possibility of substantial utility rebates.
  4. Positive cash flow - direct and lease buy-back purchase options.
  5. Improved safety in parking structures and common areas from a wide variety of lighting shades and intensity.

To learn more:

Financial Analysis of Green Meadows (a fictitious Texas property in the Greystar portfolio)


Assisted Living Affinity Program - hands down, the best in the biz!

Managed Green is excited to announce an Affinity Program for Assisted Living which focuses on property owners interested in making the "Green" movement a measure to reduce operating costs and grow community marketing efforts.  From experience we understand this business and it's Energy profile.  As a result, for customers who qualify, we offer great savings on our LED retrofit package which provides owners and operating companies an opportunity to substantially impact bottom line growth.  Some of the features our Affinity Program includes are:

  1. 15% discount for Lighting and Fixtures
  2. 10% discount on installation
  3. 10% discount on recycling (lights and ballasts)
  4. Extended Warranty and discounted Lease buy-back rates
  5. Energy Package - a complete analysis of all Utility costs and operations illustrates how Energy savings will reduce carbon and bring savings to your company

If your business includes Assisted Living - you need to look into this limited time offer.  Residents say "LED makes us look 10 years younger" - imagine the marketing possibilities!

See the details: Assisted Living Affinity Program

For more information please contact: | (714) 512-5820


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Managed Green offers Assisted Living Affinity Program with all the tools required to significantly reduce the energy footprint and rising Utility costs for Assisted Living properties throughout North America.