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Working with Redaptive - Frequently Asked Questions

Working with Redaptive

What is an energy efficiency retrofit?

An energy efficiency retrofit refers to the removal of existing equipment (HVAC, lighting, etc.) in a building and the subsequent installation of updated and more efficient equipment. Energy efficiency building retrofits can result in better working conditions, greater sustainability, lower utility bills, and a reduction in a building’s energy consumption. For example, switching to LED lights can reduce lighting energy consumption by 60% or more. Learn more about energy efficient retrofits.

 

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What is Redaptive’s Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) model?

Our Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) model is a turnkey approach to implementing facility technology upgrades, delivering M&V, and performing ongoing maintenance and energy consultation. After the energy efficiency retrofits or sustainability upgrades are completed, our building insight platform tracks the equipment level energy usage from your building and shares building insights and savings data via our online data platform.

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What are some ways to save energy for your commercial buildings?

By taking advantage of Redaptive’s EaaS model, a customer can unlock a multitude of ways to save energy for their commercial building. We enable customers to increase the energy efficiency of their buildings through the replacement of HVAC, lighting, irrigation, roofing, EV chargers, insulation, cooling towers, boiler/chillers, and more. These retrofits will then benefit your building in multiple ways including – saving money, lowering your impact on the environment, and of course, saving energy.

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What is an HVAC system and why upgrade?

An HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system refers to a building’s boiler and chiller and/or the DX (Direct Exchange) units, both of which move hot and cold air throughout a building’s ventilation system. HVAC systems typically account for 30% of the energy consumption in a building.  It’s also important to take inventory of the HVAC systems in your portfolio that use R-22 or Freon, as the R-22 ban, took effect January, 2020 and could make many systems far more costly to retrofit or replace. That is why upgrading your HVAC systems is more important than ever.

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Why upgrade to LED lighting?

LED lights are far more energy efficient than incandescent lights and even the more recent CFLs or other fluorescents. In fact, LEDs last much longer and consume 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs, which lose most of their energy through heat. In turn, the decrease in heat can result in up to a 30% reduction in your HVAC load. Learn how upgrading to led lights can result in longer lasting bulbs and 90% less energy consumption.

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Will I have a dedicated point of contact with Redaptive?

Yes, every customer account is managed by dedicated sales, project and customer support teams so you always know who to call with questions.

Redaptive's Approach

Do I have the option to choose which technology and brands are included in the retrofit?

Yes. Redaptive doesn’t have any exclusive brands. We work with customers to determine the best technology solution for their needs.

Can Redaptive work with the installation companies I already have relationships with?

Yes. Redaptive has relationships with large national installation and distribution partners and enjoys volume pricing across its broad portfolio of projects from those relationships. However, we are always happy to engage your preferred vendors for labor or materials based on customer preference.

Will I have a dedicated point of contact with Redaptive?

Yes, every customer account is managed by dedicated sales, project and customer support teams so you always know who to call with questions.

Payments and Contracts

Is there any upfront cost?

No. Redaptive fully funds the energy audits, material, labor and any other costs associated with the retrofit.

What’s my monthly payment?

Redaptive charges for each unit of energy saved through our efficiency and sustainability programs. There are no other charges or fees to the customer. The saved utility rate is set below your current utility rate, so that monthly payments are always lower than the original bill.

How do I know how much I’ve saved?

Redaptive bills for utility savings using a customized measurement and verification protocol for your efficiency upgrade.  You always have online access to all of your savings performance data.

How does Redaptive make money?

Redaptive makes money by sharing in the savings generated by the efficiency upgrades we install. There are no other charges or fees.

What is Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing?

Commercial energy efficiency financing describes the various funding mechanisms for projects that seek to improve the efficient operation of commercial, i.e. non-residential, buildings. Redaptive offers a number of financing and capital solutions for our clients seeking commercial energy efficiency financing including an Efficiency-as-a-Service (EaaS) model. Through EaaS services, Redaptive will pay for the energy audits, material, labor, and any other costs associated with the retrofit, so our customers pay zero upfront costs. The savings generated from the retrofits pay for the upgrade over time, however, it should be noted that our model is flexible and can work with CapEx, EaaS capital contribution, and lease options as well. Learn more about commercial energy efficiency financing.

 

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Facility and Corporate Changes

We lease our facility and might move before the end of any contract with Redaptive. Are we still eligible?

Yes, leased facilities are eligible for Redaptive’s program. We can work with you to ensure our service term is co-terminus with your lease term. We also have other flexible termination options should you need to vacate a building early whether it’s an early lease termination or unexpected sale.

Relationships with Utilities

Do I still have to pay my utility company?

Yes. Redaptive’s retrofit will reduce your consumption and what you pay your utility, but we don’t take over the utility bill or provide electricity. The amount you pay the utility company plus the amount you pay Redaptive will be less than what you pay the utility company now.

Can I take advantage of utility rebates with your program?

Yes. Typically, Redaptive collects utility rebates and passes them through to the customer in the form of a higher percentage of the savings generated. We’re flexible about rebate collection and work with customers to determine the structure that works best.

Customers Support

If lights or other equipment in my building are not working, how do I notify Redaptive?

Lighting and other equipment covered under Redaptive’s program can be replaced by submitting a service request at https://redaptiveinc.com/support.

How will I know my request ticket has been received?

All tickets will be replied to and answered by our service team within one business day of receipt.

What is the status of my parts shipment?

All status updates, including tracking details and information, will be sent via e-mail by our service team, as soon as information becomes available.

Will you send someone to repair the equipment at my site?

Repairs will be made according to the maintenance contract with the customer.

We’re here to help

If you have questions, we’re here to answer them and provide the support you need to meet your energy and sustainability goals.