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Engineering & Planning

Step 1: Discovery & Evaluation


In our initial conversations, we will work together to identify where your operation stands today and where you would like to be. Step 1 may include a site visit to provide a thorough evaluation.


The following list are some typical high-level goals our clients have in mind when they come to us:


  • Carbon Reduction

  • Compliance Reporting

  • Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Energy Conservation

  • Energy Independence

  • Green Community Planning

  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction

  • Net-Zero Emissions Planning

  • Renewable Energy Production

  • Workforce Development

  • Zero Waste Planning


Step 2: Research & Planning


No problem is too big to solve. RCE’s certified project managers, engineers, and architects will work with you to conduct research, crunch numbers, complete reports, draw preliminary designs, and prepare team presentations. The end result of Step 2 is a straightforward plan of action with a prioritized list of projects with estimated energy savings and ROI.


The following list are some typical services rendered during the Research & Planning phase:


  • Baseline Reporting for State Compliance

  • Carbon Offset Certification

  • Construction, Start-up, Commissioning

  • Curriculum Design

  • Design Engineering

  • Energy Audits

  • EnergyStar Company Profile Creation

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Front End Engineering Design

  • Net-Zero Emissions Plans

  • Performance Guarantees

  • Plant Design & Operation

  • Project Management

  • Renewable Energy Production

  • Site Studies, Audits, Reports, Surveys

  • Technology R&D

  • Zero Waste Plans


Step 3: Project Financing


Helping our clients to prioritize projects based on impact, cost, and ROI is an important component for project financing. In addition, we also make our job to know about available grants and incentives that may help offset the cost of upgrades to existing buildings and equipment.

Below is a current list of grants and incentives which are currently available:


  • Do you own a building or commercial operation in a metro area? Ask us about early adopter incentives in your state.

  • Do you own a business in a rural area? Ask us about a 50% grant available through the USDA for energy efficiency upgrades to your building or equipment.


Step 4: Project Execution


RCE’s certified project managers and engineers each have decades of experience and can facilitate your project from start to finish including permitting, procurement, installation, and commissioning.


Below is a list of equipment upgrades and process implementations that are typical of our customer’s energy reduction & carbon reduction projects:


  • CHP Turbines

  • Condensing Boilers

  • Disaster Relief Shipping Containers

  • Drop-in Fuel Additives

  • Fleet Vehicle Electrification

  • Fleet Vehicle Programming

  • Gasification

  • Geothermal

  • Hybrid Refrigerants

  • High-Performance Blowers

  • High-Performance Lights

  • High-Performance Motors

  • High-Performance Pumps

  • PV Solar Panels

  • Solar Hot Water

  • VFD Irrigation Systems

  • Waste-to-Biogas

  • Waste-to-Diesel Fuel

  • Waste-to-Electricity

  • Waste-to-Jet Fuel

  • Window Film


Step 5: System Monitoring & Compliance Reporting


RCE can work with your organization to monitor your energy consumption & carbon output, complete annual reporting requirements, or train your staff on new systems put in place.

Schedule a Callback

Are you ready to discuss a project? Do you have questions about grants and tax incentives for small businesses & building owners?

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