Leaders of the Pack - Pacific Energy Concept’s comprehensive approach to lighting projects provides commercial and industrial customers with increased annual energy savings and a solid return on investment. “Energy Trust incentives are impactful for customers in the end, helping with a speedy return on investment,” said Scott.
The company is currently wrapping up a project with a manufacturing business in Portland. “The manufacturing plant has undergone a complete upgrade of its interior and exterior lighting. Once completed, this project will utilize a system that allows all lighting systems in the buildings to be wirelessly controlled and automated. The annual savings are expected to be in the six figures, but the best part is how user friendly the interface is,” said Scott. - continue reading
Trade Ally of the Month - “When our company opened up, we immediately started the process to become an Energy Trust trade ally,” said Keith Scott, president and founder. “They provide excellent support for companies like ours. As a business decision, it makes sense to focus our efforts on an organization where our projects will receive the greatest support.”
Pacific Energy Concepts operates with a local staff of nine and two remote employees in Seattle, completing 80-100 projects per year within Energy Trust service territory. Ninety-five percent of the business’s projects are focused on interior and exterior lighting, utilizing advanced control systems.
Pacific Energy Concept’s comprehensive approach to lighting projects provides commercial and industrial customers with increased annual energy savings and a solid return on investment. “Energy Trust incentives are impactful for customers in the end, helping with a speedy return on investment,” said Scott. - continue reading
Vancouver Business Journal - The energy conservation consulting business, according to Scott, has historically meant consultants working with contractors, who work with retailers, who work with wholesalers. “But we come in,” he says, “and we buy directly from manufacturers. It used to be, by the time the customer purchases something, they’re number four in the channel. We’ve gone out and found the best of the best manufacturers. We custom design a project, sell it direct, facilitate the customer bidding out the project, and ensure they get the best cost all the way through.”
Using this leaner model, Pacific Energy Concepts helps other companies in the Pacific Northwest region maximize their energy use and efficiency while also finding ways to reduce their utility consumption and costs.
“We educate our clients about what products they’re currently using, what efficiencies are possible and the products that are available, and also what incentives there are for using them,” says Scott. - continue reading
The Columbian - Serving customers stretching from Eugene, Ore., to Seattle. The company recently finished a project for Vancouver’s Columbia Machine Inc., which specializes in building automated equipment that helps large companies stack consumer products for shipping.
That project replaced more than 1,300 internal and external lights for Columbia Machine, saving more than $6,600 on the company’s monthly utility bill.
Mike Porter, manager for the Northwest Trade Ally Network, which helps businesses participate in lighting-efficiency incentive programs, said it’s a good time for Scott to be in his chosen business.
Federal regulations are changing to phase out old, inefficient lighting. “There’s a lot of inefficient lighting in commercial and industrial establishments,” Porter said. “It’s definitely a market niche." - continue reading