What is the Green Apple Project?
Green Apple Project is an energy cost reduction program driven by behavior changes and operational efficiency improvements. Green Apple Project is an innovative probram that combines know-how, on-site leadership, and a systematic process that produces 20-30% reductions in energy consumption. This is a no cost program for schools. Brewer-Garrett develops a unique program for each school on our dime. How do we paid you might ask? Once the program starts saving a school money, we get a share of the savings. If the program doesn't save, schools owe BG nothing. In fact, we contractually gaurantee to cover the school's costs so that the schools have no financial risk.
The program begins by determining the specific actions that can be taken to produce energy savings. We call the the Know-How phase. Clearly defined actions are critical to effectively engage people. Generalities and vague guidance lead to disengagtement and non-involvement.
Some actions are basic and are easily identified. May other actions are more veiled and required the expertise of the technical team: Energy Engineers, Commissioning Agents, Automation Engineers, and Energy Auditors. The technical teams are trained professionals with years of experience in uncovering significant energy conservation opportunities.
Leadership is the next critical component of the program. All successful programs need a leader to encourage change and keep people focused on the task at hand. The Green Apple Project leadership componenet includes and on-site Energy Coach. The program pays the Energy Coach to work closely with both the energy related systems and the people in the buildings. All Energy Coaches have leadership experience and are trained by our team on the details of energy management.
The final component is the Process. The proccess uses organizational and behavioral science to change the building culture. People are complicated and need a sophisticated approach to engage them in long term energy conservation. Face-to-face contact and encouragement is vital to the success of the program.