Claridge Hotel Case Study

Claridge Hotel | Atlantic City, NJ

Claridge Hotel | Atlantic City, NJ

Energy Conservation Measures in Hospitality

Energy Reduction Plan
Cost: $1,280,540
Size: 700,000 Sq. ft.
Market Segment: Hospitality


500 Room boutique hotel (former Casino) on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City - RES installed a demand based ventilation to convert 13 larger air handing units formally sized for a casino with CO2 sensors and variable frequency drives to greatly reduce capacity based on occupancy. RES installed new domestic water booster pumps with variable frequency drives to deliver water up the tower only when needed.

A complete LED lighting retrofit throughout the property including common areas, bars, restaurants, guest rooms and back of the house areas was performed.

Occupancy based guest room thermostats with scheduling capability using a cloud based technology assures heating and cooling is only on when needed. The intelligent controls provide significant cost savings without sacrificing guest comfort.

RES recently completed Phase 2 of the energy upgrade installing 55 aluminum salt water protected modulating dampers in the larger air handling units to introduce free cooling to the hotel greatly reduce monthly energy costs. Recently RES was hired to upgrade all of the antiquated pneumatic controls with state-of-the-art DDC controls and Intelligent software to manage the entire building.

“Rich Energy Solutions has been a great partner to the Claridge. They have saved us significant money over the past couple of years!”

-Brian DeWinne,
CFO Claridge Hotel

Project Overview

Total Contract Price:
Utility Company Rebate:
Annual Energy Savings:
Internal Rate of Return:
Investment Recapture Period:
10 Year Positive Cash Flow:

$1,280,540
$330,000
$376,210
40%
2.5 years
$2,821,575

AtlantiCare Case Study

AtlantiCare | Atlantic City, NJ

AtlantiCare | Atlantic City, NJ

Energy Conservation Measures in Healthcare

Energy Retrofits
Size: Over 100 Locations
Market Segment: Healthcare


AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center operates over a hundred locations including hospitals, behavioral treatment centers, urgent care, fitness and local patient treatment facilities in the greater South Jersey area. Rich Energy Solutions developed an detailed property roster of their facilities and aggregated the purchase deregulated energy for all of their facilities saving AtlantiCare over 15% on their utility costs.

Rich Energy Solutions has performed several energy retrofits over the past 10 years for Atlanticare:


  1. Kessler Hospital, Hammonton, NJ – RES working with Atlanticare management developed a concept to separate an entire two floor patient wing with emergency room in a fully operating hospital from the central steam boiler and chiller plant when the main campus facilities were closing. RES designed and installed a Hydrotherm condensing boiler plant to replace steam hot water heat exchanger, a McQuay high efficiency chiller to displace the steam absorber chiller, new high efficiency gas domestic hot water and retrofitted the existing lighting in the facility.
  2. Healthplex, Atlantic city, NJ – RES replaced the original packaged rooftop units with hot water heating coils feed from an inefficient boiler plan. Engineered and installed new state of the art McQuay packaged rooftop units and building management controls. These new units required intricate steel framing around the main lobby atrium and existing screen walls on the roof. The operating efficiency of the new equipment combined with the control upgrade reduced the operating expense by over 20% and fixed a problem that existed for 10 years. This upgrade allowed the antiquated boilers to be reduced in size and replaced with modular condensing boilers the following year.
  3. Healthpark Office Complex, Egg Harbor Township, NJ – RES conducted lighting retrofits in the corporate offices and operation buildings. The projects received New Jersey Smart Start incentives and the internal rate of return for these projects was 39%.
  4. Currently, Rich Energy Solutions is surveying several new locations to provide a special offer from Philips LED Lighting. More than 50 locations will be retrofitted over the next 18 months.

Genesis Healthcare Case Study

Genesis Healthcare | Kennett Square, PA

Genesis Healthcare | Kennett Square, PA

Energy Conservation Measures in Long Term Care

Energy Retrofit
Cost: $6,954,060
Market Segment: Long Term Care


Rich Energy Solutions (RES) has completed more than 120 energy retrofit projects for Genesis Healthcare over the past seven years. Genesis Healthcare, based in Kennett Square, PA they own, manage and operate over 550 high-quality long term care facilitates across the United States. RES has provided laundry, LED lighting, wireless controls, mechanical and ventilation solutions with an internal rates of return that exceeded the company standards for all required capital expenditure projects.

No Cap Ex – Infinite Return on Investment

Today, Genesis Healthcare is reducing their utility cost and operating expense by using the energy savings to pay for the energy efficiency measures. Rich Energy Solutions introduced Constellation Energy (an Excelon company – Fortune 125 company) to implement the Efficiency Made Easy (EME) program, where the cost of the energy upgrade measures are included in the already budgeted monthly energy bill. This program gave Genesis the ability to upgrade several facilities at the same time with cap ex expenses.

Complete ECM Overview

Completed Project Value: $6,954,060
Rebates and Incentives: $1,798,620
Internal Rate of Return: 35%
Simple Pay Back: 2.7 yrs.
10 Year Positive Cash Flow $13,724,00

Current “EME” Projects - 9 Centers

Project Values: $870,539
Rebates and Incentives: $195,080
Internal Rate of Return: Infinite
Annual Energy Savings $184,770
10 Year Positive Cash Flow $2,748,850

Argosy Casino Case Study

Argosy Casino | Riverside, MO

Argosy Casino | Riverside, MO

Energy Conservation Measures in Casino/ Entertainment

Energy Efficiency Retrofit
Cost: $637,620
Size: 620,000 Sq. ft.
Market Segment: Casino/ Entertainment


Casino consisting of a 350 room hotel tower,100,000 square feet of gaming floor, several restaurants, meeting and convention space.The property is owned by Penn National Gaming from Wyomissing, PA. Rich Energy Solutions (RES) implemented Phase 1 of the energy efficiency retrofit in November of 2014.The project included demand based ventilation controls for the 6 large – 100 ton AAON energy recovery units serving the casino floor, a Del Ozone laundry solution to greatly reduce the hot water for the on-premise laundry and a showcase of more than 15,000 Philips LED lights. RES is currently implementing Phase 2 of the project with a completion of January of 2016 for $563,000.

Penn National Gaming - Backlog

RES has completed more than 20 casino energy retrofit projects for Penn National Gaming over the past 3 years. Based on current projects underway, the 10 year cash flow will exceed 30 million dollars. Cap Ex approvals have new projects scheduled through 2017.

Project Overview

Total Contract Price: $637,620
Utility Company Rebate: : $234,000
Annual Energy Savings: $292,440
Internal Rate of Return: 72%
Investment Recapture Period: 1.4 years
10 Year Positive Cash Flow: $2,514,984

Energy Efficiency Overview

Total Completed Contracts: $8,192,816
Rebates and Incentives: $1,369,515
Annual Energy Savings: $3,100,250
Internal Rate of Return: 45%
Investment Recapture Period: 2.2 years
10 Year Positive Cash Flow: $24,133,387

Mark 70 Condominium Case Study

Mark 70 Condominium | Cherry Hill, NJ

Mark 70 Condominium | Cherry Hill, NJ

Energy Conservation Measures in Multi-Family

NJ Pay for Performance (P4P) Clean Energy rebate program
Cost: $534,000
Size: 140,000 Sq. ft.
Market Segment: Multi-Family


22 Story condominium complex located on Route 70 and I-295 in Cherry Hill, NJ – The project qualified for the New Jersey Pay for Performance (P4P) Clean Energy rebate program.

Rich Energy Solutions hired a third party engineer to develop a detailed Energy Reduction Plan (ERP) that would capture the largest bonus incentive ever awarded to a client for a multi-family complex in New Jersey. The rebate received and paid to Mark 70 was 48% of the contract price. The building has enjoyed huge energy savings over the past couple of years and recently did not need to create an assessment for necessary building upgrades due to a surplus in the operating budget from energy savings.

The building is now outfitted with two 2,000,000 BTU Camus condensing boilers for heating and two 2,000,000 BTU Camus condensing water heaters for domestic hot water. These units are over 95% efficient and modulate down to 400,000 BTU when demand is low. The domestic hot water storage has been reduced by over 50% because these units provide nearly instantaneous hot water when needed. A York state-of-the-art 400 ton chiller and BAC cooling tower with VFD’s were installed for air conditioning. A common area and BOH LED lighting retrofit was performed and new high efficiency rooftop HVAC units were installed for the resident hallways.

Project Overview

Total Contract Price: $534,000
NJ Clean Energy Rebate: $255,306
Annual Energy Savings: $82,869
Internal Rate of Return: 30%
Investment Recapture Period: 3.4 years
10 Year Positive Cash Flow: $546,935

Graham Building Case Study

 Graham Building | Philadelphia, PA

Graham Building | Philadelphia, PA

Energy Conservation Measures in Office/ Commercial

Energy Reduction Plan
Cost: $622,610
Size: 250,000 Sq. ft.
Market Segment: Office/ Commercial


25 Story Office Building built in 1985 located in downtown Philadelphia across from city hall – The project consisted of introducing free-cooling to an existing fresh air chase to greatly reduce mechanical cooling costs in the winter. The building has a perimeter heating system with very little automated control which overheated tenant spaces. Rich Energy Solutions installed 6 large 6’x 8’ louvers in the fresh air chase to greatly reduce the electrical consumption in the winter time. Installed two new modular Camus 2,000,000 BTU condensing boilers to modulate the boiler water based on outside air temperature to reduce overheating. New premium efficiency motors for the condenser and hot water heating pumps with variable frequency drives will provide capacity based on demand.

A complete LED Lighting retrofit of the building was performed utilizing more than 5000 the new Philips InstantFit LED T8 lamps. Significantly reducing energy costs while greatly improving the quality of light and comfort of the tenants. Retro-commissioning of the building HVAC systems integrated the two existing Building Management Systems with a Tridium overlay into one new graphic user interface allowing for easy scheduling, setbacks and the collection of trend data.

Project Overview

Total Contract Price: $622,610
Utility Company Rebate: $132,800
Annual Energy Savings: $208,000
Internal Rate of Return: 42%
Investment Recapture Period: 2.4 years
10 Year Positive Cash Flow: $1,590,200