ESCOs & Performance Contracting

In the real world of performance contracting, it’s just as important to prove and document savings as it is to save energy in the first place. NRM offers ESCOs of all sizes a “zero finger-lift” refrigeration offering, making this demanding aspect of energy efficiency easier than you ever thought possible.

ESCOs & Performance Contracting

It’s one thing to save energy. It’s another thing to predict, document, and prove those savings at an investment-grade level. It’s still another to make certain that the real-world outcomes for all stakeholders are going to keep that value going throughout a 10, 15, or 20-year guaranteed savings financed arrangement.

Refrigeration offers unique challenges and opportunities for energy-efficiency projects. Walk-in coolers and freezers can be significant energy hogs, with great ROI and payback opportunities. But actually delivering and proving real, long-term savings means keeping a number of stakeholders happy, including kitchen managers, maintenance staff, and outside contractors. And refrigeration is a critical system that has little or no tolerance for downtime. Neither efficiency nor performance should be sacrificed for the other; they’re two sides to the same coin.

NRM’s true turn-key solution makes it easy for ESCOs big and small to add refrigeration to their energy-efficiency projects. NRM provides a comprehensive, investment-grade audit, with rigorous engineering backup and proof-of-savings, built-in M+V, utility incentive calculation documentation (Where applicable) and a single point of contact for end-to-end warranty and customer service.

Whether your project has a single cafeteria cooler, or a sprawling campus of laboratory cold rooms, NRM offers a full-service approach to refrigeration optimizations that adds a lot of impact and quick payback. We understand how the world of documentation and proof-of-savings works, and include that as part of our offering. Best of all, our platform brings a lot of compelling value to the other stakeholders, making project approval a no-brainer for your client.

How can NRM Help?

  • Built For The Real World - NRM’s controls are designed from the ground up to be serviceable by anyone. One-button bypass instantly restores the system to pure mechanical control. If the NRM controls fail or lose power, they immediately go to bypass, and come back online with all settings intact. Simple, user-friendly interfaces and operation makes it easy to get state-of-the-art diagnostics without needing to be a computer expert or an engineer.
  • Insight Designed Around Your Needs - Scalable, real-time oversight, tested and proven across tens of thousands of coolers and freezers. Track temperatures, equipment run-times, on/off status, compressor operation, and energy usage. Refrigerant leak detection, lead/lag, load shifting, adaptive defrost, demand limiting, superheat and sub-cooling performance, and custom management strategies can all be easily implemented.
  • Temporary System Shutdown - Deliveries and inventory are two instances where your refrigeration equipment can waste the most energy and experience the most potential for trouble. Doors get left open, breakers get flipped off, and people get distracted. With NRM’s system, a bright red button lets delivery people or crewmembers taking inventory safely shut down the walk-in temporarily, preventing them from accidentally leaving a breaker or disconnect turned off.
  • Real-Time Monitoring & Control - Never be in the dark about a mechanical issue again. NRM’s platform keeps you connected to your equipment 24/7, from anywhere. Many mechanical issues can occur when you least expect them, or when you’re not even there to notice them. Evaporator coil icing up on a Saturday? Receive an alert to your phone, schedule extra defrosts from your mobile browser, and resolve the issue. Cooler or freezer door left open? Get an alert and call the onsite staff before it becomes a temperature problem.
  • Proven Energy Savings - When the energy-efficiency industry thinks refrigeration, they think NRM. Our award-winning solution is multi-faceted—comprehensive smart controls, predictive diagnostics, a web-based platform, hardware upgrades—allowing it to provide unmatched optimization. Across tens of thousands of coolers and freezers, NRM solutions reduce energy consumption by 30% or more.
  • Adaptable & Scalable Platform – Whether your facility or network has 3 walk-ins or 300, NRM's platform allows for control and monitoring through a single hub. Streamline the oversight and management process through an online dashboard with access from anywhere, 24/7/365.
  • Flexible Partnership Options - NRM does much of our business as a subcontractor or through channel partners and referral networks. Our goal is to make life easier for everyone who touches the customer’s system, and our business systems are as flexible as our controls solutions.
  • A Complete Turn-Key Solution - With unique 24/7 technical support, dozens of service and installation trucks on real-time GPS tracking, automated work-order management and dispatching, NRM is fully equipped to make sure you get the best possible outcome. Our true turn-key approach to implementation, commissioning, training, and post-installation support, means that one company is accountable: NRM. And our ongoing support also allows for continuous training. When roles change or new service professionals need training, we’re only a phone call away.
  • Monitoring-Based Commissioning - Motor upgrades, run-time control, adaptive defrost strategies, and precision temperature management all extend the life of the equipment and reduces the frequency of emergency repair calls.
  • Built-In Measurement & Verification (M&V) - Store and download current and historical operational data and energy usage, locally or from The Cloud.

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Carld Auguste
ESCO/Utility Business Development Manager
781.828.8877 x133

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