Redaptive Ally Collaboration

Ally Collaborates with Redaptive to Help Saint-Gobain Identify and Implement Cost Saving Efficiency Projects

Upgrades Help the Company Meet Corporate Sustainability Objectives While Improving Building Functionality and Safety

This past year, Ally Energy Solutions teamed up with efficiency-as-a-service (EaaS) provider, Redaptive, on a number of energy efficiency projects for their client, international construction materials company, Saint-Gobain. Ally was honored to be selected as the implementation partner for projects including LED lighting upgrades, sensors, and measurement and verification implementation at multiple facilities across the United States.

Saint-Gobain, which is one of the largest manufacturers of construction materials in the world plans to have all their operations be 100% carbon neutral by 2050. Ally’s energy efficiency upgrades help them move closer toward that objective, while Redaptive’s efficiency-as-a-service financing structure allows them to make these upgrades without tapping into the company’s capital resources.

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What is Efficiency-as-a-Service?

These days, there are a number of energy efficiency finance methods ranging from cap-ex financing to initiating an operating lease to tapping into PACE funding. While each of these options has its pros and cons, there is a clear winner when it comes to speed of implementation, ROI, and risk: EaaS.

Efficiency-as-a-Service is a relatively new finance method in which the portfolio owner enters into an off-balance sheet service agreement with a company like Redaptive to pay for efficiency projects with funds generated by the project’s cost savings over time.

EaaS changes the paradigm of how you can go about doing efficiency.” – Blair Sturm, Process Sustainability and Energy Manager, Saint-Gobain, North America

Early buy-out and early buy-down options incentivize rapid program deployment, creating a strategic advantage compared to the traditional, incremental CAPEX approach. Projects are completed quickly and their associated energy cost savings begin immediately. This is a particularly attractive strategy for multi-site industrial facilities portfolios because it leaves capital funds free for other projects.

Ally and EaaS – Working Together to Help Industrial Efficiency Improve Operational Efficiency

Ally Energy Solutions helps industrial facilities upgrade their portfolios in the most cost-effective manner possible. Additionally, LED lighting and controls upgrades are performed around facility production schedules so as not to disturb operations.

As the Saint-Gobain video explains, their efficiency upgrades are returning 50-80% in energy savings while improving workplace comfort and safety. The Redaptive dashboard allows Saint-Gobain executives to review the cost savings, energy savings and carbon offsets at-a-glance for any of their locations. Meanwhile, off-balance sheet financing eliminates the hurdle of competing for capital funds.

We’re proud to be a part of the efficiency team that bringing cost-effective strategies to industrial facilities nationwide! Find out more about our projects now: