Energy Efficiency and Healthy Buildings
The Health of Your Workplace
A virus has caught America and most of the world by storm. Governments and businesses are scrambling for firepower to battle this invisible enemy. Can UV lighting and other tactics help fight COVID-19?
First and foremost, the Veteran LED team would like to apologize for our monthly newsletter and Energy Sense Podcast for March being released a month late. The month of March our team was consumed with making internal and external adjustments related to the coronavirus, and navigating our new waters as more and more information trickled in.

This April newsletter will include discussions surrounding the health of building environments, and what building owners, tenants, and investors should take into consideration for navigating the long lasting effects of COVID19.


How prepared are we to fight COVID19 and other viruses in the future? 

COVID19 highlighted our weakness as a society to fight viruses. There are plenty of reasons why, but the fact remains it's science. STEM. All of it......BUT how do we now navigate this new normal we are living in?

Preparation!

Healthy environments are mandated by codes and regulations, but there is a growing number of people who are striving for a more robust EH&S plan, placing special attention on the health of their employees and clients alike. There is a focus now more than ever on the built and environmental spaces being free from viruses, bacteria, and pathogens. Follow the Veteran LED Blog for ways UV Lighting and other solutions are fighting coronavirus both in open spaces and throughout HVAC systems.

How important will it be to meet "green standards" like WELL, LEED, EnergyStar and others?

I imagine this will be a hot topic as it always is, but more people will seek these credentials as standard practice moving forward. COVID19 put a spot light on our ability to stay healthy, and we failed the test. How can you argue against trying to keep your building inhabitants safe? Germaphobes will be on the rise and so will the demand for companies to improve their EH&S standards . Why not proudly become one of the early adopters committed to the health and wellness of those you serve and who serve you?

What are the most important factors to take into consideration when assessing your companies exposure to COVID19?
  • Personnel Health and Wellness
    • Mental Health
    • Physical Fitness
  • Health of the Environment
    • Indoor (Air Quality, Lighting, etc.)
    • Outdoors (Surrounding Environments, access to essential needs)
  • "Green" and Sustainable Supply Chain
    • Janitorial and Sanitation - A 360 approach to a clean environment includes SOP's around hand washing, sterilizing, and sanitation requirements of visitors and contractors. 
    • Green Seal Products Green Seal® is the nation’s premier ecolabel, symbolizing transparency, integrity and proven environmental leadership. We develop life-cycle-based, multi-attribute standards and certify products and services that can prove they meet our strict criteria for human health, reduced environmental impact and excellent performance
    • Safer Choice Products with the Safer Choice label help consumers and commercial buyers identify products with safer chemical ingredients, without sacrificing quality or performance.
  • Target Higher Standards
    • LEED Accreditation 
    • WELL / fitWELL Certification 
    • EnergyStar Score of 85+

Episode 8: COMING SOON!

You can find the Energy Sense podcast on most podcasting platforms — Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and TuneIn.

Going Virtual - FREE Consultation - Financial Incentives in 2020

LETS GO VIRTUAL: Veteran LED is currently developing the VLED Virtual Center. This centralized dashboard will be available to our clients and interested parties who want direct access to the following:
  • Capability Briefing - A short 5 minute introduction to the VLED Team.
  • Emerging Products - Updates on changes to products or services offered and introductions to new ones added.
  • FREE Webinars and Training - Hear from experts across the fields of Construction, Energy, Environment/Sustainability, Health/Wellness, and Technology. 
***CONTACT US TODAY TO BE ADDED TO OUR EXCLUSIVE PLATFORM***

GET YOUR SPACE CHECKED FREE: We welcome the opportunity to introduce ourselves and provide a free energy consultation. It’s easy to start your project with us. We combine financing, rebate packages, and other incentives to create positive cash flow month one! Call us today at 804-562-8606 or click here.

HOW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES BOOST YOUR BUYING POWER: Financial incentives applicable to energy efficiency projects can be challenging to understand and difficult to navigate from state to state. Our experience in processing rebates, grants, tax incentives, and more, spreads nationally, as we have captured over $3M in incentives since 2014. We can help make sure your EE projects are leveraged in the most financially responsible way. Ask us for more info.

APPRECIATION: Thank you to some of the clients we’ve had the opportunity to work with recently: Lanier Parking, Carol Lutheran Village, and Omni Hotel.

In the News
 
  1. VIRGINIA GOVERNOR SIGNS CLEAN ECONOMY ACT - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signs the Virginia Clean Economy Act. Sets goal of 100% Renewable Energy by 2050, becoming the first state in the South to do so.
  2. THE FIGHT CONTINUES AGAINST COVID-19: UV Lighting has proven to be successful in killing viruses both within HVAC systems and in area lighting applications. The big question is when will building owners adopt this proven technology to fight Coronavirus and the like, while reducing their exposure to health pandemics in the future?
 

TAX DEDUCTIONS IN EFFECT FOR 2020

 
Businesses and Energy Consultants may have found their ticket to success for pushing energy efficiency projects across the finish line in 2020. Up to $1.80 per sqft can be an added tax deduction, based on the performance of lighting, HVAC, and building envelope energy efficiency projects for commercial and industrial buildings. Even tax exempt or government agency projects can benefit, whereby the tax deductions can be passed through to consultants or contractors involved in the energy projects. For details on requirements and more information Click Here.

***As always, with any federal tax deductions, always consult a CPA.***

Energy Manager In Training (EMIT)

Veteran LED is looking for an EMIT to work closely with target prospects and customers through a variety of methods. You will perform analysis of inbound and outbound prospects’ business and engage with these prospects by phone, email, or site visits.

The purpose of this outreach is to set up introductory calls with target influencers and decision makers. In turn, your job is to make sure a majority of these calls become qualified opportunities for the Veteran LED Energy Management Team.

In order to do this job well, the EMIT must be a self-starter, analytical, metrics driven, and able to identify business challenges and articulate the Veteran LED value proposition to prospects. Professional judgment that allows you to carry conversation with facility managers, directors, and engineers is a must. 

Previous experience in sales, prospect research, engineering, and general business development is preferred. To apply, please send your resume to jessica@vled.energy.
 

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