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Energy Efficiency for Municipalities

Municipalities operate large buildings and facilities in the communities they serve There’s no immunity from the carbon tax — with the biggest impact being natural gas consumption There is increasing public pressure to be a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions Technologies in energy efficiency may hold the keys to significant savings  The Municipality’s Energy Dilemma Effective energy management in Alberta is no easy task for municipalities. No matter how small your municipality is, you’re responsible for many things. The City of Edmonton, for instance, has multiple large recreation facilities, waste and drainage, road maintenance, and huge parkland to maintain. The city is also responsible for emergency services, mass transit, and all the infrastructure these services require. 
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Reduce your Energy Project Payback Period by Combining Energy Conservation with On-Site Solar PV

There are some very common mistakes organizations make when seeking to save money through energy initiatives. These can lead to lengthy or unrealizable payback periods for their investments Maximised energy efficiency depends on two factors: the minimization of both electrical loads and natural gas needs Implementing a strong energy and emission reduction plan means combining two approaches into one holistic strategy that tackles your major energy challenges together The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Pitfalls Plaguing the Payback Calculation What’s holding you back from an energy transformation? New energy technologies always sound promising, but the details can trip you up. For example, solar panels may allow companies to offset some of their electricity costs — but at today’s low electricity prices the payback on solar panels can usually stretch into the realm of 20 to 25 years (even with incentives). Getting a project with that kind of ROI delay approved can be a major hurdle.
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Who, How, and Why? Introduction to the Vital Group

The Vital Group of Companies is an integrated Alberta-based energy services and engineering company that uses its Energy-as-a-Service Integration (EaaSI) model to offer comprehensive energy services to clients. That’s all well and good- but who are we? Why do we do what we do? And how do we do it?
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