Financial Energy Management, Inc.


At Financial Energy we provide a variety of energy efficiency services including energy audits, energy efficient retrofit construction, efficient lighting design, and window solar film installation.  Equipped with this in-house capability and expertise, we can implement a cost effective, energy efficient solution customized for your facility.

Financial Energy is a comprehensive independent service provider, making us both unique and dynamic. We are not connected with any manufacturer or product line, which allows us to remain impartial in our evaluations and we’re able to recommend the optimum solution for your business. We also maintain our own specialized staff and crew of experienced electricians and engineers. Having our own crews allows us to control quality, production, safety, and scheduling. We manage your project every step of the way from design and financing to installation, making the process as simple and convenient for you as possible.

Energy Audits

Energy AuditThe first step to the process is a no-cost, preliminary energy audit, which involves a walk-through of your building(s) to get a sense of the opportunities available for improved energy efficiency. These are then presented in a proposal along with the return and paybacks typically associated with each opportunity. The second step is a contract for a comprehensive energy audit for a fixed fee. This careful study will identify the exact strategy for energy improvements along with the costs and savings associated with them.  If Financial Energy constructs the project, the cost of the audit is prorated as a credit against the installed cost.


Efficient and Improved Lighting Design

Efficient and Improved Lighting DesignLighting often represents the greatest energy saving opportunity in a building and is a specialty of Financial Energy. Depending on the age and current lighting technology installed in your building, Financial Energy can design solutions that yield better visual acuity, control, and functionality. New technologies including solid state lighting (LED’s), daylight harvesting, and vacancy controls can save significant energy expense and also present opportunities to improve the quality of lighting and the productivity of work spaces.


State-of-the-Art Retrofits and Lighting Controls

Lighting-ControlsMany efficient lighting technologies can achieve greater savings by incorporating lighting controls.  Occupancy/vacancy sensors control lighting on a room-by-room basis giving granular control and eliminating energy waste in all vacant areas. On average, occupancy sensors can add additional savings of 30-35%.

Photo-controls are used to “harvest” natural daylight- dimming or turning lights off when the room has sufficient daylight. Dimming photo-controls can reduce energy use by 70%.  The most savings occur as these different systems are integrated and work together. *

In one project we installed photocells, dimming ballasts, and occupancy sensors in a gymnasium with multiple basketball courts and an upstairs track above them. Photocells and dimming ballasts were used along the track near the windows and occupancy sensors were used on each basketball court. With this system a person could run on the track without turning on the court lights or alternately a group could be playing basketball on one court without turning on the lights for the track or the other courts. Most importantly this was all automated so after the installation energy savings became effortless.


Window Film (Solar and Safety Film)

Window FilmWindow films or “solar film” provide energy saving by reducing heat flow out and limiting solar energy gained through windows. During the summer, solar film will reflect sunlight and heat, reducing air conditioning cost, while in the winter low emissivity films will act as insulation trapping heat inside, reducing heating costs. The ultra violet protection of the film extends the life of furniture and fabrics and reduced glare improves visual comfort. Solar films come in a variety of colors, including bronze and blue tones, so the films can improve the aesthetics of your building, enhancing its appearance and value.


Water Conservation Design and Upgrade Installation

Water FaucetWater is becoming an increasingly scarce and expensive commodity, especially in the arid West. With annual natural disasters such as wild fires and drought, combined with the growing global population and its demand for water, this precious resource will only become more valued and more costly in the future. Financial Energy can examine your water usages and identify opportunities for conservation, most of which pay for themselves within a few years.

Opportunities for water saving installations include low volume toilets, low volume showerheads, aerators, irrigation opportunities, and cooling towers.


Energy Use Metering

Energy Use MeteringThe first step towards energy savings is identifying where it is used. Financial Energy can install temporary electricity meters to perform a utility use analysis of your facility. We will analyze how much energy equipment is using and when your consumption is the highest. Armed with this information we can help manage your energy consumption and peak load.




HVAC Controls and Demand Management

HVAC Controls and Demand ManagementHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment typically are the greatest energy users in your building. A Financial Energy study will analyze the energy consumption of your HVAC equipment. Properly controlling the operation of this equipment presents a very cost effective tool to reduce energy consumption.  Maintaining close control of the operating schedules and limiting coincident operation to reduce demand can decrease both the kWh consumption and the peak kW demand. 



Utility Company Energy Efficiency Program Administration – Direct Install

Utility ConferenceEnergy conservation and demand control programs are often used by utilities to reduce stress on electric grids and to limit expensive spot market purchases of power during critical peak times.  Utility companies will often subsidize the cost of installing new energy efficient equipment for small and medium sized businesses, as the energy saved is a lower cost alternative to generation.  Free programs, sometimes referred to as Direct Install (DI) programs are used to implement energy conservation quickly at “hard to reach” customer facilities.  Financial Energy specializes in managing and implementing DI programs and currently operates one of the largest such programs in the United States for the Southern California Edison Co (SCE).  The SCE DI program is run by our California subsidiary- FESS Energy, Inc.  In this program, FESS Energy educates consumers about energy efficiency and new technologies, performs lighting and refrigeration audits, orders and installs new technologies, and inspects 100% of the installations ensuring customer satisfaction.   Financial Energy and FESS Energy proficiently run utility conservation programs which generate significant energy savings at low avoided $/kWh.