Leopardo’s engineers and mechanical partners investigate equipment at the end of its useful life and replace with higher efficiency equipment saving energy and maintenance cost. These upgrades can include, chillers, air-handling units, VAV upgrades, boilers and more.
Many of these improvements require capital dollars and can be bundled into quick payback measures like lighting and building automation system upgrades.
These measures often deliver the most maintenance and energy savings in our projects. Our comprehensive lighting program will investigate fixture and lamp, lighting controls, as well as security infrastructure on street lights.
These measures often deliver the most maintenance and energy savings in our projects. Our comprehensive lighting program will investigate fixture, lamp and ballast upgrades, lighting controls and daylighting opportunities.
The increasing price of gasoline and diesel fuels have driven consumers to seek more affordable fueling options. Liquid propane gas (propane/LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) are two alternative options that have come to the forefront of this search. Leopardo will engineer the most cost-effective, reliable fueling option.
The mechanics of this lease involves financing the difference between the vehicle’s purchase price and a conservative reduced book value (RBV), which is based on the anticipated market value considering the vehicles age and application.
In deregulated states, municipalities can choose energy providers for electricity and natural gas. During the investment-grade audit, Leopardo determines the maximum savings potential by switching from the existing providers in cases where existing agreements with providers are already in place.
Moving to VoIP, renting IT equipment, phone and IT bill auditing and data line audits often provide an opportunity to upgrade IT infrastructure (phones, computers, servers, etc.) more frequently than purchasing. This allows for the latest technology to be implemented. Leopardo investigates all telecommunications savings opportunities.
Many times, these devices are left on when not needed. Leopardo investigates and proposes a suite of solutions that can centrally control computers, monitors, printers and other plug load devices. This solution will turn equipment off when not needed and reduce waste.
Through a demand response program, municipalities commit to helping the electrical grid during brownout and blackout periods by reducing electrical load.
Leopardo can identify the feasibility of a power purchase agreement (PPA), a financial arrangement in which a third-party developer provides design, permitting and installation of a solar array on the municipal-owned property.