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EAG News Updates
Ringlein on Energy Policy Committee  
 EAG's CEO Scott Ringlein has joined Michigan Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environmental Policy Committee, which focuses on a wide range of regulatory and legislative issues related to air emission, water use, waste management, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy rates.
  The committee is made up of experts within companies from across Michigan. The primary focus of the committee is on state-level issues; however, the committee also addresses related federal issues.

Michigan Small Business Leadership
   Nearly 350 small business owners and supporters, including The Energy Alliance Group of North America, attended the Small Business Association of Michigan's (SBAM) 46th annual meeting this summer in Lansing.
   Scott Ringlein, CEO of EAG of North America, attended and is a member of the SBAM's Leadership Council.
 At the event, Gov. Rick Snyder announced a collaboration between Pure Michigan Business Connect and SBAM to conduct a Sept. 22 Matchmaking Summit in Livonia to connect hundreds of small Michigan companies with business opportunities within the state.
 The annual meeting also included a panel discussion on "brand building" that featured: Past SBAM chair Cynthia Kay of Cynthia Kay and Company of Grand Rapids, as moderator, and Dave Engbers, CoFounder/President of Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids; Jen Guarino, Vice President of Leather-Shinola in Detroit; and Bob Jacquart, CEO of Jacquart Fabric Products (Stormy Kromer) in Ironwood.
EAG present to state CPA group
  The Energy Alliance Group of North America has been asked to present at the February 2016 conference of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). 
 The CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Mega Conference for Business & Industry will be held in Livonia and EAG will present on ways companies can finance energy efficiency improvement projects, including using Michigan's Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance program.
  EAG also will have a booth in the conference expo area.
Other Presentations & News
  Scott Ringlein also presented to the Ann Arbor West Rotary Club this summer and EAG recently has become a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Recent EAG/Michigan blog postings
  Just in case you missed our blogs, here's a listing of the most recent ones, written by Kerry Kilpatrick, EAG Corporate Social Media Director, who brings interesting and relevant information to his readers.
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Order EAG free 'Ten Questions' report
You may order a free electronic copy of The Energy Alliance Group's report, "Ten Questions to Ask BEFORE An Energy Efficiency Update."
  Many of our readers have found it valuable as they plan energy efficiency projects or as they work with clients planning their efficiency updates.  Feel free to share with customers or clients! T o receive your free copy,  click here.
It's The Energy Alliance Group of North America!
   The Energy Alliance Group of North America has always existed as the parent company of EAG of Michigan, but you may be seeing more of The EAG of North America logo as the company launches The Energy Alliance Group of Ohio.
    "We're working with our attorneys getting our corporate structure firmed up, so that EAG of North America will be the holding company for all of our business entities - EAG of Michigan, The Energy Alliance Group of Ohio, and hopefully companies in other states in the future," said Scott Ringlein, CEO, The Energy Alliance Group of North America.
   Already two Ohio residents, Tim Gladieux from the Toledo area and Rick Bell from Cleveland, are working with the EAG team, making contacts within the Ohio Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) community and meeting with potential business owners looking to make energy efficiency upgrades.
   In the Toledo area, PACE financing is administered through a program called Better Buildings, Northwest Ohio, a Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority Program. The greater Cincinnati program is called GC-PACE, and there is legislation pending in Ohio to make PACE funding more easily available to business, government and organizations in the entire state.
  Gladieux said EAG of Ohio also is firming up relationships to offer gas and electric utility choice options to EAG's Ohio clients.
  To learn more about Gladieux and Bell, as well as Kelsey Mitchell, who has been interning with EAG this summer, click here.
Two free PACE events scheduled
  Learn more about Property Assessed Clean Energy financing at two free "Keeping Pace with Energy Efficiency in Michigan" panel discussions this fall.
  The first event will be Wednesday, Sept. 9 in Grand Rapids, MI, from 3-5:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Community College. Read more about that event here.
  The second will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, same time, in Traverse City at Northwestern Michigan College's University Center. The photos, below, are of the people who will be on the panel for the for the Grand Rapids event.
Don't miss EAG on Sunday TV show
   Two principals of The Energy Group of North America and three EAG alliance partners will take center stage this Sunday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the EmeraldPlanet's weekly television program. 
  They will discuss "Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Funding:  Expanding Renewable Energy and Water Efficiency Projects While Reducing Environmental Impacts."
  Scott Ringlein, CEO, and Curt Monhart, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, with EAG of North America, will appear as will Prasad Gullapalli, Founder & President, Srinergy Solar Energy Solutions; Terry Judge, CEO, Core Solutions Group, LLC; and Kevin P. Moyer, Chief Investment Officer, PACE Equity.
    Read the  rest of the story  here! Or click here this Sunday to watch the live program. 
WAB brewery could be EAG's first new construction PACE project
   Ferndale's Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) is looking to create a new brewery and distillery in another building it owns in Ferndale and signed a contract with The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan and some of its alliance partners to begin work on the project.
   EAG of Michigan, S3 Architecture and Medora Building Company are starting work to design, build and secure Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for the brewery/distillery, which will be considered new construction, not a renovation, since the building is basically a shell at this point.
   Because of that, EAG will calculate baseline and proposed energy consumption and equipment expenses for the site, based on building code minimums and common construction and equipment standards. PACE energy savings would be calculated on building envelope upgrades and more energy efficient equipment and technologies.
   "This will be our first project that is considered new construction, and it will be interesting to calculate savings from baseline standards rather than prior baseline operational energy expenses, which just aren't available in this case," said Scott Ringlein, CEO of The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan. 
   WAB property owners and EAG will agree upon the baseline assumptions before the project moves forward.  More details here.
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