As I have said many times before, I’m very impressed by the services of your company. The remarkable decrease in the energy use of the Library is extraordinary. I am amazed that simple changes, like removing extra light bulbs and configuring new exterior lighting, have brought such savings. If my memory holds, we’ve seen our average energy costs at all of our three buildings go down by 15% or more. These buildings were not constructed in the age, now ubiquitous, of “going green”… yet, with your oversight and guidance, we’ve exceeded the energy efficiency of buildings constructed much more recently that employ newer technology, construction methods, and building designs. Our cost savings in maintenance, however, are the real treasure. We’ve saved thousands of dollars in our regular maintenance costs. I am almost ashamed of the money that we spent on unnecessary service in the past.
A key to this success is your company’s commitment to looking at the return on investment costs of employing new ideas. I am so grateful for the time you’ve taken to analyze each step forward that we’ve made to ensure that we are getting the best “bang” for our dollars when we implement something new. Your suggestions and advice have been solid. Thank you for your time with us. Again, I’m impressed. Your communications with me, our maintenance staff, and my board have been clear and, even in the “green age”, necessary for people to understand how we can bring our energy costs down. You’ve done a good job.