Lakeland Hills Y is located in Mountain Lakes New Jersey where there are high seasonal energy costs. Titan Energy worked with the Y to find a feasible no-cost solution to address the high energy cost associated with running a year-round community center with an aquatic center. It was important to support the Y’s commitment to sustainability while reducing the community center’s exposure to the Northeast’s expensive utility costs.
Approach and Solution
At a Glance:
Building Type(s): Nonprofit community center
Services Performed: Engineering, Project Management, Utility Rebate Procurement
Annual Savings: $36,500
Utilizing an audit to determine the facility’s natural gas and electricity consumption, Titan was able to size and source a co-generation unit to fit the Y’s needs. Strategically ordering the 75kW Tecogen module in the summer, with installation completed in the fall, the Y was prepared for the winter demand increase and was able to cover 72% of the energy usage and cover 55% of the heating requirements.
Titan was able to significantly finance the overall project cost through a power purchase agreement (PPA). This allows the nonprofit to benefit from onsite clean energy without any initial capital requirements.
Titan also secured custom electricity pricing to better reflect the facility’s remaining usage allowing the Y to take advantage of additional rate savings.