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Affordable Geothermal Heating now available for WNY Homes with
BUFFALO, NY - March 27, 2018 - GroundUp: The Geothermal Alliance of Western New
York is now offering radiant geothermal energy heating and cooling systems for a fixed
price of $24,000, or with an additional dedicated geothermal heat pump for domestic hot
water for $26,000, after NYSERDA rebates. This offer is for homeowners who have
existing radiant systems or plan to build a new house with radiant, whether it is in-floor
heating, wall radiators or baseboard radiators. A 30% federal tax credit is also available
to homeowners when they install geothermal systems.
Radiant heat in a home can take many forms and is often referred to as steam heating,
hot water heating, radiator heating or radiant floor heating. A GroundUp member can
help you determine which is in your home.
With this new offer GroundUp is providing geothermal systems, which were previously
perceived to be complex and expensive, to homeowners in WNY at a low cost. The
offer includes a special heat pump, if needed, that can deliver 150 degree F water
temperature, making it suitable even for baseboard heat. Also included is an outdoor
reset controller, which measures outside temperatures and lowers the operating system
temperatures of the heat pump on warmer days, to increase efficiency and lower
operating costs. The system further consists of a buffer tank, outside loop field, pumping
station, the necessary pumps for the radiant system, and a new domestic hot water tank
if the hot water option is selected, as well as direct to load piping, which improves
radiant efficiency by an additional 10%. It does not include the radiant system in the
Jesse Cook of Geotherm, a GroundUp Alliance Member, explains: “GroundUp Radiant
Geothermal System and Installation cost typically covers qualified well insulated single
family homes, up to 4000 sq. ft. in our Western New York climate and includes approval
of the NYSERDA rebate.” said Cook. “We are excited to add radiant geothermal
applications to our portfolio of geothermal solutions for every home.”
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has up
to $15 million available in rebates for the installation of ground source heat pump
systems for residences, businesses and institutions. Rebates are only available to
In addition, the current Geothermal Federal Tax credit of 30% can be used to further
reduce the system cost up to $7,800 for the homeowner. “This would reduce the final
cost to $18,200 with dedicated hot water, and $16,800 without it.” says Andrew
Heiligman of Alternative Carbon Energy Systems, Inc. (A.C.E.S. - Energy), another
“This is a fantastic opportunity specifically for people who are paying thousands of
dollars a year for oil or propane to heat their homes”, said Bill Nowak, Executive
Director of New York Geothermal Energy Organization .
GroundUp: Geothermal Alliance of Western New York is an initiative of the New York
Geothermal Foundation and the first of its kind in the area to bring the revolutionary
design of Geothermal to every homeowner at a discounted, affordable price. Interested
homeowners can find more information and contact approved installers to set up
installation at www.groundupgeo.org
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BUFFALO, NY - January 9, 2018 - ACES Energy, Buffalo Geothermal, Dailey Electric, GeoTherm, Van Hee Mechanical, Phoenix Energy Supply, Waterfurnace and Earth Sensitive Solutions have teamed up to make Geothermal energy heating and cooling available to every homeowner in Western New York. Together these businesses have created a revolutionary concept; GroundUp: Geothermal Alliance of Western New York, to help homeowners easily transition to 100% clean energy.
“Our mission is to bring the highest quality and most affordable Geothermal heating & cooling systems to the people of Western New York, from the GroundUp,” boasted Todd Schmiegel of Buffalo Geothermal. “Our goal is to inform the public about Geothermal benefits and savings, ensure highest quality Geothermal system installation and design, and provide affordable Geosystems to the consumer.”
GroundUp allows qualified homeowners, who are eligible to receive a rebate from New York State, to install Geothermal energy heating and cooling HVAC systems in their home for a total cost of only $24,000, which is thousands of dollars cheaper than currently offered. Geothermal systems with dedicated geothermal heat pumps for domestic hot water are being offered for a total cost of $26,000 to qualified homeowners. The offer is available immediately and typically covers single family homes up to 4000 sqf with good insulation.
Installing Geothermal systems in WNY homes will also aid in reaching the state mandate to have a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Alicia Barton, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said, “Using clean energy technologies such as geothermal is critical to meeting Governor Cuomo’s nation leading clean energy goals. GroundUp’s ability to provide geothermal systems at a reduced price, together with the state’s rebate, will enable even more consumers to adopt this clean energy and help New York reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has up to $15 million available in rebates for the installation of ground source heat pump systems for residences, businesses and institutions. Rebates are available to qualified installers for two years or until all funds have been exhausted. The total amount of the rebate will be deducted from the total cost of the system, thereby passing the savings along directly to consumers.
Assemblyman Sean Ryan said “I am very excited about the GroundUp program. This is great news for homeowners across Western New York. New York has been a leader in advancing the use of clean renewable energy, and cutting carbon emissions. Geothermal energy systems are a great way for homes and businesses to lower their energy costs, and lower their reliance on fossil fuels. I was pleased to recently announce a change in New York State law that will allow homeowners, small businesses, and not-for-profits to install geothermal systems as part of the On-Bill financing program. It is great to see that the state and private sector are working together to expand the use of this clean, energy efficient technology.”
Geothermal energy heating and cooling systems also allow homeowners to have more control over their energy bills. .
“New York’s over-dependence on natural gas for both heating buildings and generating electricity means that consumers are hostage to budget busting price spikes when cold spells hit,” said Bill Nowak, Executive Director of New York Geothermal Energy Organization. “It's great to see geothermal companies pooling their buying power on behalf of consumers and helping to break the monopoly grip that fossil fuels have on our energy bills.”
GroundUp: Geothermal Alliance of Western New York is an initiative of the New York Geothermal Foundation and the first of its kind in the area to bring the revolutionary design of Geothermal to every homeowner at a discounted, affordable price. Interested homeowners can find more information and contact approved installers to set up installation at www.groundupgeo.org
Earlier this month, a bill was signed into law restoring the 30% federal tax credit for geothermal heat pumps that provides parity with solar and fossil fuels. This legislation is a victory for the country, for the economy, and for the thousands of hard-working people that drive this industry. Its passing was a direct result of the hard work from the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and all the geothermal advocates who took the time to contact their local legislators. The tax credit is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017, so whether you purchased a system last year or are still in the buying process, this is good news for you. Contact us for your no cost, no obligation consultation today!
We now offer attractive financing solutions for both your next Solar and/or Geothermal project. A simple non-binding per-approval process takes less than 15 minutes. Upon approval, if you decide to not more forward with your renewable energy project, there are no costs that are billed to you. During our site visit, we can walk you thru the process. If you are more comfortable applying on your own, we can provide you our contractor information and you can call in your self. Either way, this painless process now makes transitioning to renewable energy one step easier!
Many other contractors "bury" the contractor or fees associated with the financing within the contract price to offer you a lower interest rate. Our process and fees are transparent and you pay exactly what they are. While we can "buy-down" the interest rate, we tailor each financed project directly with the customer so you know exactly what you are paying for.
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Not only did ACES-Energy help a local business GO GREEN, we helped the AquaSource Group in Honeoye, NY reduce their dependency on foil oil, reduced their carbon footprint, reduced their energy bills and educated their customers and staff on Solar Electric systems.
The AquaSource Group Inc. is a team of professionals dedicated to serving the Water Quality and Waste Water needs of residential, commercial, industrial, and small community clients in and around the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York.
Steven Richards, the President of The AquaSource Group and renewable energy advocate said "I have always been intrigued with and promoted solar panels over the past 10 years. I knew the payback was coming down and incentives were at an all time best and the team at ACES made it all come together. The team at ACES handled the process start to finish and I could not be happier with them. Our shop, showroom and office is now 100% solar powered."
Steve and The AquaSource Group will also be installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this coming fall to heat and cool their building and will boast an amazing 300% to 400% efficiency. Steve said "I can not wait to be net-zero, producing energy from the sun and heating and cooling our building from the earth! I even welcome folks to call the shop and set up a time that I can personally give them an overview of our system". ACES-Energy will also have literature on hand that you can pick up to learn more about us and the renewable energy solutions we offer!
ACES-Energy featured as the only renewable energy company at Rochester GO GREEN EVENT on June 20th, 2013
The beginning minutes of a Geothermal dig
ACES-Energy was hand selected to be the only local contracting company that offers residential and light commercial Geothermal Heating & Cooling and Solar PV solutions. This honor exemplifies how ACES-Energy is portrayed in the local community of Rochester, NY.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The act of “going green” has become a buzz phrase in the 21st century, but many leading Rochester organizations are now dedicated large amounts of talent and resources to offer sustainable options to their customers. And they are coming together for the third annual “Go Green with Michael Viggiani” Expo on Thursday evening, June 20 — which will be the largest gathering of Rochester businesses offering green and sustainable products and services.
The public is invited to attend the free event from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rochester Museum & Science Center, to experience the latest in sustainable offerings, from carpeting and roofing to restoration and energy. The museum will run on green energy that day in conjunction with the Go Green event, which will be the first zero-landfill-waste event in Rochester.
The Expo will feature more than 20 companies and is being organized by Michael Viggiani, a pioneer in the field of sustainable energy who introduced the first sustainable lighting technology in Rochester in 2008. In the five years since he brought LED technology to Rochester, he has seen technology and product lines for green initiatives grow rapidly as the world is being more aware and aggressive regarding sustainability.
“Rochester’s business legacy is based on engineering and new philosophies and today’s Rochester companies are following suit, by focusing on sustainability and bringing new products to the market that are environmentally and energy friendly,” said Viggiani, president of Rochester-based Go Green LED International, which will exhibit offerings at the June 20 event. “I strongly believe in sustainability, doing what’s right, and also sharing the information that there is an incredible cost-savings for using sustainable products and energy.”
He holds a patent related to film preservation with a second patent currently in process. In May 2013 he earned the Sustainability Award for the restoration he designed and completed on an historic structure at George Eastman House, where he has served as facilities manager for 25 years. The award was granted by the Business Owners & Managers Association (BOMA).
The event’s Gold Sponsors are EMCOR Services Betlem, LeChase Construction, The Pike Company, and Schuler-Haas Electric Corp. Companies being showcased at the Go Green EXPO are as follows: Go Green LED International, Temp-Press, Alternative Carbon Energy Systems, , EMCOR Group Inc., Herman HVAC Products, Kistler Inc., BCS, Green & Dry Carpet Cleaning, Henderson-Johnson, Alexander Enterprises, Day Automation, Modular Comfort Systems, Mohawk Group/Greenfield Flooring, Fusion Digital, National Fuel Resource, R.P. Fedder Corp., Rainbow International Restoration, Sherwin-Williams, and Constellation Energy, which is providing the green energy that day to power the museum and the event.
The Go Green event will include live music, food and drinks, and a silent auction to benefit the EquiCenter, a non-profit horse-riding therapy program in Mendon that serves returning veterans and children with disabilities. EquiCenter is the main benefactor of the Go green event, as it is raising funds to build a fully sustainable barn so it can serve its clients year round. Pre-registration is required for those wishing to attend the Go Green Expo. Please RSVP by email email@example.com.
Rochester, N.Y. --
The third annual "Go Green with Michael Viggiani" expo will be held Thursday, June 20. It's the largest gathering of Rochester businesses offering green and sustainable products and services.
The public is invited to attend the free event from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rochester Museum & Science Center. The latest in sustainable offerings, from carpeting and roofing to restoration and energy, will be on display. The expo will feature more than 20 companies, one of which is Michael Viggiani's Rochester-based Go Green LED International.
Viggiani, of Gates, introduced the first sustainable lighting technology in Rochester in 2008.
“I strongly believe in sustainability, doing what’s right, and also sharing the information that there is an incredible cost-savings to using sustainable products and energy," he said.
He holds a patent related to film preservation with a second patent currently in process. In May 2013, the Rush-Henrietta grad earned the Sustainability Award for the restoration he designed and completed on an historic structure at George Eastman House, where he has served as facilities manager for 25 years. The award was granted by the Business Owners & Managers Association.
Companies being showcased at the Go Green expo include Alternative Carbon Energy Systems, EMCOR, Sherwin-Williams, and Constellation Energy, which is providing the green energy that day to power the museum and the event. And, according to Viggiani, it will be the first zero-landfill-waste event in Rochester.
The Go Green event will include live music, food and drinks, and a silent auction to benefit the EquiCenter, a nonprofit horse-riding therapy program in Mendon that serves returning veterans and children with disabilities. Pre-registration is required as the event is limited to 400 people. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more: http://www.greecepost.com/features/x1968255782/Living-and-working-the-green-way#ixzz2WNv9ISFa
Do you have a camp or backwoods retreat in need of a mobile power source? Maybe you have multiple hunting retreats that you would like power, but not all at the same time? This trailer allows you to tow the power where needed. This trailer does not pollute or make any noise! The potential for a custom built renewable energy power source built for you by ACES-Energy is endless.
ACES-Energy was recently tasked with designing and building a mobile renewable energy trailer for a remote research facility outside of Naples, NY. The facility will house a small faculty and will welcome visiting scientists and environmentalists thoughout the year on the premises. This trailer will be towed by one of the three 100% electric utility vehicles currently on site around the 200+ acre wilderness ranch. It will allow folks to bring their laptops and experimental equipment anywhere on the property and have power. In addition, it will be used to charge both electric road vehicles and off-road utility vehicles that will be used on site.
The trailer features (4) solar panels mounted on a custom trailer which houses the central control mechanism, batteries, charge controllers and safety devices. During sunlight hours, the battery bank will continuously recharge providing endless 120volt electricity as any wall receptacle would. During nighttime, the battery bank will provide 8-16 hours of power supply, depending on usage and air temperature. The panels are adjustable and will sit flush to the trailer for transport.
If you are interested in working with ACES-Energy and obtaining a quotation for a custom trailer of this nature, please contact us today.
Recovery the heat from your drain water in Rochester, NY and Finger Lakes
Drain Water Heat Recovery is the science of recovering wasted thermal energy going down the drain and using it to pre-heat incoming fresh cold water. One of the most substantial utility costs in all areas of life is water heating.DWHR systems can passively recover a significant portion of that wasted energy and provide operational cost savings, prolong the life of heating appliances, and extend the run-time of hot water usage.
How does Drain Water Heat Recovery Work?
ACES-Energy has several ways to install your Drain Water Heat Recovery unit
The heat exchanger becomes part of your drainage stack, usually in your basement, by replacing a vertical section of the drain line. The coils become part of your fresh water supply line by diverting it through them. It can be installed with any combination of drainage pipe and fresh water piping (ie. ABS, PVC, cast iron, copper, PEX, etc). Only 4 plumbing connections are needed -- 2 for the coil and 2 for the drain (using no-hub connectors).
Units can be installed on the second floor, first floor, crawl space and basement – virtually anywhere there is access to a sufficiently tall section of VERTICAL waste pipe having waste hot water flowing through it, along with access to a cold water supply line. The heat exchanger may be installed in more than one location, as on-site conditions may allow. For best results, install as close to the exit of the main drain line as possible.
For maximum savings, use the Equal Flow configuration - plumb the pre-heated water from the unit to both the water heater and the cold line, feeding all plumbing fixtures. Preheating the cold water to fixtures like a shower significantly reduces the amount of hot water needed. This also creates an equal flow where the total preheated water being used is equal to the total water going down the drain.
ACES-Energy has purchased the Western, NY dealership for the Swing Green product line. Please contact us for more information and a quote to install one on your next project! In addition, ACES-Energy offers a complete line of Geothermal Heating & Cooling and Solar PV products and installation services for the Rochester, New York and Finger Lakes area including, but not limited to Webster, Victor, Bloomfield, Pittsford, Lima, Bristol, South Bristol, Dansville, Geneseo, Batavia, Bath, Ithaca, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Honeoye Falls, and Mendon area...
The team at ACES-Energy has started their installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system at their 7288 Rush Lima Road, Honeoye Falls, NY location. The showroom and shop is sitting on a layer of rock and only had about ten inches of top soil around the building. That left us no other answer than to drill a vertical closed loop system. We successfully drilled two bores at 300' deep. Also, in each hole, we installed pipe to monitor ground temperature and performance at different depths in addition to installing a heat dump for our future solar hot water system. We will post photos and videos to our blog as we continue the progress.
Welcome to newest ACE-Energy employee in training, Jack James (J.J.) Heiligman. Jack was born February 26th, 2013 at 11:14am. He weighed an impressive 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Everyone is healthy, home and Jack is preparing him self for the IGSHPA geothermal test and the NABCEP solar test in the coming years!
Jack assisting at his first trade show at only 25 days old....
J.J. also assisted on his first truck repair at less than two weeks old on the work trucks!
We would like to thank VP Supply for featuring Jack in their February 29th, 2013 newsletter.
Walk around the block at 7 weeks
Jack's first lacrosse game watching Dad's college (Clarkson University) team play in the Liberty League finals against RIT.
Jack's first visit to Lowe's at 4 weeks old!