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Think energy-saving projects.

Smart material and energy management saves money, helps the environment and is good for business. We offer a variety of solutions to meet your specific goals:

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ISO14001 Environmental Management System

With no previous knowledge of ISO14001 companies can become registered to the standard within 18 months with hands-on training and implementation assistance. ISO14001 detects and reduces waste in resources and processes, resulting in cost savings and excellent return on investment. Compliance with this standard assists companies with their compliance to local, state and national regulations. Aspects are identified and prioritized action plans developed to eliminate or reduce them.

ISO50001 Energy Management System

The ISO50001 standard provides a framework to systematically identify opportunities to reduce energy use and consumption, resulting in bottom line cost savings and positive environmental impacts. A combination of hands-on training and implementation assistance is used to bring facilities in compliance and prepare them for formal registration. ISO50001 provides real cost savings at very attractive returns on investment.

E3: Economy • Energy • Environment

E3 provides manufacturers with customized, hands-on assessments of production processes and assists with the identification and implementation of energy-saving projects. E3 builds a company's competitive advantage by:

  • Increasing manufacturers’ productivity
  • Driving innovation and encouraging global leadership
  • Helping foster a green workforce
  • Improving the regional economy by retaining jobs in companies
  • Reducing environmental impacts

Energy Assessments

Understanding energy usage at your facility is a critical step in determining how to conserve and save money. We use a variety of tools to conduct a comprehensive review of energy use and consumption and to identify potential energy savings. The result is a list of actionable recommendations and analysis of potential savings.

Data Center Energy Assessments

Electric consumption is typically the highest operating cost of a data center. This half-day, high level assessment uses Department of Energy tools and reporting software to identify specific actions that can be taken to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Industrial Energy Assessments

Understanding energy usage at your facility is a critical step in determining how to conserve and save money. We use a variety of tools to conduct a comprehensive review of energy use and consumption and to identify potential energy savings. The result is a list of actionable recommendations and analysis of potential savings.

Predominant Utility Usage Studies

If 50% or more of your total facility energy usage is consumed by your manufacturing processes, you may be entitled to an exemption from state taxes on your utility bills. In some cases you may be eligible for a rebate of taxes previously paid. State law requires a Predominant Utility Usage Study (PUUS) to certify eligibility. We perform PUUSs and can answer your questions.

In many cases the electricity used for manufacturing is tax exempt. However, many companies continue to pay high taxes on their energy usage year after year. A Predominant Utility Usage Study (PUUS) conducted by trained staff will provide a detailed assessment of your facilities utility usage and determine if the usage is tax exempt. The deliverable is a report and associated applications that can be submitted to gain tax exempt status, if appropriate. Companies that are currently paying taxes on exempt usage may be able to recover up to four years of back tax payments. A PUUS typically takes approximately one week to complete with 2–3 days required on site.

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TMAC South Central

Texas cities in the South Central TMAC Region include: Austin, Georgetown, New Braunfels, Round Rock, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Temple, Uvalde, Victoria, and Waco.

Related Terminology

energy management  •  ISO 50001  •  environmental management  •  ISO 14001  •  E3  •  assessments  •  predominant utility usage studies (PUUS)  •  conservation  •  efficiency  •  sustainability  •  carbon footprint  •  waste management  •  consumption  •  demand management  •  tax exemption

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
07/13/16