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Micro Grid Project to Shrink Carbon Footprint and Energy Bills for New Jersey Senior Living Facility

South Jersey-Based Alternative Energy Specialist Ray Angelini Inc. Provides All Construction Services On Project

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 22, 2016)—On Earth Day, Ray Angelini, Inc. (RAI) celebrated along with industry allies, the recent completion of a $8.9 million sustainable makeover of the Masonic Village senior living community, Burlington, NJ, a project that makes Masonic Village part of the trend toward energy efficient and resilient senior living facilities in the northeastern United States.

Energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., alternative energy specialist Ray Angelini Inc. (RAI), Blue Sky Power LLC, and MCFA Global teamed up to complete the design, engineering, construction, and financing on the Masonic Village campus-wide micro grid project. The project will result in carbon and cost savings at no capital expense to the charitable organization.

“The upgrades will reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by approximately 452 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of negating more than one million miles driven by the average car,” said Mike Wessner, business development manager, RAI.

“With this project, ENER-G Rudox delivers a solution that many are excited about, but few have accomplished. We have been able to turn the ‘academic’ potential of microgrids that drives analysts’ optimism, into a practical real world solution. The total package will provide economic benefits, as well as redundancy and sustainability for Masonic Village,” said Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox.

The multi-million dollar energy infrastructure improvements to the 450-acre campus include the installation of a highly efficient 498 kW natural gas CHP system that provides heat and electricity for the facility. Additionally, the project includes comprehensive lighting and boiler plant upgrades to reduce the facility’s current energy profile.

“RAI constructed, installed and integrated the CHP system with the facility’s existing 1.16 megawatt solar PV field and 1.5 megawatt standby diesel generator,” said Wessner. “This integration enables 100% operational capability in the event of a grid outage.”

The project is financed using the ENER-G Rudox Energy Services Agreement. Under this arrangement, the Masonic Charity Foundation is responsible for $0 in up-front investment capital and receives a guaranteed minimum savings of $209,000 per year over the 20-year contract term.

“The Masonic Village at Burlington is an outstanding facility dedicated to its residents The unity of purpose of the Board of Trustees, ENER-G, MCFA, RAI and Blue Sky Power combined with the support of the Board of Public Utilities and PSE&G enabled us to bring a truly innovative clean energy micro gird to fruition at the almost 120 year old facility, making it one of the most sustainable, energy efficient and resilient senior living communities in the country,” said Ben Parvey, CEO of Blue Sky Power.

“Assisted living and senior care facilities are often excellent candidates for distributed generation technologies due to their operating profiles and infrastructure requirements. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen an increased interest in improving resiliency in these facilities,” Goodman continued. “However, many facility managers are unaware of the fact that they can improve resiliency while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint and saving money. The Masonic Village project illustrates this capability, and thus enables the facility to remain on the cutting edge of its industry.”

The economic benefits of CHP are derived from improved efficiency in comparison to traditional utility-grade power plants. While the typical plant is 35 percent efficient and loses an additional 1-2 percent in transmission, onsite CHP technologies can reach efficiencies of over 85 percent by reusing the waste heat that is a natural by-product of electric generation. In addition, incentives are available in New Jersey and other states to help offset the cost of CHP projects. The Masonic Village received a $996,000 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for execution of this project.

“It takes a forward thinking executive team to accomplish a project of this magnitude, and we would like to thank the Masonic Village of Burlington, NJ and Ashlar Creative Solutions for their contributions throughout this process.” said Goodman. “In addition, the staff at PSE&G, TRC, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities all played critical roles in making this project happen, and showed exactly why New Jersey is a national leader in alternative energy adoption. We would also like to thank our partners at Blue Sky Power, Ray Angelini Inc. and MCFA Global, who continue to set themselves apart in their ability to facilitate and execute these types of projects.”

“RAI has long made it a goal to provide construction means and methods for alternative energy solutions,” says RAI President and Founder Raymond J. Angelini. “We are dedicated to being stewards of our environment and applaud Masonic Village for its achievement with this special project.”

For more information on this project, or to have a free CHP feasibility study performed for your building, please contact Ray Angelini, Inc.:  856-228-5566; info@raiservices.com, http://www.raiservices.com

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RAI Founder and President
Ray Angelini (left) with NJ Board
of Public Utilities Commissioner
Upendra Chivukula.
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(From left to right) Michael Fuhman, Managing Principal,
MCFA Global; Ben Parvey, Blue Sky Power;
Ray Angelini, Ray Angelini, Inc.;
Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox, Inc.

$3.2 Million Clean Energy Infrastructure Project To Shrink Carbon Footprint, Improve Operations at Philadelphia Senior Living Facility

South Jersey-Based Contractor Ray Angelini, Inc.
Completes Mechanical and Electrical Components

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 18, 2016)—New Jersey-based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc.—in conjunction with clean energy specialists Ray Angelini Inc. (RAI), Blue Sky Power LLC, and MCFA Global—recently completed the design, engineering, construction, and financing of a sustainable makeover project at Cathedral Village, a Philadelphia-based continuing care retirement community.

The multi-million dollar energy infrastructure improvements to the 40-acre campus include the installation of an energy efficient 265 kilowatt natural gas CHP system to provide heat and electricity for the retirement community. Additionally, the project includes comprehensive lighting upgrades throughout the facility and the replacement of six rooftop heating and cooling units.

RAI was responsible for the overall construction of the project. The CHP, a 265 kilowatt natural gas powered cogeneration unit, was tied into the Boiler House loop to help supplement heat and interconnected to the incoming 15 kilovolts utility service.

“RAI completed this project with little to no downtime or inconvenience to the community’s residents,” said Mike Wessner, business development manager, RAI.

The entire project is financed with the ENER-G Rudox Energy Services Agreement. Under this 20-year arrangement, Cathedral Village had $0 in up-front investment capital and expects to reduce its utility electric bill by over $145,000 annually. The upgrades will reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by approximately 350 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of removing 74 passenger cars from the road, or the carbon dioxide that would be offset by 287 acres of forest in one year.

“Assisted living and senior care facilities are often excellent candidates for clean energy projects, yet many facilities assume these projects require a large initial capital expenditure,” said Blue Sky Power CEO Ben Parvey. “However, by utilizing alternative finance structures, such as the ENER-G Rudox Energy Services Agreement, many institutional, commercial and industrial facilities can realize the operational, economic and environmental benefits of energy systems upgrades, without a capital burden.”

The Cathedral Village project received support from both state and local sources, including a $500,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority. In addition, the project is the recipient of $123,500 through the PECO Smart-On Site Program, plus a long-term co-generation gas service contract from PGW.

“Executing these types of projects is truly a team effort, and the contributions from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, PECO, and PGW were critical in allowing this project to move forward.” said ENER-G Rudox President Ryan Goodman. “However, at the end of the day, the most important criteria we evaluate is the strength of our client’s decision making team, as our ‘Energy Services Agreement’ represents a long term partnership. We couldn’t be more impressed with Cathedral Village’s team, and we are tremendously excited to work closely with them over the next 20 years.”

“The goal for RAI is to provide construction means and methods for alternative energy solutions,” says RAI President and Founder Raymond J. Angelini. “This goal was completely realized with the services we provided Cathedral Village. We can achieve no higher goal than to be stewards of our environment and applaud Cathedral Village for this achievement.”

For more information on this project, or to have a free CHP feasibility study performed for your building, please contact Ray Angelini, Inc.: 856-228-5566, info@raiservices.com, http://www.raiservices.com.

About Ray Angelini Inc.

RAI is a multi-services electrical contractor that builds and maintains all types of electrical projects. Services include: Commercial and industrial electrical contracting for entities such as data centers, hospitals, and utility substations; alternative energy provider, specifically solar EPC and maintenance, cogeneration construction, and LED lighting design and retrofits; wireless infrastructure services such as Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and cell tower construction/modifications; and power systems testing and commissioning. RAI has the ability to work at all voltages and with all substation equipment and experienced tag-holder personnel to provide the highest level of safety and reliability. The company proudly holds an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of .556, a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower the EMR, the better. An EMR of 1.0 is considered the industry average. RAI clients receive a unique knowledge, business savvy, and confidence that comes from over 40 years of experience serving in the electrical industry.

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Representatives from Cathedral Village, Ray Angelini Inc., Blue Sky Power, and MCFA Global
mark the completion of a multi-million clean energy project at an Environmental Stewardship
and Sustainability Celebration on April 18, 2016 at Cathedral Village, a Presbyterian Senior
Living Community in Philadelphia, PA.

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