Blue Ocean Energy has helped our property qualify for Energy Start for the past 5 years with our 16-18 year old buildings. BOE has been such a tremendous resource that has saved the property several thousand dollars by finding and correcting wasteful energy consumption.
Cousins Properties, Inc. in Austin has been working with Blue Ocean Energy since 2014 and we have been extremely satisfied with their work. Their comprehensive energy audits, sub-metering audits and monthly utility bill reviews have been instrumental in lowering our overall energy costs, identifying numerous billing errors by Austin Energy and helping us recoup all of our costs attributed to sub-metered spaces. Their team is professional and extremely knowledgeable and they take ownership of project they work on. Our engineering staff has come to see them as a valuable resource & partner in helping them to view some of their tasks from a higher level to really think holistically about their building. BOE’s reasonable fees are virtually always offset many times over by the savings we achieve. I highly recommend this firm to any ownership entity or property management firm for any commercial building in their portfolio.
Endeavor Real Estate Group has used Blue Ocean Energy’s energy audit services on several class A and class B assets that we manage and/or own. We have been very pleased with the information gathering process and the thoroughness of the reports as well as the recommended energy management strategies. What is particularly interesting is the additional information about the properties we are able to obtain about the assets. This type of in-depth building analysis can assist an owner/manager with the evaluation of maintenance procedures, machinery performance and upkeep as well as building system operations. All in all, we have found the partnership with this group to be worthwhile and accretive to value.
KIPP Austin Public Schools engaged Blue Ocean to conduct energy compliance audits for its campuses in Austin, Texas. During these audits, Blue Ocean identified utility overcharges of nearly $9,000. In addition, Blue Ocean was also able to correct erroneous tax charges going back several years and resulting in a significant credit towards our utility bills. Not only did Blue Ocean identify these issues, but they were able to obtain a full refund of these overcharges. I would definitely recommend Blue Ocean for any energy-related issues.
The Weston Centre retained Blue Ocean to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy cost at our 32-story, Class A office space located on the San Antonio Riverwalk. As part of Blue Ocean’s energy audit, they identified an overcharge by our local utility and procured a refund substantially greater than the cost of the energy audit. Perhaps more important, over the next 12 months, they reduced energy consumption by almost 25% purely by improving operational efficiency. No capital expenditure on replacing equipment took place during this period.
We have since then retained Blue Ocean to ensure that the building retains its efficiency and I am happy to report that we are near earning the distinguished ENERGY STAR certification. Blue Ocean has been professional and easy to deal with and I heartily recommend their service to any building owner/manager.
The energy audit performed by Blue Ocean Energy looked at all aspects of the building including the construction, HVAC systems and an analysis of the electrical consumption. This process included determining the current Energy Star rating. In addition to the audit, we contracted with BOE to compile and submit the Energy Star application for which we have received certification for two years - 2011 and 2012.
As a part of the audit, they reviewed the electrical billings and found errors in the demand charges that resulted in credits to our account.
I highly recommend you consider Blue Ocean Energy for an energy audit and for handling the Energy Star application for your building. These guys are very knowledgeable and easy to work with – always available for a question or to help with an explanation. They might even put real money back in your pockets!
All the experience and knowledge that Bo Petersen and his skilled professionals at Blue Ocean Energy have helped our organization save thousands of dollars every year. They helped us implement an energy management system that has already paid for itself. We are now able to easily control and monitor our HVAC systems via our telephones and computers with every little effort.
Blue Ocean has and continues to offer the best customer service that I have ever experienced from any contractor servicing our facility. I definitely recommend Blue Ocean Energy to any establishment that is looking at saving money on their energy bills.
Thank you again for the great work Blue Ocean did on our buildings at Research Park Plaza I&II. When my superiors first let me know that Blue Ocean was going to do an energy audit on our buildings, I was somewhat leery of the situation feeling that I already do everything I can to make this place awesome. Well, I found quickly that was not Blue Ocean’s purpose. Blue Ocean came in quickly and almost instantly started looking at issues "outside the box" too numerous to point out in this short note. Needless to say, when I am on site every day stomping fires out, it's difficult, if not impossible, to do the comprehensive studies that the Blue Ocean Energy group did, on our own.
After Blue Ocean completed the work, they found many simple fixes, that in the end saved us tens of thousands of dollars, not only paying us Blue Ocean's reasonable fee back but also, netting us real and quantitative profits. In the end, it's great to know our company has an ally in the awesome and difficult responsibility of maintaining multi-million dollar assets such as ours.
Implementing the kind of energy management strategy Blue Ocean Energy identified, Enfield Properties Ltd. achieved a utility cost reduction of 50%. I highly recommend Blue Ocean Energy.
We really got a lot of information out of the Energy Audit Reports and do hope to work more with Blue Ocean Energy in the future.
Blue Ocean Energy has been a tremendous asset in assisting us with our commercial tenant utility allocations. We value their onsite services in working with the Landlord and Tenant to ensure proper sub-meter installation and accuracy of expense allocations. The monthly utility calculations and tenant invoices have been comprehensive and informative. BOE definitely eased the experience between Landlord and Tenant.
Blue Ocean Energy has been great to work with.
We have been very fortunate with the services we have received from Blue Ocean Energy.
The people at Blue Ocean have been persistent in identifying issues that are causing unnecessary energy consumption, and also provided us with easy to implement solutions. It has been apparent that Blue Ocean Energy primary focus is on saving energy and money for their clients. We will continue to work with Blue Ocean Energy in the future and I am recommending their services to anyone who wants to save on utility consumption and the environment.
Blue Ocean Energy has been a focal point in our energy management success for my Class A projects. The dedication to professionalism and detailed analysis has proved invaluable. The reports are timely, thorough, and easy to interpret, always with an eye towards value enhancement of the asset. Blue Ocean has always been available to assist in the implementation of any report action items. I would recommend this firm to anyone considering energy management analysis.
My deepest appreciation is extended to Blue Ocean Energy. They were able to identify, analyze and ultimately reduce tenants' energy costs significantly. All landlords and tenants should welcome such efforts.
Our investment in Blue Ocean Energy's audit paid for itself - simply through finding discrepancies in our energy bills alone! From the beginning, the BOE team was clear in their scope of work and easy to communicate with. As a hotel, we were also impressed by their excellent customer service as they walked us through their process.
BOE provided detailed and honest findings and provided recommendations we truly appreciate.