Consensus Energy and Applied Energy Conservation Systems Announce a Merger

Consensus Energy and Applied Energy Conservation Systems announce merging to offer broader energy efficiency consulting, services and modifications for commercial and industrial clients.

Atlanta, GA, January 16, 2012 --( Consensus Energy of Atlanta, GA and Applied Energy Conservation Systems of Chattanooga, TN announced the joining of companies to achieve greater energy savings services for commercial and industrial clients throughout the southeast.

The newly formed company will operate as Consensus Energy, and will be headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Consensus Energy will retain a regional office in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The newly structured Consensus Energy will provide full range energy audits and analysis, lighting retrofits, power quality improvements, utility rate analysis and assessment, energy savings measurement and verification, tax consulting, project financing, and rebate/incentive compliance. “There is currently an extraordinary amount of Federal, State and local incentives in the market place right now to enable companies to improve their energy usage at little to no upfront costs,” said Steve O’Neil, Managing Partner of Consensus Energy. “With a broader suite of services, Consensus Energy is positioned to offer clients turn-key solutions to dramatically improve their efficiency and lessen their utility costs through technology, tax planning, operational efficiencies, and rebates.”

“With this merger, Consensus Energy can now offer an unprecedented range of technological solutions and services for saving money,” said Partner Ben Taube, formerly Executive Director of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Consensus Energy provides clients customized energy saving solutions based on strategic analysis of energy use, targeted equipment retrofits and modifications, tax strategies and equipment rebates. “Taken together, energy saving packages are very compelling investments for companies to make,” said John Noel, Partner. “2012 is the year of efficiency,” he said, “there is no better time to investigate the technologies, services, and -- most importantly -- incentives to building efficiencies.”

Consensus Energy also provides clients financing for projects. Many energy efficiency projects that make sense are not pursued due to lack of funds. “Consensus Energy can finance projects out of the resulting savings so there is little or no up-front cost to our clients,” said Ed Outlaw, Consensus Energy Partner.

Increasing energy and utility costs provide a motivating factor that will drive projects for Consensus Energy clients. Ray Segars, Consensus Energy Partner and Certified Energy Manager states that, “As energy costs increase, energy efficiency projects pay for themselves quicker and become more attractive investments for clients.”

Consensus Energy works in the commercial and industrial sectors, and is poised to fill a need in customized energy-savings solutions for clients. “Not all businesses have the same technological needs, or available capital to make the transition to efficiency,” said O’Neil. “Consensus Energy will design the system, identify the best rebates, tax strategies and funding. Projects now typically pay for themselves entirely.”

For further information, contact Steve O’Neil, Managing Partner at (678) 666-4684 x 212. Or e-mail

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