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Vanguard Building Solutions, LLC Acquires Wind Water Energy Conservation, LLC

JUNE 27, 2021, | Source: Vanguard Building Solutions Cherry Hill, NJ and St. Petersburg, FL, June 15, 2021 Vanguard Building Solutions, LLC (VBS), a national leader and provider of multidiscipline energy services, today announced the acquisition of Wind Water & Energy Conservation (WWEC), a Veteran-Owned Small Business whose team has been providing energy services and completing energy efficiency projects throughout Florida and across the United States for the past twenty-nine years. “This is a key acquisition for us that gives us even more capabilities to serve our clients in the energy and infrastructure solutions space across the US,” said Michael Sherman, CEO of Vanguard. “Gene started WWEC almost 30 years ago and has consistently exceeded customers’ expectations while keeping up with the latest technological advances in energy savings. Along the way, he and his team have built a reputation based on integrity and accountability, while saving their clients over $128 million in utility costs. As we continue to grow our capabilities and market presence, we believe the multi-family and low-income housing markets are a natural extension to Vanguard’s existing portfolio.” The International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated in excess of USD 65 billion of funding for energy efficiency-related measures announced as part of governments’ stimulus packages. A large share (USD 26 billion) has been allocated to the buildings sector and around USD 20 billion has also been announced to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles, including for new vehicle charging infrastructure. Gene Overmyer, Founder and President of WWEC, said: “We are grateful to Vanguard Building Solutions for its interest and belief in our employees and business. I am confident that their partnership will add considerable value and resources for our clients and ensure our continued growth in the HUD, senior living, nonprofit and energy services markets.”

About Vanguard Building Solutions

Vanguard Building Solutions, LLC (VBS) is a national provider of multidiscipline energy services. Since its founding in 2013, VBS has been working with organizations of all sizes – helping them save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen operational continuity and improve tenant comfort through the deployment of blended, strategic Energy Conservation Measures (ECM’s). With access to a vast array of project funding, Vanguard Building Solutions offers a wide range of flexible funding models, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC), Energy as a Service Agreements (ESA), Equipment Leases, and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). We specialize in developing cashflow positive projects and can provide funding up to 100% of the project cost. For more information click VBS

About Wind Water Energy Conservation

The WWEC team is a diverse group of energy efficiency, construction, HVAC, and control professionals with 29 years’ experience in the HUD market. Our team also has extensive experience in evaluating building composition, building diagnostics, HVAC systems and controls, material and equipment sustainability and lifecycle, utility analyses, and energy consumption. WWEC is dedicated to providing our customers with outstanding services in energy efficiency evaluations, project design, implementation, project management, commissioning, and measurement & verification. Media contacts Greg Santore, COO Vanguard Building Solutions Mobile: 609-413-5715 Email: greg@vbs-energy.com

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Public Housing

WWEC's focus is to assist low income multifamily property owners in reducing greenhouse gases and find funding for capital improvements during this COVID pandemic.
Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority in Sandusky, OH, is near completion of its Phase II project. We received HUD approval and began the construction stage on January 26, 2021. WWEC and EMHA are following strict COVID protocol during this $1.3 million energy efficiency project. As well as requiring all project workers to wear masks, hand sanitizers and gloves, WWEC contractors will be utilizing Reme Halo technologies to kill airborne viruses and bacteria while performing duties inside resident apartments. This will reduce the potential for the COVID virus to spread. WWEC will be replacing EMHA’s inefficient equipment with new furnaces; tankless hot water heaters; LED lighting; windows; rooftop HVAC systems; dishwashers; washing machines / dryers; water improvements; and boilers. The initial project has almost doubled the savings estimates by 80%. The savings from the combined phases are estimated at over $223,000 per year.
We have just completed construction at the Michigan City Housing Authority after obtaining HUD approval for its EPC. WWEC completed an investment grade energy audit resulting in a project size approx. $1,104,854 with savings estimated at $222,909. The energy efficiency improvements included high-efficiency boilers / furnaces at some sites, carbon monoxide sensors, water improvements, LED lighting, resident / maintenance training, and measurement and verification.
WWEC is developing an EPC – Phase II for the St. Joseph Housing Commission. The current project has surpassed savings expectations by about 50%.

PACE - Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

The PACE Program enables commercial property owners to obtain energy-saving equipment for their buildings that is repaid through an added property tax assessment. This program is available for residents / restaurants / etc. to make use of in Gulfport. WWEC completed an Energy Efficiency program for the Peninsula Inn through this program.

Property Management

WWEC will be starting the 2021 Utility Studies in February and will be doing that up to July 2021. Our team completes over 250 studies a year for USDA, public housing, section-8, and tax credit properties. Reports have been completed well before requested deadlines. Janice Baker and her team processed over 200 reports for one of the largest low-income housing management companies in the US. They coordinated with over 40 utility companies to gather the data. The Reports were provided to the site managers, regional managers and corporate office. The Reports had a deadline of July 1. Each site (that had provided data by July, 1) was completed on time, so that site managers and regional managers could use the data for their annual budget reporting. we will be starting the 2021 Utility Studies for the Management Company in February and will be doing that up to July 2021
In spite of the pandemic we are currently dealing with, WWEC was able to complete its utility analyses for a Maryland Property Management company on time. Over 200 Final Reports were completed over a five month period and it was through the dedication of the Client and WWEC gathering all the required data that we were able to finish on time. Great good by all!

Assisted Living, FL

WWEC has been working with assisted living facilities throughout Florida to help them meet the new requirements for emergency power during power outages. Our most recent project in Punta Gorda provided 175KW of power for the 160 bed ALF. The natural gas generator provides enough power to keep the operation during natural disasters. WWEC is also identifying additional water and energy efficiency measures to reduce costs. WWEC is also proud to be a FALA member to keep up with ongoing legislation updates on a regular basis.

WWEC is currently working on utility analyses in Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Puerto Rico.

Amount of Money We Have Saved Our Clients in Utility Costs

$128milllion