A BUNDLE OF ENERGY, GLAS ÉIREANN SOLUTIONS
We all want to save money on our current and future energy bills, right? We all want to reduce our carbon footprint, right? Financially, and morally, it is the correct thing to do, but what is stopping us?
The two major obstacles, according to Cori Calvert, CEO of a new ESCO (energy services company) on the Irish market, Glas Éireann Solutions, are lack of awareness, and lack of expendable capital. Cori, along with business partner Brian O’Callaghan address these concerns and more, with their innovative business model, guaranteeing savings of up to 60% off your energy bill after installation of various green energy solutions, without asking for any capital outlay.
“I was on a girl’s holiday here in Ireland, and I noticed that there were opportunities for businesses to decrease their energy spend each month with just a few simple fixes.” It was something Cori was an expert on. As a Managing Director of a United States Federal Government natural resources conservation agency, Cori oversaw the implementation of over 400 energy performance contracts (EPC) including VFD, solar panels, and small wind technology to SME’s in the US and Caribbean. Brian has over 20 years experience of SME ownership under his belt. It was against this backdrop, that Glas Éireann Solutions was born.
“Glas Éireann Solutions aims to increase business profitability, allowing you to focus your time and resources on expansion and creating employment,” Cori begins. “We place a huge emphasis on education and customer service and are determined to operate in a totally transparent manner. Because we guarantee the projected savings, we can take a percentage from these savings for a short, contracted period. After this period, all equipment and all savings are 100% yours.”
“We are the only one stop shop on the market today in completing the whole project from start to finish, including initial audit, design and proposal, retrofit and installation, finance and maintenance”, Brian adds. We are the only ESCO on the market offering a complete range of solutions, and who have also included maintenance in all our proposals, lessening the workload on our clients even further.”
By availing of the services of GES, it will enable businesses to promote their green energy sustainability strategy, whilst also significantly lowering current energy overheads and indeed future energy price risk exposure. GES will manage the complete process from start to finish utilising their innovative 5-Step process.
“It’s been an exciting and busy few months for us”, Brian explains, “Following numerous customer solution based interviews, we are already well into design stage for a number of SME, industrial and hospitality clients. Not only has the business been welcomed by customers, but as a startup we have been welcomed into the business community with open arms. We have been invited to numerous networking events, and we have already received financial backing from the Local Enterprise Office here in Limerick. We have also just moved into the Nexus Innovation Centre based on the UL Campus giving us access to the most up to date research and development in the field, and have recently hired a Chief Technology Officer and VP of Sales.”
On behalf of all businesses out there wishing to decrease their energy overheads, whilst also reducing their carbon footprint, we wish Glas Éireann Solutions every success. To learn more, please see www.GlasEireann.ie.