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Certified Energy Managers - Energy and Utility Management

Predominant Use Studies - Service Levels and ROM Pricing

We offer three levels of service tailored to the needs of your company.

  1. Level I: This is our standard option. We deliver a complete, certified study, and certified exemption certificates for qualified meters, for a quoted fixed price. Note that, as a part of our service, we will certifiy any additional certified exemption certificates required if you ever change utility service providers, for as long as the study is valid.

  2. Level II: This option includes our Level I service plus preparation of the request package required to apply for any qualified sales tax credits from your utility service provider, or refunds from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Any qualified credits or refunds will come directly to your company.

  3. Level III: This is our no up-front cost option and includes our Level 1 service plus we will apply for and receive any qualified refunds on your behalf from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. We will take our fees from the refunds and forward the balance to your company. Note: Level III is only an option if the potential refunds are greater than the cost of the study.

ROM Pricing

We are an engineering consulting firm specializing in energy and utility management. Our pricing is based on the incremental cost of accomplishing the work in lieu of as a percentage of your savings. We believe this is the fairest way to do business since it maximizes your refund and return on investment for performing the study. We provide an up-front, written quotation with firm, fixed pricing so, there are no surprises.

But what does a study cost? In developing our fixed-price quotes, we consider factors that affect the level of effort required to complete a study when preparing quotations. These factors include the size and location of the facility, number of buildings, number of meters, number of pieces of equipment, availability of data and required information, etc. A Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimate can be obtained by multiplying the facility square footage by $0.07. This would provide a general ROM price for a facility with one electricity and/or one natural gas meter and an average number of pieces of equipment to be tabulated in the study. Please bear in mind this is a general rule-of-thumb and the actual quoted price may be less or more if there are multiple meters, multiple buildings, more complex operations, and less/greater than average equipment density. With some very basic information about your facility, we will generate a fixed-price quotation.

No Risk Guarantee:

In the event we undertake a study and none of your meters qualify for an exemption, we do not charge a fee. So, there is no risk to your company.

You can download our Step-By-Step Guide to sales-tax exemptions and refunds.

You can request a quotation by downloading the Predominant Use Study Quotation Questionnaire.

More questions? See our FAQs

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