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Servidyne Merges with SCI


Featured Article


Demand Response with Fifth Fuel Management 


My Energy Coach

2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award

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Speaking Engagements

 August 7-9, 2011


Todd Jarvis

Session 9

Behavior: You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink


Wednesday, August 10

10:30am - 12:00pm

Room 263/264


Jamey Bedenbaugh

Session 2

Facility Audits and Evaluations: What I have, what I need, and where am I going?


Monday, August 8


Room 263/264


August 10-12, 2011
Barry Abramson
Existing Building Commissioning:
Process & Results


Thursday, August 11
Visit Us at Our Booth
 at the Upcoming
 Trade Shows 
July 13-14, 2011
Washington, DC
Ronald Reagan & International Trade Center



 August 7-9, 2011


Cincinnati, OH

   Duke Energy
Convention Center


August 10-12, 2011
Cincinnati, OH
Duke Energy
Convention Center
Starwood Rooms & Engineering Conference
August 15-17, 2011
San Diego, CA
August 24-26, 2011
The Hyatt Regency
Savannah, GA
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Welcome to the summer edition of the Servidyne newsletter. We are especially excited to be sharing with you news that Servidyne will be joining forces with Scientific Conservation Inc.(SCI) later this year, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. Click Here for additional information on the merger and where to find it.

Servidyne is a recognized market leader in energy efficiency and demand response services including retro-commissioning; Energy Star and LEED certification; preventive maintenance and rapid request services; manual and automated demand response; energy auditing; and the design, development, implementation, measurement and verification of capital projects that reduce energy consumption and generate attractive returns on investment. For some time, we have been looking to expand our technology offerings in the areas of predictive maintenance, diagnostics and analytics, fault detection, and continuous commissioning of buildings. SCI is the clear industry leader in all of these areas.


We believe the solutions offered by both companies are highly complementary. In addition, we share a mutual vision of using the combination of applied engineering expertise and technology to achieve energy and operating cost improvements, environmental impact reductions, and increased occupant satisfaction in existing buildings. We look forward to continuing the services we currently provide to you and accelerating the development and introduction of new solution offerings around energy efficiency, demand response, building diagnostics and analytics, and smart grid optimization in existing buildings.


Finally, we have included an article (written by yours truly) entitled Five Hurdles to Broadening Demand Response Programs (And How to Overcome Them), as featured in this month's POWERGRID International magazine, along with some timely information on demand response as we have entered the 2011 summer demand response season.



Thanks and happy reading!


George Plattenburg
Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Featured Article

Five Hurdles to Broadening Demand Response Programs
(And How to Overcome Them) 

Five Hurdles to Broadening Demand Response Programs
Has demand response got you running in circles? Not sure if you have the stamina or know how to make it through a demand response peak season?


Don't worry, Servidyne knows how to get you on the right track. In this month's edition of POWERGRID International, Servidyne's George Plattenburg lays down the five major hurdles hotels, resorts, hospitals and large commercial office buildings are facing when they plan on participating in a demand response program. He also discusses how utilities and demand response program managers can over come these hurdles to encourage participation from their customers.


Click Here to learn more about the five hurdles and what can be done to overcome them.

Featured Case Study

Hyatt Hotels Shed the Load 

Hyatt Demand Response

With summer approaching and the demand response season in full gear, the Hyatt Hill Country and the Hyatt Regency San Antonio both wanted to take advantage of the benefits of demand response, but did not want to sacrifice guest comfort and satisfaction. In conjunction with CPS Energy in San Antonio, Servidyne helped each hotel successfully participate in the CPS Energy Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP). Utilizing Servidyne's Fifth Fuel Management solution backed by iTendant, Servidyne's web-based computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), the hotels were able to save roughly $450 a day, or $4,300 to $4,500 a month.


"A big part of the success for me was being able to measure the results and see where things were happening. Being able to identify a specific area where we can make changes for the better and then monitor and record those changes is very helpful,"Jimmy Yarbrough, Director of Engineering, Hyatt Regency San Antonio. 


Click Here to read the full case study.

Demand Response with Fifth Fuel Management

Control at your fingertips


Did you know that demand response programs offer incentives to those who choose to temporarily reduce electricity usage?


Sounds like a win-win situation, huh?


Not only are you becoming more energy efficient, but you get paid for doing it!


Servidyne's Fifth Fuel Management is a near real-time energy efficiency and demand response management service. With no increase to your staff, our web-enabled technology allows you to opt-in, opt-out, or modify DR requests from the utility.


Unlike many other DR programs, Fifth Fuel Management gives you control over your building operations with no penalties With our "Inside the SkinTM" expertise, we know what really works in buildings and what is reliable and measurable for utilities. We will, along with you, determine, what energy-using assets can be modified during a DR event without jeopardizing tenant or customer comfort.  


Click Here to find out how Servidyne's Fifth Fuel Management can help you with your demand response initiatives.

Servidyne's My Energy Coach

My Energy CoachIs summer heat raising your utility bills? There are simple changes that could end up saving you big bucks.

This month, we bring you the Myths and Facts series. Beginning with Marty Hamilton's blog Debunking Lighting Myths, Servidyne's My Energy Coach will help you make better energy efficiency decisions this summer to keep your building cooler, your energy savings higher, and your summer brighter!

Thank you for taking a moment to read our monthly newsletter. We hope that you find valuable information within and we welcome the opportunity to discuss how Servidyne's expertise can be conducive to your energy efficiency goals.


Your Servidyne Team