Building Energy & Sustainable Technologies, Inc. (BEST Energy) is committed to remaining a leader in the Green Building and Green Building Retrofit consulting, training, design, and technology solutions market.
Development of a technically sound energy reduction strategy combined with proper project management and oversight ensures that the gains recognized are not at the expense of future liability, projected energy consumption reductions are validated, building life-cycle costs are minimized during construction, maintenance, renovation & operation and the Client’s Return-on-Investment is maximized.
Our multi-faceted approach results in the development of a Comprehensive Energy Reduction Strategy that incorporates 1) Benchmarking & Performance Measurement of current building energy usage, 2) development of a Customized Product and Technology Solution and 3) review & incorporation of applicable Federal, State and Local Tax Incentives and Rebates.
BEST Energy offers a wide range of services relating to Energy Productivity, Mechanical System Efficiency, Building Envelopes and Renewable Energy to building owners, facility managers, architects, engineers and constructors.
- Self-powered wireless control systems for lighting & HVAC, self-powered wireless occupancy sensors and self-powered wireless day-lighting controls (IllumraTM Self-Powered Wireless Controls);
- Wireless heating control valve actuators, wireless thermostats (Kieback & PeterTM);
- A spray-applied thermal bridging product that also works very effectively for “cool roof” applications (ThermaCoteTM);
- HVAC/Chiller/Refrigeration Catalyst and Industrial Actuators for Centrifugal Refrigeration Systems that significantly reduces electrical energy consumption (Compressor Energy ReductionTM) associated with both A/C and Refrigeration applications.
We are an authorized distributor for two LED “Energy Star” bulb replacement lighting manufacturers. Short-term we are currently OEM/ODM importing and private labeling LED tube and LED specialty bulb lighting products. Long-term we hope to set up and conduct micro-assembly in the US for our private label T-8 LED tubes.
Currently we are in cooperation with several small US based companies located in Georgia, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Utah and Vermont to try and mainstream some very innovative energy related technologies.
We are working with several Utility Energy Rebate Programs to incorporate several of the new products and state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies into their existing rebate programs. Incorporating rebate approvals within both Utility and NYSERDA Programs will not only provide additional energy and cost savings, but will also expand installation opportunities available to the local construction business community. Hopefully, we will contribute to additional job creation opportunities by increasing the availability of cost-effective “rebate eligible” alternative technologies for achieving energy reduction through Green Building Retrofits.
Contact us if you would like to set up a meeting to review or discuss any of these technologies further.
Heat-Absorbing Infrastructure (Hardscape) covers about 60 percent of urban surfaces (Roofs: 20-25%; Pavement: 30-45%), and absorb more than 80 percent of the sunlight that contacts them. This energy is converted to heat, which results in hotter, more polluted cities, and higher energy costs. Heated Infrastructure continues to radiate heat after sundown (Urban Heat Island).
ThermaCote® is an ENERGY STAR single component spray applied Low VOC, Thermal Barrier Coating encompassed of ceramics and acrylics (water based). ThermaCote® is easy to apply in new or retrofit construction and enhances the thermal performance of Insulation, HVAC Duct Work, Wall Systems, and Roof Systems for all types of substrates; including metal, brick, cement block, concrete, wood, or sheet rock. When used as the Primary Thermal Envelope (PTE), ThermaCote® effectively seals the substrate, minimizes Solar/Radiant Heat Gain, minimizes extreme temperature fluctuations & reduces maximum substrate surface temperatures.
ThermaCote® is a Cool Material that coats the substrate to provide a durable low maintenance finish that also reflects visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths of the sun (Solar Reflectance), reduces heat transfer to the underlying substrate (Thermal Conductivity) & radiates absorbed, or non-reflected solar energy (Emittance).
ILLUMRA Self-powered Wireless Controls specializes in lighting control and energy management systems for buildings and industrial facilities. ILLUMRA products operate using the EnOcean radio standard. The technology used in ILLUMRA products has been successful in Europe since 2002; the ILLUMRA product line is a customized version of this technology created for optimal performance in the U.S. and North American markets.