Friday, October 31, 2008

31TanneryProject Press Release

Ferreira Construction Building Maintains 'First Net Zero Electric' Status

BRANCHBURG, N.J., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferreira Construction on July
12, 2008, located at 31 Tannery Road in Branchburg NJ, has once again
maintained its " First Net Zero Electric Commercial Site in the US"
building status during their second year of occupancy. 31 Tannery, built in
2006, is a 41,508 sq. ft. shop/office building that serves as corporate
headquarters for Ferreira Construction, The Ferreira Group, and Noveda
Technologies. The building consists of a 2-story 15,318 sq. ft. office wing
and a 26,190 sq. ft. garage/shop area used for servicing Ferreira
Construction's heavy road and highway equipment, as well as a fleet of
trucks and SUV's.

What sets this building apart from its contemporaries is the
installation of a roof mounted 223 kW grid-tied photovoltaic system, high
efficiency HVAC systems, solar domestic hot water system, and a proprietary
web-based real-time building energy monitoring called SunFlow(TM) Monitor.
The photo voltaic system consists of 1,276, 175-watt solar panels connected
to two 100 kW 277/480V AC three-phase inverters. The inverters in turn are
connected to the building's main power and distribution panel. To date, the
PV system has met 100% of our building's electrical needs.

This project was feasible thanks to incentives provided through the New
Jersey Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey's Clean Energy Program.
Ferreira Construction's President, Nelson Ferreira, reinforces the
principle of sustainability within the commercial building sector by
successfully achieving its second year of Net Zero Electric status. "We are
committed to continuous commissioning of any renewable energy project to
ensure efficient results not only in its first day but during the life of
the project."

At our first year anniversary of July 12, 2007, the PV system had
generated 16,800 kWh more in electricity than the building had consumed,
thus making 31 Tannery the first 'Net Zero Electric' building in the United
States. Our second anniversary, July 12, 2008, has just passed and we are
pleased to announce that once again we have maintained a "First Net Zero
Electric Building" status. At our second anniversary date, the PV system
had generated an excess of 21,120 kWh of electricity since its inception
which equates to one month's worth of electric consumption.

"By taking advantage of the incentives available through New Jersey's
Clean Energy Program, Ferreira Construction was able to create an
innovative combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency
technologies that allowed the company headquarters to achieve 'Net Zero
electric status' for the second year in a row," said Jeanne M. Fox,
President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. "Ferreira's success
demonstrates that investing in clean energy is good for business and good
for the environment."

All three companies; Ferreira Construction, The Ferreira Group, and
Noveda Technologies, have grown in workforce during their second year of
occupancy at 31 Tannery. This resulted in more computers, additional
computer servers, and increased air-conditioning loads when compared to our
first year of occupancy. However, because 31 Tannery had incorporated high
efficiency HVAC systems and renewable energy at the time the building was
designed, we were able to increase our electric surplus even during our
second year of occupancy.

Perhaps the biggest component in helping us maintain a Net Zero
Electric building status at 31 Tannery was the installation of Noveda
Technologies(TM) real-time energy monitoring system SunFlow(TM) Monitor.
SunFlow(TM) Monitor through an outstanding graphics display, shows in
real-time PV solar production, building electrical consumption, electricity
exported to the electric grid, and electricity imported from the electric
grid. In addition, SunFlow(TM) maintains a data base of all energy
measurements allowing building staff to analyze building energy usage over
time.

With the inclusion of SunFlow(TM) Monitor at 31 Tannery, "Net Zero
Electric" is brought to "life". People can actually see the results live on
a screen versus being buried in monthly electric bills. 31 Tannery has
garnered an enormous amount of attention from building owners, corporate
executives, architects, and engineers from around the country. Due to the
net zero status at 31 Tannery, Noveda Technologies(TM) has been able to
capitalize on this unique distinction. "The 31 Tannery Building has become
an international showcase for Noveda Technologies(TM). We have developed
distribution and partnership relationships which will enable us to scale
our web based energy monitoring products to many thousands of buildings
over the next year." said Noveda Technologies(TM) President and CEO Daniel
Poore.

About Ferreira Construction;

Ferreira Construction is a large Heavy Highway, Road and Bridge
Construction Company. From its 42,000 square foot headquarters located in
New Jersey, Ferreira serves the tri-state area. Ferreira also maintains a
Southern Division office which serves the State of Florida. Founded in 1988
Ferreira Construction has become a leader in the industry with a bonding
capacity of $100 million and nearly 100 road and bridge projects to its
credit.

About Noveda Technologies Inc.;

Noveda Technologies provides hosted, web-based solutions that monitor,
diagnose, and track the performance of all conventional energy, renewable
energy, and buildings' mechanical -- environmental systems in real time.
Whether it's a single solar energy system, a building, or an entire
enterprise, Noveda Technologies provides instant access to critical systems
information.

Noveda Technologies patent pending SunFlow Monitor(TM), EnergyFlow
Monitor(TM) and Facilimetrix(TM) enables real-time monitoring, reporting
and diagnosis of all the facility systems.

A few of our clients include Liberty Science Center, Atlantic County
Utility Authority, Newark Public Schools, as well as Ferreira
Construction's first net zero electric facility.

FerreiraConstruction.com

Noveda.com



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October 17, 2008 - Noveda Technologies helps Ferreira Construction achieve another perfect 100 point Energy Star rating for second year in a row.
http://www.energystar.gov

August 14, 2008 - Noveda Technologies enables the second full year of first Net Zero Electric building.
http://www.reuters.com

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Reuters Article

Ferreira Construction Building Maintains 'First Net Zero Electric' Status. For 2nd year! And still no other confirmed U.S. Corporate buildings. Just the one setup and monitored by Noveda. What sets this building apart from its contemporaries is the installation of a roof mounted 223 kW grid-tied photovoltaic system, high efficiency HVAC systems, solar domestic hot water system, and a proprietary web-based
real-time building energy monitoring called SunFlow(TM) Monitor (by Noveda).


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Monday, October 27, 2008

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Artificial photosynthesis sounds really cool and should be much more efficient than regular solar electric production. Not sure how easy that would be to monitor, but it would be fun working on that.

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It's hard to believe that the first Net Zero Electric Building in America is in sunny New Jersey.

It's true.

In Branchburg, New Jersey at 31 Tannery Road, Noveda Technologies has monitored and enabled the first net zero elctric building. Zero electric costs for the year after the solar production is sent back to the grid is factored in. Pretty cool stuff. Looks like any other combined office/warehouse building. But it's clean, green and saving the environment and money.

Check this PDF article out for more specifics.

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“Our Planet” show to feature Noveda Technologies

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noveda.com — October 9, 2008, Deerfield Beach, FL – The producers of Our Planet are pleased to announce that Noveda Technologies will be featured in an upcoming episode as part of the show’s series on Energy Independence. In the not-so-distant past, few people bothered to track the real-time energy consumption.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

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American Executive Interview with CEO Daniel Poore

American Executive
August 2008
Making the Invisible Visible
by Noveda contributor



“By simply analyzing what’s happening in a building instantaneously and taking action, we found that behavior alone can save at least 10%, sometimes even greater than 20%, of a building owner’s electrical usage,” Poore said. “We’ve also worked closely with the state of New Jersey and have tried to meet its emission targets. We’ve actually reduced the energy usage in Ferreira’s building 80% from what it used to be, meeting a target set for the year 2050. We are way ahead of schedule and can help others get there.”

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Pretty cool stuff. I wonder how they are monitoring the energy produced?

Energy Flow

EnergyFlow Monitor™ can help you...
● Monitor and track whole building energy consumption
● Benchmark your building’s current energy consumption against a comparitive Energy Star building model, building
energy model, previous utility bills, or energy reduction target
● Store historical data and reports of electrical consumption, demand, weather and other critical elements
● Establish your building’s carbon footprint
● Track the impact of energy savings initiatives
● Achieve LEED-EB and LEED-NC performance measurement, enhanced metering and measurement, and verification credits
● Inspire employees to conserve energy

NOVEDA, 31 Tannery Project

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Making the invisible… visible

Noveda Technologies provides hosted, web-based solutions that monitor, diagnose, and track the performance of all conventional energy, renewable energy, and buildings' mechanical - environmental systems in real time. Whether it's a single solar energy system, a building, or an entire enterprise, Noveda Technologies provides instant access to critical systems information with perspective and context to allow timely action to be taken.

Noveda Technologies
31 Tannery Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-534-8855
FAX: 908-534-7854
http://www.noveda.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

tannery noveda milestones

October 17, 2008 - Noveda Technologies helps Ferreira Construction achieve another perfect 100 point Energy Star rating for second year in a row.
http://www.energystar.gov

August 14, 2008 - Noveda Technologies enables the second full year of first Net Zero Electric building.
http://www.reuters.com

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