The LED TAP NETWORK – Overview

The Advantages of Trade Association Procurement (TAP) Massive Buying Power

Governments, major companies and property management organizations have often negotiated favorable pricing for a wide range of products and services for their buildings.  Trade associations, however, represent a far larger base of buildings than any other entity, yet, prior to the forming of the LED TAP NETWORK, the massive buying power of trade associations had never been aggregated to secure economic advantages for their members.

For the first time ever, the LED TAP NETWORK has aggregated the buying power of major trade associations and property management companies for Trade Association Procurement of LED lighting.  The result has been to provide additional rebates to combine with utility incentives to provide LED lamps at no-cost or such low cost to produce average 90 day paybacks.

Energy Innovation Group (EIG) formed and operates the LED TAP NETWORK.  EIG has operated energy efficiency programs for utilities, trade associations, property management companies, cities and government agencies, dating back to 1976.

How Companies, Cities And Schools Participate and Benefit

Buildings with significant quantities of  incandescent and halogen A19, MR16, PAR, BR, candelabra and compact fluorescent lighting can replace those light bulbs with LEDs to significantly reduce their energy cost up to 90% and greatly reduce the cost and demand on staff to replace burned out light bulbs.

Budgets of municipalities, agencies and school districts are under unprecedented strain.   These entities are able to take advantage of the LED TAP NETWORK added rebates to potentially acquire LEDs at no cost, or at very low cost, with the availability of a 0% interest, no-capital-outlay opportunity, when needed.

Most buildings want LED’s energy savings, long life, and lighting quality, but not the high cost.  This program eliminates that impediment.   Any utility customer is able to take advantage of the program and is not required to be a member of any organization.  The process to participate is: 

  • Determination if a worthwhile opportunity exists for the LEDs.
  • Providing test LEDs to determine LED applicability.
  • Preparation of Opportunity Report.
  • Managing utility rebate requirements.
  • Supplying of Energy Star qualified LED lamps. 
No-Capital-Outlay Program

For projects that may require a cash outlay, EIG arranges ‘savings-funded’ programs, so that companies can complete projects with no capital outlay and at 0% interest. The energy savings from the completed projects are used to reimburse the funding source, often for as short as a 90 day period.  After the period, during which savings are used to cover the cost of the project, all savings are retained by the energy user without ever spending a dollar of a company’s own capital.  There are immediate benefits by greatly reducing the cost and demand on staff to replace burned out light bulbs.

How Trade Associations Participate  and Benefit

Energy is a major concern of your members. Playing a meaningful role in helping reduce your members cut energy costs and qualify for extra rebates, resulting in a possible 100% rebate, is a valuable benefit trade associations can provide.

  • Trade Association posts program information on website, informs members of the program through email communications, newsletters, fax alerts, or direct mail.
  • The program is presented at association trade shows and  energy information program breakfast meetings.
  • For members that request information, EIG secures the information to identify opportunities.
  • EIG provides test LEDs to confirm suitability.
  • EIG prepares an Opportunity Report of existing and proposed LED lighting, potential savings, and available rebates.
  • EIG handles all utility application and inspection requirements.
  • EIG provides the LEDs for companies to install.
How Management Companies Participate and Benefit

Energy is a major concern of your clients. Playing a meaningful role in helping your clients cut energy costs and quality for extra rebates, resulting in a possible 100% rebate, is an important value added benefit that management companies can provide.

  • Management company posts program information on website , inform clients of the program through email communications, newsletter, fax alerts, or direct mail.
  • EIG introduces the LED opportunity at property manager meetings and works with property managers to identify opportunities in client facilities.
  • For those clients that request information, EIG arranges facility audits to identify opportunities.
  • EIG provides test LEDs to confirm suitability.
  • EIG prepares an Opportunity Report of existing and proposed LED lighting, potential savings, and available rebates.
  • EIG handles all utility application and inspection requirements.
  • EIG provides the LEDs for companies to install.
 
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