Mixer attendees learn about sustainable energy innovations

When was the last time you thought about the sustainability of the hot water or heating source at your workplace? Boilers aren’t at the forefront of most peoples’ minds when you ask them about corporate sustainability. But they’re a major user of energy in many business and industrial settings.

During last night’s Green Drinks Charlotte + Sustain Charlotte Monthly Mixer, Frank Salensky, CEO of Sustain Charlotte’s Silver Partner Greffen Systems, explained to more than 50 attendees how his company saw potential for improving the energy efficiency of boilers. They developed a sustainable business model that’s saving customers money while also reducing carbon emissions.

Mixer attendees learn about sustainable energy innovations

Frank Salensky and Erwin Morrison discussed Greffen Systems’ commitment to sustainability.

Frank explained that Greffen’s M2G is an advanced intelligent boiler control that optimizes the heating efficiency of hot water boilers. A unit attached to each boiler monitors the temperature of the water in the flow and return every 10 seconds. This control system keeps the boiler from firing unnecessarily. Greffen Systems products reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by up to 30 percent with typical payback in fewer than 24 months.

Erwin Morrison and Frank Salensky ended their presentation by explaining why they support Sustain Charlotte through partnership and noted, “It’s incredible what Sustain Charlotte has accomplished in only five years!” We’re so grateful for the generous support of Greffen Systems and all of our partners. To learn how Sustain Charlotte can partner with your organization, visit our partnership page.

Tara Onufrak invited attendees to register for the 2015 Race to the Beach clean commute challenge. Sustain Charlotte is proud to partner with CATS, Charlotte Air Awareness, and Mecklenburg County Air Quality to bring you this year’s challenge! We already have many businesses and individuals registered, so don’t miss out on your chance to win a Grand Prize beach vacation weekend and weekly prizes simply by logging an average of one clean commute (bike, walk, transit, compressed work schedule, carpool) per week for six weeks. The challenge kicks off July 13, so register today! Interested in forming a company team? Contact meg.fencil@sustaincharlotte.org.

Mixer attendees learn about sustainable energy innovations

We’re an official partner of the Race to the Beach clean commute challenge!

Sustain Charlotte announced a group streetcar ride to Earl’s Grocery to celebrate the official start of CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar service!  Meet us at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 16 at the terminus of the streetcar line outside the Charlotte Transportation Center. We’ll ride the streetcar together to Earl’s, where we’ll enjoy an evening of drinks, food, and networking. The streetcar ride is FREE, so just bring money to buy your food and drinks. Space inside Earl’s is limited, so click here to RSVP. Want to learn more about the social, economic, and environmental benefits of streetcars? Check out our report, Go for the Gold: Why Streetcars are a Win for Charlotte!

Join us for the next Green Drinks Charlotte + Sustain Charlotte Monthly Mixer at 6:00pm on Tuesday, August 4 at The Liberty in Charlotte’s South End. Click here to RSVP.

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