June 2014 - "Thirty-five years ago, a perceived ‘Energy Crisis’ was one of the driving forces behind the modern environmental movement. Energy is one of the great debating subjects of the decade, and it is likely to remain so for some time, but are we really making progress in resolving some of the critical issues, or are we really just on an increasingly polarized course between different interests who are implacably opposed to entering into dialogue?" Source: Climate change, Energy change and Conservation, Policy Matters, 16, October 2008
BECS is joining forces with different entities to promoting energy management, energy conservation and alternative energy sources in New York, Puerto Rico, anf the Carinnean. Joge Molina, founder of BECS and a successful entrepreneur has formed an Innovative and Intuitive Strategy to promoting Behavioral Modification to reducing our Carbon Footprint in each and one of the vertical markets through the implementation of Energy Savings Projects across the board.
"Partnering with today's Business Leaders to Continuously Improve Business Efficiency is the key element we are focusing on", mentioned Molina.
BECS is Molina's response to the ongoing situation in Puerto Rico where there is a government financial crisis, a continuous rise in the cost of living and virtually no energy policy. Jorge believes passionately that Puerto Rico needs a clearly defined and comprehensive energy policy that sets goals and objectives that can be measured effectively over time. His collabirative business model focuses on water and energy management, water and energy conservation, and alternative energy deployment, all key drivers for the Puerto Rico Energy STransformation Act (Law 57-2014)
BECS points to the October's 2008 documentary, "Climate Change, Energy Change and Conservation, Policy Matters" which argues that energy conservation should be the first priority when implementing milestones in each sector. Based on these requirements the Team has taken will be promoting a series of initiatives through various marketing avenues as described here briefly:
Conservation in Buildings: Educational Campaigns promoting Conservation Programs and restoration of existing systems and Building are to being deployed through Non Profit Organizations and as a Social Service provided by TV and Radio Stations. Proposed modifications include, rehabilitation of existing building Systems, solar windows with high insulation (which reflect heat in the hot seasons), installation of new and efficient lighting technology, among others. The implementation of Best Practices for water heating, refrigeration and other appliances. The installation of rooftop and parking-lot solar systems, among others.
Conservation in the Industry: A campaign will be released to promote for the most energy-intensive industries to meet and converse of the possibility to forming an Industrial Conservation Diverse Organization to promote Energy Efficiency and to assist in securing funding for the strategies or projects submitted for review and funding by this Formation. Solutions like, combined heat and power systems to becoming a commonplace, for the Industry to facilitate recyclability of its products. Other options include for Industry Leaders to progress towards Lean and closed-loop manufacturing in which waste is reduced to a minimum.
Urban and Municipal Authorities: Long Term Urban design should prioritize pedestrianism and facilitate bicycles and Car-Pulling. Other developments include solar-roofed parking lots, district heating systems, combined heat and power, efficient street lighting, efficient water pumping, waterless composting sanitation (with no new water-based sewage systems), recycling of water, collection of rain, composting of all organics.
These are only a few items, out of an extensive and balanced list of initiatives that are mentioned in the Report or in the EPA, or any other Government website associated to this initiative. BECS Business Strategy is based on a Strategic Multi-Dimensional teaming efforts between companies, contractors, consultants, investors, and government agencies.
Taking these recommendations to heart, and after approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), BECS developed the "Puerto Rico Battle of The Buildings", initiative who looks to promoting the ENERGY STAR brand and the implementation of energy efficiency projects in the region.
July 2015 - In July of 2015 BECS - Business Efficiency Consulting Services was invited to participating in the first Puerto Rico Energy Transition Meeting in San Juan. The meeting was facilitated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and was attended by representatives from the US federal government, Puerto Rico government, universities, non-profits, trade organizations, and private industry. The meeting was held under the guidance of the Puerto Rico Energy State for ENergy Policy Office leade by Eng. Jose A Maeso.
This was the first of a series of meetings that will be held to analyzing the current status of the energy industry in the island and where will it go. The meeting opened with comments by Jose Maeso Gonzalez, the Executive director of the Office of Energy Policy (OEPPE), Stephen Walls, Jennifer DeCesaro, both leaders from the DOE, when they explained that they will be leading this effort based on their experience posted in the Energy Transition Island Playbook, which focuses on lessons learned in transitioning Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands to cleaner energy.
Future meetings will be held in order to determining ways to better advance the transformation of PREPA, the adoption of Renewable Energy, the implementation of Eneergy Efficiency, among other topics.