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Integrative design considerations

Premise: Currently available service provider infrastructure for true EE retrofit challenges are sub-optimal, at best.

Therefore, knowledge of emerging providers and a provider infrastructure database will be created and used to build consortiums and execute integrative design plans.

In each subcategory of provider we will use inside information and relationships, where appropriate, to deepen our effectiveness. 
An example: possible use of our ongoing relationship with Swell Energy, a competitor of Bloc Power (and a Greenbacker portfolio company) to gain a comparison of performance benchmarks and technical options as well as cost data, to increase our productivity potential.

This method will be repeated, with multiple optional partners for each area, across all collaborator categories as we build an ongoing consortium and team of the best independent contractors.
General Planning

ULS (Ultimate Living System) Consortium

The task of planning all aspects of a retrofit - no mater what technology is involved, should be centrally managed. The depth of the knowledge required, and the vast and rapidly changing technology landscape, makes a consortium approach the most efficient and effective. 

ULS is an integrative design, general planning, consortium approach to overcome the pitfalls of a fragmented, chaotic and entrenched status quo.

“The idea that architecture belongs in one place and technology in another is comparatively new in history, and its effect on architecture, which should be the most complete of the arts of mankind, has been crippling.

— Reyner Banham In “The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment” (1969)

ULS Consortium Matrix

— Air and ground source (geothermal) heat pumps

— solar PV micro-grids

— battery back up systems

— Virtual power plant systems

— Swell Energy

— Bloc Power

— Dandelion Geothermal

— Bright Core Geothermal