Build Operate Transfer · Business · Commerce · Conservation · destination management · Efficiency · Geography · Historic Towns · intercity transit · microtransit · Mobility · Travel

Build Operate and Transfer Projects

Travel Mobility Services Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation

The Concept a program anchored in communities with a history as hub cities, hence a reliance on connections and collaborations within and among regions, resulting in a national trading platform with economies of scale utilizing historic trade routes and state of the art products and services to the benefit of community commuters, residents and visitors.

The Objective achieve economies of scale pricing in selected communities around the US in the areas of travel, destination management, transit, 5G, energy efficiency and water conservation.

Reduce Transit Times and Travel Cost on Your Next Trip

Travel Plans     Intercity & Local Transport

Ways and Means a build operate and transfer project, unique to each community but connecting participating towns via customer sharing, transit programs, energy management and similar measures.

Participants a team of product and services providers who provide know-how and resources to jump-start projects in collaboration with local partners.

The BOT is established for a set duration – 18 to 24 months, renewable – with transfer to local partners, inclusive of training for local individuals, existing businesses, local government and nonprofits, where applicable.

Client Targets: US and International Vacationers, Business Travelers and Commuters

Connecting air and rail metro hubs with micropolitan communities via

Intercity Multimodal and Local Micro Transit hub and spoke services to

Leverage travel client relationships and engage local product and service providers in:

travel related value-added services    transportation   

 energy efficiency    water conservation

Creating Virtual Hotels and improving Customer Service.

A Team Tasked with Developing Deploying Managing and Marketing Systems and Tools that Benefit Your Community

Business · Conservation · destination management · Efficiency · Logistics

Energy Efficiency Water Conservation and Waste Management

baseline energy and water consumption benchmark performance and best practices

Energy Efficiency is the least expensive solution for simultaneously saving energy, money and creating jobs, lower utility bills, contribute to cleaner air and the protection of human health. Small businesses play a key role in in the national energy economy, as over half the population works in a small business.

Baseline Energy and Water consumption are key to understanding how your property currently uses these resources as well as to benchmark performance, implement energy-saving improvements and engage in best practices in the areas of operations and maintenance, heating and cooling, lighting and the use of office equipment, communications and education, among others.

If Your Energy Operating Costs are Higher than Profit there is Room for Improvement

Small Businesses come in a variety of sizes; 52 percent are home-based while others own or rent commercial building space. Whether you own your building, are a tenant, or work from home, you need lighting, heating, air conditioning, power for equipment, and other energy services. Small business owners are awakening to the potential savings from energy management; 82 percent have already taken at least one step to reduce energy use.

Entrepreneurs local governments and nonprofits achieve financial returns from superior energy management and continuously striving to improve performance. Success is based on regularly assessing energy performance and implementing steps to save money.

Connect with Tema for Energy Water and Waste Solutions

Tema is implementing projects in selected small towns, main streets and historic districts around the United States that focus on tourism, energy efficiency and water conservation in museums, breweries, vineyards/wineries, hotels and other accommodation venues visited by our travel clients.

Participating Local Businesses are provided with a no cost proposal to implement energy savings and water conservation measures.

Ask about Our No Cost Solutions for Your Small Business

The Size and Complexity of the energy efficiency projects your business undertakes is the main factor in deciding who manages project implementation. For something as simple as replacing HVAC filters or replacing incandescent lamps with LEDs, your team can do the work whereas designing and replacing a lighting system will likely require outside expertise and services.

Waste Management manufacturing activities and commercial buildings are responsible for nearly half of the 150 million tons of waste that wind up in incinerators or landfills each year. Tracking waste is an important step in reducing it.

America · Business · Conservation · destination management · Efficiency · Logistics · Travel

Environment Friendly Travel Itineraries

Family Friendly Vacation Destinations Study and Training Tours

Experience Local capabilities in destination management, tourism services and environment related projects that focus on water conservation, transportation and energy efficiency across the United States.

a network of small town main streets and historic districts

Museums Theaters and other Historic Buildings located on Main Street and in Historic Districts are repositories of a community’s values and traditions. Local Projects integrate architecture with digital media and engages visitors through interaction with local citizens. Environmental Projects are also community attractors as domestic and international business and government visitors will come to study, learn and acquire knowledge and expertise in these fields.

Study and Training Tours

A Travel Services Network for Your Main Street and Historic District

Saving Energy on Main Street and in Historic Districts

Small and Medium-sized Commercial Buildings

Energy Management Systems    Financing Energy Efficiency Projects

Projects on Main Street & Historic Districts   Water Supply Planning

Environment and Family Friendly Vacation Itineraries

Travel the USA from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast

Ohio and Upper Mississippi River Towns and Neighborhoods

Delaware & Lehigh Trail     Mid-Atlantic Destinations

Mississippi River Towns and Trails

Rockies and Texas Trails     Mid America Destinations

Main Streets of the Brandywine Valley

America · Business · Conservation · destination management · Efficiency · Logistics

Innovative Water Conservation and Energy Efficiency Strategies on Main Street

Business and Commercial Districts Historic Towns and Neighborhoods

Integrated Water Systems in Small Towns and Rural Communities by 2030 the world will need to produce 50 percent more for food and energy and 30 percent more fresh water. Solar pumps are reliable technology which can compete with conventional pumping technologies such as diesel pumping. Large amounts of energy are used in the entire water cycle. Water Pumps play a major role in all water and waste water processes.

Guthrie Historic DistrictSmall and Medium-sized Commercial Buildings account for 95 percent of building stock and consume half the energy in a sector of the economy responsible for 20 percent of the total energy consumption. Owners of smaller buildings are often unaware of the amount of energy wasted and the opportunity for savings that building automation systems provide. This sector hasn’t BAS for the following reasons: the high cost of tailoring software and acquiring hardware components is beyond the reach of most small- and medium-sized properties; the owner is not always the tenant that pays the utility bill, hence limited incentive to invest in the building’s energy efficiency.

Building Leases spell out how energy costs are divided between tenants and owners. Often, these leases are not structured in a way that promotes energy savings. Tenants have no incentive to save energy in their leased premises because energy costs are based on tenant square footage. Building owners have no incentive to invest in energy efficiency because the operating expenses are passed onto tenants. Green Leases promote energy efficiency by creating lease structures which equitably align the costs and benefits of efficiency investments between building owners and tenants.

GalenaEnergy Management Systems can be used to centrally control devices like HVAC units and lighting systems across multiple locations. EMS also provide metering, sub-metering and monitoring functions that allow facility managers to gather data and insight to make more informed decisions about energy activities across their sites.

LEED Neighborhood Development building technologies and advanced real-time energy smart meters allow business and residential energy users to verify consumption in workplaces and homes. Passive Solar Buildings take advantage of the local climate with window placement and glazing, thermal mass, insulation and shading. Walls, floors and windows are designed and located to collect, store and distribute energy without the use of mechanical and electric devices. Conservation and efficiency are energy reduction techniques; conservation implies sufficiency and is the key to sustainability as it lowers energy costs by reducing resource depletion.

Smart meterDigital Metering and Smart Grids smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system; unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting. With the inception of electricity deregulation and market-driven pricing, utilities have been looking for a means to match consumption with generation. Smart meters provide a way of measuring site-specific information, allowing utility companies to introduce different prices for consumption based on the time of day and the season.

Sub-meters identify best practices to reduce energy and water consumption in a building allowing owners, property managers, condominium or homeowners associations to bill tenants for measured utility usage via individual water, gas and electric meters. Water Sub-meters promote conservation and help offset maintenance costs.

Distributed Generationoccurs on a property site when energy is sold to the building occupants; here, commercial PPAs enable businesses and governments to purchase electricity directly from the generator rather than from the utility. Power Purchase Agreements PPA is a legal contract between an electricity generator and a power purchaser.

Financing Energy Efficiency Projects face several financial impediments, including information. Financial institutions often lack a full understanding of energy efficiency technologies which are almost always investments with long repayment terms. Small towns and rural communities require specific and unique knowledge, expertise and funding sources.

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Conservation · destination management · Efficiency · Logistics · Travel

Business Resources for Tourism Energy Water and Transit Projects

Tema works with you and your community to develop and implement training programs to:  Start new businesses; Help existing businesses adopt state of the art sustainability practices;  Prepare students for the jobs market;  Assist local governments and nonprofits meet environmental standards;  Develop and implement sustainable tourism capabilities;  Create or upgrade your museum’s sustainability plans.

Training Management Solutions and Markets for your Products and Services

Stockade Lake CusterHands-on education, training and work-study opportunities that enhance skills and knowledge to make well informed environmental choices in: community sustainability watershed management sustainable tourism museum management landscape architecture sustainable agriculture renewable energy municipality conservation & development.

Training Programs

rain garden outletGreen Buildings Systems and Materials cover the fundamentals of building science and examine a ‘whole-building’ approach to construction, operations, and maintenance. Identification of core principles, best practices, regulations, incentives, and fundamentals of the LEED rating systems.

Green Certifications Labels and Standards are an indication that green principles are practiced and that dynamic, ongoing sustainability practices are in place. Review of techniques for determining legitimacy, credibility and performance. Industry certifications in building, consumer products, environmental landscaping and lodging/tourism.

Water ResourcesWater Resources and Conservation implement proper landscaping techniques and a water conservation plan: reuse of reclaimed water, rainwater catchment systems and reduce water leakage.

Environmental Accounting implementing environmental/carbon accounting as part of a sustainability plan that prioritizes actions based on the return on investment for owners, stakeholders and taxpayers as well as meet energy, water, and waste-reduction targets.

Renewable Energy in sustainability planning initiatives is a crucial element in lowering long-term operating costs. Energy planning creates a culture of environmental and social responsibility.

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Tourism Environment and Community

energy efficiency water conservation business travel and family vacations

The Importance to a community of environmental issues and practices like energy efficiency and water conservation cannot be underestimated, especially if tourism is a contributor to the local economy.

Locally Managed Travel Services

Highly Educated Travelers family and group vacationers select destinations primarily on-the-basis of cultural, gastronomic, wellness and other preferences; increasingly, they expect that the places they visit reflect their values on key issues like recycling practices, air and water quality, as well as the availability and quality of public transit. The Logistics of Travel are defined as:

Anchoring stays in strategic locations along planned trip routes conveniently located to local points of interest and minimizing the number of accommodation changes; hence, fewer times packing and unpacking, thus lowering accommodations and transport costs in

Hub and Spoke Locations smaller towns and rural communities with regional rail, bus, van, car and air connections strategically located within 200 or less miles of larger metropolitan areas

Sightseeing, meals and other planned events in a hub and spoke fashion, saving time and money, but also an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the places and the people you are visiting.

Business · CHP · Cogeneration · Conservation · Efficiency · electric grid · Energy Savings Plan · Net Metering · water quality

Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation in the Hospitality Industry

digital meters smart grids plug and process integrated water systems

Digital Metering & Smart Grids in Small Towns and Rural Communities. Smart Meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system; unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting.

Gas meterWith the inception of electricity deregulation and market-driven pricing, utilities have been looking for a means to match consumption with generation. Smart meters provide a way of measuring site-specific information, allowing utility companies to introduce different prices for consumption based on the time of day and the season.

Plug and Process Loads in Hospitality Properties Hotels Apartments Farmhouses and Villa Rentals Plug and Process Loads PPLs consume about one third of primary energy in buildings. PPL efficiency has become pertinent in achieving aggressive energy targets.

Water ResourcesIntegrated Water Systems in Small Towns and Rural Communities. Smart Water Technology remote monitoring and control of water pipes and plants help reduce water distribution losses, improve smart energy use for water management and reduce maintenance costs.

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