THE VAHA PROCESS
The Step-by-Step Vaha Process
Vaha knows . . . no two carbon footprints are alike.
We know that each client has different issues, objectives and resources. That is why we provide a customized energy solution package that will best address an organization’s needs with excellent financial and environmental outcomes. Our unique 5-step process includes:
- Data collection and in-depth analysis
We dig deep to evaluate your company’s specific needs. The more we learn about your business, the better we optimize your energy profile.
- Insight through partnership = customized assessment and design
We believe that the path to a great project design requires a true partnership. By working together, we gain valuable insights into your priorities and vision for the future. The result is a unique, individualized project design, whether we’re fabricating retrofits or planning your solar power solution.
- Smart planning leads to excellent outcomes
Once the data is collected and the design is begun, we help you see and appreciate the full range of options for each aspect of your project. As partners, our team works with yours to make the smartest choices possible and create a final project plan.
- Implementing for the best financial outcome
Energy optimization is financially complex. That’s a fact. Yet, because: 1) our financial background is so strong; 2) we know all of the incentives and financing options and rebates and grants and tax breaks; and 3) we understand your project in minute detail – we’re ideally equipped to manage these complexities. The Vaha Process means that we will not only minimize your costs, we will maximize your savings.
Vaha works hard to translate our shared vision into an energy efficient reality. We rigorously implement the plan and continually look for ways to maximize results. We follow the most exacting standards in every aspect of our work. A great design only has value if it gives you the results you need. We produce outstanding results and that’s the bottom line, in more ways than one.
- Communicating your sustainability leadership
Vaha understands the power of image building. We understand the value of positive press. We also know that today a n organization’s sustainable initiatives not only show their good work but inspire the rest of the people around them. That is why we communicate your smart choices to the public- always- complimentary.
Your smart choices that bring the best results for your financial bottom line, for the environment and the comfort of your workplace.
The Vaha Process manages all financial issues, including:
- Materials costs
- Tax credits, rebates, grants and government subsidies
- Debt structuring, restructuring and other costs of money
- Power purchase agreement negotiation
- Purchasing and delivery timing and management
- Project equity
- Interconnection agreements
In fact, the Vaha Process masters EVERY important issue
We address the big picture, while also managing the myriad details. For example, Vaha handles all aspects of the design process, including legal, zoning and liability requirements, rebates, city permits and tax credit paperwork, electrical and structural engineering issues, roofing and other construction and retrofit-related concerns, supply chain management – and all public relations and marketing needs. This is a truly turn-key solution, which is extremely cost and time-effective for you.
The Vaha Process brings you an IRR as high as 15-20 percent. You can see paybacks as quickly as 4 years after project completion.
Vaha consultants have already helped many companies and organizations cost-effectively reduce their carbon footprints. We’ve helped them save money at the same time as they are recognized as community leaders.
The benefits of the Vaha Process include:
- Unwavering focus on your project and your needs
- Rapid improvements in energy efficiency
- Fast paybacks, long term savings
- Measurable, company-wide carbon reductions
- Access to authoritative energy professionals, engineers, and financial experts
- Efficient and effective project evaluation
- Strategic energy project development
- True turn-key solutions
- Support tailored to your project’s needs