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Project Synopsis

Eco-Enterprise’s mission is to drive sustainability for companies, nonprofits and governments while saving them money.We offer a revolutionary approach:
  1. Unique Financial Solutions
    – Identify unknown overcharges and acquire refunds
  2. Cutting-Edge Technologies
    – Allocate new capital towards sustainable products/services for increased ROI
  3. eco-system Smart City Building Automation
    – Monitor and control infrastructure with customized cloud-based software and IOT-based hardware

The purpose of the current project is to identify a geographical target area in the United States that is an ideal market for our company products and services that will reduce utility costs and help our clients to become leaders in energy efficiency, sustainability, and responsible corporate citizenship.

In terms of data sources, please use the Department of Energy public data (all publicly available and downloadable), data which contains 40 years of data, as well as ANY OTHER public available data to collect the following key metrics/data points to help us identify our ideal client to target.

A few factors that determine our ideal client include:  

  • Square Footage of the building 
  • Specific Industry 
  • Weather/Climate where the client is located 
  • Energy usage- Kilowatt (can be used to calculate CO2) 
  • Utility Rates  
  • Tax incentives/Rebates -energy efficiency/sustainability 
  • Co2 
  • Therms (BTU) for gas 
  • Carbon footprint (if available) 
  • Building Management Systems Used (if available) 
  • Building Blueprints (if available) 
  • HVAC Equipment Owned (if available)

 

Other potential questions to explore:

-Who are all the major environmental organizations/impact groups that are aligned with our ideal clients worldwide?
-What environmental funds are available and what is their policy for participation?
-What are the organizations (public/non-profit) that are advocating sustainability and if so, do they offer grants or funding?
-Who is our competition?
-What are their products and services to drive sustainability and energy efficiency?
-How do our competitors measuring their companies/client success? (Example, Company X saved 1 million dollars and reduced emission by 100tons  (Examples: carbon footprint, money saved, Kwh saved, trees planted, plastics recycled) 

Note: We have additional Powertron Global Data (if needed). It contains 300 case studies and information in Tableau using our HVAC technologies that have seen a 20%+ energy reduction using our solutions. For example, we know that if companies have goodman Chiller, we can see a 22.1% increase in efficiency

 

Project Topics

Operations

Company Information

CompanyEco-Enterprise
HQNew Jersey
RevenueUnlisted
Employees1-5
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time
Websitehttp://Eco-Enterprise.com

Company Overview

eco-enterprise helps businesses to become more Efficient, Economic and Environmentally responsible via unique financial solutions and energy-saving technologies.

Experiential Learning Program Details

SchoolUniversity of South Carolina – Upstate
Engagement FormatLive Case - Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
CoursePrinciples of Business Analytics (Fall 2021)
Level
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled25
Meeting Day & TimeTBD
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment1 Hour
Duration10.29 Weeks

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Type
OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH

OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH

 
September 24th, 2021 Event na
REMINDER OF CONFIDENTIALITY

REMINDER OF CONFIDENTIALITY

During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. By registering for the CapSource system and participating in this Program, you are bound by the Rules of Engagement, including strict confidentiality of information shared with you. Please be respectful and professional.
September 24th, 2021 Event na
KICKOFF EVALUATION DUE

KICKOFF EVALUATION DUE

September 28th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
TEMP CHECK #1 DUE

TEMP CHECK #1 DUE

October 1st, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
TEMP CHECK #2 DUE

TEMP CHECK #2 DUE

October 15th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
TEMP CHECK #3 DUE

TEMP CHECK #3 DUE

November 12th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
OFFICIAL PROJECT END

OFFICIAL PROJECT END

 
December 3rd, 2021 Event na
FINAL PEER EVALUATION DUE

FINAL PEER EVALUATION DUE

December 3rd, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
FINAL SELF EVALUATION DUE

FINAL SELF EVALUATION DUE

December 3rd, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
SUBMIT FINAL DELIVERABLE SUBMIT FINAL DELIVERABLE
 
December 3rd, 2021 Submission Required submission-required

Key Project Milestones

  • October 8, 2021 - Define the Problem

    • What is the company’s business model?
    • What are the mission and goals? Strategic priorities?
    • What products and services do they offer?
    • Who are the target customers? How does the company meet their needs?
    • What problem(s) is/ the current project aiming to solve?
      • How do these relate to the company’s mission/goals/priorities?
      • At this stage of the process, what data sources for the project have been identified?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Internal report, Questions for Industry Mentor(s)

  • November 12, 2021 - Define the Company's Ideal Market

    Utilize Department of Energy public data (all publicly available and downloadable), data which contains 40 years of data, as well as ANY OTHER public available data to collect the following key metrics/data points to help us identify our ideal client to target.

    A few factors that determine our ideal client include:  

    • Square Footage of the building 
    • Specific Industry 
    • Weather/Climate where the client is located 
    • Energy usage- Kilowatt (can be used to calculate CO2) 
    • Utility Rates  
    • Tax incentives/Rebates -energy efficiency/sustainability 
    • Co2 
    • Therms (BTU) for gas 
    • Carbon footprint (if available) 
    • Building Management Systems Used (if available) 
    • Building Blueprints (if available) 
    • HVAC Equipment Owned (if available)

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Prototype Ideal Market Map & Report, Presentation to Client

  • December 3, 2021 - Exploratory Analysis

    Other potential questions to explore:

    -Who are all the major environmental organizations/impact groups that are aligned with our ideal clients worldwide?
    -What environmental funds are available and what is their policy for participation?
    -What are the organizations (public/non-profit) that are advocating sustainability and if so, do they offer grants or funding?
    -Who is our competition?
    -What are their products and services to drive sustainability and energy efficiency?
    -How do our competitors measuring their companies/client success? (Example, Company X saved 1 million dollars and reduced emission by 100tons  (Examples: carbon footprint, money saved, Kwh saved, trees planted, plastics recycled)


    Suggested Deliverable:

    Research Report & Presentation

Project Resources

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Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Timothy 

[email protected]

Academic Mentors

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Assigned Students

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