Charles Lazin

President & CEO/ Founder, Altren Consulting and Contracting, Inc.
Ulster Park, NY, United States

About Charles

Areas of Expertise

Integrated renewable energy systems.

An idea worth spreading

DESIGN, Build and retrofit residential and commercial buildings that combine high efficiency building envelope ( insulation, windows etc). Install high efficiency Geothermal ( ground source ) heating and cooling system. Geothermal system runs on electrical power which can be 100% generated by renewable sources like hydropower, wind, biomas, solar. In deregulated electrical power market each consumer has an option to choose that 100% of electrial power used is actually generated by renewable sources. Check with your local power company. Solar electric array (PV) if installed locally also generates electrical energy that supplements green power used from the grid. Also locally installed Solar Thermal systems can supply 80% of domestic hot water and can also be used for supplemental space heating. Integrate systems with controls for seamless and most efficient operation.

I'm passionate about

To transmit, to convey, to teach and inform about already available renewable energy systems and their benefitial potential if used on much larger scale than advocated and implemented today.

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Charles Lazin
Posted over 3 years ago
A conversation with GE: What are the best ideas for alternative energy management at home?
DESIGN, Build and retrofit residential and commercial buildings that combine high efficiency building envelope ( insulation, windows etc). Buildings in general account for 40% of total US energy consumption. Residential houses use 60% of their total yearly energy budget on heating, cooling and hot water. Install, wherever possible, high efficiency Geothermal ( ground source ) heating and cooling system. Geothermal system has efficiency of 400% because it is using free and renewable thermal energy from the Earth. Geo equipment runs on electrical power which can be generated by CLEAN renewable sources like hydropower, wind, biomass, solar. In deregulated electric power market each consumer has an option to choose that 100% of electrial power they buy is actually generated by renewable sources, directly supporting the growth of green power generators. Check with your local power company. Locally installed Solar electric array (PV) can generate electrical power that supplements green power used from the grid. If there is extra power produced by PV it will be sent to feed the grid (net metering), giving user a credit against their electric bills. Some states use SREC credits. A Certificate gets generated for every Mega-Watt-Hour produced by PV. Certificates can be sold on the open market (now $650.00 in NJ). That is in addition to the benefit of reducing usage and getting credits for net metering. Finally, locally installed Solar Thermal systems can supply 80% of domestic hot water and excess heat can also be used for supplemental space heating. Integrate systems with energy flow controls for seamless and most efficient operation. These three are proven and CLEAN technologies that can significantly provide energy from renewable sources in our backyards. They require capital investments, paybacks are 3-10 years and with cost of fossil fuel energy payback will get shorter. We have designed and installed over 75 integrated systems in New York since 2003. All available now!