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May 13, 2015TORONTONeutopia ecoSOLUTIONS Inc., Canada’s first Social Impact & Community Green Plan Company (neutopia.ca, Est. 2008), recently presented the findings of an unprecedented Restaurant Efficiency SOS Program to franchise executives in Montreal.  The 100+ page report was co-authored by more than a dozen engineering firms who are part of the Neutopia Green Development Network, a global collection of the world’s leading eco-Technology manufacturers that help property owners reduce operating costs.

The purpose of the Efficiency SOS Plan was to determine if there are any ways to Green Restaurant Coverfurther reduce the cost of operations that may have been overlooked in shareholder meetings or with previous upgrades. Neutopia eagerly took on the project knowing that the results could be quickly shared with the more than 200 restaurants across Canada that are all part of the same parent company. The results were shocking; if the estimates for the pilot site are to be taken as an average across the whole portfolio it could mean more than $1 Million in savings annually from just one of the technologies.  Neutopia hopes franchisees will want to combine it with one or more of the other technologies in Neutopia’s Freedom from the Grid suite of eco-Solutions like renewable energy with energy storage, on-site generation, on-site solution to target Zero Food Waste to landfill, or the more common LED lighting and HVAC upgrades, all of which have a drastic and immediate impact on a company’s bottom line.

While the owner of the pilot site decides which savings opportunities to pursue at the Scarborough location, the parent company, which recently approved an investment of more than $5 million in renovations as part of a company-wide rejuvenation program, now has to decide whether or not to immediately authorize a national roll-out of the innovative program.  While the decision to participate will ultimately be up to each restaurant owner, Neutopia’s 100% Savings Guarantee eliminates any financial risk to the franchisees.  Furthermore, the eco-Solutions are all proven technologies that are backed by Neutopia’s Green Investment Network which gives the parent company the option to save their own budget for their rejuvenation program while tapping into Neutopia’s Green Financing program.

What’s most interesting is that Neutopia’s Green Development Network includes coast to coast installation teams and could have the entire company retrofitted within months. At $3000 per day estimated over-spending on energy alone, the savings will accumulate quickly and could end up paying for the entire $5 million company rejuvenation program before that program is even completed.

What if a Restaurant is already doing a Green Plan?

In the case where a franchisee says they are already pursuing a ‘Green Plan’, only Neutopia Ambassadors are authorized to provide the game-changing Smart Building Combined Energy Regeneration & Up-cycling with Storage system in Canada which can have an immediate reduction of electricity charges from 20% to 50% without making any changes to equipment or operations. We believe it is the world’s easiest solution to cut the global carbon footprint in the fastest and least expensive way possible and can be combined with any other Green Plan including efficiency, renewable energy and waste management. So if a restaurant is already doing a Green Plan the only obstacle is if it is being done by a company that doesn’t want to save even more without changing anything, and that’s unlikely.

“Besides,” says Robert Laporte, CEO, “Neutopia is the world’s first Social Impact Efficiency Company and our profits will be re-invested to help people who are suffering. This is great for restaurants who can promote this on their menus so patrons can actually visit our website to see how they are having a direct involvement in helping to change somebody’s life. That leftover food waste could be converted to medicine and education programs, and that paper towel just might be turned into a solar panel to provide energy to a family in need. The ideas are endless, and we are thrilled to be launching this program across Canada. While we push ahead with our Green Restaurant program,  our next targets are Municipal leaders and property management companies…we have identified tens of millions in savings in Canada’s government buildings alone, and we have already reached out to the property management company managing 9000 of their buildings, hoping they will want to work with us. We tried We are on the verge of saving tens of thousands of lives in a way that nobody dreamed possible.”

About Neutopia

Neutopia is a Canadian cleantech project development powerhouse focused on integrating Municipal Green Plans and Renewable Energy ecoPARKS to create LEAN Communities around the world.  Neutopia is a global network of Cleantech Project Developers and Engineering Firms specializing in Sustainable Communities, Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency Technologies and Renewable Energy. Armed with the world’s most diverse suite of Green Technologies and eco-Solutions, Neutopia can help even the greenest buildings uncover additional savings.

Pioneering a revolutionary business model that merges Corporate and Community Social Responsibility with Environmental Sustainability and Social Benevolence, Neutopia is the world’s first Social Benefit Energy & Infrastructure Company.

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come…welcome to Neutopia!

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Neutopia’s Focus to Help Aboriginal Communities

Aboriginal ProjectNeutopia Project Bawajigaywin

Neutopia is motivated by a powerful desire to use technology to help our communities become more efficient, more independent, and to create new regionalized micro-economies that will result in sustainable employment. We believe that remote communities such as many Aboriginal communities can benefit from the emerging bio-economy like with no other industrial or economic opportunity in history.

Before we launched our initiative over the Internet, we developed relationships with First Nations and Metis in Ontario who responded to our emails and calls for interest. We hope to attract many more, and create a network of Neutopia ecoPARKS that will thrive and help lift these communities to a more prosperous economic state and help them realize the benefits of harnessing our natural resources with various technologies goes far beyond job creation; it can lead to a strengthened unity and increased community health. Continue reading

Church Empowerment ProjectNeutopia ecoSOLUTIONS Inc. has finalized the Green Church Initiative, which offers churches across North America a solution for creating new revenue streams. These new revenue streams, along with cost savings attributed to the integration of energy efficiency technologies and strategies, can be used to lower operating and maintenance costs of running the churches or to finance community aid projects.

Neutopia may be the first and only company in the world to offer such a program to churches. While there are a wide variety of consulting firms who all offer energy saving tips and recommendations, Neutopia’s program offers a full A to Z project development initiative and will result in massive investments into development projects that will improve community health in addition to financing and development of international aid projects. Continue reading

Neutopia ecoSOLUTIONS Inc. has signed a Joint Venture to expand the Neutopia Global ecoPARK Initiative into Latin America. We have already contacted the Canadian Embassies in both Quito and Guyaquil regarding the Neutopia-Ecuadorian CONSORCIO Agreement with our Project Development partners in Ecuador.

Ecuador Branch

Neutopia creates JV with partners in Ecuador for our first ecoPARK south of the border. The project consists of an agricultural waste to energy project with on-site solar farm. Left to right: Diego, José, Pablo, Pedro.

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Robert Laporte with Michael Gravelle

Robert Laporte with the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development

One exciting factor to consider is that the ecoPARKS would also offer the wood mills in the area a new revenue stream that would also satisfy financing for re-start up since the ecoPARK could become their biggest partners. This is something that has excited our financial network and our partner companies. The whole concept of an integrated ecoPARK is new to most people who aren’t involved in the energy sector or simply focused on one technology.

Basically, if a biomass processing plant was built on its own it would be difficult to be economical. If it’s built adjacent a wood mill then it’s more economical. Neutopia spent years researching various technologies from around the world and has created an integrated ecoPARK business model composed of an extensive network of technologies. We design each ecoPARK based on the resources that are available in each area and by integrating these technologies we create something of an industrial symbiosis which enables us to manufacture a wider range of products at the same site which results in significantly greater revenue per given area of land.

It is our belief that every community should have an ecoPARK tailored to meet the needs of the community and local industries. At the very least it will be a site to generate clean energy and/or bio-based products from under-utilized local resources.
This would be done in a sustainable manner, ensuring long term employment and an attractive investment opportunity for the community as they will reap significant long-term rewards on the minor costs associated with recruiting Neutopia to the region.

Robert W. Laporte, CEO Neutopia

Neutopia ecoSOLUTIONS Inc. signed a game-changing partnership agreement to develop a 10MW solar farm in Ontario, Canada. The unique Neutopia Green Community Partnership Program™ enables landowners to become full partners in projects rather than lease their land to other developers for meager royalty payments. This Agreement is the first of its kind and may set a new standard in Community Development projects as Neutopia’s Social Benefit business model re-directs revenues right back into the community’s that host their projects.

We didn’t like the way energy and infrastructure projects were being developed… so we created a new one.

Why would a landowner ever want to lease their land when they can now form a partnership with Neutopia? We are doing our best to attract investors for projects under $5 million however for now our focus has to be on the larger projects where financing is readily available.

Our Social Benefit business model has the potential to change the way solar and wind projects are developed all over the world, for the ultimate benefit of each community that embraces these technologies.

This project, if approved by the OPA Feed-in-tariff program, is estimated to generate no less than 12,500,000kWh per year and earn more than $110 million over the 20 year Power Purchase Agreement.

While Neutopia will incorporate a solar farm at each ecoPARK being planned, some solar farms will be stand-alone projects such as Project Solar Fox:

Location of 10MW Solar PlantPhase I of the project is being planned to include 500kW on each of three properties for a total of 1.5MW, followed by an expansion for phase II to complete a total of 10MW. Neutopia has exclusive rights to provide the solar farm equipment and technologies including panels, modules and racking systems.

The company issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to every solar company in Ontario and evaluated all interested parties and scored them based on price, performance history, industry reputation, and their corporate social responsibility plans. As Neutopia’s first solar project, the $40 million Cap Ex will generate significant revenue for the company and help secure their position in the province as a key player in the solar market.

Details:

  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • More than 200 acres over 5 properties
  • Land Classification 4 & 5
  • Estimated 25 MW potential
  • Phase I development = 3 properties each 500 kW
  • Phase II development = up to 10MW total
  • preFIT Consultation completed with Hydro One, latest report issued 09/23/11
  • Estimated Revenue from electricity sales over 20 Year PPA: $110,750,000*
  • Estimated Yearly Revenue: $5,537,500*

*estimates are for fixed systems; use of thin film and/or trackers will generate greater revenue

Solar Farms Projects