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06. 27. 2012

EnTouch Controls and Executives in Action Help Dallas's Promise House Monitor and Reduce Energy Usage by 30%

Richardson, Texas – June 27, 2012 – EnTouch Controls, a leader in providing energy management services for small businesses, today announced it has installed an EnTouch Energy Management System at Promise House, a Dallas non-profit for at risk, runaway and homeless youth, which will help the non-profit to manage and reduce its energy costs and free up more funds for its programs.



The new system was donated to Promise House by Executives in Action, a Dallas-based non-profit group that places experienced business executives as pro-bono consultants to charitable agencies.



EIA volunteer David Matthews, a Managing Partner of Trailblazer Capital and an EnTouch board member, came up with the idea of installing the EnTouch EMS, which has already demonstrated energy savings of more than 30%.



"Promise House has proven, impactful programs that bring much needed support to Dallas' teens in need of help," said David Matthews. "I'm pleased that we are able to redirect upwards of $15,000 per year going forward from their electricity bills to their programs and support."



Promise House operates a 30,000 square-foot facility in Dallas to provide emergency shelter, transitional living, counseling and support to homeless, runaway and at-risk teenagers throughout North Texas. Energy costs have been among its top operating expenses and among the hardest to manage. The EnTouch Controls system helped to identify where energy was being used and provide security features to limit excessive heating and cooling expenses. Electricity expenses exceeded $50,000 in 2011 and the EnTouch Controls solution should save over $15,000 in the first year alone.



"Since we opened in 1984, Promise House has helped more than 60,000 teens, and any resources we get go into expanding our programs to meet a growing need," said Judy Marshall, Vice President of Internal Affairs at Promise House. "Working with Executives in Action and the EnTouch team has been a real blessing and has helped us to find resources we can use to change lives. As a non-profit, we manage every dollar of expenses tightly to maximize our contribution to the community. The EnTouch Controls system provides an understanding of energy usage and saved us more than $1,000 in our first month using the system. We now better understand where our energy is used and expect significant impact in the coming months." For more information about Promise House, please visit http://www.promisehouse.org.



The EnTouch Controls Energy Management System enables Promise House and other organizations with smaller facilities to manage, measure and save energy. The company provides services to evaluate, deploy, and monitor energy management for national chains, franchise owners, schools and offices.



The system replaces thermostat controls with an advanced, multiple-zone and wireless HVAC control system and peripherals that monitor energy. The wireless design simplifies installation and reduces upfront costs. The EnTouchGo.com customer portal provides remote access, data reporting, and maintenance alerting, allowing users to fully manage their facilities remotely. Advanced features enable group scheduling, one-time events, and the ability to add additional users with adjustable permissions. EnTouch provides site assessment, installation, and lifecycle monitoring services that ensure energy optimization and prompt resolution of system maintenance issues.



"Promise House's situation is representative of many of our customers in that they lacked an understanding of their energy usage and didn't have tools to attack HVAC consumption, which is nearly 65% of their total energy bill. We were able to provide them with tools and services that will dramatically reduce their costs," said Greg Fasullo, CEO of EnTouch Controls. "It's always encouraging for us to help folks save money, but in this case its especially heart warming to be a part of the great work that is done at Promise House."



About Promise House



Promise House is a charitable organization that embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk teens, giving them individualized support, skills, encouragement and hope to live a better life. The vision of Promise House is that every teenager has a safe and nurturing place to call home. We accomplish this through crisis intervention, emergency shelter and long-term housing, Case Management and Counseling Services, Education Services, Advocacy, and Outreach. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to youth and families in crisis serving over 60,000 teens and families in North Texas.



About EnTouch Controls



Based in Richardson, Texas, EnTouch Controls is composed of a team of energy industry veterans with a history of leveraging technology to solve real world problems. The innovative EnTouch EMS is a unique energy management offering for small business owners who have been left behind by traditional building automation solutions. With a simple to install, low cost and easy to use system we automate energy optimization and enable our customers to do what they do best – run their businesses. (www.entouchcontrols.com)



About Executives in Action



Executives in Action (EIA) builds community by strengthening nonprofits and supporting executives in transition. EIA is a Texas nonprofit corporation that delivers high-impact, pro bono consulting to other charitable organizations by providing "service grants" to improve the productivity, efficiency and impact of these organizations. These service grants are fulfilled by senior executive consultants who bring years of management experience to targeted projects in our partner nonprofits. Our model delivers a two-fold impact for the community: strengthening worthy nonprofit organizations and transforming the lives of highly skilled executives.



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