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Host: We’re at the Buildex Construction and Design. We’re going to talk to a company called One Source Energy about using wind as a way to supplement your business’ power. Hi Richard! Richard: Hi there Host: You’re the managing partner with One Source Energy. Richard: Yes. Host: And so what you are guys doing with people businesses, it’s viable to think that they can use this supplemental energy sources to power the business. Richard: Absolutely. They’re always looking for ways on how to cap their monthly expenses. Host: Sure. Richard: And because cost is just keeping going up and they also want to be do their part to be green. Host: Absolutely. Richard: And so this is one opportunity for them, one way for them to green up their building and to save cost. Host: So we’re talking about in this particular case is the number ways to do. We’re going to focus on wind. So you can actually put, what would be called the windmill? Richard: Not really. This is called vertical access wind turbine. Host: Okay. Richard: The old style that you see all over the place, there’s our horizontal access wind turbines. Host: Oh, I see, okay. Richard: You can put them on the roof of a building. Host: Because they weigh too much or? Richard: They weigh too much. Host: Okay. Richard: They blazes are too big and they’re too noisy, too much vibration. Host: Okay. Richard: These ones, you can put them right under your roof. Host: Interesting. Richard: And in fact, Jay Lionel has one of the roofs of his car garage. Host: Perfect. So how realistic for company throughout Canada, do you have to live in a real windy city to take advantage of this or how does that work? Richard: Well, of course it helps the windier it is. Host: Sure. Richard: If you’re in a place that has no wind, well, this may not work for you. Host: Sure. Richard: But if you’re in a place anywhere along the priorities or on the island of BC, there’s a lot of wind. Host: Is there a challenge to getting the permit to have this kind of thing or is there something that businesses, especially if they own the building can pretty much go ahead and do on their own? Richard: In most areas? Host: Yeah. Richard: Your business can do what they want if they own the building. Host: Okay. Richard: Because most municipalities want green sustainable buildings in their area. Host: And this is definitely that thing. Richard: Absolutely. Host: So let me ask you, what is it that you can expect to get from a company like this cost at the smaller foam or business range about $5000.00 to put in? Richard: These are about $15,000.00. Host: About $15,000.00 to put in and then the larger versions for big businesses. Richard: There are $15,000.00. Host: $15,000.00, okay. So then to recoup those costs, what is the business looking at overtime? Richard: You’re looking at for a smaller one here. You’re looking at a roughly just under five years. Host: Yeah. Richard: And for a larger one, you’re looking at—it depends on where they are. That could be anywhere from five to ten years. Host: Five to ten years. And so there are two things to consider. One is you’re doing your part in terms of helping the environment and pulling another energy source which otherwise would have existed. Richard: Exactly. Host: And the second part is you’re actually overtime turning this into way, save your company money. Richard: Exactly. Host: Awesome. Richard: And if you’re a company that sells to the general public, a lot of people are looking to buy from companies that they perceived are greener. Host: Okay. Richard: So not only are you saving the money, once you’ve got PR advantage over your competition— Host: Basically, you have one big step forward in terms of helping the environment. Richard: Absolutely. Host: Thank you very much. That’s Rick Richards from One Source Energy, helping companies save money and ultimately help the environment.