RICHMOND, VT--(Marketwire -02/02/12)- EnSave, Inc. (EnSave) and Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI - News) are partnering to launch a new service for farmers: the Landscape Agricultural Energy Management Plan (Landscape AgEMP). The Landscape AgEMP is an audit of energy uses on farm landscapes such as tillage, harvesting, and waste management. The audits quantify current farm energy use and provide specific, cost-effective recommendations to achieve farm production goals while utilizing energy more efficiently.
"There are a lot of farmers who want to be able to continue to produce their crops and other farm products while reducing costs and increasing their energy independence," says Craig Metz, EnSave President and CEO. "The EnSave/E & E partnership is here to assist them." The Landscape AgEMP takes a detailed look at where energy is used and provides farmers with choices that meet farm production needs while using energy with greater efficiency. Landscape AgEMP customers can use these audits to tap into federal programs to help underwrite plan implementation such as the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS's) Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
The partnership of EnSave and E & E brings together EnSave's 20 years of agricultural energy conservation expertise and E & E's 40 years of experience providing solutions to environmental problems that enable resource users to achieve their business goals. EnSave is the United States' leading provider of farm energy audits and farm energy management plans. E & E is a recognized global leader in environmental management employing over 1,150 respected experts in 85 engineering and scientific disciplines in 59 offices around the globe.
The Landscape AgEMP service is available now, in time for USDA program sign-up for FY 2012. National application deadlines for 2012 are February 3, March 30, and June 1, and interested farmers should either call their local NRCS office or EnSave's program hotline at (800) 732-1399 in order to learn more about the sign-up process for Landscape AgEMPs. "While the standards to conduct landscape AgEMPs were created a few years ago, this service has not been widely available. EnSave and E & E will provide this service in a limited number of states initially, but plan to expand it to most states and the Caribbean basin," says David Weeks, E & E's Project Manager for Landscape Agricultural Energy Management Planning.
EnSave is the leading agricultural energy efficiency consulting firm in the United States. We help our clients achieve their energy efficiency goals while also helping farmers save energy and reduce their environmental impact. The inspiration for our work is the hard working men and women on the farm, and we strive to provide solutions that strengthen the farm and provide long-term viability. Our passion is helping American agriculture become more sustainable and profitable through energy efficiency and resource conservation. More information about the firm can be found at www.ensave.com.
About Ecology and Environment, Inc.:
Headquartered in Lancaster, N.Y., E & E has completed more than 50,000 projects for a wide variety of clients in 113 countries, providing environmental solutions in nearly every ecosystem on the planet. We offer a full suite of services to help clients achieve their goals in becoming more energy-efficient, resilient, and sustainable, and to minimize their environmental footprint while reducing the cost of operations. E & E is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at www.ene.com.