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“Resources are continuing to shrink for many government entities, so we must find creative solutions to ensure we can effectively maintain our physical assets while serving our community,” said Jerry Doucette, Alger County commissioner. “Working with Honeywell, we’re able to improve our outlook by significantly cutting annual energy and operating costs through guaranteed savings, which we believe will make a significant impact in our ability to serve our residents.”
The program will include a variety of energy efficiency and building system upgrades at the Alger County courthouse, sheriff’s office, and emergency medical services building. As part of the project, Honeywell will make improvements to HVAC systems, including replacement of decades-old ductwork and installation of a new Honeywell ComfortPoint building control system, which will centralize energy management across all three facilities for greater temperature control.
The company will also install energy-efficient lighting, upgrade plumbing fixtures to improve water conservation, make building envelope improvements to reduce loss of treated air, and install a new fire alarm system. All building upgrades are expected to be complete by spring 2012.
As a result of the improvements, the county is expected to decrease electricity consumption by 135,208 kilowatt-hours per year. The program is also projected to cut annual carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 93.2 metric tons.
“Using guaranteed energy savings through a performance contract to make much needed building improvements can be a powerful tool in maximizing return on investment and ensuring the long-term sustainability of any community,” said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. “Honeywell has the experience to help counties and municipalities find the best solution to meet their long-term goals.”
For more information about Honeywell Building Solutions, visit www.honeywell.com/buildingsolutions.
Publication date: 12/05/2011