The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, Mo., is being commended for its commitment to energy reduction and sustainability through the installation of a new biomass boiler. The university completed a $75 million project to install a new 100 percent biomass-fired boiler, which is expected to reduce fossil fuel use by 25 percent.
Under a performance contract agreement, the Mt. Pleasant Independent School District (ISD) has partnered with NextEra Energy Solutions to replace aging HVAC equipment, upgrade lighting, and reduce its operating and maintenance costs.
Tioga Energy has announced the completion of a 961 kW solar energy project for two sites in the Washington Elementary School District (WESD). This undertaking will save the WESD more than $1.5 million over the next 20 years, including over $28,000 in the first year of operation alone.
CALMAC has announced the installation of its IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at the California State Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. The old, inefficient building was replaced by a new building, which now consists of retail, exhibition, and office space plus a net-zero multi-purpose pavilion.
Under a comprehensive $4.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), the Building Technologies division of Siemens Industry Inc. announced that Manchester Memorial Hospital should save nearly $500,000 a year in utility consumption.
In the winter of 2011, Steve Lonsway, president and brewmaster of the Stone Cellar Brewpub & Stone Arch Brew House in Appleton, Wis., was faced with a challenge. One of the three standard tank water heaters in the restaurant at his brewery stopped working and the company needed hot water to service its customers.
Telkonet Inc., developer of the EcoSmart energy management platform, announced that a new development project, Hyatt Place Los Angeles International Airport/El Segundo of El Segundo, Calif., will be installed with a fully networked EcoSmart energy management system.
Jurupa Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions have announced the completion of a 2.7 megawatt solar and energy efficiency program expected to reduce energy costs at 27 school sites and save the district more than $34 million.
NORESCO announced that it has secured a $7.9 million energy savings performance contract with Bedford County (BC) and Bedford County Public Schools (BCPS) in Virginia. The project is funded by reductions in energy and water usage over a 15-year contract term, with no upfront cost to taxpayers.
A video released by Riccar Heating, an Andover, Minn.-based HVAC firm, credits its FleetMatics GPS Vehicle Tracking Solution for leading the local sheriff to vehicle thief suspects and the recovery of that stolen vehicle.