REC Solar, a leader in solar system design and installation, has announced the completion of solar installations totaling 3.5 MW at 12 Arizona public schools. The systems will provide enough power to reduce the schools’ electricity bills by up to 20 percent, said the company.
Avista Utilities has announced its new Manufactured Home Duct Sealing Program, which enables qualifying customers in Washington to have their home’s ductwork sealed and receive other energy efficiency products at no cost. Avista said the service, a $500 value, can help customers save up to 30 percent on their energy bill.
Vanessa Spencer, a San Diego resident, was the winner of the iPad mini raffle prize given out at the American Heart Association and Bill Howe Plumbing’s “Howe” Healthy is Your Heart Kick-Off Party held at The New Children’s Museum.
ICF International has been awarded a new contract to provide energy efficiency services to Energy Trust of Oregon for its Existing Buildings program. The contract has a value of $16 million and a term of two years. Additionally, the contract allows for a potential three option years.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an increase in rebates offered through the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program of up to 45 percent. CPUC authorized the higher rebates to help boost adoption of solar water heating technology and encourage involvement in the statewide program.
Mason Mechanical Heating and Cooling of Mesa, Ariz., announced that it is a finalist for the BBB Ethics Award presented by the Better Business Bureau of Greater Arizona. This award, with 15 finalists and five winners, judges customer-recommended businesses based on a number of criteria.
David Clark of CertainTeed Corp.’s Chowchilla, Calif., insulation plant, recently secured a $50,000 grant from Saint-Gobain, parent company of CertainTeed, to help local nonprofit Fresno Rescue Mission convert a vacant hotel into a community for women and children as part of its Rescue the Children project.
Mayor Mike McGinn has announced a new approach to helping commercial electric utility customers in Seattle achieve energy savings. He introduced a three-year pilot project that will test an energy conservation concept known as “pay for performance.”