For buildings that have up to three chillers with a combined cooling capacity of 400 to 2,000 tons
October 4, 2016
Optimum Energy has released OptimumEDGE™, a patented, quick-start HVAC optimization solution designed to shave chiller plant energy use by 13 percent on average — and cut water use as well — without affecting building operations or occupant comfort, said the company.
Implementation begins to reduce costs and upgrade facilities
September 12, 2016
Ameresco Inc. announced that it has partnered with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on a new energy savings project. The $3.9 million (CAD) comprehensive energy efficiency and facility renewal project at NRC research facilities is expected to save over $330,000 annually in utility costs.
Army has contracted for 127 individual projects, or task orders, totaling $1.015 billion
August 25, 2016
The U.S. Army announced it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in energy savings performance contracts and utility energy services contracts in less than five years. This is in response to President Obama’s challenge to all federal agencies to achieve a total investment of $4 billion before the end of 2016.
Project’s future savings will pay for the capital expenses incurred
August 15, 2016
The County of Bruce has selected Ecosystem as the winning bidder to provide integrated energy performance contracting (IEPC) services in four of the county’s buildings. The $3.4 million project is expected to generate annual energy savings of $273,288 and receive $251,800 in incentives.
The recent severe drought in California that led to water rationing, followed by the Flint, Michigan, water crisis due to lead in the water supply, has emphasized the vital importance of water as a natural resource. In light of this, rainwater reuse systems and water filtration are two subjects that deserve a closer look.
Upgrades to lower operating costs and enhance energy management
July 18, 2016
Honeywell and the U.S. Army have announced a $29 million modernization project at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania. The project will provide critical facility upgrades that are expected to lower the army depot’s annual energy consumption by more than 20 percent and water consumption by more than 8 percent.
Project funded through an energy savings performance contract
July 4, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a $38.6 million contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BoP) to implement a comprehensive set of energy and water conservation measures at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky that are expected to save the federal government and taxpayers $2.5 million annually.
Energy efficiency initiatives to help schools achieve high-quality learning environment
June 6, 2016
Ameresco Inc. and the Kentucky School District announced they are partnering on a comprehensive $2.9 million guaranteed energy savings contract (GESC) to improve Wolfe County Schools (WCS) facilities and increase operational efficiency.
New technology to protect property and conserve and enhance how we use water
June 3, 2016
Uponor Corp. has announced the formation of Phyn, a new partnership with Belkin International. According to the companies, Phyn will create an intelligent water solution that protects homes and businesses from leak damage, enables mindful conservation, and enhances water usage with automated and anticipatory controls.
Office tower One Orlando Centre is expected to save nearly 18 percent in energy costs
March 17, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the city of Orlando, Florida, and Parkway Properties for their leadership in improving energy efficiency across a combined 20 million square feet of building space by 20 percent within 10 years.