Many of the issues are the same as in other classes of buildings, but working through complex owner/tenant relationships can be a challenge.
The explosion of wireless technology is a drain on the energy budgets of telecommunications companies, who have to pay to power cell sites, base stations and towers. This challenge will become worse as the next generation of 5G comes online. 5G uses higher frequencies which have shorter ranges and, thus, require more sites. Huawei has …Continue Reading
The Marcus Garvey Apartments in Brooklyn, NY, will the site of the first microgrid emerging from Con Edison’s Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program (BQNP). The complex, which is in the Brownsville section, is owned by L+M Development Partners. The microgrid includes a 400KW system, a 400 KW fuel cell, and a 300 KW/1,200 kWh lithium-ion battery, according …Continue Reading
The information storage and management firm is serious about harnessing energy from the sun – even in New Jersey.
Taylor Farms is using a 1.1 MW roof-mounted solar array at its prepared fresh foods facility in Dallas. The array spans almost four acres and features 3,520 panels. The company said in a press release that it is among the largest commercial solar installations in Texas. It is the company’s first large scale energy …Continue Reading
OpTerra Energy Services has introduced OpTerraADVANTAGE, an in-house financing platform. The goal is to enable commercial, industrial and institutional customers to work around common financial obstacles to energy efficiency projects, the press release says. These can include strict return on investment (ROI) requirements, budget challenges and capital expenditure (capex) limits. The release says that the …Continue Reading
A lot of information has been amassed about how communities can cut energy use. Two goals of the CEP are to make sure that data is effectively implemented and shared.
Energy efficiency is expected to be at the center of planning and construction of the replacement building for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) headquarters. The site of the new facility has not yet been chosen. ConstructionDive says that “the building will likely feature the energy-efficient features for which federal government buildings have become known.” …Continue Reading
Ameresco will construct a 2.4 MW solar facility in the town of Sturbridge, MA, according to the company. The project is being built under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that calls for half of the energy provided by the array to be used by the town in the form of metering credits. The other …Continue Reading
Property Assisted Clean Energy financing is making progress on the commercial side. But obstacles and uncertainties–including a potential change in approach by the incoming administration–cloud the future.