A Deep Retrofit with a Message

Carl Weinschenk

The American Geophysical Union is about to embark on a year-long project. The goals are to make the AGU’s headquarters net-zero–and show other organizations how it’s done.

The Boulder Valley School District Goes Big on Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

A multiyear, multiphase project aims to cut use as far as it will go.

Harristown Awarded for Work in Harrisburg, PA

Carl Weinschenk

Harristown Enterprises, which is in Harrisburg, PA, has received a rebate of more than $1.2 million from PPL Electric Utilities. The story in the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal says that the company spent almost $16.5 million on two properties in the city. The rebate will be used for downtown real estate projects, the story says.   …Continue Reading

CCI Group Awarded Contract for Anniston Army Depot

Carl Weinschenk

The CCI Group has been awarded a Utility Energy Savings Contract (UESC) for the construction, upgrade and modernization of the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, AL. The contract is part of the Army’s effort to save $1 billion energy on energy. CCI will help the Alabama Power Company – which selected the firm – replace and repair   …Continue Reading

Honeywell Upgrading Energy, Water Systems at The University of Mount Olive

Carl Weinschenk

Honeywell Building Solutions is replacing and upgrading equipment at the University of Mount Olive, which is in the North Carolina town of the same name. The project is wide-ranging. Four residence halls will get new HVAC and hot water systems. The academic and administrative buildings will get LEDs and sensors that turn off lights when   …Continue Reading

Orem, UT Gets an Energy Facelift

Carl Weinschenk

Orem, with a population of almost 90,000 (according to the 2010 census), is the fifth largest city in Utah. An ongoing project has grown from street light replacements to encompass a wide variety of energy upgrades and retrofits. The city’s initial goal was to replace 5,128 street lights. Before the issuance of a request for   …Continue Reading

Upgrades to Three Buildings in St. Paul

Carl Weinschenk

An National Public Radio story posted at the Post-Bulletin describes a retrofit program in downtown St. Paul. The first step is the retrofit of the First National Bank sign, which the story describes as iconic. The next step is to install LEDs in the First National Bank, the U.S. Bank and a third building. All   …Continue Reading

C-PACE Project Almost Done in CT

Carl Weinschenk

Curtis Packaging, a company that provides luxury packaging, has almost finished a $2.5 million project to improve energy efficiency and increase use of renewables at its Sandy Hook, CT, headquarters. Financing for the project is from the Connecticut Green Bank, according to Westfair Communications. The vehicle is a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing.   …Continue Reading

Trane Upgrading 125 Buildings in Birmingham, AL

Carl Weinschenk

Trane is partnering with Birmingham, AL, to improve energy savings in 125 city structures. The $61.3 million project is aimed at cutting energy and operational costs 30 percent annually and to save more than $100 million during the next twenty years. The press release says that water upgrades will be made in 119 building; HVAC   …Continue Reading

Three Trends Align to Save Buildings Millions in Energy Costs

Ellen Bell

By 2050, 70 percent of the world population will live in cities, a change that will add 40 percent to the current world building stock. Because buildings can be big polluters, urbanization is also a stark reminder that economies everywhere benefit from investments in energy-efficient structures and by retrofitting inefficient, existing buildings. There’s some good news to   …Continue Reading