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Kimco Spends $8M to Upgrade Shopping Center Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Kimco Realty, a publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood shopping centers, is embarking on a nationwide program to reduce energy consumption of its exterior lighting. The Illumi-Nation program will first launch in Kimco’s Western region. The company plans to invest about $8 million over the next year to overhaul lighting systems at more than   …Continue Reading

Using Energy Data: Energy Manager Today Webinar

Linda Hardesty

Energy Manager Today is hosting a complimentary webinar “Cut Costs and Improve Facility Operations with Energy Data,” Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at 2 pm Eastern Standard Time. In this free webinar, industry analyst Alisdair McDougal with Verdantix and Safi Oranski, VP of business development at Panoramic Power, will discuss how to use energy data to drive both   …Continue Reading

Kellogg’s Mexicali Plant Saves 88% in Cooling Costs

Karen Henry

Kellogg’s has reduced energy consumption at its Mexicali, Mexico, food processing plant by 88 percent. The facility regularly deals with ambient temperatures exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Powered by Coolerado’s  heat mass exchange (HMX) cooling technology, Kellogg’s is experiencing an annual savings of $62,000 in cooling costs. Compared to a traditional system that would consume as much   …Continue Reading

Biogas Gaining Steam Worldwide

Karen Henry

Household and industrial operations around the world are extracting biogas from crop waste, manure, kitchen scraps and sewage. According to the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, biogas is poised to become “big” as countries develop long-term renewable energy strategies. Biogas use has seen growth in countries in which governments are seeking   …Continue Reading

Redmond to Save $100,000 Annually with ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The city of Redmond, Ore., hired Ameresco for a comprehensive $1.2 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to address energy efficiency in 11 city buildings. As part of the project, Ameresco conducted an energy audit on more than 272,000 square feet of building space and identified energy conservation measures that it will design, construct, commission   …Continue Reading

Cornell Converts 10 Sports Facilities to LED

Linda Hardesty

Cornell University selected Ephesus Lighting to install its LEDs at 12 indoor facilities, including 10 sports venues, at the school’s Ithaca, NY campus. The project, commencing throughout the 2014-15 academic year, will require only 612 Ephesus LED fixtures to replace the 750+ metal halide fixtures currently in use. The conversion to the maintenance-free system is   …Continue Reading

Energy and Water Efficiency for Restaurants

Mark Masterson

Americans, unfortunately, are a wasteful culture. According to the USDA, food waste from stores, restaurants, and homes topped an estimated 133 billion pounds of food, about 30-40% of the entire food supply. That’s not just an environmental problem, it’s a social problem. For restaurateurs, it’s also an economic one. That’s why some restaurants are turning   …Continue Reading

Denver Launches Project to Save $1.3B in Energy

Karen Henry

The city of Denver, Colo., has launched the Denver City Energy Project, a plan to unlock $1.3 billion in energy savings from commercial and multi-family buildings. So far, 57 building owners have committed to benchmarking and measuring their performance. The buildings are using Energy Star Portfolio Manager to benchmark their performance and are sharing the   …Continue Reading

College Gets $400,000 in Guaranteed Annual Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., has signed an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Schneider Electric to help the institution save nearly $400,000 in energy costs annually over 15 years. The university anticipates an additional $400,000 in utility incentives to offset campus-wide upgrades across its building, lighting, water and mechanical systems. The   …Continue Reading

Phase 1 of University of Arizona Tech Park Solar Zone Is Complete

Karen Henry

Washington Gas Energy Systems has completed a 1 MW Cogenra Solar array that will produce renewable energy for Tucson Electric Power (TEP). The array at the Solar Zone, located at the University of Arizona’s UA Tech Park, consists of ground-mounted Cogenra T14 systems using Cogenra’s Dense Cell Interconnect (DCI) technology. The solar array is the   …Continue Reading

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