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New Prudential Tower Receives $1.3M in Energy Efficiency Incentives

Linda Hardesty

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved energy efficiency incentives totaling over $1.3 million for installation of energy conservation technologies at the New Prudential Tower in Newark, NJ. The measures are expected to result in energy savings of $646,898 annually. Viridian Energy and Environmental used the incentives available through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program   …Continue Reading

Streetlight Retrofit in China’s Foshan City Achieves 70% Energy Savings

Karen Henry

The Utilities Department of Nanhai District, Foshan City, China, contracted with Chinese lighting company Guangdong Rongwen Energy Science and Technology to retrofit just over 14,000 LED streetlights, LEDs Magazine reports. Rongwen was tasked with providing a solution that would complement the city’s energy saving program and provide LED product procurement, construction, installation and commissioning, training,   …Continue Reading

LED to Get Bigger Share of Market Even as Revenue Drops, Navigant Says

Karen Henry

Industry-wide transformation to LED lighting is picking up steam and is expected to accelerate in the coming years, according to a new report from Navigant Research, “Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets.” Among other things, the speed at which LEDs will replace other types of lighting will be driven by price and policy. While LED   …Continue Reading

Power, Cooling Drive Decisions to Locate Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey at the 2014 Data Center World conference. Eighty-four percent of respondents feel there is a need to consider renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar, to manage   …Continue Reading

Cost of Energy Efficiency Is under Half the Cost of Building Coal Power Plants

Merrian Borgeson

After mining the results of energy efficiency programs representing every US region, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) researchers have reported the initial result that the average total cost of saved energy is only  4.4 cents per kilowatt hour. This means that smarter uses of energy can replace dirty coal at a fraction of the cost of building   …Continue Reading

Hospital Gets $200,700 Rebate for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Dayton Power & Light awarded the Kettering Health Network an energy efficiency rebate of $200,700  for a project that upgraded the air conditioning system at the Kettering Medical Center campus in Kettering, Ohio. The project, which was implemented by Siemens, installed a Demand Flow chilled water plant optimization control system that upgraded the air conditioning   …Continue Reading

NRG Energy Builds Energy Efficient Headquarters

Linda Hardesty

NRG Energy broke ground for its new grid resilient corporate headquarters in Princeton, NJ, slated to open in 2016. The new building is being developed in collaboration with Boston Properties, which will own the building and sign a 15-year lease with NRG. The three-floor, 130,000-sq-foot headquarters will incorporate, among other technologies: Two on-site solar fields, with   …Continue Reading

California Approves $13.5M in Loans for Energy Upgrades to Schools

Linda Hardesty

The California Energy Commission approved $13.5 million for energy efficiency measures to 14 schools in three school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin County and Orange County. Funding is provided by the Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) through the Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) and must be used for energy projects.   …Continue Reading

NORESCO Wins $43M ESPC with Army

Linda Hardesty

NORESCO won a $43 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for work at the Army’s Fort Jackson combat training center in Columbia, SC. The infrastructure project, which focuses on energy efficiency and water conservation, includes improvements to lighting and upgrades to energy management control systems, central plant facilities and water systems. It will reduce energy   …Continue Reading

Energy Management System Piloted in 5 EU Countries

Karen Henry

A digital energy management system is being piloted in 16 public buildings in five European countries as part of the Test of Digital Services for Building Energy Efficiency (TEDS4BEE). With a budget of nearly $5 million, TEDS4BEE was created in 2013 as a part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Program (CIP), which ran in the   …Continue Reading

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