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Hotel Chain Deploys Stem Energy Storage at 68 Locations

Linda Hardesty

After a successful pilot project, the hotel chain Extended Stay America will deploy Stem advanced energy storage systems and software across 68 of its California locations. The Extended Stay America locations will adopt Stem’s PowerStore unit, which is optimized to fit within existing building facilities. The pilot installation, located in San Jose, Calif., was initiated   …Continue Reading

Ford Spends $25M on LEDs at Factories

Linda Hardesty

Ford Motor Company is beginning to install $25 million of LED lighting at its manufacturing facilities across the globe. The 25,000 new LED fixtures will replace traditional high-intensity discharge and fluorescent lights, and are expected to reduce Ford’s energy use at manufacturing facilities by 56 million kWh annually, equating to an up to 70 percent   …Continue Reading

Recreation District Picks Solar Garden for Energy

Linda Hardesty

South Suburban Park and Recreation District, a Colorado special district that provides recreational facilities, has made a purchase in a community-owned solar garden operated by Boulder, Colo.-based Clean Energy Collective. South Suburban Park and Recreation District, serving nearly 140,000 residents, purchased 170 kilowatts, or 725 solar PV panels, in CEC’s Arapahoe County Community Solar Array   …Continue Reading

Craft Beer Brewer Offsets Electricity Cost with Solar

Linda Hardesty

The Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, Mich., installed a 40-kilowatt, 140-panel solar system, which “will completely offset the Brewery’s usage of electricity each year,” according to a spokesman for the company. Dark Horse purchased the fixed standing metal roof mounting systems from Patriot Solar Group. The brewer participates in the Green Breweries Project, along   …Continue Reading

Solar Cuts National Ice Centre’s Energy Bills

Linda Hardesty

One thousand solar panels installed 12 months ago on the roof of the National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, United Kingdom, have saved at least $22,800 on energy bills, and the panels have earned over $36,000 in Feed-in Tariff payments. The 250 kW system installed by EvoEnergy has generated 224,000 kWh of   …Continue Reading

The Key to CFO Approval for Efficiency Equipment Investments

Dave Jaros

Selling energy efficient equipment that makes business sense shouldn’t be this hard, right? Where else can CFOs make investments with 2-year paybacks and ROIs that make Wall Street jealous? So, then, why is it that so many projects simply don’t get approved? According to a recent survey we conducted with efficiency equipment companies, 16% said   …Continue Reading

Chinese Appliance Maker Uses Energy Efficient Insulation Process

Linda Hardesty

China-based Haier will adopt Honeywell’s new Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators. Blowing agents such as Solstice LBA allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam’s insulating properties. Solstice LBA can help appliance manufacturers achieve an 8-10 percent energy   …Continue Reading

DOE Awards $5M for Energy Projects at 9 Federal Facilities

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities. The cost is shared with industry, making the total investment nearly $120 million. Projects funded under the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program are: National Aeronautics   …Continue Reading

DIA Retrofits Parking Garages to LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division is replacing more than 5,400 parking garage fixtures at Denver International Airport. The DIA conversation will help the airport save about $327,000 annually. Construction of the multimillion-dollar project began in May 2014 with an anticipated completion date of November 2014. The installation of more than 4,000 McGraw-Edison Valet LED products will   …Continue Reading

MWH Wins Contract to Develop Natural Gas for Alaska

Linda Hardesty

MWH Global signed a concession agreement with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) for the Interior Energy Project, which is designed to provide affordable energy to Interior Alaska. MWH signed the agreement on behalf of Northern Lights Energy, a newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of MWH. As the concessionaire, Northern Lights Energy will arrange   …Continue Reading

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