Contracts & Installations

Ventilation Technology Saves 96% in kWh at 2 Garages

Linda Hardesty

Engineers for the regional utility verified the energy savings captured by the Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) garage demand-control ventilation system at two buildings in California. At 475 Sansome Street, a downtown San Francisco high-rise office building, and at CityView Plaza, a high-rise office complex in downtown San Jose, NES recently installed its FG-20 digital control   …Continue Reading


Italian Food Retailer Chooses Capstone Trigeneration

Linda Hardesty

Capstone Turbine Corporation received an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major distribution center of Italian food retailer, Conad, in Italy. IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the order, which will be commissioned later this year. The methane-fueled C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide   …Continue Reading


Library Saves 235,300 kWh Per Year with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Gumberg Library at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh recently completed a lighting upgrade on its first floor, using Eaton’s Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires. The lighting upgrade to the first floor study area and stacks included replacing a fluorescent system consisting of over 500 fixtures producing 37,160 watts. The new 110 Neo-Ray Index products consume   …Continue Reading


Bloom Energy Installs 300 kW Fuel Cell System for IKEA

Linda Hardesty

IKEA plans to install a fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, California, one of two San Francisco-area stores for the Swedish company. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through the clean electro-chemical process of fuel cells. The fuel cell system will be   …Continue Reading


Vegetable Producer Installs 500 kW Biogas Plant

Linda Hardesty

Weltec Biopower is building a 500 kW anaerobic digestion plant in Northern Ireland for vegetable producer Gilfresh Produce. This is Weltec’s third plant in Northern Ireland and eleventh in the UK. Gilfresh used to deliver the vegetable waste that accumulates in the sorting, washing and packaging processes to farmers as cattle feed. From July 2015,   …Continue Reading


Canadian Agency Upgrades Energy Management for $280,000

Linda Hardesty

VCI Controls has been awarded a contract worth over $280,000 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to upgrade and integrate the energy management and control system in the agency’s lab in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. VCI Controls’ parent company SustainCo has been working with this client and this facility for over 25 years on various building automation   …Continue Reading


AT&T Upgrades Lighting at 20 Million Square Feet

Linda Hardesty

Enlighted has retrofitted about 20 million square feet of AT&T’s facilities with LED lighting in an on-going business relationship that could see AT&T retrofitting all 120 million square feet of its real estate, as long as the business model continues to make sense for the telecommunications company. Zach Gentry, vice president of business development at   …Continue Reading


Penn State Spends $8M for Building HVAC Replacement

Linda Hardesty

The Penn State Board of Trustees approved a design firm, final plans and the expenditure of funds to replace the HVAC system at the Visual Arts Building at University Park. The project will include a new hot water plant in the building, new insulated ductwork, a controls upgrade, piping replacement and two new air handlers.   …Continue Reading


Eaton Helps US Army Upgrade Global Power Delivery Systems

Linda Hardesty

The US Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, contracted with Eaton to help upgrade utility monitoring and control systems at US government operated facilities around the world. Eaton is one of 13 companies to receive the $2.5 billion shared capacity multiple award task order contract. Under the Utility and Monitoring Control Systems-IV contract,   …Continue Reading


Ameresco Retrofits 2,000 Apartments for Housing Authority

Linda Hardesty

Ameresco recently commenced construction on a project with the Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) in upstate New York via an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). With the ESPC, the project will be financed using savings from the new lighting, attic and wall insulation, water conservation measures, temperature controls and other improvements. In addition, the US Department   …Continue Reading


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