Contracts & Installations

Driving Energy Efficiency by Improving the Owner/Tenant Relationship

Carl Weinschenk

Things can be tricky when the organization occupying a facility doesn’t own it. Three groups are cooperating to help the sides lean how to work through the issues.


$8M Project to Upgrade Chillicothe (OH) Correctional Institute

Carl Weinschenk

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority this month approved $8 million in financing for an energy efficiency and conservation project at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute. The 30-building campus houses more than 2,700 inmates and has more than 540 employees, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. The campus, which is more than 80 years old, initially was   …Continue Reading


Veolia Checks Into the UK’s Tallest Hotel

Carl Weinschenk

Combined heat and power (CHP) is getting quite a boost: When it is finished this autumn, the tallest hotel in the United Kingdom will use CHP to provide heat and hot water. Veolia’s technology will be used at the Novatel London Canary Wharf hotel, which will be 39 stories high and have 313 guest rooms,   …Continue Reading


Ameresco to Upgrade Federal Prison in Butner, NC

Carl Weinschenk

Ameresco announced this week that it has entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons. Under terms of the contract, Ameresco will install energy and water conservation technology at the 776-acre Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C. The contract is valued at $53.1 million. Ameresco says that the   …Continue Reading


Raleigh Convention Center Saves Via LED Retrofit

Carl Weinschenk

American City & County offers a case study of a lighting retrofit at The Raleigh Convention Center. The facility hosts 440,000 visitors and 250 to 300 events annually. Graybar previously had upgraded the lights to its underground area. The more recent upgrade was to the exhibit hall. Graybar worked though the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing   …Continue Reading


Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading


Efficiency Project Complete in Meriden, CT

Carl Weinschenk

The Meriden Enterprise Center in Meriden, CT, says that its rooftop solar array is fully installed. The solar array is one element of a two-part project that will provide 215 KW and more than 250 kWh annually. The project was financed by Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE (Connecticut-Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. The project also   …Continue Reading


Updating the Army: Retrofitting Energy and Water Systems at the Tobyhanna Depot

Carl Weinschenk

The U.S. Army facility that Honeywell is retrofitting near Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, traces its roots back more than a century. While it is virtually impossible that any energy or water systems – or even the buildings themselves – that were there at the start are in use, the base does still rely in part on Word War II-era infrastructure.


Schneider to Help Cut Energy Use By Boston Mass Transit

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric said this week that it is working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to reduce utility spending and carbon emissions in Boston area transportation.


PACE Financing Sets Its Sights on the Commercial Sector

Carl Weinschenk

This week, The YGRENE Energy Fund was lauded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge for facilitating more than $100 million in commercial energy efficiency projects through Property Assisted Clean Energy (PACE) financing. That’s a lot of money – but just the start of the firm’s involvement with commercial entities, said Louis-Philippe Lalonde, YGRENE’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Lalonde   …Continue Reading