Contracts & Installations

Veterans Administration Using NORESCO for Energy Efficiency Projects in El Paso, Albuquerque

Carl Weinschenk

The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque and the El Paso VA Health Care System in the city of the same name receive almost $22 million in upgrades through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with NORESCO, which is part of a United Technologies Corp. unit. The work will include energy management and   …Continue Reading


Energy Savings Performance Contracts Finish the Year Strong

Carl Weinschenk

ESPCs provide options to organizations with tight budgets. Increasingly, businesses, the military and others are taking advantage.


Lackawanna, NY, Explores Net Zero Building

Carl Weinschenk

A key step has been taken toward constructing a net zero energy (NZE) building on the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, NY: The Erie County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has hired Turner Construction to provide design and construction management services. The Buffalo News says that the building would use geothermal energy, solar panels, wind turbines   …Continue Reading


Stewart’s Shops: Never Too Old to Learn

Carl Weinschenk

The convenience store chain, which has more than 330 outlets in upstate New York and southern Vermont, is using solar to save a lot of money.


Parking Lot Solar Canopy for HS in Bourne, MA

Carl Weinschenk

The Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Bourne, MA, has installed a 663 KW solar canopy atop its parking lot. The project was done in association with Green Seal Environmental and Solect Energy. The canopy at the 725-student school also will provide energy to the Bourne Rec Authority. The project was created under a   …Continue Reading


VA Dept. of Corrections Wins State Award

Carl Weinschenk

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) is a premiere recipient of an efficiency award from the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC). The department was awarded in the government category. VADOC established the first energy services contract (ESCO) in the state. The story says that VADOC has completed four ESCO projects, has two in progress and   …Continue Reading


McKinstry Replacing 6,200 Lights with LEDs in Henderson, NV

Carl Weinschenk

McKinstry will replace more than 6,200 legacy lighting fixtures with LEDs across Henderson, NV, according to LED Inside. In addition to saving money, the LEDs will improve public lighting and are expected to last for more than 20 years. McKinstry was hired last year to audit lighting in Henderson and develop an LED-based replacement plan.   …Continue Reading


Newton County GA Tabs ABM Building Solutions for Upgrades

Carl Weinschenk

Newton County, GA, has signed two contracts with ABM Building Solutions for upgrades to the Newtown County Detention Center and other county facilities, according to the Newton Citizen. The contracts are worth $14.4 million. They guarantee about $7.3 million for the jail and $7.09 million for other facilities in need of repair. The contracts require   …Continue Reading


GE Power Providing Software to New York State

Carl Weinschenk

GE Power will provide the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) with software that will monitor, analyze and enhance its operating capabilities across its 16 generating facilities and the electricity transmission network, according to GE. The move is part of a five-year initiative by the NYPA. The goal is to improve efficiency, reliability and cost-effectiveness,   …Continue Reading


C-PACE Project Almost Done in CT

Carl Weinschenk

Curtis Packaging, a company that provides luxury packaging, has almost finished a $2.5 million project to improve energy efficiency and increase use of renewables at its Sandy Hook, CT, headquarters. Financing for the project is from the Connecticut Green Bank, according to Westfair Communications. The vehicle is a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing.   …Continue Reading