Contracts & Installations

Cooling System Eliminates Chemicals by ‘Pulsing’ the Water

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry installed a new cooling system at the Chelan County Courthouse in Wenatchee, Washington, which will eliminate chemicals from entering the city’s wastewater. The old cooling system at the courthouse relied on an aging cooling tower that was requiring increasing maintenance costs and was near failure. The County Commissioners authorized McKinstry to proactively replace the   …Continue Reading


Direct Current Powers Building

Linda Hardesty

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is beginning Phase I of a project to redevelop the city of Fort Collins, Colorado’s municipal services complex. The first project is the erection of a new 3-story, 37,500-sq-foot Utilities Administration Building that will rely on Direct Current Power, as opposed to traditional Alternating Current. This will make the building unique   …Continue Reading


Constellation Deploys Solar for Baltimore Ravens

Linda Hardesty

Constellation will construct a 375 kW (DC) solar system for the Baltimore Ravens at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Maryland. Constellation provides energy services to the team and is the Official Energy Services Sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens. Constellation will own and operate the solar power system, while the Ravens will   …Continue Reading


Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading


Wind Powers 35% of Washington DC Government

Linda Hardesty

The District of Columbia signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola Renewables that will supply 35 percent of the government’s electricity with wind power. Under the PPA, the Department of General Services (DGS), which manages the District’s portfolio of government buildings, will purchase the entire output of Iberdrola’s South Chestnut 46 MW wind   …Continue Reading


Arizona City Selects EnergyCAP for Utility Tracking

Linda Hardesty

The City of Chandler, Arizona, has selected EnergyCAP software for its new utility tracking system after a formal competitive bid process. With EnergyCAP, the City will improve bill-processing efficiency, manage and analyze utility data, identify energy and cost savings, and document the benefits of energy conservation efforts. In addition to tracking 2,300 electric, gas and   …Continue Reading


Henderson State University Enters Phase 2 of ESPC

Linda Hardesty

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, has contracted with Schneider Electric in an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to assist with the university’s utility, technology and deferred maintenance initiatives as part of a two-phased project. Phase one of the project was completed in May 2013 and has helped the university save $237,551 annually. Phase two   …Continue Reading


Santa Barbara School District Uses Prop 39 Funds for Energy Improvements

Linda Hardesty

The Santa Barbara Unified School District has received state approval of its five-year energy expenditure plan and Proposition 39 funding to upgrade building systems at 13 schools. NORESCO will serve as the owner’s representative for the school district to deliver $2.7 million in improvements through the multi-year project. Development of projects under the California Clean   …Continue Reading


H5 Data Centers Deploys Eaton UPS

Linda Hardesty

Eaton will deliver integrated power management to H5 Data Centers’ high-efficiency colocation facility in Denver. The data center will deploy Eaton’s Power Xpert 9395 uninterruptible power systems (UPS), busway and switchgear for the 300,000-sq-foot colocation campus. H5 Data Centers will use Eaton’s power management and distribution systems as part of its overall efficiency upgrades due   …Continue Reading


University Stops Energy Projects to Balance its Budget

Linda Hardesty

The University of Iowa halted three energy upgrade projects due to budget concerns, reports The Gazette. College finance executives said the projects would have prevented them from balancing their budget appropriately. Energy efficiency upgrades will not be moving forward at the Lindquist Center, the Carver Biomedical Research Building, and the Biology Building. The university is   …Continue Reading