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San Francisco Construction Office Uses Daylighting System in Bid to Earn Net-Zero Status

Karen Henry

DPR Construction recently installed 19 Solatube SolaMaster Series 750 DS units in its San Francisco office as part of the company’s effort to achieve the International Living Future Institute’s Net-Zero Energy building (NZEB) designation. If the San Francisco building earns the designation, it will be the first one in the city to do so. Located at   …Continue Reading


Pumps Help Net-Zero Campus Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

A greenhouse at Chatham University in Pittsburgh Penn., is serviced by Stratos energy saving pumps with electronic commutated motors from Wilo USA. The pumps help maintain soil temperature for year-round plant growth. Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus has been built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living. Eden Hall has been designed   …Continue Reading


Observatory Uses Eaton Backup Power

Linda Hardesty

Mt. Washington Observatory in North Conway, NH, installed backup power from Eaton in the event of power being knocked out from harsh conditions, including wind gusts in excess of 100 MPH, direct lightning strikes and heavy winter snowstorms. To avoid downtime to its IT equipment and protect against data loss, the observatory is using Eaton   …Continue Reading


Drycleaners Reduces Lighting Costs 70% at Processing Plant

Linda Hardesty

Zoots dry cleaning and laundry’s 42,000-sq-foot processing facility in Brockton, Mass., retrofitted its lighting to energy efficient LEDs. The project was completed by Energy Source of Providence, RI, and consisted of replacing just over 500 outdated high-bay fluorescent lighting fixtures inside the plant with LEDs. Energy Source also installed an Internet-based system to monitor and   …Continue Reading


Hurst Boiler Central to Biomass District Energy Project

Linda Hardesty

Sullivan County, NH, purchased a Hurst biomass boiler district heating system with a backpressure steam turbine/generator. The Hurst system is serving the county’s 166-bed nursing home and 168-bed prison complex as well as two smaller onsite buildings in Unity, NH. The biomass combined heat and power (CHP) district energy system constructed in Unity is almost entirely   …Continue Reading


Bozeman Hires McKinstry for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

The City of Bozeman, Mont., signed a $494,008 contract with McKinstry to perform energy efficiency upgrades, including a $222,000 project to convert nearly 200 streetlights to LEDs, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. McKinstry will guarantee a minimum annual savings of $49,645, resulting in a return on investment of about 10 years. McKinstry conducted an energy   …Continue Reading


Oregon School District Signs ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The South Lane School District in Oregon hired Ameresco for a comprehensive $2.1 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve eight schools and five support buildings and enhance overall energy efficiency. Ameresco conducted a technical energy audit on nearly 480,000 square feet of building space and identified comprehensive energy efficiency, water management and related   …Continue Reading


Pennsylvania School District Signs $20.9M ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The Neshaminy school board in Bucks County, Penn., unanimously approved the $20.9 million Phase 1 energy savings performance contract (ESPC) presented by Harrisburg, Penn.-based Reynolds Energy Services. The work includes major upgrades to three district schools, including air conditioning at all three schools, new windows, new air fixtures, a new boiler at one school, upgrades   …Continue Reading


Texas School District Switches to LEDs for Gyms

Linda Hardesty

Noribachi partnered with Seahurst Electric to deliver LED lighting upgrades for the Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) in Madisonville, Texas. The project goals, outlined by CMTA Consulting Engineers, were to achieve better lighting, enhance energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs across the school district’s five gyms. The high school gym lighting also needed to   …Continue Reading


Canadian Schools Sign FIT Agreements with Ameresco

Linda Hardesty

Two Ontario school boards, Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) in Brantford and Le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) in Ottawa, signed 20-year solar agreements with Ameresco Canada. Ameresco has completed the installation of 20 PV rooftop systems with GEDSB, and 12 PV rooftop systems with CEPEO, with an aggregate capacity   …Continue Reading


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