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New Energy System Will Save Stanford $420M

Karen Henry

Stanford University is building a new energy system that incorporates solar power with heat recovery. The new system, called the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI), will save the university $420 million in energy costs over 35 years, making Stanford one of the most energy-efficient research universities in the world. The university has also committed to providing   …Continue Reading


NJ School District Hires Honeywell for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Lower Cape May Regional School District in New Jersey announced an energy savings improvement program with New Jersey-based Honeywell. The program features a mix of conservation measures and equipment upgrades at the Lower Cape May Regional High School, Richard M. Teitelman Middle School and ancillary district buildings. The program is expected to reduce the district’s   …Continue Reading


Con Edison Development Procures GE Energy Storage System

Linda Hardesty

GE will supply Con Edison Development (CED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, California. The installation will be CED’s first energy storage project and will serve as a learning tool for operating energy storage facilities in the future. The storage system will use GE’s Mark VIe-based plant control system, Brilliance   …Continue Reading


Courthouse Replaces Oversized Boiler

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry was named the energy services contractor (ESCO) for Tillamook County, Oregon’s courthouse upgrades. The initial engagement will involve replacement of the county courthouse boiler, which failed in late 2014. During an energy audit analysis conducted following the failure, the 1950s-era boiler was determined to be twice the size needed to efficiently cool and heat   …Continue Reading


Vancouver to Build District Energy Plant Powered by Biofuel

Linda Hardesty

Vancouver, Canada, is building a district energy plant and will require that new buildings in most areas of the downtown peninsula be connected to it, reports the Vancouver Sun. Creative Energy Canada Platforms has won the contract to build the new district energy plant on a large piece of city-owned land. The new plant will   …Continue Reading


$8M Upgrades Save Montana State More Than $400,000 Annually

Linda Hardesty

Montana State University says its first energy savings performance contract (ESPC), which was performed by McKinstry, has exceeded the guaranteed energy savings by more than 15 percent. After an intensive energy audit in 2010 laid out numerous opportunities for utility savings, McKinstry’s Bozeman team began work on the $8 million project in 2013. McKinstry guaranteed   …Continue Reading


LumiGrow Offers LEDs for Horticultural Uses with No Upfront Investment

Linda Hardesty

LumiGrow has partnered with SparkFund to offer customers a private-label payment plan for installing energy-efficient horticultural lighting upgrades at no upfront cost. LumiGrow is working with SparkFund to fund and install new lighting systems for over 42 customers in the next year. LumiGrow’s new payment plan was recently used by Sustainable Local Foods (SLF), a   …Continue Reading


LEDs Save University of Illinois $70,500 per Year

Linda Hardesty

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Eaton replaced almost 400 lighting fixtures in three gymnasiums with LED high-bays. The university’s projected cost avoidance is estimated to be as high as $70,500 annually. The school’s electrical engineers wanted to increase illumination at the three gyms in the Activities and Recreation Center to meet the Illuminating   …Continue Reading


Department of Interior Retrofits Headquarters Building

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded Ameresco an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) valued at $77 million over its 20-year term to provide for the implementation of water conservation and energy efficiency measures and ongoing energy management services to the DOI headquarters building in Washington, DC. Through the comprehensive ESPC, Ameresco will   …Continue Reading


Kansas School District Hires Building Controls & Services

Linda Hardesty

The Derby School District in Derby, Kansas, hired Building Controls and Services (BCS) for a $3.95 million strategic energy and maintenance program to implement needed facility improvements that will result in over $280,000 in annual savings. Specific goals for the strategic energy and maintenance program include upgrading outdated equipment at the district’s middle school, reducing   …Continue Reading