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OSI Expands Energy Management to 5 Facilities

Linda Hardesty

Global meat processing company OSI has hired Cascade Energy to deepen OSI’s energy efficiency efforts and expand its single-facility pilot program into five additional plants. In 2013, Cascade Energy and OSI launched a pilot program at OSI’s Oakland, Iowa, facility that involved: Setting up an energy measurement, tracking, benchmarking, and reporting system. Performing a tune   …Continue Reading


How Kaiser Permanente’s Efficiency Efforts Earned ROI in Two Years

Steve Ryan

My organization has long recognized the astounding energy use of data centers – everything from server closets to massive Costco-sized server farms – that currently use two percent of the electricity in United States. For the past five years, we have embarked on an effort to certify energy efficient data centers through the Energy Star Buildings program. Kaiser Permanente   …Continue Reading


Ecova, Lucid Join for Building Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Ecova and Lucid are partnering to deliver a facility and energy management offering that will align Ecova’s utility data and service offerings with Lucid’s BuildingOS centralized platform. The partners say the new solution will provide a complete view of building performance and effectively enable energy efficiency across entire building portfolios. The joint product unifies a   …Continue Reading


Cofely Integrates Facilities, Energy Management for Civic Operations Center

Linda Hardesty

Cofely has been awarded a 25-year contract to provide facilities management services for the new Civic Operations Center in Saskatoon, Canada. The $160 million public-private partnership contract was awarded by the Saskatoon City Council to Integrated Team Solutions (ITS). Cofely will be the facilities management lead, and other companies within ITS will design, build and   …Continue Reading


SustainCo Wins $550,000 Energy Management Contract

Linda Hardesty

SustainCo Solutions & Services, through its operating group VCI Controls, has substantially completed a series of contracts and work orders worth over $550,000 for Defence Construction Canada. The work included roof replacement, HVAC upgrades, cooling tower maintenance and generator repairs. In addition, SustainCo has a standing offer to provide HVAC Services, BAS controls, electrical services,   …Continue Reading


SKF Achieves ISO 50001 at 38 Sites

Linda Hardesty

SKF has been awarded an ISO 50001 global certification by Den Norska Veritas (DNV). SKF’s energy management system has been deployed across 38 manufacturing facilities around the world. In total, these facilities account for more than 90 percent of the company’s total direct energy use. SKF is a supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems   …Continue Reading


Federal Bureau of Prisons Selects Constellation for $45M Energy Efficiency, Solar Project

Linda Hardesty

Constellation has been awarded a contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to implement $45 million in water and energy conservation measures and install a 2 MW solar generation project at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Fla. Under the terms of the energy savings performance contract (ESPC), the conservation measures are guaranteed to provide   …Continue Reading


BEMS Revenue to Reach $10.8B by 2024

Karen Henry

Revenue from building energy management systems (BEMS) is expected to reach $2.4 billion in 2015 and grow to $10.8 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Although North America and Europe are projected to continue leading BEMS demand in the near term, Navigant projects increasing investment in Asia Pacific in the   …Continue Reading


Ameresco Wins $4.3M Energy Upgrade Project

Linda Hardesty

Ameresco won an energy savings project with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The $4.3 million energy efficiency and facility renewal project at three buildings on NRC’s Montreal Road Campus in Ottawa is expected to save about $400,140 annually in utility costs. The project is expected to be complete in 2016. Under the energy savings   …Continue Reading


How Does Energy Asset Score Differ from Energy Star Score?

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a webinar to explain its Building Energy Asset Score to energy efficiency service companies. The Asset Score is a free, web-based software tool developed by DOE and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that assesses the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily buildings. According   …Continue Reading