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190 Michigan Nonprofits Get Energy Efficiency Benefits

Linda Hardesty

About 190 nonprofit groups throughout Michigan will pay $350,000 less for energy next year after Consumers Energy provides them with energy-efficient upgrades for free. The nonprofits are receiving free installations of energy-saving items such as LED lights and programmable thermostats, financial incentives or free energy assessments to help them reduce their energy usage. Most of the   …Continue Reading


New Prudential Tower Receives $1.3M in Energy Efficiency Incentives

Linda Hardesty

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved energy efficiency incentives totaling over $1.3 million for installation of energy conservation technologies at the New Prudential Tower in Newark, NJ. The measures are expected to result in energy savings of $646,898 annually. Viridian Energy and Environmental used the incentives available through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program   …Continue Reading


Hospital Gets $200,700 Rebate for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Dayton Power & Light awarded the Kettering Health Network an energy efficiency rebate of $200,700  for a project that upgraded the air conditioning system at the Kettering Medical Center campus in Kettering, Ohio. The project, which was implemented by Siemens, installed a Demand Flow chilled water plant optimization control system that upgraded the air conditioning   …Continue Reading


Kentucky Utilities Expand Energy-Efficiency Programs

Karen Henry

The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved plans filed by Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) to expand the following energy efficiency programs. Commercial energy analysis and rebates: Adds an online energy audit tool based on the commercial customer’s actual usage, retires the utilities’ former commercial energy analysis program to offer financial rebates   …Continue Reading


UK Small Businesses Get Tax Break for Onsite Solar

Linda Hardesty

Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are encouraged to take advantage of their Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), a government incentive in which businesses can benefit from 100 percent tax relief until the end of 2015 on up to $798,000 spent on plant or machinery, including onsite renewable energy. Solar panel installer EvoEnergy says firms   …Continue Reading


Maine PUC Warns Businesses to Prepare for High Electric Prices

Linda Hardesty

State energy officials in Maine are encouraging businesses to prepare for a sharp rise in electricity prices this winter. According to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, these price increases will be most pronounced for medium-sized business customers on the standard offer, as well as for customers whose electricity price fluctuates with time of use. For   …Continue Reading


Casino Bets on Rooftop Air Handlers, Centrifugal Chillers for Energy Savings

Karen Henry

Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio, was built with energy savings in mind. To help the two-story 344,000-square-foot building achieve LEED certification, the building owner and design team brought in Daikin Applied to install rooftop air handlers and centrifugal chillers. An article in HPAC Engineering describes the construction project. Daikin installed 21 RoofPak variable-air-volume (VAV) air   …Continue Reading


Renew 179D Tax Deduction, Says Energy Management Association

Linda Hardesty

Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02), along with 16 other members of Congress, introduced HR 5559, the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. The bill would: -Extend the Production Tax Credit for wind energy through 2016. -Offer wind investors parity with solar investors, giving investors in each technology similar tax   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Program Sponsors $2.1M Auction

Linda Hardesty

Hawaii Energy is conducting a $2.1 million energy efficiency auction. Hawaii Energy is a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by Leidos Engineering under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. According to the firm’s website, it’s looking for contractors, energy vendors, ESCOs, property managers and developers to “bid” on incentive funding by submitting creative   …Continue Reading


Illinois Recognizes Alpha for Energy Saving Projects

Karen Henry

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has recognized Alpha Controls & Services for implementing energy saving projects for public facilities in Northern Illinois. Alpha Controls is a trade ally partner in the Illinois Energy Now Program, an energy-efficiency program that provides millions of dollars in rebates to public facilities that make energy   …Continue Reading


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