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Kimco Spends $8M to Upgrade Shopping Center Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Kimco Realty, a publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood shopping centers, is embarking on a nationwide program to reduce energy consumption of its exterior lighting. The Illumi-Nation program will first launch in Kimco’s Western region. The company plans to invest about $8 million over the next year to overhaul lighting systems at more than   …Continue Reading


Kellogg’s Mexicali Plant Saves 88% in Cooling Costs

Karen Henry

Kellogg’s has reduced energy consumption at its Mexicali, Mexico, food processing plant by 88 percent. The facility regularly deals with ambient temperatures exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Powered by Coolerado’s  heat mass exchange (HMX) cooling technology, Kellogg’s is experiencing an annual savings of $62,000 in cooling costs. Compared to a traditional system that would consume as much   …Continue Reading


WATT Fuel Cell Opens Factory

Linda Hardesty

WATT Fuel Cell opened a new manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, Penn., following its acquisition in April of Mt. Pleasant-based tubular solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) developer Pittsburgh Electric Engines. The new facility will combine both companies’ fuel cell technologies and personnel. Western Pennsylvania has seen a marked increase in the availability of natural gas,   …Continue Reading


Redmond to Save $100,000 Annually with ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The city of Redmond, Ore., hired Ameresco for a comprehensive $1.2 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to address energy efficiency in 11 city buildings. As part of the project, Ameresco conducted an energy audit on more than 272,000 square feet of building space and identified energy conservation measures that it will design, construct, commission   …Continue Reading


Cornell Converts 10 Sports Facilities to LED

Linda Hardesty

Cornell University selected Ephesus Lighting to install its LEDs at 12 indoor facilities, including 10 sports venues, at the school’s Ithaca, NY campus. The project, commencing throughout the 2014-15 academic year, will require only 612 Ephesus LED fixtures to replace the 750+ metal halide fixtures currently in use. The conversion to the maintenance-free system is   …Continue Reading


Energy and Water Efficiency for Restaurants

Mark Masterson

Americans, unfortunately, are a wasteful culture. According to the USDA, food waste from stores, restaurants, and homes topped an estimated 133 billion pounds of food, about 30-40% of the entire food supply. That’s not just an environmental problem, it’s a social problem. For restaurateurs, it’s also an economic one. That’s why some restaurants are turning   …Continue Reading


Denver Launches Project to Save $1.3B in Energy

Karen Henry

The city of Denver, Colo., has launched the Denver City Energy Project, a plan to unlock $1.3 billion in energy savings from commercial and multi-family buildings. So far, 57 building owners have committed to benchmarking and measuring their performance. The buildings are using Energy Star Portfolio Manager to benchmark their performance and are sharing the   …Continue Reading


Fuel Cells Power Shopping Mall

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy will power the 1.3 million-sq-foot Danbury Fair Mall in Connecticut with a 750 kW Bloom Energy fuel cell system. Bloom is working with Macerich real estate investment trust, which owns the shopping center. The project was financed in partnership with Washington Gas Energy Systems and the Connecticut Low-emission Renewable Energy Certificate Program. The Danbury   …Continue Reading


College Gets $400,000 in Guaranteed Annual Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., has signed an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Schneider Electric to help the institution save nearly $400,000 in energy costs annually over 15 years. The university anticipates an additional $400,000 in utility incentives to offset campus-wide upgrades across its building, lighting, water and mechanical systems. The   …Continue Reading


Phase 1 of University of Arizona Tech Park Solar Zone Is Complete

Karen Henry

Washington Gas Energy Systems has completed a 1 MW Cogenra Solar array that will produce renewable energy for Tucson Electric Power (TEP). The array at the Solar Zone, located at the University of Arizona’s UA Tech Park, consists of ground-mounted Cogenra T14 systems using Cogenra’s Dense Cell Interconnect (DCI) technology. The solar array is the   …Continue Reading


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