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Chicago Archdiocese to Energy Benchmark 2,700 Buildings

Karen Henry

In a bid to answer Pope Francis’ Laudato Si encyclical to protect the environment, Archbishop Blasé Cupich says the church will perform energy efficiency benchmarking on all 2,700 buildings in the Archdiocese of Chicago, according to an article in the National Catholic Reporter. All of the buildings in the archdiocese will be evaluated for their   …Continue Reading


Cooling System Eliminates Chemicals by ‘Pulsing’ the Water

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry installed a new cooling system at the Chelan County Courthouse in Wenatchee, Washington, which will eliminate chemicals from entering the city’s wastewater. The old cooling system at the courthouse relied on an aging cooling tower that was requiring increasing maintenance costs and was near failure. The County Commissioners authorized McKinstry to proactively replace the   …Continue Reading


Dunkin’ Donuts Distributor Updates with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

National DCP, the purchasing cooperative that serves more than 7,000 Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise owners, tapped Energy Source of Providence, Rhode Island, for a facility lighting redesign to save energy. The project at National DCP, which took about 5 weeks to complete, consisted of the removal of inefficient high intensity fluorescents and a schematic re-design and   …Continue Reading


Verizon Introduces Smart Energy-as-a-Service

Karen Henry

Verizon has announced Grid Wide Utility Solutions, a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform that provides utility companies with an integrated system for smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control. Grid Wide comes with a range of cloud-based applications intended to help utility companies drive incremental revenue, reduce operating costs, increase   …Continue Reading


Direct Current Powers Building

Linda Hardesty

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is beginning Phase I of a project to redevelop the city of Fort Collins, Colorado’s municipal services complex. The first project is the erection of a new 3-story, 37,500-sq-foot Utilities Administration Building that will rely on Direct Current Power, as opposed to traditional Alternating Current. This will make the building unique   …Continue Reading


Business Services Firm Adds Energy Management to its Offerings

Linda Hardesty

Quatrro Business Support Services signed a strategic partnership agreement with GridPoint to target small and medium businesses with energy management. Quatrro will act as a referral partner by offering GridPoint’s energy management system to its customers in the restaurant, retail, automotive, healthcare and hospitality space. With this partnership, Quatrro will be able to offer its   …Continue Reading


Constellation Deploys Solar for Baltimore Ravens

Linda Hardesty

Constellation will construct a 375 kW (DC) solar system for the Baltimore Ravens at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Maryland. Constellation provides energy services to the team and is the Official Energy Services Sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens. Constellation will own and operate the solar power system, while the Ravens will   …Continue Reading


Franklin Energy Wins Contract for Wisconsin Load Limiting Program

Linda Hardesty

Franklin Energy Services, an energy efficiency program implementation firm, signed an 18-month contract with Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program. In support of Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), Franklin Energy will drive qualifying participants through the On Demand Savings Program pilot, in order to curb their electric demand during   …Continue Reading


Have Federal Buildings Found All Possible Energy Efficiency?

Linda Hardesty

Federal buildings are struggling to keep pace with their energy reduction goals, according to an article in E&E. In March President Obama signed an Executive Order calling for federal agencies to reduce energy use in federal buildings by 2.5 percent per year, from a 2015 baseline, through 2025. Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Director Tim Unruh   …Continue Reading


GE Reignites Energy Storage Business

Karen Henry

General Electric is relaunching its energy storage business and has its sights set on becoming a sizable player in the market, Reuters reports. In the wake of diminishing demand for its Durathon industrial battery, GE has overhauled its approach to the energy storage market and is now positioning itself as a provider of energy storage   …Continue Reading