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Sheridan College Opens Energy Laboratory

Karen Henry

Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, has announced the grand opening of its Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory at the Davis Campus in Brampton. The lab was designed and project managed by Renteknik Group. The project focused on the integration
 of four renewable energy sources—solar PV and thermal, fuel cell, wind turbine and micro hydro—with a battery   …Continue Reading


St. Louis University Pledges to Reduce Energy 20%

Linda Hardesty

St. Louis University has joined the City of St. Louis’ voluntary 25 x 20 Energy Benchmarking Campaign launched by the St. Louis High Performance Building Initiative to benchmark building energy use. The University has set a goal of a 20 percent reduction in energy intensity (BTU per gross square feet) by 2020 over a 2013   …Continue Reading


Cadmus Helps Georgetown University with Energy-Efficiency Contest

Linda Hardesty

The Cadmus Group has signed on as a collaborator in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national incentive competition for communities across America to reduce their energy consumption. Cadmus will be working alongside Georgetown University students and faculty, as well as other public and private organizations, to support and advance the 53 communities currently competing   …Continue Reading


Update to District Heating System Part of $40M Project

Linda Hardesty

UMass Dartmouth hired NORESCO for a $40 million infrastructure upgrade, which is being financed by the state Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). When complete, the upgrades are estimated to save the college $2.9 million annually, reports South Coast Today. The energy contract includes the installation of building management controls, lighting and water   …Continue Reading


Veolia Manages College’s Central Cogeneration Plant

Linda Hardesty

Veolia North America was awarded a 5-year contract with the South Orange County Community College District to provide operation and maintenance of its central cogeneration plant at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. Following a competitive bid process, Veolia was selected to operate and maintain the central plant, including power generation equipment, the chilled and   …Continue Reading


Phillips Academy Procures Electricity Through World Energy Solutions

Linda Hardesty

World Energy Solutions has helped Phillips Academy, a college preparatory secondary school, to procure over 26 million kWh of electricity to power its campus. Through a series of competitive online auctions run on July 25, 2014 over the cloud-based World Energy Exchange, Phillips Academy tested 12 different terms and products for 80 accounts, including 70   …Continue Reading


Sleep Mode Helps Schools Save $50 per Computer

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency is helping schools with its Energy Star Low Carbon IT Campaign – an initiative to manage power for school computers. Via this program, US secondary schools, colleges and universities are on track to save $40 million dollars per school year, says the EPA. Since 2012, schools have been taking steps   …Continue Reading


Utah State’s Wayne Estes Center Is Set to Net Big Energy Savings

Karen Henry

Utah State University recently completed construction of its 32,744-sq-foot Wayne Estes Training Center, which houses the campus’ basketball practice facility and 1,400-seat volleyball court. The Center is seeking LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. Windows line the lobby, allowing plenty of daylight to enter the building and helping the facility to save   …Continue Reading


La Salle University Reduces Energy Usage 20%

Linda Hardesty

Siemens Industry’s Building Technologies Division will perform energy efficiency upgrades that are expected to help La Salle University in Philadelphia reduce its energy consumption by nearly 20 percent annually. The private Catholic university has been challenged with deferred maintenance issues and high energy usage and costs. Rising water costs have also become a concern and   …Continue Reading


University of California Signs Historic PPAs

Karen Henry

Frontier Renewables, a utility scale project developer, announced the signing of two 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the University of California (UC) to provide its campuses and medical centers with a total of 80 MW of solar photovoltaic energy. The contracts, representing the largest solar energy purchase by a US higher education institution, are   …Continue Reading


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