Education

EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

A three-year Europe-wide Smart Campus project targeted energy efficiency in non-residential university buildings and reached a 30 percent energy savings. Smart Campus was funded by the European Commission, and used Enoro’s centralized meter data management Generis to collect the energy consumption data from the pilot campuses, validate it and provide the campuses with feedback on   …Continue Reading


EPA Announces College and University Green Power Challenge Winners

Karen Henry

The Big Ten is the Collective Conference Champion of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014–2015 College and University Green Power Challenge. The University of Pennsylvania topped the individual school challenge for the eighth year in a row. Big 10 purchased more than 375 million kWh of green power during the academic year. The Big   …Continue Reading


School District ESPC Includes Financing Help

Linda Hardesty

The Gordon-Rushville Public School District in Nebraska hired Ameresco for a comprehensive $5.8 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for a high school, a middle school and an elementary school. As part of the guaranteed savings project, Ameresco conducted a detailed investment grade audit of nearly 130,000 square feet. Some of the updates include the   …Continue Reading


Constellation Installs Solar, EV Charging for Community College

Linda Hardesty

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) hired Constellation to install a 5.1 MW (DC) solar generation project. The solar power system, spread among the college’s three main campuses in Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville, in Maryland is expected to generate enough electricity to meet about 27 percent of the college’s electricity needs. Constellation will also   …Continue Reading


Schneider Conducts $9.5M in Energy Upgrades for Columbia Basin College

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is installing a solar array at Columbia Basin College in Washington State. This project marks the third phase of Schneider Electric’s ongoing partnership with the college to deliver energy efficiency upgrades. Using a $765,188 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the college is getting a 100-kW PV array on the roof of its Business   …Continue Reading


Dartmouth Upgrades Field House Lighting with Digital Lumens

Linda Hardesty

Dartmouth College has upgraded the lighting in its newly renovated Leverone Field House to the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System, achieving NCAA-required lighting levels and reducing lighting energy use by 75 percent. The existing 1,000-Watt metal halide fixtures were replaced with LED high bay fixtures in the 91,000-sq-foot facility. The Dartmouth LED system also   …Continue Reading


College Installs 2.5 MW of Solar

Linda Hardesty

Houghton College in New York State completed a 2.5 MW on-site solar energy installation, which will provide enough energy to meet more than half of the school’s electricity needs. The system will generate an estimated 3.15 million kWh in its first year of operation and save up to $4.3 million during the 25-year power purchase   …Continue Reading


Cree LEDs Light 42-Campus Toledo Public School District

Linda Hardesty

Toledo Public Schools in Ohio selected LED lighting by Cree to illuminate the exterior of 42 of its school-district campuses, saving energy compared to its existing metal-halide and high-pressure-sodium alternatives. TPS anticipates that the new Cree LED lighting will help reduce energy consumption  by 2.8 million kWh – equating to $254,000 in annual savings. Looking at   …Continue Reading


Sensaphone Monitors Freezers in Critical Applications

Linda Hardesty

Barlow Scientific, which provides biomedical refrigeration equipment to laboratories in North Carolina, relies on Sensaphone’s wireless WSG30 and wired 800 devices to monitor temperatures and send immediate alerts when problems arise. Among Barlow Scientific’s customers are research institutions Duke University and North Carolina Central University, where its freezers are installed in dozens of medical laboratories.   …Continue Reading


Ameresco Wins Solar Contract with Canadian School District

Linda Hardesty

Ameresco Canada agreed to a new 20-year, solar-energy partnership with London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) and Structural Tech Corporation (Aamjiwnaang First Nation). Ameresco will install 1.025 MW in rooftop photovoltaic panels at 13 schools. The installation of these panels is expected to begin in the summer of 2015 and be completed by early 2016.   …Continue Reading