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Protect School Air Quality During Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Says EPA

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality while they conduct energy efficiency upgrades. These renovation and construction activities can create dust, introduce new contaminants and contaminant pathways, create or aggravate moisture problems, and result in inadequate ventilation in occupied spaces. EPA’s Energy Savings Plus Health:   …Continue Reading


New Natural Gas Power Plants Help Schools Save Money

Linda Hardesty

Florida’s Sarasota County School District has lowered its electric bills by about $2.4 million since 2009 due to energy efficiency measures and rate reductions, reports the Herald Tribune. Although the school district has added more square footage since 2009, its electricity rate has gone down more than 15 percent, says the newspaper. Florida Power &   …Continue Reading


McKinstry Conducts $10M Energy Efficiency Project for CU-Boulder

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry is conducting an energy efficiency project for the University of Colorado Boulder that will save the university an estimated $573,000 annually. Construction of the project began in September and addresses updates to the MacAllister Building. A technical energy audit performed by McKinstry in early 2014 revealed several opportunities for energy saving measures, including new   …Continue Reading


Energy Management Saves UTA $3.8M in Utility Costs

Linda Hardesty

TDIndustries’ new energy management program and data tracking technology has enabled The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to save $3.8 million in utility costs over a 34-month period; beginning March 2011 thru December 2013. UTA engaged TDIndustries to prepare a preliminary energy assessment and a utility assessment to present a business case to The University   …Continue Reading


Skidmore College Generates 11% of Energy from Solar

Linda Hardesty

Washington Gas Energy Systems completed a solar project for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. The 2,085-kW solar array will generate 2.6 million kWh per year over the course of a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA), enough to meet 11 percent of Skidmore’s energy needs. The solar array consists of 6,950 ground-mounted solar panels spanning   …Continue Reading


Midwestern State University to Add Energy Concentration to MBA

Karen Henry

Midwestern State University in Wicheta Falls, Texas, announced the formation of the Center for Energy Management in the Dillard College of Business Administration. The goal of the center is to train graduates who have business knowledge, skills and competencies to be successful as they enter the exploration, production and acquisition areas of the oil and gas   …Continue Reading


Building 45% More Energy Efficient than if Built to Code

Linda Hardesty

The $295 million Collaborative Life Sciences Building located on Oregon Health & Science University’s Schnitzer Campus in Portland was built from the ground up with energy efficiency as a priority. The building is a joint project of OHSU, Portland State University and Oregon State University. Energy Trust of Oregon provided nearly $500,000 in financial incentives   …Continue Reading


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


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