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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


UMD Creates Energy and Engineering Department

Karen Henry

Facilities Management at the University of Maryland (UMD) has created a new department in an effort to reduce campus energy use 20 percent by 2020, the UMD Diamondback reports. UMD’s new Department of Engineering and Energy will be tasked solely with campus water and energy issues. The Department will work in conjunction with Prince George’s   …Continue Reading


CSU to Install 1,100 kW of Solar on Campus

Karen Henry

Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins Utilities and Namaste Solar, a Colorado-based commercial solar service company, are collaborating on the construction of a 1,100 kW solar array on the roofs of the university’s Student Recreation Center, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Durrell Center, and Braiden, Parmalee and Corbett residence halls. Fort Collins Utilities selected and approved the   …Continue Reading


New York Governor Announces Solar Power Program for Schools

Karen Henry

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the rollout of K-Solar, a program under the $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative, to help public school districts throughout New York State lower their energy costs with clean, local power. The program will provide schools with the tools, technical expertise and access to financing to make solar a realistic and   …Continue Reading


University of Utah Reduces Energy 40% at Old Building

Linda Hardesty

The US Energy Department recognized the University of Utah for its leadership in energy efficiency for reducing energy use by 40 percent at a historic campus building, which is saving the school $57,000 a year. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the university identified the 42-year-old Dumke Health Professions Education Building as a showcase project because   …Continue Reading


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