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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


NJ School District Hires Honeywell for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Lower Cape May Regional School District in New Jersey announced an energy savings improvement program with New Jersey-based Honeywell. The program features a mix of conservation measures and equipment upgrades at the Lower Cape May Regional High School, Richard M. Teitelman Middle School and ancillary district buildings. The program is expected to reduce the district’s   …Continue Reading


$8M Upgrades Save Montana State More Than $400,000 Annually

Linda Hardesty

Montana State University says its first energy savings performance contract (ESPC), which was performed by McKinstry, has exceeded the guaranteed energy savings by more than 15 percent. After an intensive energy audit in 2010 laid out numerous opportunities for utility savings, McKinstry’s Bozeman team began work on the $8 million project in 2013. McKinstry guaranteed   …Continue Reading


Axiom Energy Becomes GridPoint Channel Partner

Linda Hardesty

Axiom Energy Solutions, a national provider of lighting and energy efficiency systems, has become a partner in GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. Axiom will resell and install GridPoint energy management systems to its customers, which include various types of retail sites, hospitals, educational campuses and the hospitality sector. GridPoint’s energy management includes granular submetering and monitoring,   …Continue Reading


LEDs Save University of Illinois $70,500 per Year

Linda Hardesty

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Eaton replaced almost 400 lighting fixtures in three gymnasiums with LED high-bays. The university’s projected cost avoidance is estimated to be as high as $70,500 annually. The school’s electrical engineers wanted to increase illumination at the three gyms in the Activities and Recreation Center to meet the Illuminating   …Continue Reading


Kansas School District Hires Building Controls & Services

Linda Hardesty

The Derby School District in Derby, Kansas, hired Building Controls and Services (BCS) for a $3.95 million strategic energy and maintenance program to implement needed facility improvements that will result in over $280,000 in annual savings. Specific goals for the strategic energy and maintenance program include upgrading outdated equipment at the district’s middle school, reducing   …Continue Reading


Ideas for Colleges to Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

Fairfield University in Connecticut has employed many measures to reduce energy, and its Associate Vice President of Facilities David Frassinelli offers the following ideas for how other colleges and universities can do the same: >>Retrofit elevators with regenerative converters. When an elevator moves in a down direction with a full load of passengers, it creates   …Continue Reading


Schools Likely to Retrofit Air Handling Units

Linda Hardesty

IHS found in its recent report the “World Market for HVAC Equipment” that 65.2 percent of total HVAC units sold into nonresidential buildings in the United States were retrofit sales as opposed to sales for new construction. Due to the large installed base of equipment in the US following the 2009 economic collapse, IHS was   …Continue Reading


Iowa University Saves $10,000 by Consolidating Classes in Summer

Linda Hardesty

The University of Iowa Office of the Registrar, Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management are collaborating to consolidate occupied space on campus this summer as part of an “energy smart scheduling” program. According to The Gazette, the program debuted last year in three UI buildings, and officials this summer plan to expand it to six   …Continue Reading


Ohio School District to save $373,000 Annually via Guaranteed Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Oak Hills Local Schools in Tipp City, Ohio, partnered with Energy Optimizers USA to launch a $4 million energy conservation project, expected to generate at least $373,835 in annual savings. The savings will be recognized in the district’s general fund on utility and related maintenance costs, assuming usage consumption and utility rates remain at current   …Continue Reading