Education

Energy Performance Contracts Facilitate Big Changes for CA School District

Carl Weinschenk

The Hacienda la Puente Unified School District in Industry City is working with Schneider Electric on a six-year, four-phase project.


University of Arkansas Launches Initiatives at 2 Campuses

Carl Weinschenk

Two campuses in the University of Arkansas system are instituting energy saving initiatives. ArkansasOnline reports that the University of Arkansas Little Rock will install LEDs across the campus, expand the chilled water distribution loop that supports the Windgate Center of Art + Design and upgrade heat and air-conditioning in the Center for Performing Arts. The   …Continue Reading


Rice University Benefits from Flat Rate, Peak Use Programs

Carl Weinschenk

Rice University in Houston has benefitted to the tune of $399,405 in revenue and savings by participating in voluntary programs that reduce peak electric use. The Rice Thresher, the student newspaper, says that a key program is Emergency Response Service-30. During times of peak energy use, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas calls Rice to   …Continue Reading


Honeywell Upgrading Energy, Water Systems at The University of Mount Olive

Carl Weinschenk

Honeywell Building Solutions is replacing and upgrading equipment at the University of Mount Olive, which is in the North Carolina town of the same name. The project is wide-ranging. Four residence halls will get new HVAC and hot water systems. The academic and administrative buildings will get LEDs and sensors that turn off lights when   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Working with 3 NJ School Districts

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric has signed energy savings improvement programs with three school districts in New Jersey. The agreements are with the Delran Township School District, Pennsauken Public Schools and the West Deptford School District. In all, 21 facilities are involved. The $4.5 million Delran project will involve multiple projects, including new air conditioning units, lighting retrofits   …Continue Reading


University of Massachusetts Amherst Taps ConEdison Solutions

Carl Weinschenk

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has chosen ConEdison Solutions (CES) for a solar initiative that is expected to reduce energy costs by $6.2 million during the next 20 years. The campus-wide project will feature 15,576 photovoltaic panels at eight sites. They will be owned, operated and maintained by CES. The panels will provide 5.3 MW   …Continue Reading


Stanford U. Electricity to be 65% Solar

Carl Weinschenk

Stanford University is nearing completion of a solar facility in Kern County, CA, according to the school’s newspaper. The Stanford Solar Generating Station is expected to provide about half of the electricity used by the school and likely will be operational by the end of next month. A period of system testing will follow. The   …Continue Reading


Humber College Gets Big Energy Research Funding Infusion

Carl Weinschenk

Humber College in Toronto is receiving $24.98 million in funding for the study of energy efficiency-related issues. InsideToronto says the money is coming through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. The source of the funding will be the federal government ($21.68 million) and the province ($3.3 million). The story says that $15.49 million will fund a   …Continue Reading


Unity College Gets Grant for Greenhouses

Carl Weinschenk

Unity College in Maine, which describes itself as “America’s Environmental College,” has received a $40,000 grant to upgrade the heating system of McKay Farm & Research Station’s greenhouses, according to the Lancaster Farmer. The school, which is in Unity, ME, aims to upgrade the campus to carbon-neutral and fossil fuel-free status. The grant, which is seen by   …Continue Reading


Santa Clarita, CA, Upgrading Schools

Carl Weinschenk

The William S. Hart Union School District, which serves Santa Clarita, CA, has contracted with Alliance Buildings Solutions for an energy efficiency upgrade project. Home Town Station reports that the deal covers lighting, heating, HVAC and advanced battery storage at several locations in the district. Payment is through Proposition 39, a voter-approved measure that allocates   …Continue Reading