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Pumps Help Net-Zero Campus Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

A greenhouse at Chatham University in Pittsburgh Penn., is serviced by Stratos energy saving pumps with electronic commutated motors from Wilo USA. The pumps help maintain soil temperature for year-round plant growth. Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus has been built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living. Eden Hall has been designed   …Continue Reading


NYPA, SUNY Complete Energy Efficiency Projects

Karen Henry

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed energy efficiency projects at two State University of New York (SUNY) campuses—the University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University—that will save a combined $1.4 million in annual energy costs. The $27 million in upgrades were carried out under Gov. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative   …Continue Reading


Oregon School District Signs ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The South Lane School District in Oregon hired Ameresco for a comprehensive $2.1 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve eight schools and five support buildings and enhance overall energy efficiency. Ameresco conducted a technical energy audit on nearly 480,000 square feet of building space and identified comprehensive energy efficiency, water management and related   …Continue Reading


Pennsylvania School District Signs $20.9M ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The Neshaminy school board in Bucks County, Penn., unanimously approved the $20.9 million Phase 1 energy savings performance contract (ESPC) presented by Harrisburg, Penn.-based Reynolds Energy Services. The work includes major upgrades to three district schools, including air conditioning at all three schools, new windows, new air fixtures, a new boiler at one school, upgrades   …Continue Reading


Texas School District Switches to LEDs for Gyms

Linda Hardesty

Noribachi partnered with Seahurst Electric to deliver LED lighting upgrades for the Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) in Madisonville, Texas. The project goals, outlined by CMTA Consulting Engineers, were to achieve better lighting, enhance energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs across the school district’s five gyms. The high school gym lighting also needed to   …Continue Reading


Energy Management System Saves University $400,000 a Year

Karen Henry

Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, is committed to becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. But ad-hoc energy efficiency projects have not been enough to meet energy reduction targets, so the university purchased a sub-metering systems for its entire portfolio of energy systems, using Lucid’s BuildingOS to make performance data instantly accessible. Access to real-time   …Continue Reading


Canadian Schools Sign FIT Agreements with Ameresco

Linda Hardesty

Two Ontario school boards, Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) in Brantford and Le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) in Ottawa, signed 20-year solar agreements with Ameresco Canada. Ameresco has completed the installation of 20 PV rooftop systems with GEDSB, and 12 PV rooftop systems with CEPEO, with an aggregate capacity   …Continue Reading


California Approves $13.5M in Loans for Energy Upgrades to Schools

Linda Hardesty

The California Energy Commission approved $13.5 million for energy efficiency measures to 14 schools in three school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin County and Orange County. Funding is provided by the Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) through the Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) and must be used for energy projects.   …Continue Reading


Plug Load Company Grows in Hawaii

Linda Hardesty

Honolulu-based Ibis Networks offers a plug load management system for enterprises, and the company says it is expanding its workforce to 14 to keep up with new customers in Hawaii, reports Pacific Business News. Ibis says plug-load energy efficiency is a numbers game, and that up to 50 percent of energy use in commercial buildings   …Continue Reading


Texas Wesleyan Spends $6.2M for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth is undergoing a campus-wide infrastructure project to reduce energy use. The $6.2 million project is self-funded and will save the university more than $12 million over the next 15 years. The upgrades are expected to also save more than 7.2 million kWh per year. Brian Franks, executive director for facilities   …Continue Reading


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