Government

Massachusetts Aims for Critical Care Resiliency

Carl Weinschenk

Massachusetts is offering $14 million in grants for energy resiliency projects aimed at critical care facilities. The grants are part of the $40 million Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative (CCERI). The overall goal of CCERI is to protect participating entities from service interruption due to severe weather conditions. This is the initiative’s third round of   …Continue Reading


Federal Data Centers, DCOI and DCIM

Carl Weinschenk

The government is demanding big changes to its data center profile – and is mandating the software used to manage the transition.


NORESCO Signs ESPCs for 2 Prisons

Carl Weinschenk

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has selected NORESCO to upgrade the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, NJ and the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia. The work will be done under a $49 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC). It will help fulfill mandates in Executive Order 13693 regarding federal sustainability. The EO was released   …Continue Reading


Slow Progress in Fed Energy, Emissions Efforts

Carl Weinschenk

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) reports that the federal government is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and improving its energy efficiency. The improvements did not hit the targets, however. The report by Federal News Radio said that last year the energy intensity reduction was 22.7 percent from a fiscal 2003 baseline. The goal was 30   …Continue Reading


Portland, ME, Mulls Energy Efficiency Strategies

Carl Weinschenk

Portland, ME, is considering ways to track and reduce energy consumption by residential and commercial users, according to the Portland Press Herald.


New York State Funding Two Efficiency Initiatives

Carl Weinschenk

New York State is investing $36 million in the energy efficiency of commercial buildings, including office towers, universities, hospitals and retail stores.


Ameresco Wins Public Sector Work in the U.K.

Carl Weinschenk

Ameresco UK has gotten a place on four public service “frameworks” in the United Kingdom.


Water, Energy Steps Being Taken at 2 KY Correctional Facilities

Carl Weinschenk

Siemens Government Technologies has been awarded a $38.6 million contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to deploy energy and water conservation platforms at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky. The Facility Executive says that they are being carried out at the Federal Correctional Institution in Ashland and the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, both of   …Continue Reading


Westerly, RI, Making Moves to Improve Municipal Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

Westerly, RI, is using $1.6 million in low interest state loans to transition to LED streetlights and make energy efficiency upgrades to the town hall, the police station and department of public works complex. The Westerly Sun reports that the loans are from the Infrastructure Bank Efficient Building Loan Fund. The fund is administered by the Clean Water   …Continue Reading


Bristol, CT, Installing EMS in City Hall

Carl Weinschenk

Bristol (CT) is installing an energy management system (EMS) next month in City Hall, according to The Bristol Press. The story says that the Budderfly system will monitor usage and enable employees to see usage patterns, including spikes and potentially malfunctioning gear. The story says that a lot of the equipment in the building date   …Continue Reading