Government

California General Services Hires CodeGreen

Linda Hardesty

The State of California selected CodeGreen Solutions to help its government buildings meet the Governor’s Green Executive Order. CodeGreen Solutions won a multi-year contract with the state’s Department of General Services to provide sustainability, energy efficiency, and LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) for over 60 buildings. In response to the State of California’s Executive Order   …Continue Reading


GSA Issues Request to Bring 3 MW of Solar to Federal Buildings in Washington, DC

Linda Hardesty

The United States General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for proposal for the procurement of electricity produced by solar photovoltaic arrays to be constructed by the selected bidder that will install 3 MW of solar energy across 18 federal buildings in Washington DC. The RFP is part of the Capital Solar Challenge, which was launched   …Continue Reading


Texas Consumer Legislation Update

Josh Kessler

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP), a group of more than 160 municipalities that jointly purchase competitive electricity supplies for use by public agencies, has commented on five recent bills affecting energy consumers in Texas. These include: House Bill 1101, which will keep $200 million in funds flowing to 530,000 low-income residents (about $380   …Continue Reading


Delaware Systematically Benchmarks Energy in State Buildings

Linda Hardesty

In 2009 Delaware adopted EPA’s Portfolio Manager as its primary mechanism to create an inventory of state buildings and to began tracking their energy performance. With Portfolio Manager the state has a single repository of energy performance data to identify building upgrades with the highest potential for energy savings. Because the state’s building data had   …Continue Reading


Using Big Data to Tackle Building Energy Waste

Karen Henry

Buildings cause $200 billion in energy waste each year. Business Insider reports on two enterprises that are using advanced technologies to fix inefficiencies within their buildings. The General Services Administration (GSA) is using a proprietary algorithm developed by Massachusetts-based FirstFuel to save $13 million a year in energy costs across 180 buildings. After collecting basic   …Continue Reading


Noresco Named Qualified Energy Performance Contractor in New Mexico

Linda Hardesty

The State of New Mexico recently selected Noresco as a qualified provider of energy savings performance contract (ESPC) services to New Mexico government entities. Noresco specializes in the development, design, construction, financing and operation of energy- and environmental-efficiency projects and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies. Selected   …Continue Reading


8 DC Buildings Use BuildingIQ Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

BuildingIQ has been selected by the District of Columbia Department of General Services (DGS) to deploy its cloud-based technology within eight of the District’s public buildings. BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization platform will automatically create a custom thermal model for each building and predict energy consumption, cost and comfort based on building characteristics, weather forecasts, energy pricing   …Continue Reading


Minnesota’s Energy Program to Save $10.8M

Karen Henry

Minnesota’s Guaranteed Energy Savings Program (GESP) is poised to help the state save a projected $10.8 million annually over the next 15 years. Established by the Minnesota State Department of Commerce, GESP is a state-led initiative to deliver technical, financial and contractual assistance to state agencies to support the implementation of Energy Savings Performance Contracting   …Continue Reading


4 Federal Agencies Join to Procure Solar

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Forest Service, the Department of Energy and the General Services Administration are partnering to purchase solar power. The Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Project (or FASPP) is a contract solicitation designed to take advantage of economies of scale in solar installation. Due to contracting challenges and high costs, agencies   …Continue Reading


Orion Energy Systems Wins LED Retrofit with VA

Linda Hardesty

Orion Energy Systems received a contract award of about $700,000 from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Virginia. Orion is upgrading the location’s fluorescent fixtures with its patented LED Troffer Retrofit product. Orion Energy also installed its exterior product, the ISON LED area light. The company says the contract is just the latest from the VA   …Continue Reading