The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority this month approved $8 million in financing for an energy efficiency and conservation project at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute. The 30-building campus houses more than 2,700 inmates and has more than 540 employees, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. The campus, which is more than 80 years old, initially was …Continue Reading
It’s interesting that government at the local, state and federal levels do a better job than private industry of driving energy efficiency. The good news is that both sides continue to up their games.
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
The government is demanding big changes to its data center profile – and is mandating the software used to manage the transition.
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
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, is considering ways to track and reduce energy consumption by residential and commercial users, according to the Portland Press Herald.
New York State is investing $36 million in the energy efficiency of commercial buildings, including office towers, universities, hospitals and retail stores.
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