Using Big Data to Tackle Building Energy Waste

Using Big Data to Tackle Building Energy Waste

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 … Read more…

Applied Solar-Control Films Recommended for Single-Pane Clear Windows

Applied Solar-Control Films Recommended for Single-Pane Clear Windows

Solar-control retrofit films can provide significant cooling savings in commercial buildings, particularly when used in buildings that have single-pane clear windows and are located in warm climates with mild winters. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) was commissioned in 2012 by the General Services Administration (GSA) … Read more…

Government Uses Performance Contracting for Lighting Control

Government Uses Performance Contracting for Lighting Control

The federal government is increasingly incorporating advanced lighting control systems in its energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) as part of its effort to reduce energy use in federal facilities, reports the Federal Times. Lighting consumes a big chunk of the total electricity used in a … Read more…

GSA Could Create Net Zero Roadmap

GSA Could Create Net Zero Roadmap

The US General Services Administration (GSA) and other agencies have an opportunity to transform the net-zero energy (NZE) market and create a roadmap for NZE building transformations around the country, according to a Rocky Mountain Institute blog post. In September 2014, a GSA task group … Read more…

ARRA-Funded Improvements Help GSA Buildings Use 5.5% Less Energy During ‘Harsh Winter’

ARRA-Funded Improvements Help GSA Buildings Use 5.5% Less Energy During ‘Harsh Winter’

After analyzing the energy use data of 59 federal buildings in states that were hardest hit by cold weather in the winter of 2014, the US General Services Administration found that these buildings, all of which received American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded upgrades, used … Read more…

Reverse Energy Auctions Save $6 Million

Reverse Energy Auctions Save $6 Million

Energy management services company World Energy Solutions helped the US General Services Administration (GSA), Region 2, procure over 285 million kWh of electricity – including more than 100 million kWh from renewable sources – for 52 federal accounts across New York. Savings are expected to … Read more…

McKinstry Wins $10.8M ESPC with Federal Center

McKinstry Wins $10.8M ESPC with Federal Center

The General Services Administration Region 8 Federal Center in Lakewood, Colo., signed a 20-year energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with McKinstry for 15 buildings, reports the Lakewood Sentinel. The $10.8 million contract is projected to result in a total energy savings of 47,000 MMBtu per … Read more…

Duct Doctor Completes Air Duct Cleaning for GSA

Duct Doctor Completes Air Duct Cleaning for GSA

Duct Doctor USA completed the cleaning of the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) ductwork at the 353,135-sq-foot Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City. The work was contracted through the General Services Administration‘s Federal Supply Schedule program. Federal agencies can procure Duct … Read more…

Ameresco Begins $45M ESPC for General Services

Ameresco Begins $45M ESPC for General Services

Ameresco started project construction of its $45 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with the US General Services Administration (GSA). The ESPC will serve two federal buildings: the New Carrollton Federal Building in Lanham, Md., and the Silver Spring Metro Center 1 building in Silver … Read more…

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