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Energy contracts offer big savings, especially for schools

By: Ryan Randazzo The Republic | azcentral.com The deals allow organizations that otherwise would not have the cash on hand to make such improvements to begin saving on electricity, gas and water bills. Despite nearly 40 years of growth, the industry isn’t well known outside of those working in facilities management, Arwood said. The contracts Read more…

South Portland receives two proposals for solar farms on city land

By: Kelley Bouchard bouchard@pressherald.com | @KelleyBouchard | 207-791-6328 SOUTH PORTLAND — The city’s move toward environmental sustainability took a step forward this week when it received two competitive proposals to develop and operate solar farms on municipal properties, including the former landfill off Highland Avenue. The city sought proposals for photovoltaic systems as part of Read more…

Volatile Weather Events an Area of Concern, Says Jeff Johnson of Schneider Electric

The importance of taking volatile weather events seriously cannot be overstated enough. When it comes to severe snow storms, electrical storms and everything in between, utilities and companies of all types need to be thinking in three distinct categories: bad, worse and truly ugly. Thanks to climate change and many other characteristics, volatile weather events Read more…

Constellation Helps Town of Essex to Reduce Annual Electricity Use

Constellation and the Town of Essex, Mass., today announced the completion of an energy efficient lighting project designed to reduce the town’s electricity consumption by an estimated 85,266 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, more than 14 percent of the town’s usage. Energy efficient lighting was installed in Essex’s town hall, police and fire station, senior center, water Read more…

East Hartford council to take up energy contract

After tabling a vote on a new energy performance contract due to what some Town Council members called a lack of information on cost savings, the council will re-address the issue at its Tuesday meeting. On July 15, the council tabled a discussion on whether the town should enter into a contract with Ameresco Inc., Read more…

LED STREET LIGHTING KINDLES INTEREST IN MICHIGAN

There’s been plenty of dark news out of Detroit recently. But one bright spot in the beleaguered city is the ongoing replacement of aging street lights with highly efficient and attractive LED street lights. By July 1 Detroit had installed its 10,000th LED street light, putting it ahead of schedule on a plan for 65,000 new such lights Read more…

ITHACA SCHOOLS SPEND MONEY TO SAVE ENERGY

Next summer, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is likely to embark construction on a district-wide Energy Performance Contract (EPC)—conducted by Trane Heating and Air Condition Services—that would cost more than $10.1 million. Eighteen years from now the capital project is projected to cover the $10.1 million cost and net the district $7.5 million in additional Read more…

ICSD Eyes 18-year, $10.1 Million Energy Contract

Next summer, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is likely to embark construction on a district-wide Energy Performance Contract (EPC)—conducted by Trane Heating and Air Condition Services—that would cost more than $10.1 million. Eighteen years from now, the capital project, is projected to cover the $10.1 million cost and net the district $7.5 million in additional Read more…

Scottdale’s Geyer Performing Arts Center switches to energy-efficient lighting

The Green Room at the Geyer Performing Arts Center just got a little greener. The Scottdale theater recently took steps to become the first local theater to make the switch to energy-efficient lighting. “This change has many positives for the theater,” said Brad Geyer, GPAC board president. “Electric usage is first on the list. The Read more…

KCP&L’s energy efficiency plans again plugged in

Kansas City Power & Light’s plans to help customers save energy in Missouri and reduce carbon emissions are back on track. In 2012, the utility dropped energy efficiency plans that would have, among other steps, given customers rebates for more efficient air conditioners and provided programmable thermostats.   At the time, the move was harshly Read more…