Manchester, NH

Manchester, NH

Manchester, the most populous city in northern New England, is located 55 miles north of Boston. Incorporated in 1846, Manchester became home to the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company which built the first water-powered cotton spinning mill on the banks of the Merrimack River in 1809 and would, by the mid-1800s, be the largest cotton mill in the world.  Manchester has since successfully transitioned from an era of textiles and manufacturing to one of technology and education often appearing favorably in lists ranking affordability, livability, business, and education.

The City of Manchester’s building portfolio consists of 24 buildings including fire stations, libraries, ice arenas, and a municipal complex as well as other primary use administrative buildings. For over a decade the City of Manchester has been working to increase energy efficiency and to reduce the environmental impact of City-owned buildings. Specific energy-related improvements included replacement of old wasteful unit ventilators with high-efficiency heat recovery ventilation systems, upgrades to low energy intensity heating systems, selected roofing replacements and insulation upgrades as well as the expansion of the building automation system to provide improved control and efficiency.  Future projects will include upgrading transformers, lighting retrofits, mechanical system upgrades and the investment in an advanced analytics package for the City’s Building Automation System.

Challenge Commitment
826,000Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
1%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)