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Delaware's Carvel State Office Building offered a unique opportunity to implement both larger scale energy conservation measures (ECMs) such has heavy mechanical systems alongside standard water saving and lighting measures.
Randolph Community College, located in North Carolina, purchased an abandoned furniture warehouse next to campus and transformed it into a state-of-the-art energy-efficient learning laboratory for continuing education programs, and a curriculum and corporate training facility for the community.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) partnered with the energy service company Ameresco to conduct an investment-grade audit of campus facilities that identified potential energy efficiency measures.
The William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School underwent an energy efficiency upgrade to improve the lighting, ventilation and building control systems. As a result, the School is expected to realize a building energy savings of 37%, with a savings of 67% in electricity consumption, and an annual cost savings of $147,000.
This 238 bed, 131,400 square foot skilled nursing facility provides services 24 hours per day, seven days per week to support the County’s rapidly growing geriatric population. Comprehensive facility improvements were needed to modernize the facility while continuing to provide services to its residents. Projects were implemented in three phases from 2010 through 2016.
The Richard J. Cook Center for Environmental Science was created through a renovation of Carr Hall, establishing the first dedicated home for Allegheny College’s well-respected and long-standing Environmental Science & Studies department.
Camas School District selected the J.D. Zellerbach Administration Headquarters to undergo an energy efficiency renovation effort to the campus’ four buildings.
Camas School District planned a renovation of Lacamas Heights Elementary, one of six primary schools in the District.
As part of a comprehensive energy reduction initiative, the Luna I Mishoe Science Center – South was selected for a spectrum of upgrades expected to reduce energy use in the building by 35% annually, with annual cost savings estimated at $68,000.
Utilizing the State of Nevada’s Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR) bidding vehicle, Douglas County School District identified Gardnerville Elementary School as its showcase facility for meeting the new District-wide energy efficiency standards.
Dysart Unified School District implemented an ESPC at Kingswood Elementary to maximize opportunities for high efficiency technology upgrades and energy cost saving strategies.
The Fort Atkinson School District installed a geothermal system to replace its gas fired boiler and with the renewable energy source expects to reduce energy consumption by 40%, and save $22,000 annually.
Rockwell Elementary School, housing children in Kindergarten through Grade 5, is the site of an energy efficiency upgrade and photovoltaic system installation projected to generate approximately 26,208 kWh of electricity annually.
Indian River Central School District (IRCSD) has selected Indian River Middle School, the only school lacking direct digital controls (DDC), to undergo an energy efficiency retrofit to maximize energy and cost savings.
This 90,000 square foot building will support the needs of general purpose higher education by incorporating space for computer labs, lecture classrooms, learning commons, science lab, film production studio, faculty and support offices, student services, and a One-Stop center and admissions offices.
MSU has selected Anthony Hall as its showcase project, a comprehensive energy efficiency building project with expected annual cost savings of approximately $536,000.
UC Irvine began the Smart Labs Initiative in 2008 as a crucial step towards making a sizeable reduction in the university’s carbon footprint.
The Dumke Health Professions Education Building (HPEB) is a 52,000 square foot mixed use building built in 1972 that includes classroom, office and clinic space for the Department of Physical Therapy and Division of Occupational Therapy.
In 2011, Campbell Hall completed a significant chiller plant optimization process. Afterwards, various energy efficiency projects were identified for the building thanks to encouragement from the Architecture School.
3M achieved a 12% reduction in energy usage, saving $400,000 annually, after converting the lab space ventilation system to variable air volume at one of its main laboratory buildings at 3M Center—the company’s corporate headquarters and primary research and development site in Maplewood, MN.
Alcoa expanded its Barberton, Ohio, production plant to include a new 50,000-square-foot recycling facility that uses a novel technology to reduce energy use by more than 30%. As a result of this project, Alcoa will use about half as much energy to produce and distribute recycled aluminum as it did before the plant was built.
Briggs & Stratton implemented an innovative system at its Wauwatosa reliability lab that captures the energy lost during engine testing and converts it into electricity to power the adjacent Briggs & Stratton plant. The system is expected to reduce annual energy use by more than 20%.
Cummins completed a deep energy retrofit project at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Lakewood, New York that is expected to reduce energy use by more than 30% and is part of its corporate-wide commitment to reduce energy intensity.
General Mills conducted a comprehensive heat recovery project at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant that achieved a 23% reduction in annual energy usage and 34% reduction in annual energy costs.
The Continuous Improvement team at Johnson Controls’ Middletown, Delaware, manufacturing plant implemented a comprehensive program to reduce compressed air leaks and inefficiencies in the plant production process, achieving a 39% reduction in compressed air electricity use.
J. R. Simplot’s 420,000-square-foot potato processing plant aims to integrate innovative energy-efficient technologies into the plant's refrigeration, compressed air, and heat recovery systems, to achieve energy efficiency improvements of up to 25%.
Legrand, North America showcased its commitment to energy efficiency by achieving a 11% energy intensity reduction in three years at its 100-year-old West Hartford, Connecticut headquarters facility.
The new paint plant at Nissan’s Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, is 40% more energy-efficient than its predecessor due to many low and no-cost improvements and small capital projects.
Saint-Gobain undertook a large compressed air system retrofit project at its Milford, Massachusetts glass plant that is expected to reduce energy costs by $700,000 a year.
CertainTeed Gypsum, a Saint-Gobain subsidiary, built a 500,000-square-foot state-of-the-art gypsum wallboard manufacturing plant in Roxboro, North Carolina that uses more than 10% less energy than conventional wallboard production plants.
Schneider Electric advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy at its Smyrna, Tennessee, plant through two major initiatives: construction of a 1 megawatt (MW) solar farm and a robust energy management program that included certification under the Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Program.
Based on a study of historic consumption data, energy audits, and energy modeling, ACTION-Housing designed a residential renovation of a former YMCA in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, that is expected to reduce energy use by more than 45%.
The City of Chaska, Minnesota, approached Aeon with a new development opportunity aimed at addressing the need for affordable senior housing. The design focused on reducing energy consumption by integrating Passive House principals and geothermal heating and cooling to achieve a nearly 30% energy reduction off baseline.
This property is part of a broader project to reduce energy use in 98 military-owned properties covering nearly 150,000 square feet at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport.
Community Housing Partners reduced energy use by nearly 50% after implementing energy efficiency upgrades at the Warwick. Not only did Community Housing Partners prioritize measures that reduce energy consumption, indoor air quality was also given significant attention to improve the health and safety of residents.
Canterbury Towers is an 8-story, 156-unit affordable apartment community in Worcester, Massachusetts. To preserve its comfort and affordability, updates were made to the lighting and HVAC systems, as well as the replacement of all windows, and are expected to reduce energy use by 45%.
The City of San Buenaventura Housing Authority, in California, modernized the Vista del Mar Commons affordable housing building by upgrading the units and common areas with energy efficency features. The housing authority expects to reduce energy use by over 20%.
Massachusetts achieved 42% energy savings as a result of upgrades to the high pressure heating system at the 28-building campus at the North Central Correctional Institute at Gardner which previously relied on #6 fuel oil for heat and hot water.
Through energy efficiency upgrades, the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura, in California, expects to reduce energy use by nearly 60% and improve tenant living conditions at the Vista del Mar Commons.
Denver Housing Authority (DHA) launched a multi-year, multi-phased, HUD-approved energy performance contract that saved 14% at this 8-story building.
Denver Housing Authority (DHA) undertook an ambitious solar installation project to include renewable energy on its existing portfolio of public housing properties that reduced energy use by nearly 20%.
For City Gardens Apartments in Orange County, California, LINC Housing took advantage of financing options at the time of purchase to implement green retrofits that achieved a 14% reduction in energy usage.
Mercy Housing implemented a major energy, water and environmental health upgrade at Boundary Village as part of HUD’s Green Retrofit Program (GRP), achieving a 15% annual energy reduction.
Channel Square Apartments is a 223 unit apartment community located in Southwest Washington, D.C. Through the Channel Renovation Project, NHT/Enterprise’s goal is to maximize the affordability of its apartments for the long-term, while maintaining the highest standard of living for residents.
Built in 1972, Powdermill Village is a large property of 12 buildings and 250 units where oil was the primary heating fuel and electricity was used for heating domestic hot water. Efficiency and conversion options at this aging complex were first explored when gas became available on the street and service to the site was offered at no cost.
Preservation of Affordable Housing's (POAH) Colony Plaza received funding though the HUD Green Retrofit Program (GRP) for various building upgrades that reduced energy use by more than 20% and improved efficiency and resident comfort.
The Sanford-Kimpton Building, housing the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department, implemented energy conservation measures (ECMs) that had the potential to save the City money on utility costs but also to improve the comfort of employees and visitors to the Health department.
Park Terrace, an Illinois public housing development owned and managed by Rockford Housing Authority, is home to older adults and people who are disabled. RHA expects to reduce energy use by more than 20% after leveraging assets and capital funds to make improvements that are aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient.
Houston Housing Authority upgraded Historic Oaks of Allen Parkway, multifamily housing located downtown, with LED lighting and high-efficiency HVAC equipment that is expected to reduce energy use by more than 50%.