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Colorado Mtn. College Solar+ Storage Project Announced (Ind. Report)
AMeresco
Date: 2021-04-09
Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting a partnership with Glenwood Springs, Colorado-headquartered Holy Cross Energy (HCE) for a solar and battery energy storage project at Colorado Mountain College's Spring Valley Campus.

Under the agreement, Ameresco will install, maintain and own 4.5MW of solar PV and 15 MWh battery energy storage and sell the generated output to HCE under a long-term PPA.

The project's avoided annual greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be 6,853 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which equates to the emissions benefit of removing 1,481 passenger vehicles from the road, or not burning 7,551,050 pounds of coal.

Holy Cross Energy aims to source 100 pct of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. (Source: Colorado Mountain College, PR. 6 Apr., 2021) Contact: Colorado Mountain College, www.coloradomtn.edu; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com; Holy Cross Energy, Bryan Hannegan, CEO, (970) 945-5491, www.holycross.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Holy Cross Energy,  Solar+Storage,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Amerseco,  


Ameresco Completes Santa Fe Energy Efficiency Project (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2021-03-17
Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting completion of a facilities energy efficiency upgrade project for the City of Santa Fe, N.M.

The energy efficiency improvements included various building roof replacements, parapet and EFIS wall repairs, power conditioning, pool repair, HVAC and building automation and others. Ameresco will also help the city with facility maintenance and capital planning needs and to identify potential funding strategies to update its infrastructure.

The completed energy efficiency measures are expected to save the city more than $88,600 per year in electric power and natural gas costs. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco news,  Energy Efficiency news,  


Ameresco Supports Wellesley's Energy Efficiency Effort (Ind Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2021-02-12
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. reports it has contracted to replace Wellesley College's Central Utility Plant to support the College's effort to increase energy efficiency, cut operating costs and reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions 37 pct by 2026, as compared to the school's 2010 baseline.

New energy efficient equipment upgrades and installations at the plant will include 4MW of power generation, paralleling switchgear, 800 ton efficient electric chillers, a 600HP firetube pony boiler, a 5-cell cooling tower and a 4,000 ton thermal energy storage system. The plant's electric generators will operate primarily in "peak shaving" mode for increased cost savings and decreased demand on the local utility during peak times of the year. Construction on the Central Utility Plant began in December of 2020 and is slated for commissioning in May 2021. (Source: Ameresco, Inc., Website PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com, [www.ameresco.com/energy-efficiency; Wellesley Ccllege, www.wellesley.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco Completes TX Landfill Gas-to-RNG Project (Ind. Report)
Ameresco, US Gain, epublic Services
Date: 2021-01-22
Framingham, Mass.-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy firm Ameresco is reporting completion of its work on the Republic Services-owned and operated McCarty Road landfill gas-to-RNG plant in Houston, Texas.

Developed with Republic Services and U.S. Gain, the facility has a gross installed capacity of more than 1.1 million Dekatherms (1.099 BTU) per year and the capacity of processing 4,500 standard cubic feet per metre of raw landfill gas while eliminating more than 61,000 tpy of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to removing 103,000 passenger cars from the roads. (Source: Ameresco, PR, US Gain Website News Release, 19 Jan., 2021) Contact: US Gain, Mike Koel, Pres., Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, 920.381.2190, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  Landfill Gas,  Ameresco,  US Gain,  epublic Services,  


Houston Landfill Gas-RNG Plant Mechanical Work Completed (Ind. Report)
Ameresco, U.S. Gain
Date: 2021-01-15
Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco, Inc. reports completion of mechanical work at the McCarty Road landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Houston, Texas. This facility has a gross nameplate in excess of 1.1 million Dekatherms per year and is capable of processing 4,500 scfm of raw landfill gas.

The project will result in a reduction of more than 61,000 tons of CO2 -- equivalent to 103,000 passenger cars removed from the roads, 58 million gallons of gasoline not combusted or 146,000 acres of pine forest conserved every year over the project life, according to the release. The project is expected to begin commercial operations early next year. (Source: US Gain, PR, Website, 12 Jan., 2021) Contact: US Gain, Mike Koel, Pres., Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, 920.381.2190, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Landfill Gas,  RNG,  U.S. Gain,  ,  


Ameresco Completes Conn. Wastewater Plant Upgrades (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-12-11
In the Bay State, Framingham-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting completion energy efficiency upgrades to wastewater plants serving New Britain, Middletown, Berlin and Cromwell for the Mattabassett District in Cromwell, Conn.. The completed projects are expected to result in more than $1 million in energy savings over the course of 12 years.

Ameresco's work included plant-wide integrated temperature controls, a modernized building lighting system, high efficiency HVAC units and low-voltage transformer replacements. The project guarantees an estimated 581,909 kWh in total energy savings. Construction was completed in November. (Source: Ameresco, Worcester Bus. Journal, Dec., 2020)Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco Closes on $30Mn Solar Loan Facility (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-11-16
In the Bay State, Framingham-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting closing of a construction loan facility for up to $30 million to finance solar projects and assets.

The financing was secured through Fifth Third Bank, National Association. This non-recourse facility allows Ameresco to draw loan proceeds for solar projects in construction as a bridge to their permanent financing or sale upon commercial operation.(Source: Ameresco, PR, Solar Builder, 13 Nov., 2020) Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Solar,  


Ameresco Upgrading Medford Street Lights to LED (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-10-28
Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. and the City of Medford, Oregon are reporting a $4 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) that will impact approximately 8,000 light fixtures across the City of 81,000 residents .

The improvements are being financed by a low-interest loan and include converting street lights and parks department lighting to energy efficient LED technology.

All city and utility-owned street lights, park and parking lot lighting will be converted to LED units. The project is expected to be completed in 2021. (Source: Ameresco, PR, 27 Oct., 2020) Contact: City of Medford, Karl MacNair, Transportation Manager, www.ci.medford.or.us; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  LED Street Light.LED Light,  


Ameresco, Grants Pass Schools Ink Efficiency ESPC (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-10-26
Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to implement energy efficiency upgrades at thirteen locations across Grants Pass School District 7 in Oregon.

Under the contract, Ameresco will complete HVAC and building envelope upgrades across the district. Utilizing an ESPC and third-party financing, the district can complete upgrades and pay for them over time, aided by utility incentives and reimbursement programs, as well as energy savings. (Source: Ameresco, PR, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: Ameresco: Lou Maltezos, Exec. VP, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, www.ameresco.com; Grants Pass School District 7, Kristin Hosfelt, 541-474-5700, khosfelt@grantspass.k12.or.us

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Floating Solar Array Slated for Fort Bragg (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy,Ameresco,Fort Bragg
Date: 2020-09-30
In North Carolina, Charlotte-based Duke Energy is reporting it expects to begin construction on a 1.1-MW floating solar facility on Big Muddy Lake at the U.S. Army's Fort Bragg military base. The solar array will be paired with a 2-MW battery energy storage system and supplement power to the military installation from the local grid, providing backup power during electric service outages.

Duke Energy's prime contractor Ameresco will construct the facility, while Fort Bragg will own and operate the system once construction is completed. The project is part of Duke Energy's $36 million energy services contract with Fort Bragg.

Duke Energy owns 40 solar facilities in NC, including the 80-MW Conetoe Solar Facility in Edgecombe County, the 65-MW Warsaw Solar Facility in Duplin County and the 60-MW Monroe Solar Facility in Union County. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, WRAL, 30 Sept., 2020)Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, chris.fallon@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy,  Amerseco,  Floating Solar,  Solar,  


Ameresco Updating Woodlands Water Efficiency (Ind. Report)
Ameresc
Date: 2020-09-18
Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco reports it has been selected by Woodlands Water -- the central management agency for ten Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) in Montgomery County, Texas -- to install automatic metering infrastructure (AMI) across the MUD service area .

The AMI project will create a more efficient and effective water distribution system while enhancing transparency for customers tracking water consumption and monthly water service costs.

Ameresco's "turnkey" solution will identify, design, install and monitor a comprehensive water efficiency program that includes the installation of more than 34,000 smart water meters that will seamlessly integrate water consumption data into customers' existing WaterSmart portals. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Woodlands Water, 281-367-1271, www.woodlandwater.org; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , Leila Dillon, (508) 661-2264, news@ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Amerseco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco to Implement Lawrence LED Streetlight Project (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-07-22
In the Bay State, Framinghan-based energy efficiency and renewable enrgy specialist Ameresco, Inc., reports it has been selected by the City of Lawrence to complete a large-scale municipal energy efficient LED Streetlight energy conservation project.

Self-funded by an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), the project comes at no upfront cost to the City and will involve replacing more than 3,800 lighting fixtures with new energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED). The total project will accrue $12.2 million in cost savings over the contract term. The project is slated for completion in September 2020.

Details on Ameresco's LED street and area lighting projects HERE. (Source: Ameresc, PR, Yahoo, 22 July, 2020) Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  LED,   Street Light.LED Light,  


Ameresco Wins Ore. School Energy-Efficiency Project (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-07-17
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable specialist Ameresco, Inc. reports it has partnered with the Bethel School District in Eugene, Oregon, on a comprehensive energy efficiency project at several of district's locations.

The improvements Ameresco will implement under this energy savings performance contract (ESPC) come at no upfront cost to the district, and will be paid for over a 16-year contract term with the guaranteed cost savings they generate.

Financed with a 2.37 pct loan, the $3.6 million project includes interior and exterior energy efficient LRD lighting upgrades, HVAC control improvements, low-flow plumbing, and other upgrades aimed at reducing the District's utility and operational costs as well as reducing its carbon footprint when completed in 2021. (Source: Ameresco, Framingham Source, 17 July, 2020)Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, Exec. VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco, N.H. Ink Energy Conservation ESPC Contract (Ind. Report)
Ameresco, New Hampshire
Date: 2020-05-13
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco Inc. Ameresco reports it and the State of New Hampshire have entered into an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for energy conservation measures at 21 state facilities in New Hampshire's Seacoast Region.

By utilizing an Energy Savings Performance Contract, the State will save energy without incurring any up-front costs and pay for the energy improvements with the realized energy savings, estimated to be over $4 million over the 20-year contract term.

Specific energy conservation measures include: lighting system improvements, new energy management systems, demand-controlled ventilation, chiller replacement, new windows, high-efficiency pumps, infiltration reductions, pipe insulation, new transformers, three solar PV arrays and automatic temperature controls, all of which is expected to be complete in March 2021. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Renewables 11 May, 2020) Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, Exec.VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco Completing WHA Energy Efficiency Project (Ind Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-04-15
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco Inc., is reporting work is underway on the second stage of work totaling $13.5 million with the Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) through its existing energy performance contract. This second-phase project extends the term of Ameresco's work on behalf of WHA and builds on energy conservation measures the company implemented in 2008, bringing the total project value to $23.6 million affecting 15 of the WHA's federal developments.

Under the energy performance contract (EPC) this second phase includes interior and exterior lighting fixture upgrades, window replacement and improvements to three cogeneration units at other WHA developments. These improvements come at no upfront cost to WHA, which also receives incentives for efficiency improvements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). (Source: Ameresco, Yahoo Finance, April, 2020) Contact: Ameresco, Bob Georgeoff, VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Stillwater Considers Energy Saving, Efficiency Upgrades (Ind Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2020-01-20
In Minnesota, the Stillwater City Council reports it is considering an energy assessment and proposal from Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco. The Ameresco assessment projects that $700,000 -- $1,000,000 in energy efficiency upgrades to nine city owned facilities could significantly cut energy consumption as well as reduce energy and future maintenance costs. The savings would cover the cost of the infrastructure upgrades or the difference would be covered by Ameresco.

Ameresco's proposed upgrades include: replacing fluorescent lighting with LEDs; occupancy controled lighting; installing mechanical insulation to pumps and piping; and building envelope improvements. (Source: City of Stillwater, 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: City of Stillwater, Mick Greiner,Facilities Manager, 651-430-8800, www.ci.stillwater.mn.us; Ameresco, Bob Georgeoff, VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco, New Bedford Housing Authority Ink $12Mn EPC (Ind Report)
Ameresco,New Bedford Housing Authority
Date: 2020-01-13
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco and the New Bedford Housing Authority are reporting a $12.7 million Energy Performance Contract (EPC) that is expected to save the Housing Authority $19.6 million in energy and water cost savings over its sixteen-year term.

The project, which involves 15 public housing developments encompassing close to 1,500 households, includes water conservation, exterior and common-area lighting upgrades, boiler replacements, and roof-top mounted solar installations in conjunction with significant incentives available from the Commonwealth's Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program.

With more than 30 years of experience, Ameresco has implemented improvements for over 130,000 households under performance-based energy and water services contracts, according to the company. (Source: Ameresco, New Bedford Housing Authority, Framingham Source, 12 Jan., 2020) Contact: New Bedford Housing Authority, 508-997-4829; Ameresco, Bob Georgeoff, VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco Begins Phase Two MUSC Efficiency Upgrades (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2019-09-30
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting work is underway on the second phase of a $43 million, comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) energy savings project at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Ameresco's work will include replacement of campus lighting fixtures with high-efficiency LEDs, installation of building automation and control systems, upgrading HVAC systems and chiller plant optimization, an equipment operation and maintenance training program for MUSC employees, and others. (Source: Ameresco, Bus.Wire, 30 Sept., 2019) Contact: Ameresco, Bob Georgeoff, VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Efficiency Projects Cut School's Energy Use 43 pct (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2019-09-09
In Montana, Kalispell Public Schools is reporting completion of approximately $4 million in energy efficiency and energy saving projects. The upgrades included switched out approximately 29,000 fluorescent and halogen bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs for a 43 pct reduction in energy usage across the school district. Other projects included water efficiency retrofits, HVAC improvements; boiler and domestic hot water heater replacements, and others. The upgrades delivered a nealy 15 pct reduction in natural gas usage, an 18 pct drop in electrical demand and a 13 pct water usage, excluding irrigation, by 21 pct.

Projects were completed under Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) and funded through zero-interest U.S. Department of Education Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, grants, rebates and some district funds. The projects were completed by energy efficiency and renewable specialist Ameresco. (Source: Daily Inter Lake, 7 Sept., 2019) Contact: Ameresco, Bob Georgeoff, VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Ameresco,  


Ameresco Nails School Dist. Energy Efficiency Project (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2019-08-14
In the Golden State, Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco is reporting completion of an energy efficiency project with Lynwood Unified School District. The completed project is expected to cut the district's utility costs roughly $234,000 per year.

The two-phased project began in August 2015 and reached commercial operations in February 2019. Seven of the district’s least energy efficient elementary schools, along with its administrative office building, were retrofitted with LED lighting, web-based energy management, wireless lighting control systems and upgraded HVAC systems. (Source: Ameresco, Renewable Energy, 13 Aug., 2019) Contact: Ameresco, Bob Georgeoff, VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameresco Advocates for Renewable Natural Gas (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2019-08-02
In testimony at recent EPA hearings on 2020 Renewable Fuel Volume Standards and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), Framingham, Mass.-based RBG developer and renewables and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco, Inc. Senior Project Manager Jeff Stander noted -- "We strongly encourage the EPA to set the 2020 cellulosic biofuel RVO to account for at least 650 million gallons of RNG."

Stander led the 2018 development of Ameresco's RNG production facility at the Woodland Meadows Landfill in Canton, Michigan and was one of several industry experts representing the RNG Coalition at the EPA public hearing on July 31 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, for the EPA's proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2020, according to the release.

Ameresco has developed 39 beneficial use projects involving biogas at wastewater treatment plants and landfills, including three RNG facilities in Arizona, Michigan and Texas that participate in the RFS program. The RNG facilities generate D3 Cellulosic Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) and provide transportation fuel that is injected into the natural gas pipeline grid.

Since 2014, the EPA has recognized the use of RNG to meet fuel volume standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). RNG makes up more than 95 pct of the renewable fuel used to meet the RFS cellulosic biofuel requirement, according to the Ameresco release. (Source: Ameresco, PR, 31 July, 2019) Contact: Ameresco, Jeff Stander, Senior Project Developer, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  RNG,  RFS,  


Ameresco Transforming Mass. Landfill into Solar Site (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2019-06-12
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc., reports it has inked an agreement with the Town of Westport (pop. 15,500+-) to install a 622 KW-DC ground-mounted solar panel system at the city's closed landfill.

Ameresco will design, construct, operate and maintain the solar facility at its own expense. Ameresco is leasing the site from the city and making an annual Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the town. The regional utility Eversource will purchase renewable energy from the project which is expected to come online this August. (Source: Amerseco, PR, 11 June, 2019) Contact: Town of Westport: Tim King, Selectman, Energy Committee, (508) 636-1150, kingt@westport-ma.gov; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , Leila Dillon, (508) 661-2264, news@ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Renewable Energy,  Solar,  


40,000 LEDs Slated for Chicago Smart Lighting Rollout (Ind. Report)
Amerseco,Chicago Department of Transportation
Date: 2019-04-29
In the Windy City, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reporting the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP) will install new 40,000 new energy efficient LED lights in portions of the far South Side, Near West Side and North Side. Installations in the current phase will be continuing through to August, when the City expects to reach the halfway point of the four-year project. The mayor previously noted a switch to longer-lived, energy efficient LED lighting could save the city as much as $100 million over 10 years.

The modernization is being implemented by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) in coordination with the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) and the Department of Innovation and Technology. The contracted programme is being implemented by Framingham, Mass.-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco. (Source: City of Chicago, Construction Index, 29 April, 2019) Contact: Ameresco, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com; Chicago Department of Transportation, (312) 744-3600, www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Energy Efficiency,  Ameresco,  


National City Set for Energy Conserv. Project Launch (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2019-02-22
In the Golden State, National City -- in the San Diego metropolitan area -- reports it is set to launch a citywide energy and water conservation project expected to save $5.6 million in energy costs over the next 25 years.

The project is being funded by a $1.8 million bond designed to allow public agencies to finance renewable energy projects and took out a $3.7 million tax-exempt lease to pay for the project upfront. The city plans to pay off the lease and bond over the next 25 years with the savings generated by the lower consumption of energy and water at the 12 city facilities included in the project.

The project work to be completed includes:

  • Rooftop solar panels installed at City Hall, the police station, the public library, a fire station, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community and ARTS centers;

  • Low-flush toilets and urinals put in place in restrooms at almost all of the 12 facilities, including Las Palmas and Kimball parks and the Kimball Senior and Manuel Portillo Casa de Salud Youth centers;

  • Upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment at almost all locations, excluding Las Palmas and Kimball parks;

  • Irrigation controllers at eight facilities, excluding the Kimball Senior Center, Fire Station 34, the Public Works Department and the Casa de Salud Center.

    The project , which is expected to get under before the month end, has been in the works since 2014, when the city partnered with Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency specialist Ameresco , which will carryout the project work. (Source: San Diego Union Tribune, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: Ameresco (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Conservation,  


  • Ameresco Closes on Maximum Solar Acquisition (M&A, Ind. Report)
    Ameresco, Maximum Solar
    Date: 2019-01-18
    Framingham, Mass.-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting acquisition of Acton, Massachusetts-based solar operations and maintenance specialist Maximum Solar. As part of this acquisition, Ameresco will further develop its in-house services to operate and maintain solar facilities, enhancing existing capabilities while using the latest technologies. Financial details of the transaction were not undisclosed.

    Maximum Solar presently service more than 150 MW of solar of various sizes in the northeastern U.S. Services include complete O&M contracts, remote monitoring, facility reporting, electrical testing, inspections, trouble-shooting and repair, aerial and ground based thermal imaging, preventative maintenance, and others. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: Maximum Solar, Brett Chapman, Pres., (978) 429-8216, www.maximumsolar.com; Ameresco (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Ameresco,  


    Wichita County OKs Ameresco Energy Efficiency Project (Ind Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2018-11-28
    In Texas, Wichita County Utility reports it is in talks with Framingham, Mass.-headquartered renewables and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco on integrating more efficient utility and electrical systems in commercial, government and industrial buildings. The county presently spends about $560,000 for electricity, natural gas and water.

    Upgrades such as energy-efficient lighting, thermostat controls, window tinting and faucet aerators could save the county more than $113,000 each year. An additional $116,000-$117,000 per year in outdated equipment operation and maintenance could also be saved by the upgrades. Upgrading would also qualify the county for a one-time $22,000 incentive from Oncor. (Source: City of Witchita Falls, Wichita Falls Times Record News , 26 Nov., 2018) Contact: City of Witchita Falls, www.wichitafallstx.gov; Ameresco (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Ameresco Inks San Antonio AFB Energy Efficiency Contract (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco,Mission Solar Energy
    Date: 2018-10-24
    Framingham, Mass.-headquartered renewables and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting receipt of a self-funding Energy Savings Performance Contract that includes ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) services, from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Energy for the implementation of a $133.5 million energy resilient infrastructure project at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) in Texas.

    Under the terms of the contract, Ameresco will provide solar, energy efficiency and reliability upgrades to 900 buildings across five military installations. The company will build a microgrid integrating 20 MW of new onsite energy photovoltaic (PV) assets, 4 MW of gas fired backup generation and 4 MW/8 MWh of battery energy storage.

    Under the ESPC contract, more than 14.7 million square feet of buildings will receive; energy and water conservation upgrades designed to cut building energy consumption by 24 pct annually; HVAC management control systems; over 2 million gallons of thermal energy storage; more than 140,000 new LED lighting systems and building envelope improvements. To support energy assurance, Ameresco will install new onsite distributed energy assets capable of islanding from the electric utility, including a combined heat and power (CHP) system comprised of nine microturbines for a total capacity of 585 kW, 4-MW of natural gas-fired standby generation and an 11.7-MW groundmount solar PV array at the Security Hill Landfill at Lackland Air Force Base and over 5 MW of roof-mount PV at Fort Sam Houston.

    Ameresco selected San Antonio-based Mission Solar Energy to manufacture and provide over 54,200,370 W of "Buy-American" compliant solar modules to be used in the project. The ESPC is guaranteed to provide $8.7 million in annual energy savings to JBSA. (Source: Ameresco, Solar Power, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Ameresco, Nicole A. Bulgarino, Exec. VP GM Federal Solutions, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com; U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Energy, www.dla.mil/Energy/Contact

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Amerseco,  Solar,  Mission Solar Energy,  


    Ameresco, USAF Ink $143Mn Energy Conserv. Contract (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2018-10-03
    Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. reports it has secured a 22-year, $143 million contract to support energy conservation efforts within Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.

    The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Civil Engineer Center said Friday the contract covers the installation of 20 MW of renewable energy systems within JBSA's fence line and modernization of energy security through microgrid control technologies. The company will also modernize heating, ventilation, air conditioning energy management control systems and additional HVAC thermal energy storage, among other things, at 900 buildings across the military installation.

    The work is expected to reduce energy consumption in JBSA facilities by 24 pct. (Source: Ameresco, GovCon Wire, 1 Oct., 2018) Contact: Ameresco, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

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    Ameresco Snares Hawaii Energy Company Chelsea Group (M&A)
    Amersco
    Date: 2018-09-10
    Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. reports it has acquired Honolulu-based Chelsea Group Limited, a building science and design engineering consulting firm, for an undisclosed price.

    Ameresco provides comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Chelsea Group specializes in engineering services, building science and asset value. Its services include design engineering, commissioning, project management, construction management and ongoing services. Chelsea Group engineers conduct detailed building assessments to develop cost-effective infrastructure improvements. (Source: Ameresco, Metro West Daily News, 7 Sept., 2018) Contact: Ameresco, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com; Chelsea Group, www.chelsea-grp.com

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    Ameresco Completes Stewart Energy Efficiency Project (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2018-08-24
    Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting the completion of an energy efficiency project serving the municipal government buildings of Stewart County, Tennessee.

    Under the $515,960 Energy Services Agreement, Ameresco guaranteed an annual energy savings to the County through 2028. Funding for the project was complemented with a $250,000 Clean Tennessee Energy Grant and over $20,000 in utility rebates and rate savings. Energy efficiency improvements included high efficiency LED lighting and lighting controls, new windows and doors, HVAC and boiler control upgrades at the Courthouse, County Library, Courthouse Annex, Administrative Building, and three EMS Facilities which provide ambulatory services. (Source: Ameresco, PR, 23 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ameresco (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

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    Chicago LED Streetlight Modernization Program Lauded (Ind. Report)
    Chicago
    Date: 2018-08-22
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reports the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP) installed new lights in all of the city's 50 wards in its first year.

    To date more than 76,000 new LED smart streetlight fixtures have been installed as part of the four-year modernization program implemented by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). Upon completion, the program will have replaced 270,000 of the city's outdated High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights. The city is also installing a citywide lighting management system that will alert the City when lights need service.

    The switch to LEDs is expected to slash the city's streetlight electricity costs by more than half for a savings of $100 million over 10 years. The switch to LEDs is also expected to qualify for as much as $35 million in ComEd energy efficiency rebates.

    The program, which was procured by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) in coordination with CDOT and the Department of Innovation and Technology, will be implmented by Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco Inc. (Source: City of Chicago, PR, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: Chicago Smart Lighting Program, http://chicagosmartlighting.org


    Ameresco Completes DEA Texas Solar Installation (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2018-08-20
    Following up on our 29 Novemberm 2017 coverage, Framingham, Mass.-headquartered renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting completion of a 2.5-mW solar energy system near the U.S.-Mexico border to help power a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Intelligence Center at Fort Bliss In El Paso, Texas. The installation incorporates more than 7,340 solar panels and is expected to reduce the facility's electric power costs by at least $9.2 million over 20 years.

    Ameresco will own and operate the system for 20 years through the U.S. DOE Energy Savings Performance Contract program. On the energy efficiency side, the project included the replacement of more than 1,400 interior and exterior lighting fixtures with high-efficiency LED lights. (Source: Ameresc, PR, 18 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ameresco, CarolAnn Hibbard, (508) 661-2264, news@ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso, www.dea.gov/divisions/elp/elp

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