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Local/State: Seattle City Light Deploys Energy Efficiency as a Service to Break Split Incentive

By Doug Smith The City of Seattle has always been a trailblazer in the area of environmental consciousness and sustainability. It’s no surprise that they are leading the way in...

Johnson Controls and the City of La Crosse launch new phase of sustainability initiative; Multi-phase plan to generate $11 million in cost savings

- Johnson Controls and the City of La Crosse expand city's sustainability project: infrastructure updates throughout the city expected to add $3.2 million in...

City of Milpitas Launches Comprehensive Smart City Energy and Water Savings Program with ENGIE North America

Extensive Public Works Program Expected to Improve City Infrastructure and Save More Than $1.5 Million Per Year in Energy, Water Costs MILPITAS, Calif. and HOUSTON, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/...

Groundbreaking for City of Oneida’s Organics and Water Resource Recovery Center, Energy Systems Group

Investment in city’s wastewater facility supports community for the next generation Oneida, New York – The City of Oneida will host a ceremonial groundbreaking on...

Commissioners move forward with $8M jail renovation plan (Clearfield County Jail), ABM

Clearfield County Commissioners on Tuesday approved moving forward with a renovation project at the Clearfield County Jail. Commissioners are planning to renovate the Clearfield County...

Johnson Controls helps transform the City of Toledo with modernized, smart water infrastructure

Smart city technologies will automate water meter readings and billing processUpgrades worth $85.7 million made possible through a Performance-Based ContractProject guarantees $177 million in...

Keller Administration Will Audit 50 City Facilities to Reduce Energy, Yearout Energy

The City of Albuquerque is partnering with Yearout Energy, an Albuquerque based Energy Services Company, to perform an energy-focused Investment Grade Audit (IGA) of...

Missoula County inks contract for energy audit in pursuit of carbon neutrality

With a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035, Missoula County is moving to complete an energy audit of its two largest facilities, and...

Yearout Energy Helps the City of Santa Fe Increase Sustainability Through Multimillion-Dollar Project

SANTA FE -- February 25, 2021 -- Yearout Energy, an Energy Services Company (ESCO), announced that they have been approved to implement a $15.4M...

McAllen Public Utility weighs proposal to upgrade water meters

The McAllen Public Utility is reviewing a proposal to switch from mechanical water meters to new meters equipped with ultrasonic or electromagnetic technology. Under the...

Clark County adopts historic climate action plan

Clark County lawmakers adopted the county’s first comprehensive sustainability and climate action plan on Tuesday, setting the table for a shift in its operations...

Hoover hires Alabama Power for $9.4 million in energy upgrades

The Hoover City Council has agreed to hire Alabama Power to do $9.4 million worth of upgrades to the city’s energy and utility systems. However,...

ESG and Altoona Water Authority to Develop Water Resource Recovery Facility under a GESA Contract

Source: Energy Systems Group Innovative biosolids management solutions will help generate new revenue and increase environmental sustainability Altoona, Pennsylvania – The Altoona Water Authority (AWA) will...

Stem, Inc. Awarded Project to Deliver Smart Energy Storage to Massachusetts Water Resource Authority

Advances State’s Goal of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Adds to Stem’s Growing Water Project Portfolio MILLBRAE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stem, Inc. (“Stem” or...

Verde Energy Efficiency Experts Launches Savings Accelerator™ Program to Help Businesses and Local Government Buildings Reduce Costs and Save Money

Verde is discounting its services for a limited-time to help Chicagoland businesses and local government buildings save money during the uncertain times of COVID-19. NEWS...

Public Hearing on DC Smart Street Lighting Project Procurement

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in coordination with the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3), will host a public meeting to discuss the procurement of the...

Local/State: Seattle City Light Deploys Energy Efficiency as a Service to Break Split Incentive

By Doug Smith The City of Seattle has always been a trailblazer in the area of environmental consciousness and sustainability. It’s no surprise that they...

AECOM to upgrade one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in the U.S.

Through an Energy Savings Performance Contract, AECOM will retrofit Los Angeles’ Joint Water Pollution Control Plant, which serves five-million residents, businesses and industries LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS...

Willdan Awarded New $10 Million PG&E Public Energy Efficiency Program

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has awarded a new energy efficiency program to...

Ameresco Completes Energy Efficiency Project for The City of Virginia, MN

Energy conservation measures across municipal buildings, parks and public areas guarantee annual energy and maintenance cost savings of nearly $108,000. VIRGINIA, Minn. & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS...

City of South Euclid Partners with Leopardo Energy to Save Taxpayers Over $6M Guaranteed

Source: Leopardo Energy The City of South Euclid, Ohio has partnered with Leopardo Energy to repair and upgrade numerous facilities across the city. This capital creation project...

ABM Projected to Save GSA Southeast Sunbelt Region 4 an Estimated $34.3 Million

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, has initiated an additional Energy Savings Performance Contract...

Energy Savings to Pay for Upgrade of Over 7,000 Street Lights in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company and the City of Medford, announced today that...

Social Housing Organization Partners with Investment Solutions Provider, Delivering $3.4 M in Sustainable Building Improvements

NEWS PROVIDED BY Efficiency Capital  WoodGreen Community Housing funds building upgrades through utility savings using Efficiency Capital's innovative investment strategy   TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Efficiency...

The City of Gatesville Partners with Ameresco to Upgrade Water Meters and Implement Automatic Metering Infrastructure

Texas city selects Ameresco to install automatic metering infrastructure to achieve operational efficiencies in municipal water system FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & GATESVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:...

Lowell Housing Authority and Ameresco Begin Phase-Two Energy and Water Efficiency Project

More than 1,500 households across eight multi-family properties will benefit from energy conservation measures implemented September 22, 2020  FRAMINGHAM & LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC),...

Spalding County Uses Performance-Based Contracting to Conserve Capital While Improving Buildings

GRIFFIN, Ga. - Aug. 27, 2020 Last year, Spalding County, Georgia entered into an agreement with NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency, resiliency and...

IEPA grant boosts Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) with energy efficiency lighting

Press Release, August 25th Source: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago A generous grant is now yielding major energy savings for one of the world’s...

Southland Energy Selected as Member of ESCO Qualified Pool List for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Monday, August 24, 2020 // Source: Press Release Point San Diego, CA  Southland Energy recently announced that it has been selected as a preferred Energy Services...

Ameresco Partners with the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts to Implement a Streetlight Conversion Project

Energy-efficient LED Streetlighting fixtures will contribute to $12.2 million in energy cost savings that will be reinvested in the Community July 22, 2020 08:00 AM...

Johnson Controls Partners With The Village Of Lindenhurst To Lead Sustainability Charge In Suffolk County, New York

MILWAUKEE (July 18, 2020) - Today, Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, and the Village of Lindenhurst, New York announced their partnership...

ThinkBox to Provide Free Assistance to District of Columbia Building Owners to Capture Public Funding for Critical Infrastructure Project

Sustainable Funding Washington, D.C. –The District of Columbia currently has funding available from various programs to assist building owners in making critical upgrades to appliances,...

Oregon Department of Transportation Selects Ameresco to Complete Large-Scale Streetlight Conversion Project

Ameresco will replace more than 8,000 streetlights in the Portland Metro region with energy-efficient LEDs to optimize energy usage and utility costs June 23, 2020...

ThinkBox to Launch Billing App at the D.C. Housing Authority through the Sustainable Technology Platform

Source: ThinkBox Group, LLC Washington, D.C. – ThinkBox has been selected to launch a user-friendly utility billing app at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA)...

Ameresco Partners with State of New Hampshire on an Energy Savings Performance Contract

Ameresco will implement energy conservation measures at state facilities throughout New Hampshire’s Seacoast region May 11, 2020 08:35 AM Central Daylight Time FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & CONCORD,...

Worcester Housing Authority and Ameresco to Complete Second Phase $13.5 Million Energy Efficiency Project

Ameresco extends its work on behalf of New England’s second-largest housing authority to implement budget-neutral energy-related infrastructure improvements April 14, 2020 08:42 AM Central Daylight...

Minnesota makes dramatic decarbonization progress, new Factsheet reveals

Half of Minnesota’s power came from zero-carbon sources in 2019 April 2nd // Source: The Business Council for Sustainable Energy ST. PAUL, MINN. – Amid extreme...

McKinleyville Selects Ameresco to Develop Community Microgrid and Battery Energy Storage System

Ameresco partners with California municipality to develop distributed energy system for financial benefits, grid resiliency and carbon emissions reductions Source: Businesswire FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ameresco,...

Howard County Nears Net-Zero Energy with McKinstry Solar and Energy Retrofit Project

New 240 kW solar array will save Howard County $74,000 in energy and operations each year

ABM Saves Historic Courthouse through ESPC

Beyond the Savings: The Heart of Centreville Lives On, ABM Saves Historic Courthouse through ESPC

Interview: New Mexico Facilities Management at Department of General Services, Erica Velarde

FRONTLINE: INTERVIEW, Energy Engineer General Services Department, Facilities Management New Mexico Erica Velarde

Interview: Hawaii State Energy Office, Carilyn Shon

The State of Hawaii is currently sitting at the helm of the most ambitious energy goal in the country. Since 2008 Hawaii has been...

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