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Fourth Quarter 2008

Featured Interviews

  • Why the Energy Services Industry Should be Optimistic for 2009
    Richard Sedano, Principal, The Regulatory Assistance Project
    The most important reason energy services businesses should be optimistic is because there will be increasing value to customers from the work they do. Whether to control costs or to manage a carbon footprint, customers of all kinds are generally more motivated than ever to manage their energy use. Another important reason for optimism is that the industry has more tools at hand to serve customers. Improved and improving control systems, communications systems, and other technology and methods are available to wow customers.
  • Increased Energy Funding for Energy Efficiency Retrofits a High NRDC Priority for 2009
    Lane Burt, an energy policy analyst at NRDC, says that increased funding for energy efficiency retrofits is a high priority for NRDC. One of the policies NRDC is pursuing is establishing performance-based incentives for energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings. Owners or managers would get more incentives, the greater their reduction in energy. They are also looking to establish some measures for Federal buildings and schools. In addition to supporting performance-based retrofits, NRDC is looking to extend tax credits for energy efficient equipment, increasing funding levels for EnergyStar, weatherization programs and state energy efficiency programs.

NAESCO Updates


Advocacy

  • NAESCO Fourth Quarter 2008 Advocacy Report
    NAESCO's advocacy work in 2008 continues to expand to ensure that the growing number of energy efficiency initiatives across the country are cost-effective, sustainable, and offer new opportunities for ESCOs and other NAESCO members.
  • NAESCO Recommendations for the Obama Transition Team
    NAESCO presented recommendations to the Obama Transition Team on proposals that the ESCO industry feels should be included in the proposed economic stimulus package. A summary of the recommendations is included in this newsletter.

Industry Reports

NAESCO Issues Two New Industry Reports

  • New LBNL-NAESCO Report Documents Substantial Energy Efficiency Opportunities as State Facilities
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) have issued a new report entitled "Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market." The report looks at state experiences with energy efficiency strategies like the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracting, utility energy efficiency programs, bonds, and revolving loan funds.
  • NAESCO Analysis of Non-Energy Benefits of Efficiency Retrofits for ESCOs and ESCO Customers
    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in conjunction with the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) designed this study as part of an effort, to develop a methodology to quantify the most valuable non-energy benefits resulting from energy efficiency building retrofits. The study team designed and conducted a survey and literature review to identify the state of empirical knowledge about the quantification of non-energy benefits and to better understand the role of non-energy benefits in the pursuit of energy efficiency implementation within the US building stock.

Upcoming Events

  • NAESCO's Fourth Annual Federal Market Workshop
    March 3, 2009 - Pepco Building, 701 Ninth St., NW Washington, D.C. 20068
    The workshop will be one of the first opportunities under the new administration for industry participants, federal and state program managers, and new federal appointees to gather to discuss the opportunities and the challenges in scaling up the amount of energy efficiency resources to be delivered across market sectors while ensuring sustainable long-term energy and dollar savings. Register here for NAESCO's Federal Market Workshop.

NAESCO Announces Fall 2008 Accreditation Results

The NAESCO Board of Director voted at its October meeting to accept the recommendations of the independent Accreditation Committee and to renew the accreditation of four companies and accredit one company for the first time. Con Edison Solutions, Constellation Energy Projects and Services Group, and Siemens Building Technologies were reaccredited as Energy Service Providers (ESPs). Honeywell was reaccredited as an ESCO, and Burns & McDonnell was accredited as an Energy Service Provider.

Communications

  • NAESCO Launches Communications Plan
    The NAESCO Board reviewed a draft 2009 NAESCO Communications plan at its October meeting, and put into place a new Communications Plan Committee to assist in the implementation of the plan.

    As part of its new communications plan, NAESCO is also creating content for a variety of media outlets. Interested in participating? Contact Nina Lockhart at nkl@naesco.org .

Industry News

  • ACEEE "Rates the States" on Employing Energy Efficiency as the "First Fuel" to Power Their Economies
    California tops the list of U.S. states employing energy efficiency as the "first fuel" to grow their economies while meeting electricity demand, combating global warming, and contributing to U.S. energy security, according to a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The 2008 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard rated and ranked state-level action on model energy efficiency policies, programs, and practices. While California claimed the number one ranking, Idaho rated as the "most improved" state since ACEEE's first state scorecard report graded state action through 2006.

Member News

For a full list of all NAESCO Member News, please click here.

Projects and Products

Company News


Featured Interviews

Why the Energy Services Industry Should be Optimistic for 2009

Richard Sedano, Principal, The Regulatory Assistance Project

The most important reason energy services businesses should be optimistic is because there will be increasing value to customers from the work they do. Whether to control costs or to manage a carbon footprint, customers of all kinds are generally more motivated than ever to manage their energy use. Another important reason for optimism is that the industry has more tools at hand to serve customers. Improved and improving control systems, communications systems, and other technology and methods are available to wow customers.

To support motivated customers and savvy vendors, regulatory systems are gradually adjusting to be more supportive of energy efficiency. I see this in my work with states and regional energy markets. On the utility side, as 2009 begins, energy efficiency is being discussed in nearly every state that does not already have active programs. This is new. Several states have passed laws in the last two years stimulating dramatic increases in energy efficiency investment. Many states are also discussing the business incentives of the utilities, creating prospects for a more supportive business environment for all companies delivering energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is increasingly seen by a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders as a power system resource, not a social program or regulatory after-thought and there are good examples where this perception is being put into practice. While it is too early to tell how the Obama administration will influence energy efficiency, campaign and transition statements indicate some new force behind supportive policies is coming.

The economic downturn casts an unfortunate gloom over businesses in every space, and motivated customers may choose to wait until better times to invest in energy efficiency. Despite current conditions, the pressure to improve buildings motivated by longer term influences will continue and strengthen, and government is on a clear, if deliberate, path to clear the way for energy efficiency.

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Increased Energy Funding for Energy Efficiency Retrofits a High NRDC Priority for 2009

Lane Burt, an energy policy analyst at NRDC, says that increased funding for energy efficiency retrofits is a high priority for NRDC. One of the policies NRDC is pursuing is establishing performance-based incentives for energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings. Owners or managers would get more incentives, the greater their reduction in energy. They are also looking to establish some measures for Federal buildings and schools. In addition to supporting performance-based retrofits, NRDC is looking to extend tax credits for energy efficient equipment, increasing funding for EnergyStar, weatherization programs and state energy efficiency programs.

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NAESCO Updates

Advocacy


NAESCO Fourth Quarter 2008 Advocacy Report
To view the full report visit Federal Policy Update or State Policy Update

Selected National Initiatives

  • Working with large coalitions of national energy efficiency and environmental groups to develop recommendations for acceleration of energy efficiency investment, refinement of existing EE programs, and creation of targeted new EE programs, to be included in the Obama Administration's Economic Recovery (stimulus) initiative.
  • There appears to be consensus in these coalitions and working groups that immediate action needs to be taken to clear the existing $2.2 billion FEMP project pipeline through project award and implementation and to complete the ESPC re-compete
  • There is growing consensus on the need for significant federal funding to serve as a catalyst for private sector investment to aggressively pursue energy efficiency opportunities. The amount of the funding requests under discussion by various energy policy and environmental groups, trade associations, and NGOs are still in flux but are currently looking like this:
    • $600 million for energy efficiency in federal agencies
    • $10 billion for energy efficiency retrofits to public, residential, commercial and industrial facilities
    • $2 billion for State Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grant program
    • $3 billion for repair, renovation, and modernization of public schools (Green Schools)

Selected Regional Initiatives

  • Participating in the development of Future Capacity Markets in New England and PJM that will open new funding sources for large amounts of EE and DR.
  • Participating in regulatory and legislative efforts to initiate and implement large new EE programs in IL, IN, OH, MI and OK.
  • Monitoring and participating in proceedings to develop large-scale EE programs in MD, TN, and FL.
  • Worked with the ESC and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Partnership (SWEEP) to reform performance contracting legislation in Arizona. Legislation has passed the House and nearly passed the Senate. The Governor's office is apparently readying new legislation for submittal in early 2009.

NAESCO Recommendations for the Obama Transition Team

  1. Funding for accelerated energy efficiency investments should be included in the stimulus bill. Large-scale investments in energy efficiency can produce more jobs and more short and long-term economic benefits than virtually any other kind of stimulus investment. Investment in energy efficiency creates a significant number of jobs across regions, wage, and skill levels. One study looked at the federal Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) market and estimated that a $10 Million investment in energy efficiency delivered through Energy Savings Performance Contracts creates 95 direct jobs.
     
  2. In 2006, FEMP did a "Blitz" that pushed more than $400 million of projects into implementation in 6-9 months. Consider enacting a measure directing FEMP and its contracting officers at the national laboratories to clear the existing $2.2 billion project pipeline immediately through another coordinated blitz effort.
     
  3. Announce the results of the ESPC recompete. In early August, 2008, companies were told by the FEMP office if they were in contention to be part of the list of qualified contractors. However, no final announcement has been forthcoming. This uncertainty has had the effect of slowing down the ESPC project development and implementation process and it is nearly a certainty that DOE, as well as other federal agencies that rely on the ESPC program for much if not all of their energy efficiency activities, will not come even close to meeting its energy efficiency investment objectives in 2008.
     
  4. Expand the management responsibility of the Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to include clean coal and clean natural gas technologies and increase the staff. The creation of a more closely coordinated policy planning process and centralized execution function in clean energy would result in the adoption of more comprehensive long-term policy strategies and better oversight of clean energy project implementation. DOE would be better able to achieve its mandate to maximize the use of clean energy technologies and dramatically accelerate the aggregate level of energy and dollar savings to be mined from the US building stock.
     
  5. Create a new office within GSA or the White House on energy and climate whose mandate would be to work with Federal agencies to aggregate procurement of clean energy technologies across multiple agencies. Creating a significant purchasing pool for these technologies would result in cost efficiencies as well as accelerate the acquisition of energy and dollar savings and emissions reductions.

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Industry Reports


NAESCO Issues Two New Industry Reports

New LBNL-NAESCO Report Documents Substantial Energy Efficiency Opportunities as State Facilities
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) have issued a new report entitled “Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market.” The report looks at state experiences with energy efficiency strategies like the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracting, utility energy efficiency programs, bonds, and revolving loan funds. The focus of the report is on twelve states that encompass some of the largest markets in terms of building stock and population in the US or have been cited as leaders in ESPC implementation. The report reviews the magnitude of energy efficiency activity in the state government sector, distinguishes among types of energy efficiency investment, segments projects by types of facilities, identifies strategies to overcome remaining market barriers, and discusses "best practices" employed in successful ESPC programs in the state government market.

This study also examines the question of why comprehensive energy efficiency projects at state government facilities are often not pursued or are delayed or reduced in scope and identifies the primary market and institutional barriers to the wide-spread implementation of efficiency projects at state facilities. To read the full report, please click here.

NAESCO Analysis of Non-Energy Benefits of Efficiency Retrofits for ESCOs and ESCO Customers
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in conjunction with the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) designed this study as part of an effort, to develop a methodology to quantify the most valuable non-energy benefits resulting from energy efficiency building retrofits. The study team designed and conducted a survey and literature review to identify the state of empirical knowledge about the quantification of non-energy benefits and to better understand the role of non-energy benefits in the pursuit of energy efficiency implementation within the US building stock. The four study objectives were:

  • To examine existing research on the quantification of non-energy benefits;
  • To determine whether and how these non-energy benefits might be monetized;
  • To assess how monetizing these non-energy benefits could affect customer building improvement investment decisions; and
  • To evaluate the extent to which non-energy benefits are already driving market demand for energy efficiency solutions.

In reviewing the NAESCO survey data, the authors report that the single most significant barrier to the quantification of non-energy benefits is the existing level of data collection and the belief that the difficulties inherent in the measurement of individual variables made the process as a whole problematic. The establishment of avoided operation and maintenance costs was identified as the most commonly quantified non-energy benefit of energy performance contracting projects. Since there is already a data collection process in place as part of the ESCO model of energy efficiency resource delivery, these benefits are regularly counted and measured as part of the economic evaluation of current energy savings performance contracts. However, there are many other non-energy benefits that are not monitored or measured for a variety of reasons discussed in the report.

The report suggests that the ESCO industry may need to take the lead in developing standardized protocols that provide a simple and reliable valuation approach for measuring the non-energy benefits created in the course of the implementation of an energy efficiency project. The authors state that the first step, however, in the establishment of such a protocol is the collection of the empirical data. While this report highlights the collection challenges, the report also identifies the magnitude of savings currently not recognized, captured nor monetized as part of an energy efficiency retrofit. The authors conclude that the opportunities to quantify the full value of energy efficiency resources are considerable and the creation of credible and transparent documentation of non-energy benefits could be an economic accelerant to the use of energy efficiency globally.

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Upcoming Events


NAESCO's Fourth Annual Federal Market Workshop
March 3, 2009
Pepco Building
701 Ninth St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20068
The first Federal Market Workshop in the new Obama Administration will examine the impact of what is expected to be significant new federal funding on energy efficiency investment by both private and public sector facility owners and managers. While the workshop will evaluate the success of the ESPC and UESC programs in meeting federal energy efficiency reduction mandates, the workshop will also examine the effects of the unprecedented attention being paid by lawmakers and policymakers to the role of energy efficiency as a direct catalyst for economic stimulus and jobs creation. The workshop will be one of the first opportunities under the new administration for industry participants, federal and state program managers, and new federal appointees to gather to discuss the opportunities and the challenges in scaling up the amount of energy efficiency resources to be delivered across market sectors while ensuring sustainable long-term energy and dollar savings.

Register here for NAESCO's Federal Market Workshop.

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NAESCO Announces Fall 2008 Accreditation Results
The NAESCO Board of Director voted at its October meeting to accept the recommendations of the independent Accreditation Committee and to renew the accreditation of four companies and accredit one company for the first time. Con Edison Solutions, Constellation Energy Projects and Services Group, and Siemens Building Technologies were reaccredited as Energy Service Providers (ESPs). Honeywell was reaccredited as an ESCO, and Burns & McDonnell was accredited as an Energy Service Provider.

ESCOs are defined for purposes of accreditation as companies that develop and implement turnkey, comprehensive energy efficiency projects and offer performance-based contracts as a significant part of their business. To gain accreditation, ESCOs must demonstrate the technical and managerial competence to design and implement projects involving multiple technologies.

Energy Service Providers (ESPs) in most instances will offer all of the services offered by ESCOs but also offer energy supply options including development and implementation of build/own/operate distributed generation, cogeneration or combined heat and power projects; and/or arrangement of firm contracting of energy supply.

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Communications


NAESCO Launches Communications Plan
The NAESCO Board reviewed a draft 2009 NAESCO Communications plan at its October meeting, and put into place a new Communications Plan Committee to assist in the implementation of the plan. Since NAESCO's advocacy efforts are part of the way that NAESCO communicates information about the industry, the first step undertaken was to put together an industry White Paper which is currently being used by NAESCO staff and Board members for Hill meetings and in meetings with the Obama transition team. The White Paper summarizes the industry accomplishments in the delivery of energy efficiency and highlights the level of energy investment created by the industry and the economic impact in the form of verified dollar savings and significant new jobs creation. Some highlights from the paper include the following:

  • $35-39 billion in projects
  • $50 billion of energy savings - guaranteed and verified
  • 350,000 person-years of employment
  • $25 billion of infrastructure improvements in government buildings
  • 420 million tons of CO2 emissions avoided - at no additional cost

As part of its new communications plan, NAESCO is also creating content for a variety of media outlets. Interested in participating? Contact Nina Lockhart at nkl@naesco.org.

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Industry News

ACEEE "Rates the States" on Employing Energy Efficiency as the "First Fuel" to Power Their Economies

California tops the list of U.S. states employing energy efficiency as the "first fuel" to grow their economies while meeting electricity demand, combating global warming, and contributing to U.S. energy security, according to a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The 2008 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard rated and ranked state-level action on model energy efficiency policies, programs, and practices. While California claimed the number one ranking, Idaho rated as the "most improved" state since ACEEE's first state scorecard report graded state action through 2006.

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Member News

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Project and Products


Energy Systems Group and Atlanta University Center Bring Upgraded Boiler System Online
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and Spellman College announced today the completion of a $12 million renovation of the John B. Shepherd Central Utility Plant located on the campus of CAU. The Central Utility Plant services 23 buildings at Spellman College, 14 buildings at CAU, and 14 buildings at Morehouse College. Energy Systems Group was selected in October 2006 to completely renovate the Central Utility Plant to provide steam, hot water for heating and chilled water for cooling to the three Atlanta University Center institutions for the next 15 years. Key facility upgrades by ESG included the installation of a 1300-ton chiller that enables the plant to provide chilled water for air conditioning of many buildings for the first time. In addition, ESG installed two new high efficiency boilers fueled by either natural gas or propane and one high efficiency boiler powered by electricity.

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Burns & McDonnell Works with University of Missouri, Kansas City
Burns & McDonnell was selected to provide performance contracting services in 27 University of Missouri buildings covering over 2 million square feet at the Volker Campus and Hospital Hill facilities. The goal was to identify sufficient cost savings via energy conservation strategies to fund the proposed retrofits, but also to cover the large capital cost of replacing the existing central chilled water plant. The 15 year Guaranteed Energy Savings Program is expected to save the university $1.6M annually.

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Atlantic Energy Solutions Moves onto Next Phase in Upstate NY College Project
Atlantic Energy Solutions, Inc. announced that it is moving on to the next phase of its $4.4 million energy efficiency project with a state college located in upstate NY. To date, Atlantic Energy Solutions has completed $3.5 million in renovations to the college campus. Among the renovations are campus wide lighting system upgrades, improved water conservation technology, a building envelope and weatherization package, domestic hot water heater replacements, and a geothermal system conversion in their field house.

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Chevron Energy Solutions Completes Final Phase of University of Utah Project
Chevron Energy Solutions has delivered the last phase of a project begun in 1998 at the University of Utah when it began the implementation of a 20-year energy savings contract to improve heating, cooling, lighting, water conservation and energy management at 81 campus buildings. The contract was to be delivered in 6 phases, the last of which included a Combined Heat and Power project that supplies 5 -10 percent of the Universities' electricity needs and produces heat for one of its campuses. According to CES, this CHP project is unique in that it looked to balance efficient electricity generation with waste heat output, rather than focus primarily on efficiency.

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Trane Completes P/C at Virginia Hospital Which Receives Award for Energy-Saving Renovations
Trane recently completed a performance contract at Catawba Hospital, a state-run psychiatric hospital in Virginia. The hospital anticipates $1 million in savings over five years from reduced power usage and decreased maintenance costs associated with the new heating, ventilating and air conditioning system. For its success in reducing energy use, Catawba Hospital was recognized with the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Healthcare Award.

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Honeywell Helps Pittsburgh Housing Authority Cut Utility Bills and Carbon Emissions
Honeywell announced a $25.1-million energy efficiency and conservation program for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. The program, which combines traditional facility retrofits with renewable geothermal technology, will help the housing authority upgrade its communities, reduce its environmental footprint, and save approximately $3.2 million in utility costs per year.

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Southern California Edison Completes First of its Major Commercial Rooftop Solar Installations
Southern California Edison announced completion of the first of its proposed 150 solar photovoltaic installations on Southern California commercial rooftops. The project could eventually cover two square miles of existing commercial roofs with 250 million watts of peak generating capacity - equivalent to building several utility-scale solar power plants.

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TAC Energy Solutions Implements $1.8 Million P/C in Texas School District
TAC Energy Solutions is working with the White Oak Independent School District in White Oak, Texas, to implement more than $1.8 million in facility enhancements designed to improve operations, comfort and efficiency at nine district buildings containing a total of 413,000 square feet. The Energy Solutions division of TAC will complete the work as a guaranteed energy savings performance contract with the district. TAC guarantees that White Oak ISD will reduce its utility costs by $132,000 annually for 15 years once the project is completed in August 2009.

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Control Technology and Solutions Completes $4.7 Million in Energy Saving Upgrades at Seven Veterans Homes in Missouri
The state of Missouri will collect $373,900 in annual energy and operational savings thanks to innovative turnkey design and engineering services delivered by St. Louis-based Control Technology and Solutions, Inc. (CTS). The firm implemented cost-saving solutions at all seven Missouri Veterans Homes, located in Cameron, Cape Girardeau, Mexico, Mt. Vernon, St. James, St. Louis, and Warrensburg, Mo. The Missouri Veterans Commission operates the homes, which total 1,350 beds.

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Maine Governor Flips the Switch on OSRAM SYLVANIA LED Retrofit Lamps at Pineland Farms
Maine Governor John Baldacci flipped the switch on over 200 street lighting fixtures retrofitted with OSRAM SYLVANIA LEDs to illuminate the campus of Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. This is the first significant installation of the company's new LED product, the Post Top Fixture LED Retrofit Kit. Pineland Farms is a 5,000-acre working farm, diverse business campus and educational and recreational venue. The site's LED retrofit project had the support of Efficiency Maine, a statewide effort to promote more efficient use of electricity and help Maine residents and businesses reduce energy costs.

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$18 million Energy Efficiency Partnership Project Awarded to Atlantic Energy Solutions
Atlantic Energy Solutions, Inc. announced that they have signed a contract to begin, in conjunction with a partner, an $18 million project at a Northern New Jersey Township and School District. The partnership will develop and maintain a one megawatt co-generation plant, as well as to put into operation a 700 watt solar plant which will produce electricity for 8 large municipal buildings in the town.

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ConEdison Solutions and Simon Property Group Announce Agreement to Perform Energy-Efficiency Work at Simon Sites Throughout the United States
With the support of Simon Property Group, The Mall at Rockingham Park, New Hampshire's largest shopping mall with more than 140 stores, is undertaking an efficient-lighting initiative in cooperation with ConEdison Solutions. The Mall at Rockingham Park has begun a property-wide lighting system retrofit that will reduce carbon emissions by 885,000 pounds, an amount equivalent to planting 110 acres of trees or taking 77 cars off the road for a year.

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Study Demonstrates High Water and Sewer Savings Rates at Correctional Facilities
An independent study done by SCI Rockview, PA found that I-Cons Systems, a provider of water conservation and cost reduction for correctional facilities across the United States, generates typical water and sewer savings of between 65%-75% and have gone in some projects as high as 80%,. The company is a leading provider of intelligent plumbing control systems and reports that it has the largest installed base in the industry, with over 100,000 installed retrofit units.

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FPL Energy Services to Save Lee County Schools $8.2 Million in Energy Costs Over the Next 10 Years
FPL Energy Services won a contract with the Lee County School Board to improve energy efficiency at 25 schools, saving the district $8.2 million over 10 years. Under the contract, FPL Services will design, build and help finance comprehensive energy conservation upgrades at these schools.

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Custom Energy Services Wins Approval from the State of Arizona to Deliver Energy Services to Public Facilities
ConEdison Solutions announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Custom Energy Services, LLC, has successfully completed a competitive selection process by the state of Arizona and has been granted an award as an energy performance contractor. As a State-accredited energy services company, the firm is entitled to participate in Arizona's Energy Performance Contracting program, which provides energy efficiency services to state agencies, state universities, community colleges, cities, counties and K-12 schools.

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Johnson Controls to Harness Renewable Energy, Improve Energy Conservation Measures at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. has signed an $89 million energy savings performance contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. to apply advanced energy conservation solutions, including a biomass gasification system, to the campus. The project is expected to generate $8 million in annual energy savings. This project is the first signed initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative, which aims to meet or exceed the aggressive energy efficiency goals set forth by the federal government and laid out by President Bush in an Executive Order.

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Chevron Energy Solutions, Glendale Water & Power, and Glendale Community College Unveil 400 MW Solar Project
Glendale Water & Power, Glendale Community College and Chevron Energy Solutions unveiled the largest solar electric project in Glendale, which will help Glendale Water & Power meet its renewable energy target and provide shaded parking at the college campus. The project is comprised of 872 solar panels with a rated output of approximately 262 kilowatt capacity and is expected to generate 400 megawatt hours of renewable energy each year, enough to power 125 homes. The solar system produces peak electricity during the daytime, when the college experiences the highest demand for power, and serves 10 percent of the campus' energy needs.

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Lake Land College Selects Control Technology and Solutions to Help Them Become Self-Sustaining
Lake Land College in Illinois took the opportunity presented by aging infrastructure to enter into a turnkey contract with CTS employing a guaranteed performance." should be "Lake Land College in Illinois took the opportunity presented by aging infrastructure to become self-sustaining by utilizing turnkey engineering and construction services by Control Technology and Solutions.

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Burns & McDonnell to Save CA County $1.29M Annually
Burns & McDonnell performed an Investment Grade Audit for Fresno (CA) county which included detailed surveys of all buildings, analysis and modeling of a comprehensive list of energy conservation measures and associated cost estimates. The 15 year Guaranteed Energy Savings Program to be implemented will save the county $1.29M annually.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Introduces Demand Response Ballast
OSRAM SYLVANIA has introduced the QUICKTRONIC® PowerSHED High Efficiency Demand Response Ballast. The PowerSHED universal voltage ballast combines state-of-the-art, high efficiency three lamp operation with a low cost method of emergency demand response power reduction. The PowerSHED Ballast is a high-efficiency, instant-start bi-level type with a built in power line carrier signal receiver for automated dimming response.

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Company News


Chevron Energy Solutions Receives Green Apple Award for Climate Change
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools announced that it has selected Chevron Energy Solutions to receive the 2008 Green Apple Award for Climate Change. The award recognizes the company's work with school districts nationwide to capture energy and cost savings through energy-efficient facility improvements, conservation and solar power projects. Savings can be applied towards new textbooks, computers, building renovations and other important priorities, while also reducing the school district's carbon footprint. The projects also provide an opportunity for students to learn about how energy efficiency and renewable power can combat climate change.

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Advance Repositions for Strength and Alignment
Advance announced its launch of a repositioning campaign that will serve to both acknowledge its long-standing position and history as a leader in the ballast industry while firmly reflecting its affiliation to global technology leader and corporate parent Philips. As part of the initiative, Advance will officially become known as Philips Lighting Electronics North America (N.A.) and will adopt Philips Advance as its product brand on all existing electronic and magnetic fluorescent and HID ballasts.

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Executive Centre Reduces Carbon Footprint and Earns Trane Energy Efficiency Leadership Award
A 521,000-square-foot Executive Centre office building in Cincinnati, housing General Electric and CINCOM Systems, Inc., recently announced completion of building-wide renovations that will drastically reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in its three buildings. As a result of the renovations, the building's property manager, CB Richard Ellis, anticipates more than $40,000 in savings per year from reduced energy use. To recognize the importance of these upgrades and CB Richard Ellis' commitment to building-wide efficiency, the Executive Centre earned the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Commercial Real Estate Award for its sustainable energy and operational efficiency building designs and practices.

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