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Glenville State College Saves Energy and Resources

Glenville State College Saves Energy and Resources

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

 

Largest GSC Campus-wide Energy Efficiency Project Exceeds Savings and Sustainability Goals

 

Glenville, W.Va. – Energy savings data reports indicate that Glenville State College (GSC) exceeded the anticipated impact of its campus-wide energy efficiency and facility modernization project by approximately $184,000 in the first two years since the project’s completion.

 

Underscoring its commitment to advancing education, economic growth, and community development, Glenville State College selected Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy service provider, to implement the largest campus-wide improvement project in GSC’s history. The $4.1 million project, completed in 2014, included comprehensive energy efficiency and building improvements to reduce energy costs, modernize building systems and technologies, and enhance the environment.

 

Working with local subcontractors and vendors, Energy Systems Group implemented a wide range of energy efficiency and infrastructure improvements in 13 campus buildings, spanning approximately 608,500 square feet, including the President’s House and the Community Center. The improvements, expected to result in more than $176,000 of energy savings annually over the 15-year term of the contract, included lighting upgrades, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system upgrades, window replacements, a demand response program, and the conversion of gas wells to feed GSC facilities directly.

 

By implementing these key facility modernization measures, Glenville State College will reduce its carbon footprint by more than 1,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to generating enough electricity to power more than 150 homes or planting more than 1,300 acres of forest.

 

“This is an excellent result for Glenville State College, both financially and environmentally,” said Dr. Peter Barr, President of Glenville State College. “Energy Systems Group has done a great job helping us reach our goal of being a more energy-efficient and sustainable campus,” added Barr. “These improvements, which were primarily funded by energy savings, allowed Glenville State College to enhance the learning environment for students and more efficiently allocate financial resources, all while becoming a more environmentally responsible campus.” “ESG was also instrumental in helping GSC qualify for a zero percent $1 million loan through the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.”

 

“It’s really no surprise that this project is delivering as promised and more,” said Tom Ratliff, Executive Director of the Physical Plant for Glenville State College. “Our facilities are not only more comfortable to be in, yet these improvements have also dramatically improved the aesthetics of campus buildings, and helped us achieve a solid foundation for continuing sustainability efforts.”

 

“We commend Dr. Barr and the Glenville State College facilities team for pioneering this innovative approach and vision to making GSC a more sustainable, modernized, and environmentally responsible campus,” said Audra Blackwell, ESG Business Development Manager. “ESG is proud to be part of GSC’s continued academic success and to help promote energy conservation and facility modernization on campus.”

 

To learn more about the Glenville State College energy efficiency project, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com/gsc.

 

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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Meram El Ramahi, Energy Systems Group                                                 

Tel: (812) 492-3734

Email: mramahi@energysystemsgroup.com

 

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Energy Systems Group Awarded U.S. DOE IDIQ Contract for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Energy Systems Group Awarded U.S. DOE IDIQ Contract for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Monday, June 05, 2017

 

Contract allows for Energy Systems Group to continue developing energy and water infrastructure projects through the U.S. DOE ESPC program

 

Newburgh, Ind. – Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) announced that it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ESG is one of 21 companies awarded the $55 billion IDIQ contract to develop new energy and water savings projects for federal facilities.

 

“ESG is honored to continue serving federal customers as a DOE IDIQ ESPC contractor,” said Steve Spanbauer, Senior Vice President of Energy Systems Group. “We look forward to developing innovative energy and water infrastructure projects that help federal agencies meet their mission-critical needs while increasing energy security, enhancing energy efficiency resiliency, and facilitating the necessary financing, with no required initial cost.”

 

The new IDIQ contract, awarded to ESG on April 27, has a base period of five years and one 18-month extension period. The maximum contract ceiling amount of $55 billion will be shared by all contract holders. The DOE expects the new IDIQ to be used for investments resulting in federal infrastructure improvements, energy savings, and job creation.

 

ESG is a longstanding DOE ESPC IDIQ contractor, developing a number of leading projects through the contract, including the design and construction of the first ever combined heat and power (CHP) facility for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), the CHP facility is capable of operating as an islanded microgrid, providing energy for critical mission operations such as the International Space Station Mission Control in the event of a utility power disruption. The CHP facility and chilled water plant improvements will save approximately $141 million over a 22-year operating term.

 

ESG is also completing a $70.3 million ESPC project, signed in December 2016, at Naval Base Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island. Upon completion, the project is anticipated to save over 36 million gallons of water annually, and will generate over $187 million in savings over the contract term.

 

“ESPCs such as those ESG is completing at NASA JSC and Naval Base Coronado help federal agencies meet their energy reduction goals and achieve innovative energy and water infrastructure upgrades that reduce costs and replace dated equipment with new and efficient systems,” added Spanbauer. “Funding these upgrades through energy savings is good for the federal government, U.S. business, and the U.S. taxpayer.”

 

"This program highlights how the public and private sector partnerships can align with the Administration's objectives for increased energy efficiency and job creation without burdensome regulations," said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. "A key component is that these energy and water efficiency projects at federal facilities pay for themselves, and the hope is that all federal agencies will utilize this financing method to the fullest extent." 

 

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG is strongly positioned to develop projects across the full spectrum of federal contracting opportunities, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. ESG is an industry leader in developing and implementing federal government projects under Utility Energy Services Contracts and through public/private partnerships such as Enhanced Use Leases. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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USCG Base Portsmouth Wins Award for Upgraded Infrastructure and First Ever Homeland Security Microgrid Study

USCG Base Portsmouth Wins Award for Upgraded Infrastructure and First Ever Homeland Security Microgrid Study

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

Upgrades funded by savings are strengthening energy security, enhancing mission resiliency, and supporting future microgrid capabilities  

 

Portsmouth, Va. – The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Base Portsmouth Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) team received the 2016 USCG Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Readiness (SEER) Award in the Overall Sustainability Category as well as the SEER Team Category for the Energy Track. In early fiscal year 2016, Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), worked with the Base through Dominion Virginia Power’s (Dominion) UESC program to develop, design, and build the multi-phase UESC-funded project, including the first microgrid feasibility study within the Department of Homeland Security.

 

“Base Portsmouth is excited to see the completion of construction on our UESC after nearly 10 years of planning for the conversion to natural gas,” said USCG Base Portsmouth Facilities Engineer, Lieutenant Commander Colleen Symansky, adding, “In addition to the USCG UESC team, the work of Dominion and ESG was integral to the successful completion of all energy conservation measures (ECMs) on the project. In just the past few months we've seen significant savings in utility and heating costs as well as numerous environmental benefits.”

 

The UESC project included over $8.4 million in capital improvements and the conversion of multiple boilers to natural gas heating, thereby eliminating the annual consumption of propane and #2 fuel by 11,005 and 111,000 gallons respectively. This allowed for the removal of 16 outmoded above ground storage tanks and eliminated the Base's requirements to have a Facility Response Plan with the State of Virginia. Further, more than four million gallons of water will be saved annually due to the installation of new water fixtures, while new lighting fixtures will save more than 1,000 man hours of maintenance per year.

 

The microgrid study completed helps establish a deliberate pathway towards resiliency and energy independence across all of Base Portsmouth’s missions and commands. The UESC installation of a 1.2 megawatt peak shaving generator not only lowers the Base utility rate and supports future microgrid capabilities, it is also associated with new switchgear that improves worker safety and stabilizes commercial electrical power.

 

“Dominion is pleased to support the United States Coast Guard in new energy infrastructure projects that will increase reliability, resiliency, and efficiency for Base Portsmouth,” stated Eric Tatum, Manager of Federal Energy Solutions at Dominion. “In addition, this project enables Base Portsmouth to reduce operating costs and contribute to mission assurance. We all have a critical role to play in regards to energy conservation measures which will lead to reduced energy consumption by the installation.”

 

USCG Base Portsmouth’s mission includes coordinating regional mission support activities within the 5th Coast Guard District. The Base is home to 26 tenant commands and provides medical, communication, engineering, and logistical support for more than 160 Coast Guard units in six states and Washington D.C., including six medium-endurance cutters and two buoy tenders homeported at the Base. As such, energy resiliency is a necessary characteristic of its utility infrastructure.

 

Growing concerns about electric grid vulnerability, uncertainty about the cost of fuel, and the increase in the development of distributed generation, have led many federal agencies and sub-agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S Coast Guard, to reconsider energy security and resiliency strategies for their critical missions and operations at various bases and stations, including Base Portsmouth. U.S Coast Guard Energy Management Policy mandates enhance operations, strengthen fuel logistics reliability and flexibility, as well as enhance energy security in all new energy projects.

 

“ESG is honored to support the United States Coast Guard and their important mission through the design and installation of energy and water infrastructure upgrades,” said Steve Spanbauer, Senior Vice President of Energy Systems Group. “Helping the Coast Guard and DHS develop a microgrid plan furthers their goal of true energy resilience,” added Spanbauer.  “We applaud the Coast Guard’s innovative contracting approach by which all of the infrastructure improvements and microgrid plan are paid for from savings; this is good for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. business, and the U.S. taxpayer."

 

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG is strongly positioned to develop projects across the full spectrum of federal contracting opportunities, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. ESG is an industry leader in developing and implementing federal government projects under Utility Energy Services Contracts and through public/private partnerships such as Enhanced Use Leases. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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Niskayuna Celebrates Earth Day with Ceremony Highlighting Infrastructure Improvements at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Niskayuna Celebrates Earth Day with Ceremony Highlighting Infrastructure Improvements at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

 

Upgrades will improve operational efficiency and help protect the Mohawk River

 

Niskayuna, N.Y. – Niskayuna Town Supervisor Joe Landry was joined by state, county and town officials and representatives from Energy Systems Group (ESG) and their design and construction team today to commemorate upgrades underway at the Niskayuna Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new systems will improve treatment during storms and wet weather, ensuring the protection of the nearby Mohawk River. The plant upgrades address much needed infrastructure renewal and will improve operational efficiency and reduce the wastewater treatment plant’s carbon footprint by incorporating renewable energy.

 

The Town of Niskayuna partnered with ESG, a leading energy services provider, to serve as the prime contractor of a multi-year project that will include improvements to its 3 million gallons per day (MGD) wastewater treatment plant. In addition to meeting New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) wet weather management obligations, the plant improvements will expand the plant’s treatment capacity to 3.5 MGD, positioning Niskayuna for future economic growth.

 

“I am very pleased to celebrate Earth Day by announcing these infrastructure improvements at the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant,” stated Niskayuna Town Supervisor Joe Landry.  “These enhancements will modernize the various mechanical and electrical systems at the plant, provide increased plant capacity to enable further residential and business growth, afford additional environmental protections for the Mohawk River, and encourage renewable energy production,” continued Supervisor Landry. “We look forward to working with ESG to deliver the best project for our residents.”

 

Town Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw stated, “Today’s groundbreaking is the result of years of effort, collaboration, and ingenuity and represents a significant investment in the future of our community.  I am proud to play a role in this project.”

 

“Niskayuna is a community that believes in science. So, today, that means environmental protection. I congratulate Supervisor Landry and the Town Board on these updates to the Town's wastewater treatment facility,” stated Assemblyman Phil Steck.

 

“Congratulations to the Town of Niskayuna for their forward thinking by not only investing in their infrastructure but reducing their carbon footprint at the same time,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature.  “These improvements will continue all of our efforts to save taxpayers money through a more efficient government while increasing our use of renewable energy.”

 

"New York State’s continued investments in improving wastewater infrastructure to protect waterways like the Mohawk River are essential to strengthening local economies in the region," said DEC Commissioner Seggos. "These improvements will help preserve and protect communities in the Mohawk River watershed and further advance the economic and environmental importance of investing in protecting waterways. I commend the town of Niskayuna for upgrading their wastewater infrastructure and doing so in a manner that reduces the town’s carbon footprint."

 

The initial stage of the project will center on meeting the NYSDEC wet weather management obligations which will ensure the facility effectively treats what enters it during storms and other “high flow” events.  Future phases of work will include upgrades of major treatment processes and facility infrastructure.  One aspect of the project will leverage the existing anaerobic digesters’ excess capacity to accept organic waste, produce additional biogas, and use it as fuel for onsite electricity production. The plant’s new ability to produce energy on-site will make it an energy net zero facility, and will create a new source of revenue for the town from the receipt of the organics.

 

“Energy Systems Group is proud to partner with the Town of Niskayuna to implement these innovative infrastructure improvements that will make the wastewater treatment plant more efficient as well as help protect the Mohawk River,” said Greg Collins, ESG President. “This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day, and we commend the town leadership for their innovative and strategic vision for promoting economic growth, environmental conservation, and sustainability.”

 

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation, is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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Nicole Salamone, Town of Niskayuna                                                     

Tel: (518) 386-4516

Email: nsalamone@niskayuna.org

 

Meram El Ramahi, Energy Systems Group

Tel: (812) 492-3734

Email: mramahi@energysystemsgroup.com

 

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Energy Systems Group to Upgrade Infrastructure at Naval Base Coronado

Energy Systems Group to Upgrade Infrastructure at Naval Base Coronado

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

Improvements will Save Energy, Enhance Mission Resiliency and Conserve Water

 

San Diego, California (March 21, 2017) – Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), recently held a project kick-off meeting for a $70.3 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), signed in December 2016, at Naval Base Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island (NAS North Island). With a mission to support the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet and an emphasis on naval aviation, Naval Base Coronado serves as the home port for two Navy aircraft carriers, hosts 18 aviation squadrons, and supports 140 tenant commands. In an effort to increase energy resiliency and to reduce shore-based operational costs, NAS North Island sought upgrades to provide significant energy and water consumption savings while improving its energy supply and distribution capabilities.

 

"ESPCs, such as this one, help the Navy meet its energy reduction goals and provide infrastructure upgrades in order for us to remove the costly and older central steam and compressed air distribution systems at NAS North Island," stated Dave Curfman, assistant commander for Public Works, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

 

The overhaul of this necessary infrastructure will enable NAS North Island to better serve the two Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) logistical and industrial operations commands onsite. This includes Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), a NAVAIR command focused on repairing and maintaining Navy and Marine Corps aircraft for rapid return to the fleet. The resiliency inherent in a more efficient water and energy infrastructure ensures FRCSW and the other NAS North Island tenant operations are able to complete their mission-critical work with a greater sense of water and energy surety at the shore facilities. Upon completion, the project is anticipated to result in energy savings of over 321,000 MMBtu (million British thermal unit) and will save over 36 million gallons of water annually. This project will generate over $187 million in savings over the contract term.

 

"We are excited about making significant progress towards our energy and water conservation goals," said Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Captain Scott Mulvehill. "We look forward to the day when the bulk of our aging steam distribution system can be abandoned to be replaced by new and efficient boilers and heating systems."

 

These upgrades will help Naval Base Coronado support the Department of the Navy's overall Shore Energy Management goal of reducing shore energy consumption by 50 percent by 2020 as well as Executive Order 13693 in reducing water intensity by 2 percent per year through 2025.

 

"We are honored to support the United States Navy by installing new energy infrastructure that will directly impact the important mission of Naval Base Coronado," said Steve Spanbauer, senior vice president of Energy Systems Group. "ESG will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the new equipment, allowing the Navy to focus on its mission," added Spanbauer. "Further, this critical project helped the Navy exceed their Federal Performance Contracting Goal, and all of the energy and water infrastructure improvements are paid for from savings; this is good for the U.S. Navy, U.S. business, and the U.S. taxpayer."

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Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG is strongly positioned to develop projects across the full spectrum of federal contracting opportunities, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. ESG is an industry leader in developing and implementing federal government projects under Utility Energy Services Contracts and through public / private partnerships such as Enhanced Use Leases. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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ESG Implements Energy and Water Conservation Improvements at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Largest Navy Installation in the Southeast

ESG Implements Energy and Water Conservation Improvements at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Largest Navy Installation in the Southeast

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

Jacksonville, Florida – Energy and water conservation improvements are currently underway at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville as part of a $12.6 million project signed in September 2016 and developed by Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), in partnership with TECO Peoples Gas, an Emera Company (TSX: EMA). NAS Jacksonville, one of the Navy’s fastest growing installations, is the largest base in the Navy’s Southeast Region, and the third largest naval installation in the nation. As a master air and industrial base, it supports U.S. and allied forces specializing in anti-submarine warfare and training of the best aviators in the world. Looking to increase energy resiliency in support of its mission and to reduce ashore vulnerabilities, NAS Jacksonville sought upgrades that would decrease energy and water consumption as well as provide improved capability to control its energy supply and distribution.

 

“This UESC project represents a critical advancement in support of NAS Jacksonville's long-standing goal of increasing our energy resiliency,” said NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Sean P. Haley. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to conserve energy while preserving the mission effectiveness of our installation.”

 

Estimated to save approximately $14.3 million over the performance period, the project scope includes controls upgrades, high efficiency lighting, transformer upgrades, water conservation measures, and HVAC system upgrades.

 

 “This project is a keystone in NAS Jacksonville's energy conservation program and it's expected to save the Navy a substantial amount of energy over the next decade,” said NAS Jacksonville Energy Manager Andrew Rubio. “After this project is constructed, the first year's energy savings alone (over 30,000 MMBTU) amount to the average annual energy use of more than 800 U.S. homes.”

 

“The project is also expected to conserve over one million gallons of water annually, or roughly the equivalent of over 625,000 toilet flushes,” Rubio added. “All together, this project should make significant progress for NAS Jacksonville and the Navy toward meeting the Executive Order 13693 mandated targets for energy and water conservation.”

 

NAS Jacksonville’s energy intensity is expected to be reduced by over 22 percent annually upon completion of project implementation, helping NAS Jacksonville support the Department of the Navy’s overall Shore Energy Management goal of reducing shore energy consumption by 50 percent by 2020.

 

“We are proud to partner with TECO on this innovative project that will increase energy efficiency and resiliency at NAS Jacksonville while modernizing the base’s facilities,” said ESG Senior Vice President Steve Spanbauer. “Along with helping to exceed the Federal Performance Contracting Goal, all of the energy and water infrastructure improvements are paid for from savings; this is good for the U.S. Navy, U.S. business, and the U.S. taxpayer,” added Spanbauer.

 

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG is strongly positioned to develop projects across the full spectrum of federal contracting opportunities, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. ESG is an industry leader in developing and implementing federal government projects under Utility Energy Services Contracts and through public / private partnerships such as Enhanced Use Leases. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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Energy Systems Group Awarded UESC at Maxwell Air Force Base

Energy Systems Group Awarded UESC at Maxwell Air Force Base

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

Montgomery, Alabama – Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), in collaboration with its utility partner, Alabama Power Company (APC), a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), was awarded a $4.4 million Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) at Maxwell Air Force Base (Maxwell AFB) in Montgomery, Alabama. Host to the 42d Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB is the site of Air University, a part of the US Air Force Air Education and Training Command.

 

Consisting of five energy conservation measures (ECMs), the UESC project will save over $572,000 annually over a 10-year performance period. ECMs being implemented include lighting controls and/or retrofits in 18 buildings, heat recovery chillers in 20 buildings, various mechanical retrofits, controls upgrades in 22 buildings, and demand ventilation and retro-commissioning in 6 buildings. ESG will also provide performance verification services in order to validate the savings after project completion. The project is expected to be completed within 13 months.

 

“Maxwell Air Force Base is vitally important to the state and to our nation’s defense,” said Tony Smoke, Alabama Power’s vice president of marketing. “We are excited to partner with ESG to support the base and its efforts to become more energy efficient.”

 

The UESC project is expected to reduce Maxwell’s energy use by over 41,000 MMBtu (one million British Thermal Units) or 12 GWh (gigawatt hours) per year, enough to power nearly 1,100 American homes, and will help the base better meet its energy intensity reduction goals.

 

“ESG is proud to partner with Alabama Power to implement this UESC project which will help modernize Maxwell Air Force Base while increasing its energy efficiency and resiliency,” said Greg Collins, ESG President. “As the key training center for future Air Force leaders, Maxwell AFB will experience an enhanced, energy-efficient learning environment as a direct result of this project,” added Collins. “Extensive use of innovative heat recovery chiller technology demonstrates that Maxwell AFB is committed to being on the front lines of energy efficiency while maximizing every energy dollar spent.”

 

The energy efficiency upgrades will reduce greenhouse gases by over 8,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to planting about 8,000 acres of new forest.

 

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Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG is an industry leader in developing and implementing federal government projects with 28 utility partners under Utility Energy Services Contracts and through public / private partnerships such as Enhanced Use Leases. ESG is strongly positioned to develop projects across the full spectrum of federal contracting opportunities, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com

 

Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), provides reliable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers at a total retail price that has been below the national average for decades. Learn more at www.alabamapower.com.

 

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Building Upgrades at Bradley County Schools Will Reduce Costs and Improve Learning Environment

Building Upgrades at Bradley County Schools Will Reduce Costs and Improve Learning Environment

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

 

Cleveland, Tenn. – Bradley County Schools will soon begin implementing energy conservation measures that are anticipated to result in $23.2 million in energy and operational savings while improving the learning environment. These measures are part of a $16.2 million contract with Energy Systems Group (ESG) for comprehensive energy and infrastructure improvements at 18 schools, the Central Office, and Central Annex.

 

“The energy and infrastructure upgrades will not only improve the quality of learning environments at all Bradley County Schools, but will also reduce energy and operational costs allowing us to invest those dollars for educational purposes,” said Dr. Linda Cash, Director of Bradley County Schools.

 

The energy conservation measures and building improvements include extensive heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and window replacements, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting upgrades, water conservation improvements, kitchen upgrades, building envelope improvements, installation of a computerized maintenance management system, variable speed controllers for packaged HVAC equipment, refrigerant pressure monitoring, and indoor air quality improvements through bi-polar ionization. Also, to allow continuous monitoring and analysis of utility use, an electric and water sub metering system will be installed in all schools. Dashboard strategies will allow maximum use of data to drive continuous improvement of energy efficiency.

 

“This has been a dream of mine for at least 10 years knowing the impact it would make in the classroom for our teachers and students, our maintenance staff, our environment, and indoor air quality,” said Johnny Mull, Bradley County Schools Energy Manager. “This will certainly have a wow factor and will be something we are all proud of; I’m excited and ready to see the project through to completion.”

 

“ESG is proud to partner with the Bradley County School Board and Bradley County Commissioners to implement innovative energy and infrastructure improvements that will enhance the learning environment and reduce energy costs,” said Kevin Waters, ESG account executive.

 

The project will begin in one month and the anticipated completion date is August 2017.

 

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Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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CCSD 168 Celebrates Completion of New Playgrounds and Water Filtration System

CCSD 168 Celebrates Completion of New Playgrounds and Water Filtration System

Monday, August 15, 2016

 

New Construction and Renovations Underway Will Improve Learning Environment, Reduce Costs, and Promote Efficiency

 

Sauk Village, Ill. – Dr. Donna Leak, Superintendent of Community Consolidated Schools District 168 (CCSD 168) was joined by members of the School Board, staff, and Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of new playgrounds as part of a comprehensive renovation project at Wagoner Elementary, Strassburg Elementary, and Rickover Junior High.

 

The project commenced this summer and will be completed in phases over the next 18 months. In addition to new playgrounds at Wagoner and Strassburg, the project scope includes new flooring at all three buildings; new piping and water filtration systems at all three buildings; an upgraded track at Rickover; a new Learning Resource Center at Rickover; and a remodel of the sixth grade wing at Rickover.

 

“The work we are doing will impact generations of students in Sauk Village,” said Dr. Leak.  “In addition to the opportunities for our students, this work will also provide the district with significant operational savings in the years to come showing a great deal of fiscal prudence on the part of our Board,” she added.  “Our mission to inspire, challenge, and support every child every day is at the heart of all that we do, and it is the district's goal to use this project in attracting families to Sauk Village to take advantage of the updated buildings and new curricular initiatives supporting our children.”

 

CCSD 168 was one of 29 school districts qualified to receive $9 million in Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB) for capital improvements and repairs. The QSCB is part of a Federal Program to assist school districts with capital projects needed to update and maintain buildings and grounds. Close to 200 School districts across the state applied for the QSCB. The intent of the Federal program is to allow districts to issue bonds for which the federal government will cover the interest cost thereby allowing school districts to be responsible for the principal and not the full interest costs. This opportunity allows the district to make needed repairs now while still being able to maintain a fund balance for other needed future expenditures.

 

“We’ve been fortunate to partner with Dr. Leak and the District 168 School Board to help fulfill their vision and commitment to improving the learning environment and transforming schools into state-of-the-art facilities for the Sauk Village community,” said Steve Kowalski, ESG Sales Manager.

 

As part of a communications platform for the project, ESG has customized a project website that includes project implementation updates, photos, and informational materials. To learn more about the CCSD 168 Renovation Project, visit http://www.energysystemsgroup.com/ccsd168.

 

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

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Town of Woodbridge Celebrates Completion of Renovation Project at Beecher Road School

Town of Woodbridge Celebrates Completion of Renovation Project at Beecher Road School

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 

Infrastructure Improvements Improve Learning Environment and Promote Sustainability, Safety, and Energy Efficiency

 

Town of Woodbridge Celebrates Completion of Renovation Project at Beecher Road School

 

Town of Woodbridge Celebrates Completion of Renovation Project at Beecher Road School

 

Woodbridge, Conn. – Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, joined Woodbridge Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar, State Senator Joe Crisco, State Representative Themis Klarides, the Town of Woodbridge Board of Education and Building Committee, and representatives from engineering consultants, AKF Group, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of a comprehensive renovation project at Beecher Road School.

 

The $13.4 million project was approved by referendum in February 2014, and work on the project began the following summer. Most work was completed during two summers and in the evenings to avoid disruption to the learning environment.

 

"This project is the culmination of years of work by our Town volunteer Building Committee working with Town officials and Beecher Road School staff and the Board of Education," said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. "The Town is indebted to them for making the school environment healthier, more comfortable, and more conducive to learning."

 

"The completion of this project has been a long-time dream of mine," said Woodbridge Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella. "I am so grateful to the Town and the taxpayers for investing in the necessary upgrades to our school."

 

Beecher Road School New North Entrance Canopy

 

Beecher Road School New North Entrance Canopy

 

Energy Systems Group managed the building upgrades which included energy conservation measures, mechanical and controls upgrades, building envelope improvements, security enhancements, and more. The project is expected to save the Town $283,937 in energy and operational savings annually.

 

Major work completed through the project includes a new roof on the A, B and C Wings, installation of 970 solar panels on the school's roof, new window walls in the A and B wings, as well as completion of the new heating and air conditioning system, which is providing central air to the whole school.

 

"We commend Beecher Road School and the Town of Woodbridge for their leadership and commitment to implementing innovative infrastructure solutions that have transformed Beecher Road School into a technically advanced state-of-the-art school facility," said Doug Tischbein, Energy Systems Group business development director. "We've been fortunate during this process to find great partners like AKF Group to help bring innovative projects like this to fruition."

 

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Energy Systems Group (ESG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), is a leading energy services provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit www.energysystemsgroup.com.

 

Beecher Road School New South Entrance Canopy

 

Beecher Road School New South Entrance Canopy

 

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