Florida A&M University (pictured) has awarded Siemens a $12.2 million contract expected to save the university about $1.2 million in equivalent guaranteed annual energy savings. The 18-month project, which began in May, includes a partially decentralized steam plant heating system, a solar-thermal heating system for the swimming pool, building automation improvements, and ventilation and dehumidification improvements for the library. Siemens expects the renovations to reduce natural gas consumption 42.6 percent, an annual equivalent savings of $706,204, and reduce electricity consumption 12.1 percent, creating $563,909 in cost savings.
Seven space heaters using Cambridge LEED-Ready heating technology will heat General Mills’ 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center near Atlanta, Ga., the largest LEED-Gold certified industrial building in the US. According to the company, Cambridge space heaters combined with efficient lighting, exhaust fans and occupant sensors account for a 50.2 percent energy savings over a typical large warehouse or distribution center.
Scrap metal recycling company Jack Engle & Co. has selected Locus Technologies to manage its permitting, compliance and environmental activities, using Locus’ cloud-based Environmental Information Management and ePortal software. Locus will aggregate the data from multiple Jack Engle sites in the Western US; the company expects ePortal will lower its costs.
Public transport provider National Express will implement Ecometrica software Our Impacts, a cloud-based greenhouse gas accounting platform, across its UK divisions later this year, starting in Spain. National Express is Our Impacts’ 200th client. The platform launched 18 month ago.
Retailer New Look has chosen Rexel UK to supply energy efficient lighting to its 600 UK stores, A1 Lighting reports. Rexel will upgrade the existing halogen lamps to LED lighting; the electrical supplier estimates sales of £650,000 throughout the life of the project, which it expects to deliver return on investment in 15 months.
Rosebud Mining Company has selected WSP Digital’s E-Records Information Management System (ERIMS) to handle its environmental data management and compliance reporting. The Pennsylvania-based coal producer will use ERIMS to standardize and streamline processes for meeting permit requirements, managing field and laboratory data, and producing reports for regulatory agencies and internal use. The initial phase of the implementation began in May and will be completed in August.
Recycled Energy Development has acquired the combined heat and power projects located at Dean Foods’ facilities in City of Industry, Calif., and Franklin, Mass. Each project will produce approximately 2 MW of electricity and 4.5 MMBtu/hr of thermal energy from clean natural gas. By recycling waste heat, the units will help Dean Foods achieve its targeted goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from its 2008 baseline.