Energy Efficiency MicroNews: National Aquarium, FuelCell Energy, Energy Technology Savings

May 4, 2014
This week in energy efficiency micronews… The National Aquarium and Constellation will team up in conservation efforts in Maryland. FuelCell Energy will install two 2.8 MW fuel cell power plants for United Illuminating. Energy Technology Savings signed a contract with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors.

This week in energy efficiency micronews…

The National Aquarium is teaming up with Constellation to support environmental conservation efforts in Baltimore and throughout the Chesapeake Bay. The aquarium will implement $3.7 million in energy and water conservation measures through a 15-year energy performance contract with Constellation. Under the terms of the EPC, the water conservation and energy efficiency improvements provided by Constellation require no upfront capital from the National Aquarium and are guaranteed to provide $235,000 in cost savings annually.

More about the National Aquarium and its environmental conservation efforts

FuelCell Energy will install two 2.8 MW DFC3000 fuel cell power plants for United Illuminating, a Connecticut utility. One power plant will be located in Bridgeport, Conn. as part of a distributed renewable generation project that also includes a solar array. The second installation will be located within the United Illuminating service territory at a site to be named in the next 30 days. The fuel cell plants will provide continuous baseload power, adequate for about 5,600 homes, generated in a highly efficient and environmentally friendly manner. FuelCell Energy will install the power plants and operate and maintain them for 20 years under long-term service agreements. The plants are expected to be operational in early 2015.

More about FuelCell’s award for two 2.8 MW fuel cell power plants

Energy Technology Savings signed a contract with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors to implement its innovative Fast Trak Energy Savings program at Riverbank West, a 44-story, 400-plus unit luxury multifamily rental building in midtown Manhattan. ETS is an energy technology, behavior management and supply provider. ETS’ systems use smart sensors and mobile apps that let buildings proactively ‘talk’ to property managers about temperature, humidity, water detection, and occupancy. As part of the agreement with Cornerstone, ETS will deliver a custom-tailored program to the luxury 418-unit rental building that is expected to substantially reduce energy costs for the property. In similar buildings, ETS Fast Trak cut energy costs by more than 25 percent.

More about Cornerstone and Energy Technology Savings project at the Manhattan highrise

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