Member Spotlight

Top ASHRAE Honors for Stack House Apartments

December 28, 2015

Ecotope Inc. of Seattle WA was awarded one of five first place National ASHRAE Technology Awards for the Stackhouse Apartments. The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation.

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Analytics-Enabled Retro-Commissioning Program

September 28, 2015

BACKGROUND

PG&E has been delivering cost-effective Retro-commissioning (RCx) programs to larger commercial customers to help improve and optimize energy use.

OPPORTUNITY

PG&E historically struggled to engage schools and municipal buildings into its Retro-commissioning program. They recognized analytics could provide a cost-effective solution to expand their Retro-commissioning service offering into the broader commercial customer portfolio.

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Member Spotlight: How Energy Efficiency Solves ER Problems in Concert with GCCM/MCCM Delivery Model

August 18, 2015

This challenging hospital project provides the physical structure for the second phase of expansion at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). MacDonald-Miller completed Phase I in 2011. This second phase increases safety and quality of service to patients in a modern, high-performance environment.

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One North: market-rate sustainability

June 23, 2015

One North is a mixed-use development pushing the edges of financially feasible sustainability. Located in the growing North Williams corridor in northeast Portland, the development comprises a large courtyard space in between three buildings. Across the street is a New Seasons grocery store and many other amenities, making the location appealing to up-and-coming companies looking to find a unique place to call home.

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Over 50% Energy Savings Realized for Naval Air Station Facility on Whidbey Island

May 26, 2015

The Naval Air Station (NAS) on Whidbey Island believes that national defense and environmental protection must be compatible goals. Their recent effort to develop and execute a targeted plan for upgrading the chilled water system serving their critical Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) facility is another great example of the commitment the NAS has for environmental stewardship and continual improvement.

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Local Data Aggregator Delivers Low Cost Savings to Utilities

March 25, 2015

NEEC member, Seinergy LLC, is celebrating its third year in operation and over 2.5 million kWh in documented energy efficiency achievements.

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Researching the Impact of Innovative Sustainable Technologies in Portland, Oregon

February 17, 2015

Portland, Oregon established its Green Investment Fund (GIF) in 2005 to provide financial incentives for the adoption of innovative technologies in energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, stormwater management, and green building materials. The GIF was intended to demonstrate green building in an array of project types; to highlight the most innovative, regionally appropriate practices and technologies; and to support publicly valuable green building projects.

The Challenge

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PSCCU Cares, Acts and Empowers

January 27, 2015

At PSCCU, members are not only part owners of a financial cooperative, but they also help play a role in environmental sustainability, financial security for others, and job creation. The credit union offers all the financial products and management tools as other financial institutions, but they diversify themselves by combining helping the environment with providing their members with the best money-saving options.

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Steel Mill Electric Arc Furnace ID Fan Optimization Project

November 24, 2014

AirClean was assigned to perform the assessment, engineering and consultation to upgrade the bag house induced draft fans for a major U.S. steel manufacturer. The client wanted to save electrical energy and maintenance and Airclean helped them arrive at a design that would allow them to vary speed with temperature via variable frequency drives, would operate without throttling and would extend fan life and reduce maintenance by at least 50%.

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REI achieves 93% Reduction in Data Center Cooling Energy Use

October 31, 2014

CLEAResult collaborated with REI to identify long-term efficiency opportunities at its headquarters data center. CLEAResult’s engineering team first examined energy usage and then designed a cutting-edge upgrade plan specific to REI’s facility that was implemented in two phases. Overseeing every aspect of the efficiency upgrade process, CLEAResult managed installations, trained REI’s IT staff and carefully commissioned the new data center equipment.

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