A new industry-led partnership with the US Department of Energy is strengthening the US chemical industry's competitive position and furthering national economic goals. This document describes how the partnership is promoting advanced technologies that optimize energy efficiency in operations and reduce waste and energy-related emissions.
This case study describes the new energy-efficient equipment being installed at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to save nearly $2 million per year in energy and utility costs. The work is being done under a delivery order by Honeywell, Inc., as part of a US Department of Energy ``super'' regional energy savings performance contract, or Super ESPC. These are streamlined contracts that allow Federal agencies to contract with competitively selected energy service companies in their region for a variety of energy- and water-efficient products and services. The service companies pay up-front capital costs and are reimbursed with part of the agency's utility cost savings. In this work, NASA Johnson Space Center will get new energy-efficient lighting and compressed-air systems, water-conserving fixtures, and improved controls.
This issue of the State Renewable Energy News highlights state activities in California, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island along with updates on state restructuring laws in 9 other states.