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Considering Solar? Consider This.

There’s been a lot of positive press surrounding Fortune 500 companies, cities, and schools committing to net-zero energy goals. Perhaps because of this, organizations around the globe are looking to renewables like solar PV to solve their energy challenges.  According to new research conducted by Centrica Business Solutions, 79% of businesses are planning to increase the …

Sep 13, 2019

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Bundled Energy Projects

Gloversville Looks to Optimize Community Spaces Utilizing An Energy Performance Contract

The City of Gloversville, New York recently approved the installation of an energy systems optimization project that includes energy efficiency upgrades and improvements to infrastructure systems that deliver better comfort, fresh air, safety, and quality of life. The project is utilizing New York Article 9, also known as energy performance contract, that allows the energy …

Ben Stewart

June 15, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Municipals in New York Rely On Energy Saving Performance Contracts to Improve the Infrastructure that Impacts People Most

Cities, towns and counties in New York faced with end of life equipment and aging buildings can upgrade the infrastructure that delivers comfort, fresh air, safety, and quality of life to employees and taxpayers despite having no capital do so. It doesn’t even take a miracle, just a little known piece of legislation called an …

Ben Stewart

June 12, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Park Districts in Illinois Now Can Improve Their Facilities Without Spending A Cent

Nearly 350 park districts, sprinkled in towns and cities across Illinois, are comprised of thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings, all bustling daily with children, sports leagues, games and activities. These park districts are the true heart of their communities. But not all are running smoothly. Some baseball fields don’t have lights, or if …

Ben Stewart

June 5, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Does An Energy Performance Contract Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a leader of a cash-strapped community with major infrastructure issues, then an energy savings agreement might be just the thing for you. When deciding if an energy savings agreement is right for your community, there are a few things to take into consideration: Resources: Does your community have capital to maintain or …

Ben Stewart

June 2, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Town of Minden Improves Energy Systems With Energy Performance Contract

The Town of Minden had an old kerosene heater that didn’t adequately heat their buildings. On top of not working well, it was expensive to operate and maintain. The town’s energy system problems turned out to be the perfect energy performance contract case study in NY. “When our workers would arrive in the morning, the …

Ben Stewart

May 30, 2017

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Government

Does Buying Back Your Utility Owned Street lights Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a  municipal leader trying to save your community every cent possible while improving public spaces and keeping everyone safe, then buying back your utility owned street lights might make sense. SmartWatt recently completed a project for the Town of Owego that will save the town approximately $45,000 per year in maintenance costs …

Ben Stewart

May 25, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Wabash City Considering Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract To Fund Energy Efficiency Project

To combat high energy bills and failing energy systems, Wabash City, Indiana, is considering using Indiana Code 36-1-12.5 to update the small town’s aging infrastructure by installing new energy efficient equipment. Ed Myers, Account Executive for SmartWatt, recently gave a presentation on Indiana Code 36-1-12.5 to the Wabash City Council about leveraging the legislation that allows …

Ben Stewart

May 24, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Energy Efficiency Incentives For Public Entities in Illinois are Back

Municipal officials in Illinois with big energy efficiency or infrastructure improvement projects planned for the second half of the year can rest easy after Ameren recently announced an extension of its incentive program. Ameren, a utility company that services Central and Southern Illinois, is picking up part of the state’s Energy Now incentive program for the …

Ben Stewart

May 23, 2017

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