Department of Energy, National Grid, and Siemens Complete Major Energy-Efficiency Upgrade during Brookhaven Lab

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Infrastructure improvements by $14.85 million Utility Energy Service Contract approaching to save some-more than $1 million any year, revoke hothouse gas emissions.

Mike Ruiz, National Grid's Director of Community and Customer Management (second from left), presents a $626,475 rebate/grant check to Brookhaven Lab Director Doon Gibbs (far right) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven Site Office (BHSO) Business Management Division Director Evelyn Landini (far left). The check reflects new rebates and grants done probable by a UESC energy-efficiency upgrades during a Lab. Also graphic (from left) are John Carter, BHSO Communications Director; John Shonder, Director, Sustainability Performance Office, DOE, and Dave Hopping, boss of Siemens' North American-based Building Technologies Division.

Mike Ruiz, National Grid’s Director of Community and Customer Management (second from left), presents a $626,475 rebate/grant check to Brookhaven Lab Director Doon Gibbs (far right) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven Site Office (BHSO) Business Management Division Director Evelyn Landini (far left). The check reflects new rebates and grants done probable by a UESC energy-efficiency upgrades during a Lab. Also graphic (from left) are John Carter, BHSO Communications Director; John Shonder, Director, Sustainability Performance Office, DOE, and Dave Hopping, boss of Siemens’ North American-based Building Technologies Division.

Representatives from a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory, National Grid, and Siemens currently distinguished a execution of poignant infrastructure upgrades during Brookhaven Lab designed to almost revoke a Lab’s appetite costs and hothouse gas emissions.  The work was achieved underneath a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) with National Grid and Siemens, underneath that National Grid facilitated third-party financing in a volume of $14.85 million to exercise lighting and other energy-efficiency upgrades during a Laboratory. The Laboratory will repay a loan regulating a assets generated by a upgrades, that are approaching to sum some-more than $1.3 million any year.

“Through this contract, we’re shortening emissions, saving money, and fostering public/private partnership” pronounced DOE-Brookhaven Site Office Manager Frank Crescenzo. “The UESC during Brookhaven National Lab is a regulation for success.”

UESCs are one of DOE’s agreement vehicles for implementing appetite charge and cost-savings projects during supervision facilities.  Under a UESC, a internal utility—in this box National Grid—facilitates a design, finance, and construction of a project. The agreement tenure is 10 years. Brookhaven’s is a initial DOE UESC in some-more than 15 years, and is a depart from normal contracts typically used during other DOE labs with private contractors for energy-saving projects. The plan is approaching to offer as a indication for other laboratories via a DOE complex.

“This agreement will revoke a Laboratory’s appetite costs and assistance us accommodate DOE and sovereign appetite and hothouse gas rebate goals—consistent with New York State’s immature appetite agenda,” pronounced Brookhaven Lab Director Doon Gibbs. “It also enables us to precedence a handling supports to deposit in infrastructure improvements that support a scholarship mission.”

Under a UESC, a Laboratory worked with Siemens to ascent lighting systems in 18 buildings, transposed and raise appetite government controls in 9 buildings, and commissioned a new high potency 1,250-ton H2O chiller and associated components during a Laboratory’s Central Chilled Water Facility, that provides cooling H2O for lab processes and buildings. The lighting upgrades enclosed installing new fixtures and retrofitting existent fixtures, replacing existent lamps and ballasts with some-more fit ones, and installing occupancy sensors and timers.

The improvements are approaching to revoke a Laboratory’s annual appetite power by approximately 11 percent compared to baseline measurements, and revoke hothouse gas emissions by over 7,000 metric tons. The assets from a UESC total with other sustainability efforts will assistance a Laboratory accommodate a 30-percent appetite power rebate idea for 2015, as good as a 28-percent hothouse gas rebate idea for 2020.

“National Grid is vehement to partner in this innovative plan with Brookhaven Lab. This new proceed will need a new regulatory indication that broadens a charge of utilities to be some-more accountable for process outcomes, such as compelling cleaner energy, advancing innovative technologies, and pushing mercantile growth,” pronounced Mike Ruiz, Director of Community and Customer Management, National Grid.

Work on a plan began in Dec 2013. Under a UESC, projects are managed by an Energy Service Company (ESCo) that is underneath agreement to a utility. Siemens served as a ESCo for this project, and finished it in May 2015 on time and within budget.

“We are respected to be partial of this Brookhaven National Laboratory appetite potency project,” pronounced Dave Hopping, boss of Siemens’ North American-based Building Technologies Division. “This UESC is a plain instance of how tighten partnership among all stakeholders leads to success, and is a indication that organizations opposite a nation can precedence to assistance accommodate appetite potency goals.”

Brookhaven only done a initial loan remuneration of $1.7 million, and will make additional savings-generated payments annually for a subsequent 10 years. In further to approach cost savings, a energy-efficiency improvements will make a Lab authorised for rebates and other financial incentives, amplifying a assets for a Lab over time.

Source: BNL