Two SitelogIQ Government Solutions’ Projects Honored with Lead by Example Clean Energy Project Awards by Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
SitelogIQ, a national provider of facility solutions announced today that on June 14, 2019, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources selected two of its Government Solutions’ projects to receive Lead By Example Clean Energy Project awards. The awards honor Rhode Island cities, towns, schools, state and quasi-public agencies, and colleges and universities for leading by example with their clean energy projects. SitelogIQ was recognized for energy efficiency projects that supported the City of Woonsocket and Rhode Island College.
These projects are examples of Governor Raimondo’s plan to make her state more economically competitive by supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that will help businesses, residents, and municipalities save money on their energy bills.
The City of Woonsocket Energy Efficiency Program includes a public-private partnership to implement various energy strategies throughout the City over the past five years. In 2014, the City selected SitelogIQ (formerly ADI Energy) to be its energy efficiency partner. The program started with field inspections of the ten city buildings and street lighting impacted, and a the collaboration on the City’s Sustainability Plan. Since then, various projects have been designed and built based on an infrastructure priority and funding availability basis. Funds were leveraged through National Grid’s Project Expediter Program and Woonsocket’s City budget to upgrade systems and save energy. The $670,000 pilot project included new boilers at City Hall and the Harris Library, new LED ornamental street lighting and controls for both buildings. Using incentives provided by National Grid, the next project phase is estimated at $5 million and addresses critical infrastructure needs at the City’s four fire stations and the Senior Center with expanded energy management controls, new HVAC systems, and new LED lighting. The balance of the municipal buildings, including the Museum, Department of Public Works, Police Headquarters, and City-wide Street Lighting have identified opportunities for future energy savings with expanded controls, retro-commissioning, HVAC duct repairs, and insulation, new boilers, solar PV, and new LED lighting. The pilot project is producing over $1.2 million in energy savings over its lifetime and reduced electricity usage by an impressive 38 percent. It reduces both the City Hall and Library’s carbon footprint by 5,400 tons of CO2 over the life of the equipment. According to the EPA Equivalences Calculator, the carbon reduction over the life of the equipment equates to a carbon reduction of 4,017 acres of US forest or not driving an average passenger vehicle over 11 million miles.
At Rhode Island College, SitelogIQ (again, formerly ADI Energy) was selected in 2017 to develop, construct and commission a $3.0 million infrastructure upgrade including interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades to 28 campus buildings representing 940,000 square feet of building space and 227 exterior lighting poles. This project was designed to provide energy efficiency and quality light for the students and staff, and consisted of upgrading the interior fixtures with a cost effective retrofit approach. LED lighting technology was utilized for the outdoor fixtures which provides high quality light and a long-life solution that virtually eliminates maintenance requirements for these new fixtures. Additionally, SitelogIQ provided variable frequency drives for pumps and motors, and 13,055 retrofits which will deliver $415,500 in annual savings to the college. SitelogIQ was also responsible for capturing over $953,000 of utility incentives for the college and securing utility on-bill repayment for the remaining cost of the project.