The city of Newark, New Jersey and Honeywell have announced that they will partner on an energy savings improvement project.
Honeywell said it was selected as the city’s Energy Services Company and will lead a program to upgrade building infrastructure in 17 facilities and help cut the city’s annual energy operating costs by an estimated 36 percent with a potential savings of nearly $1 million a year.
The Honeywell-led facility upgrades are being funded with a $2.3 million rebate from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and a 20-year, $15.4 million energy savings service contract.
As part of the project, Honeywell’s work aims to:
-Implement three co-generation plants to enable the city to generate on-site electricity and heat simultaneously in two recreation centers and at the City Hall complex
-Modernize the existing City Hall complex central boiler plant
-Upgrade lighting with more energy-efficient LEDs
-Install energy-efficient control solutions, such as room occupancy sensors to automatically turn lights off when areas are unoccupied, and install thermostatic valves on radiators to reduce steam consumption
-Install a comprehensive Building Management System (BMS) platform that allows building managers to monitor and control multiple buildings from a central location
-Integrate the City’s HVAC and building systems into the BMS for city personnel to better monitor and manage systems under a unified platform
-Improve building envelopes to better maintain conditioned air in facilities
-Install electric and gas sub-meters on buildings to more accurately monitor and manage energy use
The building infrastructure improvements are expected to be completed by end of 2019.