South Portland High School in South Portland, Maine, recently underwent a major renovation. More than 100,000 sq ft was added to the school, bringing the total to 300,000 sq ft. In addition to modernizing and expanding the school, which was constructed in 1952, the renovation provided the opportunity to implement a number of energy-saving initiatives.
When figuring the payback period on a new power plant, calculations are almost always done in dollars and cents: how much it will cost, what will be saved, and what additional income will result. More intangible benefits are typically considered only on the periphery, in part because measuring their value can be difficult.
Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. celebrated the 10th anniversary of its company golf outing at Firethorn Golf Club in early June. Over 140 golfers from across the country and Canada enjoyed golf, dinner and a charity auction to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. At the conclusion of the evening Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. presented a check for $190,000 to Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, which marked a total of $1 million raised by the tournament over the last 10 years.
Calabro Cheese in East Haven, Conn., recently upgraded its steam boiler system as a part of Energize Connecticut’s program. Together with other energy efficiency initiatives the facility implemented, Calabro Cheese is saving $95,000 annually. Visit energy.gov to learn about tax credits, rebates and savings offered in your state.