The City of Reno's Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiative proves to be a tremendous
success, creating energy and financial savings along with creating and
retaining jobs for Nevada.
Starting in 2008, in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and lower
its energy bills, the City of Reno began the Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy Initiative under the City Council’s Green Priority. The
projects encompassed solar photovoltaic systems, a wind turbine demonstration
program, solar thermal heating systems, lighting retrofits, control
systems, and a variety of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
Boiler System Creates Huge Savings
R.F. MacDonald Co. worked with the City of Reno and a local contractor,
to develop and install a new high-efficiency heating and cooling system.
The boiler system, featuring two Cleaver-Brooks ClearFire CFH-700-60-15
ST boilers, produces the indoor climate control for all 16 floors. A
sophisticated control system obtains data samples from over 600 monitors
throughout the building that provide feedback to the automated controls.
Proof in the Numbers
In May 2012, the City of Reno completed all the projects in the Initiative.
The following chart demonstrates some of the savings seen to date. In
addition, the energy savings are being used to pay-off the bonds that
helped fund the project, making no impact on the City’s general
Use the Green Energy Dashboard to track energy generated by
the City of Reno from Photovoltaic and wind turbine systems installed
on city facilities. These systems are used to offset the electrical
load and decrease the carbon footprint. GreenEnergy.Reno.Gov
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to Discuss Your Challenging System Issues
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representatives to discuss how we can help solve your most challenging
boiler or pump issues.