EMCOR helps UNH get greener

EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its EMCOR Energy Services subsidiary has been awarded a series of contracts for work at the University of New Hampshire.

Norwalk, Conn. — EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its EMCOR Energy Services subsidiary has been awarded a series of contracts for work at the University of New Hampshire. The new contracts build upon a relationship between EES and UNH established in May 2004 when EES designed, constructed and began to maintain a cogeneration plant and chilled water facilities at the University's main campus in Durham, N.H., to maximize its energy efficiency and ensure continuity of its energy requirements.

Ranked in the top 5% for energy efficiency among colleges and universities by the U.S. Department of Energy, UNH is one of the nation's leading sustainable universities. UNH was also recently named by Princeton Review as one of the top 11 sustainable universities in the nation.

Under the newly awarded installation contracts, EES will provide the design, engineering, procurement, construction management, construction installation, and commissioning support associated with a turbine generator, fuel gas compressor and all ancillary equipment, as well as modification of existing plant equipment to operate on processed landfill gas. The turbine generator installed by EES will burn processed landfill gas, which will be connected to the local electric utility, entitling UNH to receive renewable energy credits.

“We are extremely proud to continue our relationship and important work with UNH as we support its goal to become one of the greenest universities in the country,” said Art Strenkert, president, EMCOR Energy Services.