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Arena undergoes $2.7M energy-efficiency upgrade
An arena is undergoing a $2.7-million project to reduce its energy-related costs.
The city of Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena said last month that it has signed a contract with Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco for infrastructure and energy-efficiency improvements.
The work is expected to enhance the guest experience, deliver energy-related savings to the arena and decrease the building’s emissions and carbon footprint.
The 30,000-square-foot arena is home to a variety of events, including sporting events, trade shows and meetings.
The project is expected to be completed this fall.
The project features a range of upgrades and energy-conservation measures: replacing the roof; renovating and replacing seats, including a bleacher mechanism replacement; LED exterior lighting retrofit; instituting water-conservation measures; enhancing the building envelope; and replacing windows.
Equivalent to 366 cars
Ameresco also recently completed the city of Battle Creek’s energy-savings project at its Full Blast Recreation Department.
The 88,000 square foot, multi-purpose recreation facility received a $1.3 million energy-efficiency upgrade.
The project featured several enhancements: a central hot water heating plant that provides the heating capacity for improved building comfort, domestic hot water, and the indoor pool; an open-protocol controls system; and installation of renewable energy features, such as solar energy for the outdoor pool.
The annual emissions reduction from the Full Blast project is expected to be approximately 332 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 366 cars off the road or powering 42 homes each year.
“We are confident that Ameresco will deliver the same quality of service, value, comprehensive approach and efficient results for the Kellogg Arena,” said Ted Dearing, general manager, Kellogg Arena.
Dearing said the city continues to take a proactive approach to reducing energy consumption.
“We feel by partnering with Ameresco, we can upgrade our facilities and also utilize taxpayer dollars in the most efficient, effective and environmentally responsible way,” Dearing said.
Ameresco, founded in 2000, provides energy efficiency, infrastructure, asset sustainability and renewable energy work for facilities throughout North America.
The company has 70 offices in 33 states, five Canadian provinces and the U.K, employing more than 900 employees.