Mission Support Alliance
knows finding ways to reduce energy consumption at the Hanford site helps
shrink the site’s carbon footprint and reduce costs.
MSA, the U.S. Department
of Energy contractor, helps DOE and its contractors with energy management and
MSA’s energy management
team works with site contractors, often in the planning phase of their
projects, to find ways to reduce energy consumption.
The team helps identify
efficiency projects, products and technologies, such as heating, ventilation
and air conditioning systems, building controls/thermostats, electrical
projects, water and sewer projects, refrigeration units and freeze protection
for piping and engines.
The team also researches
vendors to find cost-effective and reliable, energy-smart products.
“The relationships and
collaboration between contractors for energy management across the site has
been phenomenal and is growing every day,” said Lana Strickling, manager of MSA
environmental compliance and sustainability, in a statement.
Once the energy-saving
products are in place, the energy management team helps contractors process
paperwork for the Bonneville Power Administration’s incentive program. This
program put dollars back into Hanford in recognition of energy-efficiencies.
For example, lighting
upgrades for facilities across the Hanford site over the past couple of years
have resulted in an estimated savings of 3.6 million kilowatt hours per year of
electricity and more than $800,000 in incentives from the BPA, which go back to
the contractors that paid for them.
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