Energy

B&L has the experience and capability to help you identify energy conservation measures to improve the energy efficiency of any type of facility. We provide infrastructure and environmental services for energy development and generation and can help secure available funding to implement them. Our energy team can analyze the return on your investment for renewable energy resources and recommend practical solutions. B&L has a wide range of experience with energy generation technologies and engineering support for independent energy producers. Our engineers understand the complex regulatory environment that energy producers must navigate in order to maintain their licensing. In addition, we can offer engineering assistance for your environmental, mechanical, electrical, and structural design challenges.

Taconic Regional Headquarters LEED Platinum Renovation
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Taconic Solar Panels

Taconic Solar Panels

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B&L assisted the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation with site, landscaping, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering design and construction oversight services for the renovation of a former school into the Taconic Regional Offices in Staatsburg, New York.  This project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is LEED Platinum certified.

 

The major mechanical components of this project included a geothermal ground loop heat pump system for heating and cooling and a geothermal well field, increased ventilation rates, controllability of thermal conditions, and enhanced building commissioning. The building electrical system is supplemented with renewable energy technology in the form of grid tied photovoltaic panels (double sided solar panels), which produce approximately 7 kilowatts of three phase power at 208 volts. The special panels both collect direct light hitting the panels, but also reflected light from the white roofing material increasing efficiency and output.  B&L helped obtain grant funding for the PV installation portion of the project and provided both the bid and construction phase services on the project.

 

 

 

Sandy Creek Central School District Energy Study
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Sandy Creek Central Scook District Energy Study

Sandy Creek Central Scook District Energy Study

  • Sandy Creek CS Energy Study
  • Sandy Creek CS Energy Study - Buses
  • Sandy Creek CS Energy Study - Gym

B&L performed an energy assessment of the main school campus in Sandy Creek, New York.  The campus consists of the interconnected Elementary, Middle, and High School building facilities, maintenance facility and bus garage facility.  The school district has a total enrollment of approximately 1,150 students with school staff occupying the 267,000 square foot facility.  Energy conservation measures were investigated to reduce electrical energy consumption as well as natural gas consumption.  As a part of the NYSERDA FlexTech program, B&L engineers conducted an energy assessment that included the evaluation of the following measures: 

  • Upgrade of the existing Energy Management System (EMS)
  • Upgrade of interior lighting systems and controls
  • Cafeteria kitchen ventilation systems and walk-in cooler ventilation systems
  • Improvements to the hot water boiler systems
  • Improvements to the domestic hot water system serving the Gymnasium complex
  • Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) for the Auditorium air handling unit
  • Un-authorized outlet plug loads (personal heaters)
  • Exterior lighting improvements
  • Bus Garage engine block heater timer control system


 

 

 

 

 

Energy Services
  • Energy assessments/audits
  • Power quality and reliability analysis
  • Thermal and electrical load modeling
  • Peak load reduction
  • Energy management systems
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Performance optimization
  • LEED certified design
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Ground source heat pump systems
  • Alternative fueling stations
  • Biofuels
  • Community benefit assessment
  • Substations/electrical transmission
  • Local permitting assistance
  • Landfill gas to energy systems
  • Biosolids to energy
  • Gas transmission engineering
Columbia Greene Community College Energy Assessment/Improvements
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Columbia Greene CC

Columbia Greene CC

  • Columbia Greene CC Energy Assessment
  • Columbia Greene CC Energy Assessment

Barton & Loguidice performed an energy assessment of the campus and developed an Energy Assessment Report of measures considered, a technology transfer summary and a project summary sheet. Following the completion of the energy analysis, B&L was retained by Columbia Greene Community College for the design of the following capital improvements at the college:

 

  • Upgrade and centralization of the EMS system
  • Variable speed drives (VSD) installations identified as favorable measures in the Energy Analysis Report
  • Implementation of a new campus-wide BDC-net based energy management system and associated controls



E85 Fueling Stations
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E85

B&L E85 Fueling Stations for the NYS Thruway

  • E85 fueling station
  • E85 pump

B&L has  provided engineering services for the design of ethanol (E85) fueling station at the following New York State Thruway service areas:

  • The Modena service area in the New York section of the New York State Thruway
  • The Chittenango and Dewitt service areas, in the Syracuse section of the New York State Thruway
  • The Pembroke and Seneca service areas, in the Buffalo section of the New York State Thruway
  • The New Baltimore southbound and Guilderland service areas, in the Albany section of the New York State Thruway

All projects included the production of bid documents and specifications for:

  • A 6,000-gallon aboveground ethanol storage tank with secondary containment
  • Remote fill box
  • Structural concrete tank pad
  • Commercial type ethanol dispenser
  • Submersible fuel pump
  • Concrete containment pad for fuel truck unloading with manually controlled drainage system
  • Fire-suppression system

The project design also provided power to the pump and dispenser, various alarms for the fueling system and fire-suppression, control wiring to the existing fuel management system, point of sale controls integration, underground secondary contained fuel piping with leak detection, spill prevention control and countermeasure plan, and necessary aboveground piping, valves and accessories compatible with ethanol fuel.