Going Green & Saving Green
The COG is assisting both McKinley County and the State of New Mexico in managing energy efficiency programs and projects.
McKinley County Energy Efficiency
The Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments has been assisting Energy Control Inc. on implementing an Energy Performance Services Contract for McKinley County. The contract is framed around constructing a series of facility improvement projects based on proactive energy management. The improvements consisted of Condensing Boilers, LED Streetlights, Chiller Efficiency, Exterior Lighting Upgrades, Occupancy Sensors, Advanced Automation & Control, Energy Recovery Ventilator, and others. The project, including several other installations will be finalized in the coming months. McKinley County strives to reduce energy use and save money on utilities of all county facilities through proactive management and improvements. Looking at the data from the first three months (June - August 2015), the McKinley County Courthouse and Adult Detention Center have experienced major energy savings with additional improvements to be made in the future.
SAVINGS SINCE ENERGY UPGRADES
Selected Metrics Courthouse ADC
Electricity Savings (%) 60% or 180,000 kWh 23% or 137,000 kWh
Peak Demand Red (%) 45% or 324 kWh Not Applicable
Natural Gas Savings (%) 62% or 7,000 therms 30% or 2,600 therms
Total Savings $25,000 or 40% $6,500 or 25%
Village of Milan "Energy & Community Outreach" (Project ECO)
Funded by the State of New Mexico through ARRA Funds that resulted in providing services to residence and businesses in the Village, including: