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Ameresco finishes 1st phase of an energy-savings program for a NASA facility

A rocket launch for a Wallops Flight Facility program. Photo taken from a NASA website.

Ameresco Inc., a Framingham company that helps its customers to become more energy efficient, said Wednesday that it has completed the first phase of a $28-million energy-savings project for the Wallops Flight Facility, a NASA facility in eastern Virginia.

As part of the $15 million first phase of the facility-wide project, Ameresco installed high efficiency lighting, decentralized an antiquated steam plant by installing a propane distribution system, and upgraded and expanded an existing energy management control system, the company said in a press release.

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The first phase is projected to reduce energy intensity by 35 percent, Ameresco said.

In a statement, Ameresco executive vice president Keith Derrington said, “The support and cooperation from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Acquisition/Contracting Office and the Wallops Flight Facility’s management ultimately made this project successful at transforming their energy infrastructure and supporting their initiatives to reduce emissions.”

The Wallops Flight Facility is NASA’s principal facility for the management and implementation of suborbital research programs.

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