Thursday, September 27, 2012

Honeywell Energy Projects Make Wilmington a Municipal Sustainability Showcase

Honeywell announced a $35-million renewable energy project for the City of Wilmington, Del., which will feature a first-of-its-kind facility that converts two sources of biogas into power and heat for the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

The project is part of a city-wide initiative to decrease energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, a program that has also included Honeywell-led solar installations and energy-efficient building improvements. Combined, the upgrades will help the city trim its carbon footprint by approximately 35 percent and meet nearly half of its electricity needs with renewable energy.

“The City of Wilmington continues to position itself as a leader in municipal sustainability,” said Mayor James M. Baker. “By working with Honeywell to build the renewable energy facility and make a variety of other unique, innovative improvements across the city, we can significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases without extra funding from taxpayers.”

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