November 4, 2011 Lewisburg, PA - Envinity Energy Projects Manager Jason Grottini will be one of the featured speakers at a SEDA-COG Energy Resource Center Seminar at The Country Cupboard in Lewisburg on Friday, November 4th from 7:30am to 9:30am. Jason will discuss how an Energy Management Plan at Millheim Borough resulted in the installation of Geothermal, Electronically Commutated Motors, and Variable Frequency Drives at various Borough facilities.
October 8, 2011 Ohiopyle, PA - Envinity will be talking with attendees about energy conservation and efficiency—as well as renewable energy—at the Ohiopyle Sustainable Energy Fair on October 8, 2011 from 10 am- 4pm.
Envinity has partnered with Penn State's Center for Sustainability to provide technical support for the
next MorningStar, solar, straw bale building on the campus of Fort
Berthold Community College (FBCC) in New Town, ND. This month the foundation and slab were poured and the structurally
insulated panels (SIPs) and straw bale walls went up, with the roof to
soon follow. Learn more.
February 26, 2011 State College, PA - Envinity staff participated in State Service Day by helping to train Interfaith Power and Light teams to provide preliminary energy audits and weatherization services for a few low-income homes in the State College, PA area.
January 20, 2011 - Envinity municipal energy audit of 11 buildings (including churches, the elementary school, and the fire company) in New Berlin, PA, helps the Pennsylvania town take steps toward energy independence.
December 21, 2010 Towanda, PA - Envinity helps Towanda Municipal Authority's waste water treatment plant implement energy efficiency measures to save money and reduce energy consumption. Improvements include upgrades to the aeration system and controls, implementation of a geothermal waste water heat extraction system, and a ground-mounted array of 48 solar photovoltaic panels.
October 2010 - New Berlin, PA -Envinity was selected to perform comprehensive energy assessments of the community institutional facilities for New Berlin, PA, as part of the New Berlin Energy Independence Project. SEDA-COG completed a community-wide energy audit in June of 2010 for the borough of New Berlin in order to significantly reduce the Borough's current energy use and associated costs.
The project will measure the energy consumption of churches, schools, municipal offices, and fire stations, among other borough buildings, and provide recommendations for improved efficiencies. Drafted by the New Berlin Energy Independence Committee, the SEDA-COG Energy Resource Center staff, and the community of New Berlin, the NBEI Project action plan will combine education, conservation measures, structural retrofits for improved efficiency, studies for potential renewable energy projects, and more.
The project goals are twofold: New Berlin hopes to reduce total energy use by at least 20% across these facilities so that renewable energy potential can be maximized in the future. In addition, the community hopes to create a replicable blueprint for municipalities that hope to make similar enhancements. For more information, please contact Envinity Energy Engineer Jason Grottini.
November 9, 2010 State College, PA - Envinity is now a registered Conservation Service Provider (CSP). As a CSP, Envinity can advise an electric distribution company (EDC) and/or provide consultation, design, administration, or management services related to an EDC's energy efficiency and conservation plan.
A registered CSP must have at least two years of experience in providing program consultation, design, administration, management, or advisory services related to energy efficiency and conservation services.
September 27, 2010 - Boalsburg, PA - Marcus Cullen, Envinity Renewable Energy Specialist, and Brian Henderson, Envinity Manager of Residential Energy Operations,presented a program on green building, solar and renewable energy, and energy audits for the Harris Township Lions Club.
September 25-26, 2010 Seven Springs, PA - Envinity attended the Mother Earth News Fair, showcasing solar and renewable energy as well as several green building projects.
September 2, 2010 Cumberland County, PA - Envinity crews installed solar panels on the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library’s slated, south-facing roof. See the full article in The Patriot-News.
September, 2010 State College, PA - Envinity Energy Projects Manager Jason Grottini presented at the PACOG 36th Annual Conference. His topic, “All About Energy Savings,” encompassed the importance of developing master energy management plans, how to implement and fund projects, the importance of consulting with an energy manager, and other energy conservation areas that are pertinent to the government and commercial sector. To contact Jason directly, email Jason Grottini.
July, 2010 State College, PA – Electricity rate increase may not be severe
May, 2010 State College, PA – Brian Henderson, who is the Manager of Residential Energy Operations recently received his certification as a BPI Heating Professional. This follows the certification Brian received as a BPI Envelope Professional late in 2009.
BPI is a leading developer of technical standards for home performance and weatherization retrofit work that are recognized across North America. From these standards, BPI has developed training programs, professional credentialing for individuals and company accreditations – including quality assurance programs – that help raise the bar in home performance contracting. In fact, many state-run energy efficiency and weatherization assistance programs demand BPI credentials.
May, 2010 State College, PA – Chris Lehman, a Renewable Energy Specialist with Envinity Incorporated, has just been certified as a “Solar PV Installer” by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. This is extremely prestigious, with fewer than 1200 individuals certified in the U.S. Shaun Pardi, President of Envinity, commented that, “this is a great achievement for Chris, reflecting his work as a designer and installer of renewable energy systems for over 30 years.” Pardi also noted that the Solar PV certification illustrates Envinity’s commitment to maintaining a leadership role in the growing renewable energy market.
February, 2010 – Envinity recently finished construction on Centre County's most energy efficient home. The home, built in the State College area, received a HERS Score of 26, which means the house uses 75% less energy than a similarly sized home built using typical construction techniques. The home employs timber frame construction with structurally insulated panels, a geothermal heat pump, and renewable energy generation. The average utility bills throughout the year will be less than $100 per month for over 3,000 square feet of conditioned space.
February, 2010 – Envinity receives funding from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. As a member of the Virtual Energy Incubator group, Envinity has received funding in support of its efforts providing cost-effective green design and renewable energy solutions, as well as, expanding the company's marketing and sales efforts throughout the state of Pennsylvania.