Implementing Energy Efficiency Measures to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Holbrook, MA

In 2009, BWSC, with support from the EPA Office of Site Remediation and Technology Innovation, performed an assessment of energy use and carbon emissions from the groundwater treatment plant at the Baird & McGuire Superfund Site. The assessment confirmed the reductions of carbon emissions achieved through implementation of energy efficiency measures and further evaluated reductions that could be achieved through more efficient use of treatment agents and innovative use of combined heat and power and groundwater source heat pump technologies.

For more information, see the Clu-in Web Site.

Using Solar Energy to Turn a Brownfield into a "Brightfield"

Brockton, MA

The City of Brockton has redeveloped a former manufactured gas plant site, or brownfield, into a brightfield - a solar energy generating station that converts sunlight to electricity. Clean electricity generated from the brightfield will result in a significant reduction of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas), sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emitted into the atmosphere each year.

For more information, see the Brockton Web Site.

Optimizing Groundwater Cleanup & Using Wind Power to Generate Clean On-Site Electricity

Falmouth, MA

The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment has implemented optimization activities in all aspects of the groundwater cleanup program at the Massachusetts Military Reservation, including treatment plant operations and maintenance, drilling and sampling of environmental media, and plume management. A wind turbine has been constructed to generate clean, on-site electricity and reduce air emissions and electrical costs associated with the cleanup program.

For more information, see the MMR Web Site .

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