Governor Wolf Announces Millions of Dollars in Funding for 12 Projects in 8 Counties

first_img Economy,  Energy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 12 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will provide millions of dollars in funding to utilize, develop, and construct alternative energy projects in eight counties.“These programs are an essential tool in helping communities transition their schools and workplaces into more energy efficient operations, helping to save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and support better public health,” said Gov. Wolf. “These projects will have a years-long impact on the commonwealth and will provide access to cleaner, more efficient energy for thousands of Pennsylvanians.”Eleven clean energy projects in seven counties were approved through the Alternative and Clean Energy Program (ACE), which helps fund activities to promote the utilization, development, and construction of alternative and clean energy projects, infrastructure associated with compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas fueling stations, plus energy efficiency and energy conservation projects in the state. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), under the direction of the CFA.The approved ACE projects are as follows:Clearfield CountyNOVO Health Services, LLC was approved for a $43,000 grant for the purchase and installation of a combined heat and power system at its Paris Healthcare Linen Services facility located in the City of DuBois.Montgomery CountyScale Microgrid Solutions LLC was approved for a $464,000 grant for the purchase and installation of a combined heat and power system at Arkema, Inc.’s headquarters in King of Prussia.Northampton CountyEaston Area Joint Sewer Authority was approved for a $1.737 million grant for the construction of a biogas cogeneration system at its wastewater treatment plant located in the City of Easton, Northampton County.Perry CountyPerry County Economic Development Corporation was approved for a $1.78 million loan for the purchase and installation of a combined heat and power system at Perry County Innovation Park located in Penn Township.The approved ACE High Performance Building projects are as follows:Bucks CountyCouncil Rock School District was approved for an $820,958 grant to renovate 59,860 square feet and construct 3,650 square feet of additions to Hillcrest Elementary School, achieving USGBC LEED Gold certification. The planned energy saving features include geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting, automated energy control systems, low-flow water fixtures, occupancy-based temperature and lighting, an 85 kW solar PV array, and an improved thermal envelope. The project is anticipated to reduce energy consumption by an estimated 1,251 MMBtu annually, a 24 percent savings. The solar array will generate an additional 110,000 kWh for the elementary school and low-flow water fixtures will reduce water consumption by 30 percent annually.Council Rock School District was approved for an $820,958 grant to renovate 59,860 square feet and construct 3,650 square feet of additions to Richboro Elementary School, achieving USGBC LEED Gold certification. The planned energy saving features include geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting, automated energy control systems, low-flow water fixtures, occupancy-based temperature and lighting, an 85 kW solar PV array, and an improved thermal envelope. The project is anticipated to reduce energy consumption by an estimated 1,003 MMBtu annually, a 20 percent savings. The solar array will generate an additional 110,000 kWh for the elementary school and low-flow water fixtures will reduce water consumption by 30 percent annually.Lehigh CountyLehigh Northampton Airport Authority was approved for an $820,958 grant to move its TSA checkpoint to a new location between two existing airport buildings to create a more efficient passenger flow. The authority will renovate the subterranean connector corridor and construct a new elevated passenger circulation bridge to connect with the ticketing building. The project includes the installation of high efficiency LED lighting, a variable refrigerant flow cooling system, and energy efficient heating boilers. Window glazing will also be installed for better insulation and solar heat rejection. The 37,456-square-foot building will reduce the airport’s electricity usage by 96,935 kWh annually, a savings of 17 percent. The building will also reduce annual natural gas consumption by 886 MMBtu, a 60 percent reduction. The installation of a 168kW solar array will generate an additional 90,000 kWh, and water saving fixtures will reduce water usage by 38 percent. The project will achieve USGBC LEED Gold certification.Philadelphia CountyThe School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $651,868 grant to construct a two-story, 16,813-square-foot LEED Gold certified addition to its existing 48,300-square-foot Richmond Elementary School. The project includes LED lighting fixtures and controls upgrades, and the purchase and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures, sound attenuation materials, water and energy meters, CO2 sensors, and water-bottle filling stations. The energy saving measures are anticipated to save the school district 19,579 kWh annually, a 50 percent savings, and the water and plumbing fixture upgrades will reduce water usage by 35 percent.The School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $898,076 grant to construct a four-story 28,794-square-foot LEED Gold certified addition its existing 77,000-square-foot Ethan Allen Elementary School. The project includes LED lighting fixtures and controls upgrades, and the purchase and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures, sound attenuation materials, water and energy meters, CO2 sensors, and water-bottle filling stations. The energy saving measures are anticipated to save the school district 39,805 kWh annually, a savings of 59 percent, and the water and plumbing fixture upgrades will reduce water usage by 35 percent.The School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $800,154 grant to construct a two-story 24,584-square-foot LEED Gold certified addition to its existing 103,799-square-foot Anne Frank Elementary School. The project includes LED lighting fixtures and controls upgrades, and the purchase and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures, sound attenuation materials, water and energy meters, CO2 sensors, and water-bottle filling stations. The energy saving measures are anticipated to save the school district 26,487 kWh annually, a savings of 49 percent, and the water and plumbing fixture upgrades will reduce water usage by 35 percent.The School District of Philadelphia was approved for a $2 million grant to renovate its existing 58,0000-square-foot Rhawnhurst Elementary School, achieving USGBC LEED Gold certification. The project involves demolishing 8,100-square-feet, renovating 50,000-square-feet, and constructing a 38,459-square-foot addition, with the final building totaling 88,411-square-feet. The planned energy saving features include a new high-efficiency HVAC system with radiant heat, LED energy efficient lighting, a thermal envelope that exceeds code requirements, and daylight sensors. The energy measures are anticipated to save the school district 255,228 kWh annually. Additionally, low-flow plumbing fixtures and equipment are designed into the building, reducing water usage by 41 percent and saving 353,584 gallons of water annually. The building will also eliminate its use of oil for energy production and will be solely reliant upon natural gas and electricity.Additionally, a project was approved under the High Performance Building Program, which provides financial assistance in the forms of grants and loan funds to underwrite the cost premiums associated with the design and construction or major renovation of high performance buildings in the state:Lawrence CountyNew Castle Real Estate, LLC, was approved for a $102,456 grant to develop long-term senior housing facility, New Castle Wellness Center, in New Castle City. New Castle Real Estate, LLC, will renovate several buildings to be the future site of the New Castle Wellness Center, a long-term senior housing facility with ancillary services including up to 400 beds. The site consists of three multi-storied buildings and a fourth single story building that total 188,870 sq. ft. The entire former nursing school campus will be converted to LEED Gold certified buildings. Renovations will include replacing old and inefficient windows, installing an ethylene propylene diene terpolymer roof, efficient dual flush toilets, motion-censored facets, and changing lights to modern, energy-efficient LED’s. Asbestos remediation and selective demolition will be performed as well.More information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority can be found on the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website. To stay up-to-date on all Pennsylvania economic development news, follow DCED on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and be sure to sign up for the department’s monthly e-newsletter.Ver esta página en español. 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Chris Paul helps LA Clippers overcome Blake Griffin’s injury in Game 3 victory

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY >> Blake Griffin moved gingerly toward the Clippers bench, grabbed the back of his head with both hands and then, with the fury of a man whose pain was not limited to his foot, cocked his right arm and slammed the seat of a folding chair.When the All-Star forward left with a toe injury in the second quarter of Game 3 against the Utah Jazz, much of the Clippers’ hope in the best-of-7 series seemed to follow.Believing that, however, was a disservice to Chris Paul.The Clippers seized a 2-1 series lead with a 111-106 win over the Jazz on the back of Paul, who finished with 34 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. He scored 24 of his points in the second half and 13 of those in the final period, including the 3-pointer that gave L.A. its first lead, 97-96, since the first quarter and the game-sealing free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining. Paul scored nine straight during a 15-0 Clippers run that gave them the lead. In the first half, it was the few Clippers fans on hand who had been quieted. Griffin left the game with 3:18 remaining in the second quarter. X-rays were negative and Griffin was diagnosed with a bruised right big toe.He was expected to undergo an MRI on Friday night and his status will be updated on Saturday.The injury, which could prove peskier than it sounds, casts into question his availability – and especially his ability to be effective – for the rest of the series, especially Sunday’s Game 4, which is make-or-break for the Jazz, who are still without Rudy Gobert.Hayward scored 21 first-quarter points en route to a career-high 40, making 13 of 21 shots. Entering the third game he had shot just 12-of-33 from the floor, but on Friday finally bucked the pesky defense of Clippers small forward Luc Mbah a Moute.After Paul helped the Clippers open a seven-point lead with 2:09 remaining, Utah responded to to cut the deficit to 103-100 on a floater by Joe Johnson with 1:19 left.After DeAndre Jordan split two free throws, Derrick Favors, thrust into a more prominent starting role because of the knee injury to Jazz center Rudy Gobert, missed a pair of free throws that would have cut the Clippers’ lead to just two with 43 seconds left.Jordan finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 7-of-14 from the free-throw line.One year after suffering a quadriceps injury in Game 4 of a first-round series loss against Portland, Griffin has once again seen his postseason interrupted, if not ended, by injury.He appeared to suffer the injury on a second-quarter drive past Jazz guard Rodney Hood that pulled the Clippers within 47-43 after Utah’s lead had grown to as many as 14 points.After landing, Griffin grimaced and hopped before settling into an awkward, halting gait.Griffin and the Clippers are no strangers to postseason injuries. In addition to Griffin’s quad, Chris Paul suffered a hand injury earlier in Game 4 of last year’s opening series that spelled the end of his season, as well.This time, Paul was still there to carry the Clippers and give everything he had.Right down to his uniform.Before leaving the court, he found a young fan in the stands, wearing a red No. 3 Clippers jersey. Paul pulled off his own jersey and gave it to the fan.One of the few among 19,911 fans who went home happy. “He has an amazing will,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s just a tough, tough guy and he’s stubborn. All of the great ones have that in them. They’re stubborn enough that they’re not going to lose and that’s how he felt.”Before those final free throws, the result had been very much in question, with the Jazz pulling within two with 4.7 seconds left, earning another opportunity when J.J. Redick split a pair of free throws and then wasting their final possession when All-Star Gordon Hayward’s half-court heave sailed past Joe Johnson and straight into the seats of a suddenly stunned arena.“It’s a bad pass,” a frustrated Hayward said. “We’re in a tough situation, no timeouts, three seconds left, so …”Earlier in the day, Rivers said that as a player he relished playing in hostile environments such as Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena.“I just felt like if you can win,” he said, “that the power of silence is amazing.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

UST’s Subido out with ankle injury

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES The Growling Tigers, however, may have to trudge on to the rest of the tournament without guard Renzo Subido who’s recovering from an injury in his left ankle he suffered in practice.Subido said he has yet to undergo an MRI exam on Monday to determine the extent of the injury the team’s physical therapists initially diagnosed as a stress fracture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The left ankle started swelling and all of a sudden I couldn’t walk,” said Subido Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “I think it’s overused and overworked. I’ll get the results by Tuesday.”Subido was UST’s leading scorer for the season with 15.9 points a game while also grabbing 2.3 rebounds and dishing out 2.1 assists. “I’ve been practicing since November and I didn’t have any rest since the D-League and there were times when I was practicing twice a day,” said Subido, who played for Marinerong Pilipino.UST, though, had Marvin Lee to take up Subido’s shots against the Red Warriors.Lee fired for a career-high 30 points, on 8-of-18 shooting from deep, as his “splash brother” watched from UST’s bench.“I’ve known Marvin since high school and he can do a lot on the court and with how he’s playing right now I wasn’t surprised at all,” said Subido in Filipino. “I know he can do that kind of stuff.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ University of Santo Tomas has slowly built momentum in the latter part of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament after posting a 5-5 record after its 79-68 win over University of the East.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic, Paralympic venues in trouble View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more