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ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

NBC’s Energy Team assists all departments to investigate and implement cost saving hazardous material 
source reduction, renewable energy, energy conservation, and efficiency opportunities. Remain 
consistent with NBC’s overall Strategic Plan and continue to develop energy efficiency master plans, 
develop and implement new energy efficiency projects and communicate strategies to NBC staff.  

NBC’s Energy Team conducts and participates in energy research activities, works on projects, publishes 
fact sheets and technical papers on findings from energy studies and projects.    

NBC developed and implemented a Stormwater Mitigation Program in 2003, which encourages the use 
of LID green infrastructure, removing stormwater from the sewage system and further reducing energy 
requirements.  

NBC has evaluated and replaced pumps, blowers, lighting, etc. throughout the NBC facilities with more 
energy efficient equipment.  

NBC Participates in the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager program.  

NBC has partnered with URI to measure greenhouse gas emissions from treatment tanks with the goal 
of optimizing tank processes to reduce emissions and save energy.