The Administrative United States Penitentiary Thomson (AUSP Thomson) is making plans toward implementing an energy and water conservation project that will save them upwards of $33 million with the assistance of an energy savings performance contract.
Santa Rita Jail in Alameda, California reinforces the benefits of sustainable solutions with continuing efforts to back their reputation as a safe, secure, and innovative facility. The 4,000 bed facility has been noted as having the largest rooftop solar systems in the country
GreenPrisons opens the discussion amongst professionals for the transition to energy efficiency in corrections.
Alice Dasek, a Policy Advisor for the US Department of Energy, presented a multitude of resources available within the scope of sustainable building practices associated with the green initiative. Resources addressed in her presentation included information and assistance around assessing building energy performance, examples of correctional projects that have achieved significant energy savings.......
In April Senior Advisor to GreenPrisons.org Paul Sheldon and I had the opportunity to attend the board meeting of the National Correctional Industries Association in New Orleans at the invitation of Executive Director Gina Honeycutt.
The success of solar thermal technology at the Wabash (IN) Correctional Institutionwas recently documented by a local television news outlet. Check out the following video to learn more about how the institution is saving 53% on their hot water heating costs http://www.wthitv.com/news/indiana/prison-saves-money-going-green
Check out this short video to learn more about Solar America’s new technology to use ultra violet collection to make heat, even on a cloudy day! This technology can save up to 50% on space heating and hot water costs. The folks at Solar America have CORRECTIONAL experience and will work with correctional industries for assembly and maintenance of the new panels. Click here to watch the video.