Project #1406

Demonstrated Energy Neutrality Leadership: A Study of Five Champions of Change

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Lauren Fillmore M.S.
Black & Veatch
Energy Optimization
Resource Recovery


The champions of change profiled in this report achieved high energy performance at their respective facilities and their experiences can aid utilities that want to improve their energy management programs. Findings from the case studies highlight new ways of thinking about energy efficiency and recovery, and inspire and propel other water resource recovery facilities to consider approaches to move their facilities toward net-zero energy. The findings also explore opportunities to save costs and enhance sustainability, as well as provide solutions to overcome obstacles common to energy projects. Published by WERF. 106 pages. Online PDF. (2015)

This project was a collaborative effort between WERF and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Originally funded as WERF project ENER1C12b.