Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Gets Energy Efficient Facility Upgrades

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ADI completes large multi-million dollar energy efficiency project for regional correctional facility.

ADI Energy, a local design/build energy efficiency provider, and Enterprise Equipment Company recently completed construction of a $10.3 million energy efficiency project at both the New Bedford Ash Street Jail and Regional Lock-up, and the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  Contracted under the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance’s (DCAMM) Accelerated Energy Program, the BCSO is predicted to save over $650,000 on an annual basis.  These secure facilities include nine buildings that encompass over 400,000 square feet.  Originally built in 1888, the Ash Street Jail is one of the oldest running jails in the country.

As the Designer of Record, ADI developed a scope that not only met, but exceeded the requirements of the project by identifying additional energy conservation opportunities with expanded scopes of work to address additional facility needs.  After design, ADI was responsible for the implementation of specific scopes of work and complete commissioning.  ADI’s proactive approach is a major reason the project was completed three months ahead of schedule.

“ADI’s in-house staff got the project started quickly and continued through construction completion smoothly” said Hank Corinha, Vice President, Enterprise Equipment Company.  “ADI worked closely and seamlessly with our team to confirm existing building conditions and design straight forward solutions”.

Energy conservation measures ranged from LED lighting upgrades to a new 150 kW cogeneration plant to heat domestic water and create electricity for the facility.  The DHW systems were further supplemented by 28 new solar thermal collectors to provide a source for hot water during the warmer months of the year.

Both locations needed adequate control the heating, cooling and ventilation in both the administrative, public and inmate spaces to improve functionality and reliability.  ADI replaced the old pneumatic controls with a new site wide multimillion dollar BAS, and integrated all the new pumps, economizers, 27 air handling units and ventilation units.

New energy efficient LED lighting was installed along with new water conservation plumbing fixtures.  Door weather-stripping, roof insulation and piping insulation were installed to improve the building envelope.

Founded in 2002, ADI Energy is a design/build firm focused on delivering energy efficient and sustainable services to commercial and industrial customers, federal, state and local governments, utilities, healthcare and educational facilities with flexibility, transparency and accountability as our guiding principles.  ADI brings to its customers a staff that has years of project-specific experience in both renewable energy and conservation initiatives. ADI delivers value based contracting approaches such as energy contracting, demand response, power purchase agreements, commodity procurement management and energy infrastructure renewal and optimization.  Headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, ADI has successfully delivered millions in integrated energy solutions to both the public and private sectors throughout the Americas.  For more information, visit 

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