The Wendel Water Team members sharing their expertise on a variety of topics across the country this year: Andrew Casolini, PE, LEED AP (Co-Author: Jamie Johnson, PE, LEED AP) Strasburg Water Resource Recovery Facility Yields Major Cost Savings NYWEA 90th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Integrated Capital and Energy Planning (ICE), Co-presenter with Brian Sibiga, PE PennTec …Read More
We are privileged to be part of the team that worked in collaboration with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), City of Buffalo and several stakeholders to develop the Buffalo Energy Plan. The City of Buffalo was one of five cities in New York State targeted to develop comprehensive energy plans for reduced energy consumption. Also participating in the Five Cities Energy Plans are Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers.
An initiative that builds upon the BuildSmart NY program established by Governor Cuomo in 2011, the Buffalo Energy Plan developed strategies and initiatives designed to reduce municipal energy consumption and energy costs; advance energy resiliency and innovative energy solutions; and support green industries and jobs. The Plan will reduce the City’s carbon footprint with a goal of reducing energy usage in municipal buildings by 20 percent by 2020.
While there are common elements for the five plans, Wendel investigated specific characteristics of energy use in the Queen City to tailor strategies for the greatest impact. The Buffalo Energy Plan includes initiatives focused on several key action areas: energy planning and coordination, energy delivery infrastructure, transportation efficiency, and energy efficiency in buildings. Wendel calculated potential costs and energy savings associated with the following:
• Energy Planning
• Strategies to Reduce Energy Procurement Costs
• Distributed Energy and District Energy Expansion Plans
• Complete Street Planning
• Traffic Signal Timing
• Street Lighting Efficiency Improvements
• Alternative Fuel Vehicles
• Land Use Ordinances
• Building Code Enhancements
• Energy Efficiency in Municipal Buildings
• Energy Efficiency in Community Buildings
Stakeholder engagement was a key element of Wendel Completes Buffalo Energy Plan in Collaboration with NYPAthe planning process, with participation from representatives across private, public, non for profit, and institutional sectors. Stakeholders include the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, National Grid, National Fuel, University at Buffalo, Erie Community College and People United for Sustainable Housing. While the focus of the Plan is to develop solutions the City can directly implement, it also includes strategies to reduce energy usage by residents and businesses.
To view the plans in their entirety click here.
Wendel and 3480 Group announce today that they have entered into a strategic alliance. Wendel is a nationally recognized design and construction firm providing services across the country. 3480 Group, founded by Fulton “Flip” Johnson and Thurman Thomas, is a project management company dedicated to the construction, telecommunications and oil/gas/energy industries.
Key components of this agreement are centered on project collaboration, management, design and technology. An example would be improving K-12 learning environments in low income areas where students are falling behind. Wendel and 3480 Group will look for opportunities to integrate capabilities to create service offerings that extend into new and existing markets.
3480 Group’s involvement with telecommunications and broadband internet communications, combined with Wendel’s engineering and architectural design experience, provides a natural progression for collaboration to accommodate the future evolution of our client’s infrastructure needs.
“Having 3480 as a partner is a great opportunity for us. Combining 3480 Group’s unique and innovative deployment techniques with our industry expertise ensures that our clients are getting the best solution for managing their telecommunications plans effectively and efficiently.” – Stewart C. Haney, PE, PMP, President/CEO Wendel
“We have so many synergies, from renewable energy, to working with municipalities, and expanding the potential for new solutions within the industry. The Wendel/3480 Group team, is going to pave the way for innovation throughout the Telecommunication industry.” – Fulton “Flip” Johnson/CEO 3480 Group
“Working with Partner companies like Wendel is becoming a ‘Best Practice’ for 3480 Group. It allows us to provide a larger portfolio of services to our potential customers, while creating a more efficient model within the services we currently offer. Not to mention, Wendel’s desire to create a better Western New York is perfectly aligned with 3480 group. This alliance is a game changer.” – Thurman Thomas/President 3480 Group
We are celebrating our newly renovated headquarters at Centerpointe Corporate Park, Williamsville, New York. We recently moved into the second floor of 375 Essjay Road, the largest building in the Centerpointe complex, occupying 37,000 square feet. Operations in the new headquarters began on March 23, 2015.
As we continues to grow and expand, the need for a larger and updated facility conducive to the firm’s operations emerged. Adding 22 employees in 2014, the firm is now over 200 employees strong nation-wide. The emphasis of Wendel’s new office space is productivity, sustainability and enhancing the “Wendel Experience.”
“We wanted to re-use an existing building, not construct a new one,” said Stewart Haney, president and CEO of Wendel. “We thought it best to find something already in Amherst’s inventory and this building works perfectly.” Wendel is targeting LEED certification for its new headquarters. The design incorporated many sustainable elements in addition to the building rehabilitation, including LED lighting, responsive daylighting, reclaimed wood, water conservation measures and sustainable sourcing of materials.
“Centerpointe is a great fit for Wendel and we’re so pleased to have them here with us,” said Paul F. Ciminelli, President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, owners and managers of Centerpointe. “Both of our firms have a strong commitment to sustainability, and Wendel has designed their new offices to exemplify that commitment. It’s beautiful space.”