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Race car driver gets energy boost

A turbocharged Chevy Camaro race car, driven by Ken Scheepers on the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Texas region circuit, is being sponsored by utiliVisor, the energy plant metering and monitoring firm.

A Building Performance Manager at TDIndustries Energy Solutions in Dallas, Scheepers works with utiliVisor to implement energy monitoring and verification solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.

utiliVisor is sponsoring a Chevy Camaro driven by Ken Scheepers
utiliVisor is sponsoring a Chevy Camaro driven by Ken Scheepers

utiliVisor’s web-based, third party independent measurement and verification technology enables TD Industries to achieve significant energy efficiencies for its clients.

Scheepers is a former professional race car driver in the National Hot Rod Association Sport Compact Drag Racing Series and is a two-time NHRA Sport Compact National Champion runner up. For the past seven years he has been racing on the NASA circuit as a hobby. He currently leads the 2014 NASA Texas Region Super Touring 3 points, having won five races this season.

“I’m thrilled to be sponsored by utiliVisor in this year’s NASA race season,” Scheepers said. “My race car data acquisition system is very similar to utiliVisor; I can see vital information I need to know in order to improve my performance on the track, which is exactly what we do for our utiliVisor customers every day.”

Also this week, utilivisor announced that a program of continuous energy oversight for the chiller plant, boiler and cogeneration plant at the Newark Campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) has resulted in $1,155,000 in savings in its first two years of operation.

The RBHS facility is a district energy plant that provides utilities to Rutgers RBHS and University Hospital of Newark.

The central plant monitoring system at the facility was designed and implemented by utiliVisor. It providesoversight for a 20,700 ton chilled water plant, 291,000 lbs. per hour boiler plant, and 10.5 MW cogeneration system, along with all ancillary equipment.

The plant recently had been retrofitted with new energy efficient equipment to provide utility service for the next 20 years of operation.

“With its retrofit project, Rutgers has committed considerable capital resources to install energy efficient chillers and cogeneration equipment,” noted Tim Angerame, Director at utiliVisor.

“The continuous energy monitoring program has helped ensure that the institution is getting the maximum potential energy savings from that investment.”

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