Public Sector


Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries

The Opportunity

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries is an independent agency responsible for serving farmers and consumers of agricultural products. Alabama has a robust program of energy efficiency and the department wished to upgrade old systems with energy-efficient and environmentally-forward technologies.

The Partnership

OpTerra Energy Services worked with Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries to perform energy-saving upgrades in four buildings.

The Impact

Through this successful partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, the Department is saving energy and water at a rate that translates to keeping 206 tons of waste out of a landfill every year.

The Technical Scope

  • New and replacement split DX system
  • New fan coil units and two-pipe system
  • Variable flow pumping
  • Demand controlled ventilation
  • Energy management systems
  • Controls and motion sensors
  • Lighting retrofit: daylighting, ballasts, exit signs, lamps, reflectors, parking lot and outdoor lighting
  • Power factor correction
  • Variable speed drives
  • Vending machines
  • Commissioning
  • Equipment scheduling controls
  • Low-flow showers, faucets, toilets and urinals
  • Water conservation