Willdan Awarded $7.5 Million Project for Plant Upgrades at New York Multifamily Building Cooperative

Feb 19, 2019 | Press Release

Amalgamated Housing Cooperative

ANAHEIM, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that the Amalgamated Housing Cooperative (Amalgamated) selected Willdan to implement a $7.5 million central plant upgrade project in New York.  The project includes a new combined heat and power system that will deliver emergency power during blackouts, provide new opportunities for revenue, and enable the facility to participate in demand response activities. The two-year contract follows Willdan’s investment grade audit of Amalgamated’s boilers and steam distribution system, which serve 1,487 units across eleven multistory buildings. 

“This project restores resiliency to our central plant, giving our residents continuous heat even when the electric grid experiences outages,” said Charles Zsebedics, Amalgamated’s General Manager.

The project includes the design and construction of a new boiler plant, the removal of three 70-year-old boilers, the design and installation of two new dual fuel high pressure steam boilers with stack economizers and advanced boiler controls, and the installation of a 152 kW combined heat and power system. Willdan will redesign steam pressure and plant controls to better match building requirements and reduce operating costs and energy consumption.

About Amalgamated Housing Cooperative (Amalgamated)
Established in 1927, Amalgamated is the oldest limited equity housing cooperative in the United States. Amalgamated is located in Bronx, New York, and is now home to nearly 1,500 families in eleven buildings.  The Amalgamated mission is to provide quality housing and a strong community for people of moderate income.  To operate and live in accordance with the cooperative ideals, including democratic governance, shared responsibility, constant education, and mutual respect.

About Willdan 
Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry.  Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting.  For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.

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