First Environment’s engineers and sustainability experts are working with the City of Bridgeport to develop a series of sustainability-driven cost savings programs to support economic revitalization. We have presented numerous options to the City to reinvest in itself and its infrastructure through new development, redevelopment, installation of energy control measures, and implementation of administrative controls on management and waste. In addition, we’ve also prepared and managed multiple bid specifications for design and construction projects on behalf of the City.
As part of this initiative, First Environment reviewed an existing feasibility study for anaerobic digestion which included analyses and impacts of proposed legislation, CCAT approval, costs/benefits of three scenarios to optimize the ROI returns. The cost/benefit evaluation included a minimum of 13 variables. We also weighed the availability (and reliability) of five different feed stock options and alternative technology options. The project was successfully awarded and broke ground in 2013. The City is expected to benefit from reduced electrical costs to its facility, decreased disposal costs, and reduced truck traffic, as well as lower vehicle emissions.
First Environment also contributed to the development of a solar photovoltaic array on the existing Seaside Park Landfill. Specifically, we provides the City with a preliminary design and economic analysis of the optimal configuration at the landfill site as a basis for potential Third Party Owners or Power Purchase Agreement providers to develop their proposals for the City’s consideration. We reviewed existing documentation and specifications relating to geotechnical data and existing permitting.