Help WERF Identify Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery Solutions by Aug. 31

August 22, 2014


For a new study, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is working to identify barriers and response solutions to energy efficiency and resource recovery at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Through Aug. 31, water sector professionals are invited to take the WERF Barriers to Energy survey. The 25-minute survey will collect perceptions of different energy initiatives, energy projects already done, stumbling blocks, and strategies that work.

The “Identification of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery at WRRFs and Solutions to Promote These Practices” study will

  • assess the effect of state legislation, public utility commissions, and power companies on energy efficiency and energy recovery;
  • evaluate current energy positions of publicly owned WRRFs in the state of New York;
  • share case studies that focus on utility attributes related to energy efficiency, energy recovery, energy generation, and materials recovery; and
  • identify technologies of interest to researchers for energy efficiency and resource recovery, according to a WERF news release.

For more information, contact Nancy Andrews, WERF’s lead project manager for this effort, at

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