December 2012: Around the State

Henderson Receives Award for Energy Efficiency

The City of Henderson has been awarded the Energy Project of the Year in Region V for its city-wide, multi-phase energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Ameresco. The award was conferred from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). The $23 million ESPC was implemented in 2006 and is a combination of energy conservation and operational savings measures that will save the city just over $2 million annually in energy costs.

Mining Industry Accounts for One in Every Three Jobs Added

According to a study completed by Applied Analysis, Nevada’s mining industry has accounted for 14 percent of jobs added statewide in the past year and 33 percent of jobs added statewide since June of 2009. In rural communities, mining has helped boost low unemployment rates such as 4.9 percent in Esmeralda County, 5.4 percent in Lander County, 5.5 percent in Elko County, 5.9 percent in Humboldt County and 5.9 percent in Eureka County. The industry has added 1,200 jobs over the past 12 months. The number of Nevadans directly employed in mining is over 12,000.

Farr West Acquires Chilton Engineering

Farr West Engineering has acquired Chilton Engineering and Surveying of Elko. Chilton Engineering will merge its existing employees with Farr West’s. The merger is expected to offer clients a broader range of services including surveying, transportation, water rights, water resources and hydrogeology and geographic information systems (GIS), among others.