Boston Sand & Gravel Turns to World Energy Solutions for Energy Efficiency Measures

Boston Sand & Gravel Turns to World Energy Solutions for Energy Efficiency
Measures

New Mechanical and Lighting Retrofits Reduce Energy Consumption at Boston
Landmark Manufacturing Operation, Provide 2-Year Payback

BOSTON and WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Energy
Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services firm,
today announced it has helped Boston Sand & Gravel Company, a leader in the
ready mixed concrete and aggregate industries, implement two major projects to
cut energy consumption at its main manufacturing and maintenance facilities in
Boston. Through a series of mechanical and lighting retrofits executed by
World Energy, and incentives, including a zero percent financing option,
offered by NSTAR, the energy efficiency measures are anticipated to reduce
energy usage by approximately 19%. The combined projects, incentives and
financing provide Boston Sand & Gravel a two-year payback with no
out-of-pocket expense.

Boston Sand & Gravel initially engaged World Energy to help design controls
for its manufacturing process. Along with implementing process controls and
variable frequency drives (VFDs), which will make the firm's dust collectors
and conveyor systems operate more efficiently, World Energy identified
additional areas for energy-savings across Boston Sand & Gravel's
manufacturing, warehouse and maintenance facilities. These new measures
included lighting upgrades and lighting controls, which have now been
implemented. By using LED lighting fixtures across its operations, including
the spotlight that illuminates its signature American flag (see images at
http://bit.ly/1mi1Oj3), Boston Sand & Gravel expects to reduce lighting costs
by 50-75%.

"Resource conservation and minimizing our operational impact on the
environment are key tenets of our business and sustainability strategies, so
teaming with World Energy on this energy efficiency initiative made great
sense to us," said Linda Charpentier, Director EHS, Boston Sand & Gravel.
"Because of the demanding logistics of delivering a just-in-time product to
our customers, it was great to work with a firm that could smoothly manage the
project from start to finish, minimizing distractions. The World Energy team
did a great job of identifying energy-savings opportunities, implementing the
needed measures, and acting as our liaison with the utility to expedite the
project and maximize our savings."

Added Rick Galipeau, Vice President and General Manager of Energy Efficiency
at World Energy Solutions: "Our expertise in both mechanical and lighting
retrofits, as well as our extensive experience working with utilities, helps
us engage with companies such as Boston Sand & Gravel in a strategic way that
drives transformative results. This skill set, underscored by the growing
number of successful projects we have executed on behalf of our customers, is
establishing World Energy as a go-to player within NSTAR's energy efficiency
programs and across the region."

About Boston Sand & Gravel

Established in 1914 and proudly providing a century of service, Boston Sand &
Gravel Company is a leader in the ready mixed concrete and aggregate
industries in southeastern New England. Boston Sand & Gravel services its
customer base with ready mix concrete, aggregate, sand, with a fleet of
concrete mixers, trucks and a short line railroad. We provide quality products
to the most demanding construction projects throughout the region, including
Central Artery/tunnel project, waste water treatment plants, nuclear power
plants, high rise-buildings and slurry wall construction.

About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES) is an energy management services
firm that brings together the passion, processes and technologies to take the
complexity out of energy management and turn it into bottom-line impact for
the businesses, institutions and governments we serve. To date, the Company
has transacted more than $40 billion in energy, demand response and
environmental commodities on behalf of its customers, creating more than $2
billion in value for them. World Energy is also a leader in the global carbon
market, where its World Energy Exchange® supports the Regional Greenhouse Gas
Initiative (RGGI), the first mandatory market-based regulatory program in the
U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, please visit
www.worldenergy.com.

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CONTACT: For additional information, contact:
         Dan Mees
         World Energy Solutions, Inc.
         (508) 459-8156
         dmees@worldenergy.com
        
         Linda Charpentier
         Boston Sand & Gravel Company
         (617) 759-3143
         lcharpentier@bostonsand.com

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