Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) are especially attractive to funding-limited governmental bodies because they are financed via savings on energy and water. RMI and the U.S. General Services Administration has conducted a study of these projects and provided best practices. The best practices include setting aggressive long-term goals; engaging and collaborating with diverse stakeholders; establishing a …Continue Reading
The City of St. Helens, Oregon, selected Ameresco for an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to upgrade 915 high-pressure sodium streetlights to LEDs. Ameresco will audit, design and implement the project and assist with securing the financing. Ameresco will also identify other efficiency, utility maintenance and infrastructure improvements. The city’s electric utility, Columbia River PUD, …Continue Reading
The Department of Energy released a request for proposals solicitation for the implementation of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) at US federal sites worldwide. The intent is to award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to multiple vendors with a total contract ceiling of $55 billion. DOE is committed to full and open competition with …Continue Reading
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently awarded a $37.2 million task order to Siemens Government Technologies to implement energy efficiency upgrades in its Great Lakes Region (Region 5). Using an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) from the Department of Energy, the cost of the project will be funded by the energy savings guaranteed by Siemens. …Continue Reading
The General Services Administration has awarded more than $191 million worth of energy savings performance contracts for nearly 100 buildings as part of its contribution to the Better Buildings Challenge. The GSA says its efforts so far will cut energy use in the facilities by 38 percent. ESPCs allow the government to pay energy service …Continue Reading
Honeywell won a contract to retrofit buildings in the town of Tolland, Conn., and the revitalization project is expected to save the city nearly $600,000 a year in utility and operating expenses, funds that will be used to make energy-efficient upgrades across multiple municipal buildings and four public schools. Tolland will finance a portion of the …Continue Reading
The Brockton Housing Authority in Brockton, Mass., signed a $5.7 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Ameresco that will provide energy efficiency upgrades to more than 1,200 units in seven developments, and is expected to save the Authority more than $400,000 annually or more than $10.4 million over the 20-year term. With construction expected …Continue Reading
Leidos has signed a $5.7 million energy savings performance contract with the Ford Motor Company.
Pioneering Technology Corp. and the Building Technologies Division of Siemens are working to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs for the Houston Housing Authority.
The U.S. Army facility that Honeywell is retrofitting near Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, traces its roots back more than a century. While it is virtually impossible that any energy or water systems – or even the buildings themselves – that were there at the start are in use, the base does still rely in part on Word War II-era infrastructure.