Health Center Saves $150,000 Annually via ESPC

September 26, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

SourceOne, an energy management firm managed by Veolia North America, completed a boiler decentralization project for The Dimock Center, a non-profit community health services organization located in Roxbury, Mass.

SourceOne first conducted a campus-wide energy audit. After identifying the existing central steam plant as a strategic energy and cost saving opportunity, SourceOne presented several options for its replacement. In order to secure capital and advance the project, The Dimock Center chose to pursue an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) model, where the savings generated are used to fund the capital improvements. The guaranteed savings  are valued at $150,000 per year.

SourceOne managed the full design and construction phases for the replacement of the existing central steam plant with distributed boilers.

SourceOne has provided The Dimock Center with electricity commodity procurement support services since 2009.

SourceOne managed a team of contractors to replace the existing oil-fired steam plant with natural gas fired point-of-use boilers. By switching from number 4 fuel oil to natural gas, SourceOne helped The Dimock Center to take advantage of the difference in commodity pricing. Following completion of the boiler project, SourceOne also managed a full steam trap audit and replacement to correct distribution system inefficiencies.

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