Fifteen facilities throughout Newton County, Georgia are looking to save more than $13.7 million in energy and operating costs over 15 years with efficient upgrades.
County official have partnered with ABM Industries Inc. to implement various energy-efficient infrastructure upgrades to buildings, such as rejuvenated HVAC systems and maintenance, lighting upgrades to efficient LED lighting systems, water conservation upgrades and new energy management systems.
According to zacks.com, ABM’s energy performance contracting program aims to either replace or upgrade the aging infrastructure facilities without incurring upfront costs. This is primarily achieved through the reallocation of current and future owning and operating costs while maximizing energy efficiency and lowering overall annual costs. The program is designed according to the clients’ technical facility needs and sustainability goals. It seeks to eliminate redundant costs in a client’s operating budget, allowing savings to fund the upgrades.
Over the past several years, AMB has offered extensive energy and facility improvements to various federal buildings throughout southern California. The energy performance contracting program of the company guarantees minimum savings of $48.4 million in energy and operating costs over the next 20 years, reducing energy consumption by more than 40%.
Energy efficient initiatives have also carried over to military outposts within the state. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently awarded a 23-year, $170 million energy savings performance contract to Exelon subsidiary Constellation for work at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, GA. The base will become net-zero, meaning that the amount of energy used will be the same or less than what is generated on site.