Green Generation Solutions, LLC has announced it will design and install energy efficiency upgrades at three Fort Worth, Texas facilities that will reduce electricity consumption by 35%. The work will be done under an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) awarded to GreenGen, a DC region-based company that engineers and implements energy efficiency solutions, by the General Services Administration (GSA) Region 7 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The GSA Region 7 contract for $2.14 million will be financed over a 13-year term to implement energy efficiency improvements that will significantly reduce electricity and natural gas consumption. GreenGen will focus on a combination of measures including lighting, water, HVAC and controls to reduce energy consumption in three buildings, including the Lanham Building, a federal parking garage, and the Mahon Courthouse. The GSA Region 7 upgrades will impact approximately 1.4 million square feet of federal assets.
GreenGen is installing nearly 16,000 solid state LED technology lamps and fixtures at the three buildings and more efficient HVAC equipment and HVAC controls at two buildings. The lighting improvements will save in excess of $165,000 annually, and the HVAC improvements will generate over $33,000 in electrical and natural gas savings in the first year. Installation will be completed within nine months.
“The efficiencies we are bringing to the GSA through the ENABLE program will save millions of dollars for US taxpayers and have a very positive impact on the environment,” said Colonel (Ret) Rick Gonder, GreenGen’s VP of Project Management. In fact, the GSA Region 7 ESPC will guarantee minimum first year savings of $190,344 and provide for $3.2 million in energy and cost savings for the US government during the contract term while improving the environment.
The Federal Energy Management Program’s ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined process for small federal facilities to install targeted energy conservation measures. Projects are administered through the GSA Federal Supply Schedule 84, Special Identification Number (SIN) 246-53 using a set of pre-established procurement and technical tools. The program allows sites an opportunity to implement specific conservation measures including lighting, water, simple HVAC controls, HVAC system replacement, and solar PV.
In 2016, GreenGen announced it had installed energy monitoring systems at Thorlabs and Medifast, two companies in Maryland. The projects were performed in conjunction with the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) of Maryland. RMI has a grant to work with Maryland businesses to identify energy efficiency opportunities in the BGE Energy territory. The Maryland Energy Administration was also involved in the project.