Ameresco Canada Inc. acquires Tele-Gest Inc. and Michel Bellerose Consulting in Quebec

Toronto, ON (August 3, 2004) – Ameresco Canada Inc., Canada’s largest and fastest growing independently-held energy service company, today announced the purchase of Tele-Gest Inc. and Michel Bellerose Consulting, both based in Montreal, Quebec. Tele-Gest Inc. and Michel Bellerose Consulting, founded by industry veteran Michel Bellerose in 1998, provide energy management and energy information services with a focus on institutional and healthcare markets throughout Quebec and Canada.

Ameresco, Inc., parent company of Ameresco Canada, is the industry leader in North America, delivering long-term energy solutions by integrating facility renewal, risk management, and renewable energy resources into a performance-based approach that maximizes the operation of its clients’ energy assets.

“Our purchase of these industry leaders is part of Ameresco’s strategic business plan, which will give our company a stronger presence in Quebec as well as other Canadian markets,” said Ameresco President and CEO George P. Sakellaris. “It will strengthen our ability to provide even more extensive, integrated solutions to clients to reduce their operating expenses, stabilize energy costs, and enhance the environment.”

“This integration will give a boost to the energy services industry in Quebec, and the synergy created by the merger of the two existing teams will be very beneficial to our respective clients,” said Michel Bellerose, president of Tele-Gest Inc. and Michel Bellerose Consulting.

“Tele-Gest and Michel Bellerose Consulting’s extensive experience in Quebec allows Ameresco Canada to provide additional value-added services to all clients, working in partnership with them to meet or exceed their expectations,” said Mario Iusi, president of Ameresco Canada Inc. “The acquisition enhances the capacity of our existing successful unit in Montreal and complements the direction of our business in Canada.”

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With headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts, Ameresco, Inc., is a single-source provider of comprehensive infrastructure renewal, including value-added energy conservation, renewable and sustainable generation services, energy supply management, and communications infrastructure solutions worldwide. Ameresco Canada has a network of six offices throughout Canada, including Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver.


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