State and Municipal Government

Ameresco performs custom, property-wide audits to uncover areas for cost savings from energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy management, including assisting our customers to secure financing through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). We advise municipalities on how they can use energy cost savings to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and outline a timetable for return on investment.

“We need domestic energy production. This is a great example of taking waste and creating power from it. I applaud the efforts of Butte County and their project partner, Ameresco, for creating energy and local jobs here in this community.”

–Congressman Doug LaMalfa

More than $10 billion is spent annually on community energy projects and services by state and local governments, according to the EPA, yet up to one-third of the energy used to run the average government building can still be conserved. Local governments struggle with limited funding to retrofit government buildings or construct community renewable energy projects.

Ameresco is an independent energy services provider and energy efficiency company with deep experience and expertise in the technical and financial aspects of community energy projects. We have a long history of building mutually beneficial relationships between local governments, their constituents and utility companies.

We can upgrade, replace, operate and maintain energy equipment at government facilities to meet or exceed energy efficiency improvements required by federal and state regulations. Additionally, Ameresco can overcome the obstacles inherent in launching community renewable energy projects by taking ownership of new renewable power sources, such as landfill-gas-to-energy plants and solar arrays, which produce consistent, low-cost energy supplies that dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ameresco provides a comprehensive range of energy services to state and local governments.

  • Reduce energy consumption and operating costs
  • Upgrade or renew facilities with no up-front cost
  • Minimize energy risk and fuel price volatility
  • Increase occupant comfort
  • Capture opportunities created by deregulation, such as bulk purchasing of commodities and real-time pricing strategies
  • Implement renewable or new energy strategies such as distributed generation, cogeneration, electric-to-gas conversions, geothermal heat pumps, and landfill reclamation

Case Studies

Daytime view of the Lowell, Massachusetts city hall spire with a war memorial in the foreground

City of Lowell

An ESPC allowed modernization of buildings and solar array construction, providing $1.5 million in annual energy savings.

Evening view of the Henderson, Nevada city hall complex lit with LED lights

City of Henderson

Ameresco will retrofit up to 26,000 streetlights with LEDs to reduce energy consumption by 65%.

Daytime view of the City of Gallipolis welcome sign

City of Gallipolis

City water infiltration and infusion problems were solved without up-front capital through an ESPC for water infrastructure improvements.

Additional Media

Watch the San Antonio Water System video

Watch the Englewood, Colorado video

Watch the Ox Mountain video

Watch the New Castle County video