Framingham, MA - The United States Defense Energy Support Center, on behalf of the Department of Energy and Fort Monmouth, awarded a task order under the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Heat Pump Contract for Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) to Ameresco, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts. Under this task order Ameresco will invest over $25 million in upgrading the infrastructure at Ft Monmouth.
The ESPC scope outline for Fort Monmouth consists of energy saving measures to be implemented in the main Post and Charles Wood areas. These measures will provide substantial energy savings while maximizing employee comfort and productivity.
Jim Ott, Fort Monmouth’s Director of Public Works stated, “The ESPC approach of alternative financing was the only way we could accomplish a project of this magnitude without the use of capital funds.”
Capital improvements on post will include lighting upgrades, a post wide energy management and control system, HVAC improvements and geothermal heat pumps.
Ameresco’s Regional Director, Bobby Starling, “This is an excellent example of what can be achieved through Government and industry partnership and represents the project team’s dedication to do whatever it takes to get the job done. By working with the Army to meet their priorities, the resulting project represents an annual avoided cost of $1,787,272 in energy and maintenance costs and a significant investment to the Fort’s infrastructure. It is a win-win for everyone involved and we are pleased to be part of it.”
ESPC’s enable Federal agencies to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities without requiring Congressional appropriations for capital improvements. Since 1988, Federal agencies have used ESPC’s to leverage more than $800 million in private-sector investment to improve their facilities and help meet Federal energy, water, and emissions-reduction goals.
Release Date: 10/14/2003