Demand Side Management

Ameresco’s demand side management capabilities allow customers to identify and implement capital projects and operational modifications that reduce the ownership, operations and maintenance costs of energy-consuming systems and equipment. In addition, Ameresco works with customers to uncover and acquire energy rebates and tax credits from utilities and state and federal government agencies for reduction of energy consumption.

As one of the largest independent energy efficiency companies and energy services providers, Ameresco has both the flexibility and creativity from its experienced team of engineers to work with a variety of products and services to create optimized energy management programs for its customers.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino speaks at a podium outside the Bromley-Heath housing development


Ongoing resident education will play a critical role as Ameresco and the Boston Housing Authority work to reduce water consumption by 37%, natural gas consumption by 36% and electrical use by 4% at city-owned public housing developments.

Ameresco has already helped the City of Boston save $4.8 million in the first year of the contract by installing energy-efficient equipment, tamper-proof sink aerators and low-flow toilets. On a continuing basis, Ameresco will monitor energy use throughout the targeted facilities and develop education campaigns that help residents understand the crucial role they play in demand-side energy use.

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Ameresco can create customized demand management projects that include the following:

Lighting | HVAC | Energy Efficient Windows, Roofs, Insulation | Boilers | Chillers | Geothermal Heat Pumps | Variable Frequency Drives | High Efficiency Motors | Energy Management Systems

Our core competencies include the following:

Equipment Efficiency
Equipment replacement, system component retrofit, energy recovery equipment installation
Load Management
Energy source switching, dual fuel capability, operating schedule modifications, converted energy storage
Operational Efficiency
Operating procedures modification, controls addition, control sequence refinement, maintenance practices alteration
Process Productivity
Production flow refinement, capacity bottlenecking reduction, production line speed increases, new process technology