Design, Build, Own, Operate, Maintain: Energy Efficiency Contracting

Energy efficiency contracting from Ameresco includes options that eliminate the challenge posed by operating and maintaining renewable energy systems for commercial, industrial and municipal organizations constrained by budgets that offer no room for additional staff. Ameresco energy efficiency contracting services free businesses and municipalities from the ongoing expense of renewable energy systems while allowing them to reap the benefits of lower energy costs.

Operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses can vary greatly from one energy solution to another. While a solar power or geothermal system may need very little ongoing maintenance, wind turbines and landfill-gas-to-energy systems require skilled technicians to keep them operating efficiently. Simply finding the right personnel to operate and maintain advanced energy systems can be a challenge, as technologies are changing rapidly.

Ameresco can provide complete O&M solutions or integrated solutions with training for existing staff. As an independent company with no products to sell, our customers can choose best-in-class energy equipment solutions and gain control over the costs to operate and maintain them.

Our Independence Generates Real Cost Benefits

Ameresco is a fully independent energy services company (ESCO). This provides measurable savings and advantages to government and business clients at every stage of their energy efficiency projects.

  • Design: Drawing only from best-in-class energy infrastructure components without supplier bias, we can tailor a solution to maximize efficiency or to manage development costs.
  • Build: We can partner with local contractors to complete a project or recruit internationally renowned experts to oversee construction, retrofitting or installation.
  • Own: Take control of the new facility or let Ameresco run it and manage energy delivery.
  • Operate and Maintain: We can train existing staff to run on-site systems, take on all O&M responsibilities or recruit new personnel to operate and maintain energy infrastructure.

Other companies may push certain solutions, limit contractor choices or require long-term contracts. At Ameresco, our independence provides complete freedom of choice and measurable cost benefits for any energy project.

Featured Case Study

Daytime view of fuel cells outside a plant in Connecticut

Connecticut Juvenile Training School

Ameresco owns, manages and maintains a 1.2 MW fuel cell plant that provides heat and power without generating emissions.

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