Energy Efficiency

Demand-Side Management

Ameresco can develop, design, engineer and install a variety of measures customized for each facility that improve the energy efficiency of major building systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting.


Through an Energy Savings Performance Contact (ESPC), Ameresco can deliver a comprehensive cost-reduction project that is entirely self-funding and budget neutral.


Techniques for improving energy efficiency at the enterprise level are constantly expanding, from installing LED street and area lighting to the installation of renewable energy equipment. The benefits are real, and the costs do not need to be a barrier.

Ameresco’s comprehensive energy services specialists can navigate customers through the financing and implementation of customized energy efficiency projects, as well as the operation and maintenance of new equipment, tapping the potential of energy conservation to generate cost savings. Ameresco finds budget-neutral solutions that put the energy-efficient upgrades customers need within financial reach.

"The energy efficiency improvements completed by CCRI and Ameresco demonstrate the progress being made toward a more sustainable future for Rhode Island."

--Governor Lincoln D. Chafee

Whether it is earning an ENERGY STAR® for a building or plant’s energy efficiency, receiving LEED certification or simply improving the bottom line through cost savings, Ameresco can identify capital projects and operational modifications that can quickly reduce energy consumption and costs. As one of the largest independent energy efficiency companies and energy services providers, Ameresco has the breadth and depth of technical expertise to objectively develop the energy management project that is best for each customer.

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Henderson, Nevada needed a long-term plan to manage energy and water use with an eye toward expansion. Ameresco provided energy-efficient lighting upgrades, boiler and chiller replacements, digital energy management systems and water conservation retrofits across the city that will generate nearly $2 million in annual energy and water savings. A GPS map of every street light and traffic signal was also created, which will assist in infrastructure maintenance and planning.

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LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification provides measurable benefits to facility owners and communities that go beyond marketing value. LEED Certification can be a powerful lure that attracts building tenants, a recruitment tool for universities and a way for businesses and governments to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and the communities they serve.

Beyond these advantages, LEED-certified facilities deliver measurable energy cost savings every day through their use of energy efficient systems and renewable energy. Ameresco has LEED-certified engineers on staff with the experience and expertise to guide developers, building managers and facility owners through the steps needed to meet LEED certification goals and enjoy the ongoing benefits of lower utility bills. Whether it’s a new facility still in the planning stages or an existing property in need of energy efficient upgrades, Ameresco will identify best-in-class solutions that meet current LEED standards and provide complete guidance at each step of the evaluation and certification process.

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