From renewable energy plants that surpass federal and state government efficiency guidelines to energy efficient retrofits, energy management system enhancements and cogeneration systems, Ameresco has a breadth and depth of solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and government customers. Our team of experienced energy specialists has designed, built, operated and maintained power plants and energy assets. We can create plants that use traditional fuel sources as well as renewable energy plants powered by biomass, geothermal, wind and hydroelectric fuels.
Ameresco considers every aspect of an organization’s energy, heating, cooling and water needs, finding efficiencies and delivering budget-neutral energy infrastructure improvements that use annual utility savings to provide the capital needed for critical upgrades. Energy management system enhancements and retrofits can be phased in, allowing operations to continue without interruption as infrastructure is modified or replaced.
“This project is an example of PWD’s commitment to develop waste recovery programs at all of our facilities as part of our pledge to be a sustainable and cost-conscious utility.”
–Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug
Renewable Energy Plants
An upgraded energy management system and retrofits of existing energy infrastructure can yield real benefits to government, educational, industrial and institutional enterprises, but the greatest benefits are realized when renewable energy plants form the backbone of independent energy delivery systems.
Wind, hydroelectric, geothermal and solar systems tap zero-cost, always-available sources of power, eliminating the risk and volatility associated with fossil fuel sources. Biomass and landfill-gas-to-energy are low-cost, domestically sourced fuel solutions that generate local jobs and minimize monthly price volatility. Through a combination of energy savings, government grants and utility company incentives, renewable energy plants can be built with no up-front costs.
Choosing renewable fuel sources does more than simply lower energy bills and stabilize energy supplies; it establishes enterprises as concerned and caring members of the community that are committed to environmental stewardship and healthy surroundings for their employees, customers, constituents and neighbors. Goodwill grows as energy costs decline, providing measurable benefits to the bottom line.
Featured Case Study
National Archvies and Records Administration (NARA)
Chiller and heater optimization, air handling unit re-balancing, energy management control system upgrades and lighting upgrades will save NARA $1.8 million annually, and they will preserve U.S. history by providing a cooler climate for fragile documents.