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ESPC – Energy Savings Performance Contract

An ESPC, or Energy Savings Performance Contract, is aimed at eliminating the fiscal constraints that can stop a project before it is even conceptualized. With an Ameresco ESPC, customers can renew facilities and reduce energy costs without the need for capital expenditures and the political complications that arise during the budgeting process.

Through Energy Savings Performance Contracting, Ameresco pays all costs involved in identifying and installing new or upgraded energy-efficient equipment. The energy upgrades are paid for by a portion of the cost savings resulting from these improvements over a set term. At the end of the ESPC, the customer owns all of the improvements and receives all of the continuing savings.

Whether it is a performance contract for federal or local government, education, healthcare, manufacturing, public housing or retail, Ameresco can meet any customer’s unique needs.

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Case Studies

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Arizona State University

Ameresco’s extensive partnership with ASU, funded entirely through ESPCs, has reduced energy consumption by 98,505,000 KWh.

Daytime aerial view of the City of Englewood Civic Center in Colorado

Englewood, Colorado

The city funded needed community-wide infrastructure improvements without up-front capital through an ESPC and solar PPAs.

Daytime view of the Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility with the biomass intake in the foreground

Department of Energy Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility

Ameresco turned a decommissioned coal plant into a renewable biomass facility that provides 100,000 MW of energy annually.

Additional Media

Watch the Englewood, Colorado video

Watch the Medical University of South Carolina video