Governor Chafee to Join Community College of Rhode Island and Ameresco to Mark Completion of First Phase in Campus-wide Energy Efficiency Project


Media Contacts:
For Community College of Rhode Island – Kristen Cyr, (401) 825-1175; [email protected]
For Ameresco – CarolAnn Hibbard, (508) 661-2264; [email protected]


Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and local leaders will join the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and Ameresco executives for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize the completion of the first phase of a $14.8 million multi-phase Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) that is expected to save the school an estimated $1.2 million annually. With nearly 18,000 students, CCRI is New England’s largest community college and this budget-neutral project will enable the college to apply cost savings from energy-efficient equipment to help renew campus facilities and building systems.  As part of the ESPC, Ameresco implemented building improvements that will reduce energy and water costs while improving CCRI’s overall sustainability throughout its four campuses. The event will take place at its Warwick-based Knight Campus where the heaviest concentration of efficiency work was completed. Guided tours will be offered immediately following the ceremony.

Speakers and Invited Guests include:

  • Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee
  • Mayor Scott Avedisian, City of Warwick
  • Ray Di Pasquale, President, Community College of Rhode Island
  • Members of the Rhode Island General Assembly
  • Ameresco Executives


Wednesday, February 27, 2013
11:00 a.m.


Community College of Rhode Island – Knight Campus
400 East Avenue
Boardroom, Room 4090
Warwick, RI 02886

About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America. Ameresco’s services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco provides local expertise through its 63 offices in 34 states and five Canadian provinces. Ameresco has more than 900 employees. For more information, visit

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Ameresco: CarolAnn Hibbard, 508-661-2264, [email protected]