Energy Savings Performance Contracting for Washington State
Ameresco is helping Washington K-12 schools, higher education, government, healthcare, commercial and other organizations reduce energy and water consumption through Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC), a practical approach to reducing utility and operational costs that delivers needed upgrades even when capital is scarce.
With an Ameresco ESPC, long-term energy savings provide funding for upgrades that are needed now, including energy efficient lighting, control systems, HVAC equipment, central plants, renewable energy systems, water conservation, plumbing fixtures and other equipment. Through an ESPC, these projects are funded on a budget neutral basis and paid for with guaranteed savings that are measured and verified annually. It makes sense for our environment, and it makes sense for the bottom line.
About Ameresco in Washington State
Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC) is a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company that has developed deep connections with the people of Washington state through the successful completion of more than 150 ESPCs. One of a select group of firms pre-qualified by the State of Washington to provide ESPCs, Ameresco offers a vast knowledge of the energy and water conservation strategies and renewable energy technologies that are most effective in Washington’s climate.
Our system evaluation process provides in-depth monitoring and measurement of existing systems to establish an accurate energy-use baseline. Then our experienced engineering staff determines the best ways to improve lighting, HVAC and other systems for optimal energy efficiency and water conservation.
Based on this analysis, we develop recommendations and review them with our clients. Once a set of energy and water conservation measures is agreed to, we provide a guaranteed maximum cost to implement the measures, including a guarantee of the associated energy and water savings as well as the performance of the equipment we install. Finally, after the project is complete we continue to provide ongoing monitoring and verification of system performance and energy savings.
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Ameresco at Work in Washington State
Battle Ground School District
In part because of a local utility company’s confidence in Ameresco’s TSE process, the Battle Ground School District qualified for $108,911 in energy rebates to help fund significant improvements to its water and energy systems.
City of Olympia
An energy savings performance contract helped the City of Olympia find funding for essential upgrades to existing energy infrastructure. Water use has been cut by 20 million gallons annually, and energy consumption is down by 833,566 kWh.
Energy management systems upgrades from Ameresco, including sub-meters at campus buildings, helped Olympic College meet its targets for the Amercian College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.