Ameresco utilizes budget-neutral performance contracts to assist agencies and installations in reducing their energy. Through an ESPC (Energy Savings Performance Contract) or a UESC (Utility Energy Service Contract), Ameresco partners with Federal agencies to design and implement deep energy retrofits featuring energy and water efficiency and infrastructure improvements. Ameresco guarantees, measures, and verifies the project energy savings to the government.
With an Ameresco ESPC or a UESC, project plans become reality. These contracts eliminate up-front capital needs, budget limitations, and Congressional appropriations, and so we can get to work improving your facilities.
How It Works:
Ameresco conducts a comprehensive Energy Audit to identify savings opportunities.
From that we develop a list of recommended improvements that will pay for themselves through the cost savings they generate
You decide which improvements to implement.
Under a performance contract, there are no up-front costs, and improvements are budget-neutral. The improvements to your facilities are paid for with energy savings over a fixed period of time, usually under 20 years. After the project has been paid for, you continue to benefit from the energy savings.
Use ESPC financing for any type of energy project, from retrofits of existing systems and facilities to new construction and renewable energy, such as solar, biomass, and landfill gas to energy.
Deep Energy Retrofits
Deep energy retrofits for Federal government agencies deliver:
Energy savings greater than 50% when compared with pre-retrofit energy use
Whole-building retrofits that impact multiple end uses and systems
Multiple energy conservation measures (ECMs) with interactive effects
Energy savings that provide significant ROI
Increased overall facility value
Deep energy retrofits from Ameresco allow Federal buildings to contain energy costs and reduce emissions. These projects align with U.S. Department of Energy objectives to reduce overall energy use intensity.
U.S. Department of the Interior Awards Ameresco ESPC
An energy and water conservation energy savings performance contract (ESPC) is expected to reduce water consumption at Department of Interior headquarters by 70%.
The largest energy savings performance contract (ESPC) in U.S. history turned a coal-fired plant at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site into a biomass-fueled plant that generates power and heat through cogeneration.
Ameresco implemented an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Archives II facility in College Park, Maryland. Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) included a facility-wide energy management system (EMS) upgrade; lighting upgrade; water conservation; chiller optimization; air handling unit (AHU) re-balancing and heating optimization.