Who uses Energy Savings Performance Contracting? (ESPC)

My most recent post talked about the basics of Energy Savings Performance Contracting, also known as ESPC.  I thought I could provide a few examples at both the state and federal level for your knowledge.

The US Federal Government uses ESPC in several programs.  One is the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and another is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) .  Here is a brief description of each program

FEMP

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) facilitates the Federal Government's implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management and investment practices to enhance the nation's energy security and environmental stewardship. This is delivered through project transaction services, applied technology services, and decision support services.

The Federal Government, as the nation's largest energy consumer, has a tremendous opportunity and clear responsibility to lead by example. FEMP is central to this responsibility, guiding agencies to use funding more effectively in meeting Federal and agency-specific energy management objectives.

This section outlines FEMP's central role and responsibilities in Federal energy management. This role spans three primary focal areas:

A fact sheet overviewPDF of FEMP is currently available.

 

HUD

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is an innovative financing technique that uses cost savings from reduced energy consumption to repay the cost of installing energy conservation measures. Normally offered by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), this innovative financing technique allows building users to achieve energy savings without up front capital expenses. The costs of the energy improvements are borne by the performance contractor and paid back out of the energy savings. Other advantages include the ability to use a single contractor to do necessary energy audits and retrofit and to guarantee the energy savings from a selected series of conservation measures.

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EPC Review Process

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HUD Approval Process

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Development of an EPC (ESCo)

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Development of an EPC (PHA managed)

 

State Programs

ESPC programs exist in many states throughout our country.  The table below contains links to states who have programs.

PC Activities by State

Alabama   
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

We’ll talk more about ESPC in future posts and also provide a better description about the firms that provide this needed and valuable service.