Putnam County Energy Performance Contract

Putnam, NY

Project Overview

Putnam County authorized Energia to provide Energy Performance Engineering (EPE) Services on a County-wide Energy Performance Contract. Energia initiated services by conducting a Preliminary Energy Assessment and developing a customized Request for Proposals (RFP) document.  Energia then performed a thorough evaluation of proposals from Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and presented findings to an interdisciplinary team of County stakeholders including Purchasing, Finance, Asset Management/Planning, Engineering, and Operations & Maintenance. After the appointment of a winning Energy Service Company (ESCO), Energia oversaw the development of the Comprehensive Energy Audit (CEA) and contract terms and conditions.  During the CEA process, Energia assisted the County in exploring all funding sources to maximize the capital upgrades through the Energy Performance Contract.

Highlights

A County-wide Energy Performance Contracting initiative can be a challenging process for government agencies due to the various groups of stakeholders who need to weigh in on the approach and process.  Energia was able to assist the County by identifying facility needs, coordinating preliminary plans with the Asset Management group, and providing informational presentations to the County Legislature.  These efforts ensured all stakeholders were aware of the many benefits and opportunities of an Energy Performance Contract.

Five Examples of the 8 Energy Conservation Measures:
  • LED Lighting Upgrades
  • Solar Arrays
  • Roof Replacements
  • Window Replacements
  • Oil-Natural Gas Conversions

Project Statistics

Project Size

$7.9 Million

Guaranteed Energy Savings (Annual)

$339,000/yr

Reduction in Energy Costs

38% reduction

Completion date

2021

Project Type

Energy Performance Contract

Energy Service Company

Ameresco

Energia has been instrumental to the County’s progress on our EPC initiative. Their team’s professionalism and expertise is a vital component of our project committee. Their EPC service goes far beyond the engineering design of energy upgrades. They’ve assisted the County with energy benchmarking, procurement, legal negotiations, and the presentation of complex information to the County’s Legislature. I have no doubt that their presence will be critical for the upcoming contract approval process by the County Legislature.

Alessandro Mazzotta

Purchasing Director

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