US county signs $2.2 million efficiency performance contract


Douglas County has signed a $2.2 million energy savings performance contract with Ameresco.

The deal includes the provision of energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades services to 38 municipal government buildings in the county.

The 15-year contract is expected to help the county save more than $164,000 and reduce energy use by 1,588,002 kWh annually.

The project will help improve building performances, lower operational and maintenance costs.

Ameresco will:

  • Be responsible for project development, design and engineering, management and construction
  • Carry out energy savings measurement and performance verification
  • Train county staff on installed equipment and systems
  • Implement 11 energy conservation measures such as replacing 500 water fixtures, 7,400 interior and exterior lighting fixtures, new direct digital controls, and smart irrigation systems

David J. Anderson, executive vice president and director of Ameresco, said: “Our partnership with Douglas County is a demonstration on how redirected operating dollars can be used to modernise municipal building portfolios with energy and water efficient technologies.”