Ameresco signs ESPC with GSA for $25 million in energy upgrades

Written By: Stratton Report
April 26, 2016


On April 26, Ameresco, Inc. announced the GSA had entered into an energy savings performance contract for solar PV, water conservation and energy efficiency upgrades to 12 federal buildings across three Western states.

The contract, valued at $24.7 million, is designed to provide facility-wide energy conservation measures to a number of federal buildings and U.S. Courthouses located in Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Nicole A. Bulgarino, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Federal Solutions, Ameresco noted:

“Ameresco is excited to serve the GSA in providing holistic energy upgrades that will enhance the day-to-day operations of these federal buildings while supporting their sustainability goals. This deep energy retrofit demonstrates the effectiveness of maximizing energy efficiencies across a large multi-state building portfolio. We commend the GSA for their collaborative approach towards energy efficiency.”

The budget-neutral ESPC will implement 37 energy conservation measures across 3.7 million square feet of GSA-owned buildings in five U.S. cities, including Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno, San Diego and Tucson. Combined, according to Ameresco, the measures will reduce the total energy consumption of the federal buildings by 30 percent.

To support distributed generation, 462 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic systems on carports and rooftops will be installed at the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Diego. Ameresco has also designed a follow-on battery storage system to be employed in conjunction with the on-site solar for energy demand-reduction and peak savings.

Construction on the project is expected to begin this summer and is scheduled to be completed in early 2018.