ICF to manage Energy Trust commercial buildings energy efficiency program

Written By: Stratton Report
March 14, 2017

On March 14, ICF announced it had been selected by Energy Trust of Oregon to manage its existing buildings commercial energy efficiency program.

According to ICF, the contract has a term of up to five years, including three base years and a renewal option for up to two additional years, with funding for the first year set at $14.3 million.

Michael Colgrove, executive director for Energy Trust remarked:

After a competitive solicitation process we are pleased to contract again with ICF to serve commercial customers with cash incentives and services that help them save energy, lower their energy costs and improve their bottom lines. In 2016, Energy Trust’s Existing Buildings customers received more than $29 million in cash incentives for nearly 5,000 energy upgrades and retrofits, resulting in savings of 110 million kilowatt hours and 1.4 million annual therms of natural gas. We have our sights set on delivering improved services and results in 2017, and ICF will help us reach our goals.

ICF notes it will provide continuing and expanded energy efficiency services to Energy Trust, and the customers of the five investor-owned utilities it serves, to support the Trust’s growing commercial retrofit program.

ICF claims a full complement of energy efficiency capabilities it can contribute including ICF’s proprietary energy analytics platform, expertise in energy efficiency engineering, marketing and outreach, trade ally recruitment and management, IT services, call center support, incentive processing, as well as account management and process improvement.

Mike Mernick, senior vice president for ICF remarked: “ICF’s work with Energy Trust is an excellent example of our ability to serve an extremely diverse market—ranging from highly populated cities to rural communities—with targeted energy efficiency services that deliver proven results. We look forward to continuing to help Energy Trust guide its customers toward informed energy decisions designed to improve their businesses and communities.”