NORESCO to do $49 million of energy upgrades to Federal prisons under performance contract

Written By: Stratton Report
August 30, 2016

On August 30, NORESCO, a provider of energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions, announced it will make upgrades at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.

The $49 million energy savings performance contract for the upgrades will help the Federal Bureau of Prisons achieve the energy and water reduction mandates outlined in Executive Order 13693 regarding federal sustainability. The facility improvements to be implemented under the ESPC are funded entirely through guaranteed energy savings, according to the ESCO, requiring no upfront capital investment from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

According to NORESCO, the ESPC will reduce water consumption by 61 percent and electricity use by 20 percent at FCI Fort Dix and will reduce water consumption by 44 percent and electricity use by 27 percent at FDC Philadelphia.

Since 2003, NORESCO notes that it has contracted with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for more than $110 million in building system improvements funded by savings from energy and water reductions.

Michael Beccaria, senior vice president and general manager, NORESCO observed:

“We are honored to continue NORESCO’s long-term business relationship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. NORESCO will provide a comprehensive energy and water project at FCI Fort Dix and FDC Philadelphia that replaces antiquated, inefficient infrastructure and equipment, while providing significant cost savings and renewable energy generation.”

 

NORESCO is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.