With budget pressures, escalating energy costs and aging facilities, decision-makers are forced to do more with less. Performance Contracting is an innovative approach, helping superintendents, city administrators and county commissioners fund energy improvements with the savings achieved through the improvements. Most states have legislation that is intended to address much needed facility upgrades. We have the experience and know-how to help our customers tackle these issues. By utilizing this legislation, energy efficient upgrades can be made to your facilities often with little or no impact on your budget.
Performance Contracting allows you to upgrade your systems without the usual up-front capital investment. The reason is simple – both energy and operational savings generated by the improvements are used to help offset the initial cost. We even guarantee these savings. If we fail to meet the guarantee, we will write a check for the difference between what was guaranteed and what was actually achieved. We have never had to write a check for a guarantee shortfall.
Overall project success starts with a meeting to review your goals and needs. In order to meet those project goals, our engineers identify potential cost savings and deferred maintenance needs. By analyzing existing facilities and performing an audit of facility usage, our engineers help identify money that can be redirected to fund the project. The areas we focus our attention on as potential upgrades include:
- Heating ventilating and air conditioning systems
- Building controls
- Renewable energy systems
- Improved lighting
- Building envelope improvements