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EcoGeneration Solutions, LLC. is an "energy
service company" and offers qualified customers the opportunity
to enter into an Energy
Performance Contract with us. We provide turnkey energy management
design and project development solutions that provide our customers with
energy savings through increased efficiencies and decreased power and
energy costs. We provide Demand Side Management design and project
development solutions that may provide a return on investment in less than
We provide energy-saving technologies to our
commercial, municipal, industrial and utility clients that include; Absorption
Chillers, Adsorption Chillers, Automated
Demand Response, Cogeneration, Demand
Response Programs, Demand Side
Management, Energy Master
Planning, Engine Driven Chillers,
Trigeneration and Energy
Unlike most companies,
we are equipment
supplier/vendor neutral. This means we help our clients select the
best equipment for their specific application. This approach provides our
customers with superior performance, decreased operating expenses and
increased return on investment.
Our company provides turn-key project solutions that include all or part
of the following:
Engineering and Economic Feasibility
Project Design, Engineering &
Project Funding & Financing Options
Shared/Guaranteed Savings program with no
Operations & Maintenance
For more information: call us at: 832-758-0027
Savings Performance Contracting
Energy Savings Performance contracts, private sector energy service
companies finance, install and maintain new energy efficient equipment in
federal facilities at no up-front cost to the government. The energy
service company is paid back over time from the dollars saved by the
agency on its energy and maintenance bills. The savings are
contractually guaranteed to exceed payments, so the savings are
guaranteed to be available to repay the financing.
legislation was passed by Congress in 1986 and 1992 – however,
implementation did not begin until 1995 with promulgation of DOE’s
In 1998, the
procurement process was streamlined to make Federal ESPC easier and more
practical, and for the first time many agencies began to embrace ESPCs to
meet their energy use reduction goals.
ESPCs account for 12 percent of energy use reductions in
standard buildings for all agencies since 1985, but about 33 percent over
the last four years (FY 1999 to 2003), and DOD estimates that over half of
their reductions are attributable to ESPC in recent years.
In October 2003 ESPC
authority lapsed, just as the program was verging on full implementation
throughout the government.
October 28, 2004
ESPC authority was extended until
October 2006 when the Defense Authorization Act of 2005 was signed into
$1.7 billion in
private sector investment for energy efficiency projects have been made at
federal government facilities (FY1998 onward).
These projects save
13.6 trillion Btu’s annually = energy consumed by 132,200 households or
a city of a half million.
These projects will
save the government $4.7 Billion in energy costs ($3.2 Billion goes to pay
off project investment).
Net savings to
the government is $1.5 Billion
18 different Federal
agencies and departments have implemented ESPC projects in 46 states.
has the lion’s share (60% of the projects and 70% of the investment
Over 260 federal EPSC projects, altogether worth $1.3
billion, were started in FY2000 – FY2003.
No ESPC projects were begun in 2004 due to lapse in
* ESPC Facts courtesy of Alliance to Save
What is an Energy Performance Contract?
An Energy Service Company (ESCO) is a
business that provides energy management services to an energy user.
Services provided by an ESCO may be contracted through an Energy Services
Agreement or through specific energy management solutions identified by
the ESCO that provides the best return on investment for the
* What is Energy Performance
Here’s how it works:
enter into an agreement with a private energy service company (ESCO). The
ESCO will identify and evaluate energy-saving opportunities and then
recommend a package of improvements to be paid for through savings. The
ESCO will guarantee that savings meet or exceed annual payments to cover
all project costs—usually over a contract term of seven to 10 years. If
savings don’t materialize, the ESCO pays the difference, not you. To
ensure savings, the ESCO offers staff training and long-term maintenance
Many types of
building improvements can be funded through your existing budgets— new
lighting technologies, boilers and chillers, energy management controls
and swimming pool covers, to name a few.
A qualified ESCO can help you put
the pieces together:
and evaluate energy-saving opportunities;
engineering designs and specifications;
the project from design to installation to monitoring;
your staff and provide ongoing maintenance services; and
that savings will cover all project costs.
The Many Benefits of
Energy Performance Contracting:
By updating or replacing equipment that is old and obsolete with
newer, more efficient technologies, you will have higher-quality systems,
fewer breakdowns and reduced maintenance. When building occupants
experience improved lighting, better air quality and more comfortable room
temperatures, they are likely to be happier and more productive.
Energy performance contracting allows you to divert funds that
would be spent on energy bills into investments in your buildings. For
governments, this means limited budgets can stretch further, putting
taxpayers' money where it really counts. For all building owners, more
modern, efficient energy systems can increase your property value and
improve marketability of your buildings.
Energy performance contracting allows you to tackle energy efficiency
projects now even if no funds are available. This means you can still
afford improvements when faced with budget cuts or competing priorities.
And, with energy performance contracting, you can take a comprehensive
approach that will optimize your benefits.
New systems and equipment can lower your energy costs. Many building
owners see energy savings of 15 to 35 percent and also reduce their
long-term maintenance costs. You keep all the savings once the equipment
is paid off, plus any excess savings during the contract term.
Technology and Expertise
Since the late 1970s, performance contracting has become a widely accepted
and reliable way to make energy improvements. Today's ESCOs use
industry-standard practices and proven energy-saving technologies and have
excellent track records for satisfying their customers. ESCOs have a
financial incentive to make sure savings are achieved throughout the
Performance contracting offers a streamlined approach to making facility
improvements because, with a single contract, you can tackle multiple
energy-efficient projects throughout your facility, rather then doing one
project at a time. Your ESCO can provide a full range of services and
continue working with you once the projects are complete to ensure that
you get optimal long-term energy performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
do I find those energy savings?
By working in partnership with a professional energy service company (ESCO),
you can tap its expertise to determine what building improvements make the
most sense for improved comfort, easier maintenance and your budget. An
ESCO's recommendations might include replacing lighting equipment,
modifying or replacing boilers and chillers, installing modern energy
management control systems, replacing motors or even installing pool
covers or more efficient kitchen equipment.
I do this myself?
Sure, if you have the time, money and expertise. But an ESCO can
work with you to put together a complete package of services that meets
your needs and saves you time and money. An ESCO can identify and evaluate
energy-saving opportunities, provide engineering services, order and
install equipment, and manage all phases of construction. To complete the
package, the ESCO can guarantee the savings and even arrange financing.
risky is this for me?
ESCOs typically work under a performance guarantee that shifts the risk to
the ESCO. Your guaranteed energy savings pay for the upgrades, so you have
no up-front costs. If energy savings don't materialize, the ESCO pays the
difference, not you.
more information on Energy Service Company services, call
us at: 832-758-0027
* From the Department of Energy
website with permission