Putnam County Energy Performance Contract

Putnam, NY

Project Overview

Putnam County authorized The ECG Group to provide Energy Performance Engineering (EPE) Services on a County-wide Energy Performance Contract. ECG initiated our services by conducting a Preliminary Energy Assessment, development of a customized Request for Proposal (RFP) document, evaluation of proposals, and the presentation of our findings to an interdisciplinary team of County stakeholders including Purchasing, Finance, Asset Management/Planning, Engineering, and Operations & Maintenance. After the appointment of a winning ESCO, ECG oversaw the development of the Comprehensive Energy Audit and contract terms and conditions. During the CEA process, ECG assisted the County in exploring all funding sources to maximize the capital upgrades through the Energy Performance Contract.

Highlights

Beginning a County-wide Energy Performance Contracting initiative can be a challenging process for government agencies due to the various groups of stakeholders who need to weigh in on the approach and process. An EPC is a unique initiative and a foreign concept in many cases. ECG assisted the County with identifying the County’s facility needs, coordinating preliminary plans with the Asset Management group for long- term planning, and providing informational presentations to the County Legislature to ensure all stakeholders are aware of the many benefits and opportunities of an EPC.

As of the winter of 2020, the golf clubhouse work is complete after a complete building envelope upgrade including new roof, new windows, new siding, and also a new HVAC system. Energy Conservation Measures are currently being implemented County-wide.

Five Examples of the 8 Energy Conservation Measures:
  • LED Lighting Upgrades
  • Solar Arrays
  • Roof Replacements
  • Window Replacements
  • Oil-Natural Gas Conversions

Project Statistics

Project Size

$7.9 Million

Guaranteed Energy Savings (Annual)

$339,000/yr

Reduction in Energy Costs

38% reduction

Completion date

Fall 2021 (estimated)

Project Type

Energy Performance Contract

Energy Service Company

Ameresco

The ECG Group has been instrumental to the County’s progress on our EPC initiative. Their team’s professionalism and expertise is a vital component of our project committee. Their EPC service goes far beyond the engineering design of energy upgrades. They’ve assisted the County with energy benchmarking, procurement, legal negotiations, and the presentation of complex information to the County’s Legislature. I have no doubt that their presence will be critical for the upcoming contract approval process by the County Legislature.

Alessandro Mazzotta

Purchasing Director

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