Energy Savings Perfect Contacting (ESPC) Toolkit

The ESPC Toolkit is a collection of resources that will enable state and local communities to learn and benefit from the work of the ESPC Accelerator. It includes the best practices and innovative approaches that states, cities, and K-12 schools have used to successfully establish and implement performance contracting. Resources are grouped so that potential…

Implementing ESPC Projects – May 10

Part 2 of our 5-part series exploring the Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Toolkit is focused on how to implement an ESPC now that you’ve decided it’s the right fit for your projects. Get practical tips for getting started, learn about the Virtual Technical Assistant, check your books against the Financing Decision Tree, and find…

Call: Kick the Cold: The Intersection of Healthy Homes and Energy Efficiency – Feb 22

“The link between healthy homes and home performance continues to be a hot topic. Professionals in both fields find they are creating multiple benefits for clients, from reduced moisture and mold growth to cost savings on utility bills. However, not all healthy homes work or home performance works confers benefits for the other. It can…

New Energy Efficiency Pathway Template: Local-Led Building Efficiency

“The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) has published a new Energy Efficiency Pathway Template on local-led building energy efficiency programs, which was developed in collaboration with the City of Boulder, Boulder County, and the Colorado Energy Office. The template features the City of Boulder’s SmartRegs program, which provides baseline energy efficiency requirements for…

What Siemens and Walmart know about ESCOs

“U.S. energy service companies (ESCOs) are on track to generate about $7.6 billion in revenue this year, up 15 percent from 2016 ESCOs develop, design, build and finance projects that save energy and reduce energy costs at customer facilities. Most of them do this through an energy performance contract they sign with the customer, which…

Best Practice Webinars

Grid Modernization: Part 2Performance ContractingAdvanced Energy CommunityGeneral Plans Guidelines UpdateDecarbonization 101Grid Modernization: Part 2 Rick Brown, President and founder of TerreVerde Energy, will describe changing energy policy, market conditions, and evolving technologies to prepare local governments for a modernized grid. Part 2: Energy Efficiency, Electrification, Microgrids, and Prop 39. RECORDINGPRESENTATION SLIDESPerformance Contracting Maria Fields of JouleSmart, discusses the applicability…

Local Government Action on the EE Strategic Plan

Below are the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan’s 5 overarching goals for local governments. Scroll below to see examples of local government activities that support these goals, and additional resources and best practices. Goal #1: Going Beyond Code. Local governments lead adoption and implementation of “reach” codes stronger than Title 24, on both mandatory basis and voluntary…

Madera County Set to Save Energy, and Nearly $15M in Tax Dollars through Facility Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Solar Install

The Madera County Board of Supervisors announced at its March 1st Board meeting that it has completed the latest chapter in its successful solar and energy efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services energy performance contracting. OpTerra’s press release is shared below. You can watch a short news clip and hear more from County leadership on efforts…

Case Study: Camarillo Municipal Savings Success Story

Outlined in its Energy Action Plan, the City of Camarillo has established a municipal energy reduction goal of 10% relative to 2008, by 2020. The City recently completed a ten year Energy Performance Contract that resulted in savings of over 15 million (more…)
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