Description: Briefing document that introduces ESPCs as a mechanism for project implementation, and describes how ESPCs can deliver value for schools in terms of delivering energy savings and reducing operating costs, while improving occupant comfort and productivity.
Description: Briefing document that outlines the value of including an Owner’s Representative on the customers project team. The value of this approach is typically well understood by practitioners, given the range of issues involved in moving a project through the development process, all the while ensuring good practices are maintained, and preserving value for the customer.
Comprehensive, high-level review of project financing options specific to the K-12 sector, including a summary of standard public and private sector offerings. Case studies including in the document provide additional detail on each of the options identified.
Paper describing how energy services performance contracts (ESPCs), tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements, energy efficiency bonds, and state green banks may offer you practical solutions when no money is available in the current budget for further improvements. It also provides clear financial reasoning and cost modeling, which demonstrate that energy efficiency projects really can pay for themselves within existing operating and capital budgets.
Briefing document providing state ESPC program administrators—the individuals who oversee or provide ESPC technical support to their constituent state, local, healthcare, and/or educational facilities—with a selection of tested strategies to support successful M&V of ESPCs implemented in the state and local public sector.
Website page formatted interactive guide to support the complete and best practice implementation of ESPC projects. In general, it aims to support state and local practitioners considering ESPCs as a project implementation vehicle, better understand the process and necessary steps through to project execution. In particular, it is intended as a handholding resource for potential new customer stakeholders.
Tool for estimating escalation rates for ESPC project payments year-on-year and over the term of the contract. This tool appears designed for use at the contracting stage, in order to compare ESCO terms offered with an independent, calculated benchmark. The tool also supports scenarios whereby a social cost of carbon is included.
YouTube-hosted webinar of the same material included in the Virtual Technical Assistant. In this format, subject matter experts present the material, describing the challenges and key considerations of implementing projects at each step, and field questions from participants on the original webinar. There are 5 webinars in total, with between 40 mins and around one hour of content in each one.
Topics: considering ESPC, implementing ESPC projects, establishing an EPSC program, expanding ESPC to new markets, evaluating ESPC results
Exhaustive list of model documents for ESPC contracting process. Reference to these documents will help avoid significant early work in the following major areas:
- Prequalifying and selecting potential ESCO partners
- Executing an investment grade audit with an ESCO partner
- Implementing an Energy Savings Performance Contract
- Negotiating financing terms and associated energy performance
These are a model document only and do not attempt to identify or address all circumstances or conditions.