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Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies

These case studies feature examples of federal projects made possible by the use of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

cs_blm.jpgBureau of Land Management ESPC Across Six States: The Bureau of Land Management initiated lighting; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; and other upgrades at remote facilities across six states as part of this successful ESPC.

 

cs_dyess.jpgDyess Air Force Base Water Conservation and Green Energy: Dyess Air Force Base in Dyess, Texas, leveraged an ESPC to implement water conservation and wind energy projects in this extreme-drought area.

 

cs_whiteoak.jpgFood and Drug Administration White Oak Campus Environmental Stewardship and Cost Savings: The Food and Drug Administration's White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, receives power from a central utility plant that was constructed using an ESPC.

 

cs_haroldwashington.jpgHarold Washington Social Security Administration Center Water Conservation and Green Energy: The Social Security Administration installed numerous energy conservation measures at its Harold Washington Center in Chicago, Illinois, using an ESPC.

 

cs_pendleton.jpgU.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton: The U.S. Marine Corps made comprehensive energy conservation efforts at its base in Camp Pendleton, California, to cut energy consumption by 44% using an ESPC.

 

cs_guantanamo.jpgU.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: The Navy constructed a $12-million wind turbine project at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, using an ESPC. This project will generate 3,800 kilowatts, which can supply about 25% of the base's peak power needs.

 

Photo of the Golden Gate bridge.U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California: Veterans Affairs saved almost 3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and more than 70,000 therms of natural gas annually through energy conservation measures funded through an ESPC.

 

Photo of a spaceship taking off.National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Flight Center: NASA streamlined funding at the Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas, for energy and water efficiency measures by leveraging an ESPC.

 

Photo of the Statue of Liberty.National Park Service Statue of Liberty National Monument: The National Park Service improved the Statue of Liberty National Monument's infrastructure with energy-efficient lighting, variable-speed drives, and energy management controls through an ESPC.

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seal.U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) Health Care System West Haven, Connecticut: The West Haven (Connecticut) Campus of VA Connecticut Health Care System was the first VA hospital to award a shared energy savings contract (now known as an ESPC).

 

Photo of 3 airplanes flying.Hill Air Force Base: Hill Air Force Base near Salt Lake City, Utah, leveraged an ESPC to upgrade energy systems in 940 buildings over an 18-year period. This is expected to save several million dollars in energy costs.

 

cs_kodiak.jpgU.S. Coast Guard Kodiak Island, Alaska: The Coast Guard saved more than $220,000 in annual energy costs at its facility—the largest Coast Guard base in the world—at Kodiak Island, Alaska, through an ESPC project.

 

Photo of three people talking at the Pantex plant. U.S. Department of Energy Pantex Plant: The U.S. Department of Energy's Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, saved energy and water through energy conservation measures and installed solar technologies through an ESPC.

 

cs_sherman.jpgU.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Sherman Indian School: The Bureau of Indian Affairs reduced energy costs, replaced inefficient lighting and aging building equipment, and installed renewable energy systems with an ESPC.

 

cs_usps.jpgU.S. Postal Service (USPS) General Mail Facility, San Diego, California: USPS was the first federal agency to award a shared energy savings contract (now known as an ESPC) for a lighting retrofit at the USPS General Mail Facility in San Diego, California.