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Now Available! ESPC and Outdoor Lighting Toolkits
DOE’s Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) and Outdoor Lighting Accelerators officially sunset at the end of 2016. Toolkits of highly replicable solutions for both accelerators are now available to assist state and local governments with planning and implementing their priority energy efficiency projects.
DOE worked with 25 partners, including 18 states, 6 cities, and 1 school district to streamline the ESPC process, empower the market with ESPC project data, and resolve individual barriers to carrying out energy savings performance contracts. Since 2014, ESPC Accelerator partners have realized $2.03 billion in ESPC investment.
The ESPC Toolkit includes:
- Virtual Technical Assistant–an online technical assistance resource for ESPC
- ESPC or Design-Bid-Build Comparison—a data management tool that provides consistent tracking and reporting of ESPC project data
- ESPC Financing Decision Tree– enables users to select the form(s) of financing best suited to their jurisdiction's conditions.
From 2014-2016 the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (OLA) garnered a commitment to upgrade 1.3 million street lights that once achieved will save partners an estimated $48 million/year. Working with 25 partners that included three states, 16 cities and 6regional energy networks.
The Outdoor Lighting Toolkit includes:
- Outdoor Lighting Decision Tree Tool–Consistently rated as a top-10 viewed resource on the Better Buildings Solution Center
- Outdoor Lighting Challenges and Solutions Pathways Report–Examples of LED street light conversion projects
- OLA Partner Summary Table – Summary of pivotal aspects of the conversion process and how the identified partner addressed the scenario
- Lessons Learned From Outdoor Connected Lighting System Installations – A brief review of some of the lessons learned by early adopters of these systems over the course of multiple pilot projects
June 6: Municipal Know-How for Energy Efficiency: Energy Data, ESPCs, and Outdoor Lighting
The Better Buildings Public Sector Partners have contributed to solutions that invigorate energy efficiency in the built environment. Following in the footsteps of the Energy Data Accelerator (EDA), two recent efforts, known as the Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Accelerator and the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (OLA), concluded after three years of developing solutions to market barriers, identifying both innovative and proven approaches, and creating toolkits that offer a wide array of resources. Each program lead will review key accomplishments, introduce the resulting toolkit, and discuss the application of the toolkit to current state and municipal projects.