Toolkit: Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)

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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 (download below)–an illustrated fact sheet that enables users to decide whether ESPC or design-bid-build is more suited to their planned retrofit project by comparing the development, management, and outcomes of each approach
  • ESPC Financing Decision Tree– enables users to select the form(s) of financing best suited to their jurisdiction's conditions.